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    Serves as Planetary Mission Research Scientist in the Astromaterials Research Office, responsible for conducting fundamental planetary science research and participates in planning and operations of robotic planetary exploration missions.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as Planetary Mission Research Scientist in the Astromaterials Research Office, responsible for conducting fundamental planetary science research and participates in planning and operations of robotic planetary exploration missions.

    Specifically:

    -Responsible for establishing a research program in the study of the origin and evolution of our Solar System and its rocky planetary bodies with emphasis on the planet Mars. This emphasis includes, but is not limited to, studies of astromaterials and their analogs (meteorites, lunar samples, dust), as well as studies of the origin and evolution of planetary bodies from remote-sensing and mission data.

    - Carries out independent, externally-funded planetary science research in areas that include, but not limited to: geochronology, high-resolution analytical studies, mineralogy, isotope and elemental geochemistry and mass spectrometry, experimental and laboratory studies, analysis and interpretation of mission data, or combinations of these.

    -Serves as a principal investigator on competitive proposals for the acquisition of external funding to support independent and original planetary research.

    -Attracts and/or competes for roles in robotic missions of planetary exploration, either through recruitment onto mission and/or instrument teams, selection as a participating scientist, or both.

    -Performs independent research and publishes results in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as delivers presentations at internationally-recognized planetary science conferences.

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