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Research Geologist Position

Thursday, October 14, 2010

  • Are you a recent PhD graduate in planetary science looking for a research opportunity?
  • Do you have a passion for planetary geology?
  • Do you want to be part of an important aspect of ground breaking research in planetary science?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

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IT Specialist Positions Available

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Come join the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona and start doing the job you've always dreamed of! Help to grow our high performance computing datacenter for processing digital images from planetary spacecraft missions including the Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, & Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Our Linux-based servers and compute clusters provide raw processing power to 80+ employees. We have two 50+ CPU compute clusters, along with 400+ terabytes of disk storage capacity.

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Shoemaker Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Opening

Friday, July 30, 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, has a two-year full-time research position now open. The position is at the GS-12 grade level (comparable to a post-doctoral researcher in academia). Funded by the NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PGG) Program, this position is generally known as the NASA 'Shoemaker Fellow' at USGS in honor of Dr. Eugene Shoemaker. The selected Fellow will work at the Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff on a variety of research projects in planetary science. The position is managed and supervised by the Astrogeology Science Center. The application opportunity will be open from 7/29/10 to 8/18/10.


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Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician) Position

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician) Position, U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center has immediate openings for one or more full-time permanent interdisciplinary positions that may be filled as a Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician. This is a high-profile, high-impact opportunity to support NASA planetary missions and science studies by developing new planetary topographic mapping techniques and supporting planetary cartographic projects.

The following positions are now open and have a Closing Date of 6/4/2010. Applicants eligible under merit promotion procedures (those with permanent federal status, veterans, etc.) should also apply under the merit promotion announcement as listed:

Title: Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician)
Announcement: WR-2010-0248
Merit Promotion Announcement: WR-2010-0342
Job Series and Grade: GS-1301, 1313, 1370, 1372 or 1520, grade 9/11/12
Salary: GS-9: $47,448 - $61,678; GS-11 $57,408-$74,628; GS-12 $68,809-$89,450

Title: Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Cartographer, Geodesist or Mathematician)
Announcement: WR-2010-0303
Merit Promotion Announcement: WR-2010-0344
Job Series and Grade: GS-1301, 1313, 1370, 1372 or 1520, grade 13
Salary: $81,823- $106,369

Qualifications for a given job series and grade level are based on education and experience (see advertisement on USAJOBS for details). Successful applicants will have professional to advanced knowledge in one or more of photogrammetry, geodesy, cartography, remote sensing, mathematics, image processing, and computer vision (camera models, feature-based image matching, stereo vision, object tracking). Greatly preferred is experience establishing regional- to global-scale control networks or reference frames; using or developing components of digital photogrammetric workstations and digital cartographic software packages, with one or more computer programming or scripting languages (preferably C, C++, Python or Perl); and with project management.

For position details and to apply online, visit USAJOBS at usajobs.com:

  • In the ‘What: (keywords)’ box, enter 1372
  • In the ‘Where: (city, state or zip code)’ box, enter Flagstaff
  • Click on Search Jobs
  • To locate merit promotion advertisements, click on “All jobs, public and status” under Current Search to see all four advertisements.
  • View advertisement
  • Follow instructions under “How to apply”

For questions, call 916-278-9399, or email wrjobs@usgs.gov. To learn more about Astrogeology, visit astrogeology.usgs.gov To learn more about Flagstaff, visit astrogeology.usgs.gov/About/Flagstaff/ The USGS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.