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The Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Astrophysics Science Division, Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Lab(Code 667), is looking for a highly skilled individual to serve as a Research Astrophysicist, AST. As a Research Astrophysicist, AST you will conduct research that involves studies of extra-solar planets, their physical properties and the statistics of their occurrence.
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As Research Astrophysicist, specializing in Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics, you will provide expertise in the research and study of extra-solar planets and systematic, critical, intensive investigation directed toward discovering, disseminating, and applying new or expanded knowledge in the field of the formation and evolution of extra-solar planets. The work involves engaging in professional scientific work, which is systematic, critical, intensive investigation directed toward discovering, disseminating, and applying new or expanded knowledge in the field of the formation and evolution of extra-solar planets. The position requires skill in conducting extra-solar planet research including, but not limited to, empirical and theoretical investigations with one or more of the following objectives to: investigate the physical nature of exoplanets; investigate the evolution of exoplanetary systems and their diversity; develop scientific methods for interpreting astrophysical data, especially from space-based observatories, engaged in the study of exoplanetary systems primarily by means of the transiting exoplanet photometry or spectroscopy, and by direct imaging; and develop scientific methods for interpreting astrophysical data, from ground- or space-based observatories, engaged in the study of exoplanetary systems by means of radial velocity measurements.
To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree received, year degree received, and major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e., CMSC-435-Software Engineering, 3 Semester hours) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.
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