Research Oceanographer – NASA

The Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is looking to hire a Civil Servant Research Oceanographer specializing in sea ice remote sensing or modelling. Candidates with a background in any aspect of sea ice research (observations such as passive microwave, optical, or altimetry studies; data-model integration; interdisciplinary studies such as sea ice-atmosphere-ocean connections) are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be accepted between April 26 and May 9, 2022 at: 

The mission of the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory ( is to advance our understanding of Earth’s cryosphere and its relationship to other elements of the global climate system. If chosen, you will join a group of ~30 scientists who use cutting edge technology and techniques from model, ground-based, airborne, and space-borne data sets to characterize and understand ongoing changes in the Earth’s polar regions; one of the largest cryospheric sciences labs in the United States. 

Applicants must be US citizens, and the position can be filled by either an early-career scientist at the GS-13 level (equivalent to assistant professor) or mid-career scientist at the GS-14 level (equivalent to associate professor). Applicants are encouraged to set up an account on and obtain necessary material such as college transcripts early. This position is located in Greenbelt MD, and relocation support is available. 

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