Volume XXII, Issue 69
December 11, 2015

Editor: Peter Chi
Co-Editor: Guan Le
Distribution Support: Sharon Uy, Todd King, Kevin Addison
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Table of Contents

1. Mini-Gem Student Townhall
2. JOB OPENING: Chief of the Solar Physics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center



Mini-Gem Student Townhall

From: Robert Allen (, Lois Sarno-Smith (loisks at

Date/Time: December 13, 2015, 10:00 AM
Location: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway (Room Gold Rush B), 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

We will have a student town hall before Mini-GEM this year on Sunday from 10:00-12:00. The goal of the town hall is to discuss the upcoming GEM-CEDAR meeting and assimilate student opinions and feedback. Students from both the GEM and CEDAR communities are welcome. We hope you will be able to attend!


JOB OPENING: Chief of the Solar Physics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

From: Holly Gilbert (holly.r.gilbert at

A civil service position is available in the Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, for a supervisory astrophysicist to serve as Chief of the Solar Physics Laboratory. Scientists in the Solar Physics Laboratory conduct groundbreaking research and develop innovative instruments, mission concepts, theoretical models, and techniques to access and analyze data. The Laboratory also assists with strategic planning and mission definition, and communicates research results to the international scientific community and public. The Chief develops and maintains the Laboratory’s strategic vision, provides supervisory and administrative oversight of civil service personnel, resources, and tasks, and provides scientific and technical guidance. The Chief also carries out peer-reviewed scientific research and leads in the development of new missions, instruments, and theoretical investigations to achieve NASA goals. Evidence of management experience and leadership in the scientific community is highly desirable.

This appointment will be at the GS-15 level. U.S. citizenship is required. Please direct technical inquiries to (301-286-8224) or (301-286-2493) and procedural inquiries to (301-286-3691). TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST APPLY THROUGH Please visit the opportunity at to submit your application by January 11, 2016


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