The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration Division, Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory (Code 698) is seeking a research scientist to engage in professional scientific work which is systematic, critical, intensive investigation directed toward discovering, disseminating, and applying new or expanded knowledge in a planetary geochemistry discipline.Learn more about this agency
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As a Research Space Scientist, specializing in Planetary Studies of impact geochemistry, you will conduct geochemical analyses to determine the ages of impact events and develop scientific requirements for conducting in situ geochemical studies on the surfaces of the moon, planets, planetary satellites, and small bodies such as asteroids.
You will design and carry out geologic field studies of terrestrial analogs with demonstrated expertise conducting in situ and laboratory geochemical analyses that identify physical and chemical characteristics of impact processes on planetary surfaces, and develop innovative approaches to improve sophisticated in situ instrumentation and measurement techniques for determining impact event ages on planetary surfaces.
You will participate in development, planning, direction and coordination of research that represents a systematic attack on problems recognized as difficult and broad in application; proposals for research support; analysis of data and interpretation of results; and the dissemination of results through publication in technical reports, requirements documents, or professional papers, invited talks and seminars, and presentations at scientific conferences.
You will serve as the scientific lead for conducting science operations on human exploration missions to the Moon, Mars, and asteroids. Apply scientific research, mission operations and engineering perspectives to develop science requirements for future missions. Develop unique, new, or improved techniques for planning, designing, and testing of science operational scenarios that feed into the definition of science requirements for future surface mission operations.
You will be expected to collaborate in making significant contributions to Agency-wide efforts to define science objectives for human exploration missions. Provide support for current and future mission development and instrument designs for future scientific operations on planetary surfaces, and serve on mission teams as appropriate.
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This job is open to…U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals
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