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    The Sciences and Exploration Directorate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is currently seeking interested applicants for the position of Research Space Scientist in the Planetary Systems Lab (6930). This position is responsible for design and development of novel infrared and ultraviolet flight instruments for planetary science.

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    • As a Research Space Scientist, specializing in Planetary Studies, you will provide research on topics including empirical/theoretical investigations on planets and/or small bodies in the Solar System, primarily via analyses of spectroscopic data.
    • 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 development of new missions instruments to deliver spectrographic data on the mineralogical and organic composition of planets and small bodies in the Solar System.
    • You will document and report study results to management and contractors.
    • You will creates mapping or other higher-level data products based on spectroscopic data for dissemination to and use by the broader scientific community.
    • You will work as a member of mission teams to integrate results from instrument with those from other instruments and/or missions.
    • You will provide guidance and technical advice to other scientists and program specialists on solar system planetary infrared remote sensing and infrared spectroscopy.
    • 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


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548052000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.