• Help



    The Earth Sciences Division, Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)(Code 611) is seeking a skilled scientist to conduct research involving modeling and evaluation of ocean models with the goal of a greater understanding of the ocean role in climate change.


    Please be sure to review your resume on the 'Review tab' by clicking on 'Your Resume.' Ensure that the correct copy of the resume you have selected has been transferred from your USAJOBS account. If you fail to validate the information in your resume, you may not be appropriately evaluated for this position. Also, please be sure to review and complete the Supplemental Information questions.

    To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'resume received - complete.' If your status is 'Application Started,' you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

    As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

    Please list your General Schedule (GS) equivalency on your resume for every federal position you have held.

    If you are an individual with a disability and have questions regarding the Federal special hiring authorities for individuals with disabilities or would like to request a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process, please contact the Disability Program Manager by email at gsfc-disability-programs@mail.nasa.gov. Goddard Space Flight Center offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities including onsite sign language interpreters, readers, and is a participating agency with the Computer Electronics Accommodations Program.

    (NOTE: For additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please copy and paste the following address into your browser: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/)

    Learn more about this agency


    Vacant research positions may be filled at one of several grade levels depending upon the scientific impact of the person selected. A review may be required to determine the appropriate grade level of the position and supplemental materials may be required from the selectee. Please keep this in mind when indicating the lowest grade you will accept.

    As a Research Oceanographer in the area of ocean modeling and climate research, you will perform research on the modeling and evaluation of ocean models within the framework of the GISS Earth System Model, thus contributing to the overall mission of understanding Earth and planetary climates.

    Specifically, you will:

    Conduct research related to physical or bio-geophysical oceanography, modeling and the interactions of oceans with the atmosphere, sea ice and/or ice sheets. Lead studies to understand and model the role of the ocean in determining air-sea fluxes of heat, water, nutrients and chemical fluxes, the transport of heat, fresh water and components within the ocean, and the role of the ocean in long-term and/or abrupt climate changes.

    Assume leadership role in the development and improvement of ocean model codes in the GISS Earth System Model that allow the full range of conditions relevant to a broad range of ocean conditions to be explored, including applications to paleoclimates, future climate and exoplanets.

    Develop models planned for use in global simulations of atmospheric and ocean dynamics and climate change in the GISS climate program.

    Represent GISS and NASA at conferences, workshops, and committee meetings and to the media and the public at large.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    1360 Oceanography

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473360900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.