NASA’S Ames Research Center (ARC) is seeking a Senior Scientist for Astrobiology.
If Earth is not alone as the one-and-only planet harboring life in the universe, NASA is on the cusp of finding out, with dozens of missions in formulation that will scour the solar system and beyond for possible indications of habitable worlds, extinct or extant life. Since its inception as a scientific discipline, NASA Ames has produced the intellectual foundations of astrobiology, and the Agency continues to rely upon our scientific experience fueling the search for life, guiding basic principles, and formulating mission concepts and applications.
In anticipation of textbook-changing discoveries in the coming years – ones which will transform society’s understanding of our place in the universe – the Science Directorate at NASA Ames is encouraging applications for the position of Senior Scientist for Astrobiology. You will be working with a team of international scientists focusing on cutting-edge astrobiological research, ranging from laboratory analyses to instrument maturation and participation & leadership on NASA flight missions. This is a permanent, senior-level position, set on NASA’s Silicon Valley campus in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area. We are seeking an experienced leader, who will participate in shaping the future of astrobiology research at NASA and at Ames Research Center.