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    The Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration Division, Planetary Magnetospheres Laboratory (Code 695) is seeking an expert to study the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the bodies of the solar system, including the planets and their satellites, the Earth and Moon, meteorites, asteroids, comets and dust.

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    As a Research Space Scientist, specializing in Planetary Studies, you will investigate the dynamics and evolution of surfaces and exospheres of exposed rocky bodies, to better understand: (1) dynamics of the solar wind interaction with exposed bodies; (2) current and likely future state of the exospheres of the exposed bodies, (3) charging and evolution of dust in such environments, and (4) plasma-related sources and loss processes of volatiles at such bodies. Apply scientific methods, including exploring and defining problems, planning the approach for study, analyzing data, interpreting results, and documenting or reporting findings in professional journals and publications.

    Conceive and lead projects to acquire and analyze new data and new data management approaches. Organize and write proposals to provide funding for data analysis and related activities. Develop data analysis models and/or laboratory experiments for planetary surface processes, dust charging and evolution, volatile transport and mass movement that can be applied to a variety of planetary bodies. Select methodologies and tools. Generate simulations of planetary surface processes that are capable of accommodating new data and improved methodologies. Verify integrity and maintain and revise existing models and/or simulations. Anticipate changes in data acquisition, management and analysis capabilities. Ensure models and simulations are capable of responding to changing requirements. Adapt analysis methods and approaches to meet unique requirements. Analyze spacecraft data products.

    Support ongoing division-level missions and instrumentation efforts by translating model products into predictions of instrument sensing capability.

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    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

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