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    The Solar System Exploration Division, Planetary Systems Laboratory (Code 693) is seeking a skilled scientist study the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the bodies of the solar system, including the planets and their satellites, the Moon, meteorites, asteroids, comets, and extrasolar planet systems.

    As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

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    Vacant research positions may be filled at one of several grade levels depending upon the scientific impact of the person selected. A review may be required to determine the appropriate grade level of the position and supplemental materials may be required from the selectee. Please keep this in mind when indicating the lowest grade you will accept.

    As a Research Space Scientist, specializing in Planetary Studies, you will engage in professional scientific and engineering work which is systematic, critical, intensive investigation directed toward discovering, disseminating, and applying new or expanded knowledge in a professional discipline. You will lead scientists and engineers inside Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and at other institutions to identify approaches, alternatives, and trades to develop the most cost effective technical solutions for a variety of future NASA planetary science missions. Originate and establish unique methods and applications that provide innovative solutions to complex scientific issues. Ensure compatibility with overall study objectives and schedules. Integrates various study and analysis results into comprehensive technical briefings, reports, and technical papers.

    Take a leadership role in a program for planetary instrument concept design and development, particularly in the infrared.

    Evaluate and revise current instrument concept designs based on science requirements and develops/modifies science requirements to be compatible with available technology.

    Maintain an independent science and instrument research program with regular publications.

    Conduct a robust program of independent planetary science research, collaborating with other Lab members, including the publication of scientific papers, presentation of results at conferences and workshops, and submitting funding proposals to NASA's ROSES and other programs.
    Identify and help create new mission opportunities and initiate proposals for far-reaching developments. Guide management and plan personnel in preparing requirements and criteria for complex or high value projects or scientific investigations.

    Review proposals, plans, specifications, and cost estimates for technical adequacy. Develop, review, and provide recommendations for proposed project requirements, expected results, and budgetary estimates. Provide expert guidance to management for strategic planning and program development..

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    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

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