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    This position is located in the Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The work involves conducting geological and related investigations of Earth and other celestial bodies. Investigations include the testing and development of theories through models, experiments, instrument design, and observations.


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    Serve as a Research Scientist in the field of planetary sciences, planning and coordinating scientific research designed to further understanding of natural phenomena and physical processes of the terrestrial inner planets, Earth's Moon, asteroids, and/or icy satellites of the outer planets.

    Conduct research on the origin, composition, and evolution of planetary bodies using basis of geology, geomorphology, volcanology, surface processes, remote sensing, and/or geophysics.

    Conceive and designs models, algorithms, experiments, or instruments, contributes new inventions and technologies, and develops new techniques in response to agency needs for solving difficult scientific problems and obtaining data in the scientific areas of lunar and planetary science.

    Present findings/advice to peers in the planetary science community and serves on committees in in planetary science community as technical expert.

    Serve as scientific advisor to the Space Launch System's Human Exploration objectives for planetary destinations, developing scientific strategies and goals.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

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