Job Overview

Summary

NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

This position involves engineering development, evaluation, selection, and application of advanced structural materials to aerospace systems such as aircraft and spacecraft structures and their power and propulsion systems.

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 A NASA WEB SITE.
IF YOU SUCCESSFULLY APPLY, USAJOBS WILL SHOW YOUR APPLICATION STATUS AS "RESUME RECEIVED." IF YOUR STATUS IS "APPLICATION STARTED," YOU HAVE NOT SUCCESSFULLY APPLIED. DO NOT RELY ONLY ON THE USAJOBS STATUS TO CONFIRM SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION; ONLY AN EMAIL FROM NASA CONFIRMS SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION.

Duties

This is a research position engaged in professional scientific and engineering work which is systematic, critical, intensive investigation directed toward discovering, disseminating, and applying new or expanded knowledge in the materials discipline. Conducts empirical and theoretical investigations in nanocomposite design, processing and fabrication research studies that resolve critical problems that have previously prevented the advancement of net shape fabrication of multifunctional components using emerging nanomaterial systems. Plans, directs and coordinates research intended to ultimately advance existing nanocomposite fabrication technology.

The incumbent will originate and establish innovative methods to use emerging materials systems such as nanotubes and nanosheets in the design and fabrication of multifunctional aerospace structures. Scope of the work will include materials design, materials processing, materials characterization, fabrication technology, performance evaluation and integration of advanced structural components in aerospace systems. Develops original concepts in advanced technologies or equipment, new experimental techniques, special diagnostic equipment and novel processing and analytical procedures. Identifies alternative approaches or optimizes systems to develop the most cost effective technical solutions.

Serve as an expert in net shape fabrication of multifunctional structures for aerospace applications produced from nanomaterials.