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    Summary

    This position is responsible for conducting scientific research on Solar System planets and their satellites, origin and evolution of Solar System objects, structure and dynamics of planetary atmospheres, potentials for habitability, including extrasolar planets, and on theoretical modeling of such bodies.

    THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN AMENDED TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE TO 04/01/2019.

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    Responsibilities

    • This research position is engaged in professional planetary scientific research which is directed toward discovering, disseminating, and applying new or expanded knowledge in this discipline.
    • Research includes, but is not limited to, modeling and theoretical investigations. Knowledge of global, regional atmospheric processes, such as dynamics, chemistry, radiative transfer and atmospheric/surface interactions.
    • Conducts Space Science studies relating to theoretical understanding of planet formation, planetary dynamics and evolution relevant to the myriad of Solar System objects.
    • Conducts science investigations related to planetary geological/geomorphological processes.
    • Supports Solar System planetary and extrasolar planet exploration goals of highest priority. Supports the understanding of planetary habitability and strategic planning for the search for life upon Solar System objects and/or exoplanetary worlds.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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