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Serves as a Planetary Mission Research Scientist in the Astromaterials Research Office conducting planetary research and providing expertise on small-sample handling, curation and analysis.
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Serves as a Planetary Mission Research Scientist in the Astromaterials Research Office, conducting scientific research, participating in planning and operations of robotic planetary exploration missions and providing expertise on small sample handling, curation and analysis to the Office.
Specific duties include:
- Conducts expert scientific research and analysis in the origin and evolution of astromaterials and the solar system in support of planetary studies work.
- Actively participates in mission planning and science operations for robotic missions to exploration destinations such as those in the Discovery and/or New Frontiers programs.
- Serves as principal investigator on competitive proposals for the acquisition of external funding to support independent and original planetary research.
- Publishes results in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as deliver presentations at internationally-recognized planetary science conferences.
- Provides expertise to the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office, on an as-needed basis, for analysis, curation, and handling of very small astromaterials particles, and curation planning for future astromaterials collections.
- Reviews/evaluates scientific articles and research proposals as part of the scientific peer review process.
- Disseminates the results of NASA scientific exploration to the public through participation in outreach activities.