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    Summary

    Serves as the Radiation Technical Discipline Engineer in the Mission Operations Branch of the Space Medicine Operations Division responsible for applying space weather and heliophysics principles to characterize and forecast the space radiation environment for minimizing, predicting, and managing the human health risks that result from ionizing radiation.

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    Responsibilities

    • Leads the development and maintenance of space weather models for predicting space radiation environment in low Earth orbit, near Earth orbit, and exploration missions.
    • Develops innovative partnerships with space weather modelers and NASA centers to develop operational forecasts and concepts or operations to minimize astronaut exposures to solar particle events.
    • Designing, developing, testing, verifying, analyzing, and providing engineering recommendations for elements in their discipline of expertise under the guidance of a technical discipline expert or lead.
    • Provides technical guidance in both fundamental research and operational development of space weather models and tools for space radiation environment characterization and forecasting.
    • Leads the Integrated Solar Energetic Proton Event alert and warning system project element within Radworks that is developing models for use in exploration mission planning.
    • Liaison to NASA's Community Coordinated Modeling Center at Goddard Space Flight Center.
    • Participates in and is a presenter in national and international seminars and symposia relating to fields of expertise in scientific technology or research.
    • Provides technical guidance to real-time flight control team operational support for the International Space Station/Orion/Gateway via support provided by the Space Radiation Analysis Group.
    • Development, maintenance, and implementation of processes and infrastructure related to the training and certification of Space Environment Officer console support personnel.
    • Functions as part of a larger team to define and mitigate the risks associated with human exposure to the space radiation environment.
    • Represents the Space Radiation Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center, and Human Health and Performance Directorate at program boards and panels to present radiation requirements and related change requests and issues.
    • Serves as an advisor to senior scientists, engineers, management, related organizations, or contractor personnel, giving authoritative technical advice and evaluation on Space Radiation Discipline.
    • Prepares policy development, requirements analysis and definition, technical evaluations, and makes human and systems integration recommendations to management.
    • Identifies, investigates, and reports hardware, procedural, and documentation problems, anomalies, and discrepancies, and monitors corrective action.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0861 Aerospace Engineering

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