Research Space Scientist, AST, Planetary Studies
Goddard Space Flight Center
1 vacancy in the following location:
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 1/11/2017
Closes Wednesday 1/25/2017
Salary Range $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Series & GradeGS-1330-13/
Promotion Potential 14
Supervisory Status No
Who May Apply This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.
Control Number 462022100
Job Announcement Number GS17D0101
About the Agency
The Solar System Exploration Division, Planetary Systems Laboratory (Code 693) is seeking a skilled scientist to provide expertise in research on small bodies in the solar system including asteroids, Trojans, Near Earth Objects (NEO), Kuiper Belt Objects (KBO), and comets.
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As a Research Space Scientist, specializing in Planetary Studies, you will conduct research focused on the characterization of small solar system bodies including NEOs, Main Belt asteroids, Trojans, Centaurs, transneptunian objects, comets, and planetary satellites. Research will involve observations using ground-based and space-based telescopes (i.e. HST, Spitzer), as well as the application of taxonomic and/or spectroscopic models of small-body surfaces to aid interpretation. Research results will be disseminated through a publication in scientific/technical journals and presentations at conferences, colloquia and lectures.
Work will include development of new methodologies for the reduction and analysis of observations of small bodies, including data reduction pipelines and spectral retrieval algorithms. You will also perform simulations of the observational capabilities of future NASA telescopes such as JWST, WFIRST and post-WFIRST observatories for the characterization of small bodies, and will aid in defining the science requirements and determining the science capabilities of these future observatories.
You will provide input for future GSFC research and mission planning, both within the Solar System Division as well as across the Science Mission Directorate. Coordinate with others in the field of small body observations and modeling to address science questions about the formation, evolution and composition of small bodies. Serve as a team member on projects that may include current projects, such as the OSIRIS-REx mission, and as Principal Investigator (Institutional PI or Co-PI) and/or co-I role on research proposals for Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) grants.
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