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    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration Division, Astrochemistry Laboratory (Code 691) is seeking a scientist to study the origin, composition, structure and evolution of the bodies of the solar system, including planets and their satellites, the Earth and Moon, Venus, and also exoplanets.

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    • As a Research Space Scientist, specializing in Planetary Studies, you will provide research, but are not limited to, empirical and theoretical investigations in kinetics, geochemistry, Venus geology/mineralogy, and exoplanets.
    • You will apply scientific methods, including exploring and defining problems, planning the approach for study, analyzing data, interpreting results, and documenting or reporting findings.
    • You will plan and conduct experimental studies in disciplines such as solid/gas chemical kinetics, spectroscopy and material science resulting in new design guidelines, and have an effect on program or mission capability and operating procedures.
    • You will perform experiments related to solar system or exoplanet atmospheres and surfaces related to interpretation of spectra or characterization of compounds and processes of geochemical and atmospheric interest.
    • You will document and report study results to management and contractors.
    • You will design or direct the development of unique or leading-edge experimental systems to meet specific scientific or mission requirements relating to these objects.
    • You will consult with management and planning personnel in preparing requirements and criteria for complex or high value physics projects or investigations involving solid-gas or gas-gas interactions.
    • You will provide guidance and technical advice to other scientists and program specialists in the chemical and physical effects of high-temperature gas and geochemical environments.
    • You will perform a key role in resolving issues that significantly affect both research and flight programs.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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