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    Summary

    The Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Planetary Geology, Geophysics, Geochemical Laboratory is seeking a Research Space Scientist to provide expertise in the analysis of planetary spacecraft radiometric tracking data and apply it to a wide range of geophysical studies.

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    Responsibilities

    • Engages in professional scientific and engineering work that is systematic, critical, intensive investigation directed towards discovering and applying new or expanded knowledge in the professional field of Space Science.
    • Applies the principles and techniques of geophysics in the investigation and interpretation of planetary spacecraft radiometric tracking data with applications to a wide range of geophysical studies.
    • Monitors contracted work, either externally or on-site in the facility of the contractor.
    • Independently formulates research plans and hypotheses and conducts research in the analysis of planetary spacecraft radio signals for precision orbit determination and planetary gravity field determination.
    • Performs measurement modeling and the development of innovative inversion techniques and the development of novel techniques for spacecraft instrument modeling, data reduction and analysis.
    • Applies the above techniques to develop value-added products e.g., crustal thickness, crustal density, internal structure, and localized gravity representations.
    • Develops the techniques and tools necessary for these investigations, e.g., computer code, sensors, mission concepts, and instrumentation used in experiments.
    • Explores and defines complex problems, analyzes data, interprets results, and disseminates science results through publication in technical reports, requirements documents, or professional papers, invited talks, and presentations at conferences.
    • Develops successful research proposals in response to NASA solicitations.
    • Leads the development of new mission concepts and proposals for next generation space geodetic missions, including satellite gravity and altimetry missions for Solar System bodies.
    • Contributes to the definition of mission science objectives, instrumentation and data analysis.
    • Duties described above are for full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of<br>more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee.

    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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