MUST BE A US CITIZEN
As a Space Environments Scientist you will:
- Provide support to the Gateway and Lunar Lander Programs in the definition of natural space environments as well as the effects of induced space environments.
- Provide support in space environments for the International Space Station Program and the Orion Program.
- Be knowledgeable of the natural space environment at low Earth orbit, geostationary orbit, and cis-lunar orbits, including the understanding of radiation, micrometeoroid, solar irradiance, plasma, and gravity models and definitions.
- Provide systems engineering support to human spaceflight programs, notably the Gateway Program, by working in concert with NASA civil servants and designated contractors to accurately define and determine the natural space environments for the mission element, to assure space environments requirements are met, and to evaluate induced environments between elements or vehicles.
- Perform other duties as required.
This position is posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate’s experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.
- BS degree in Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Chemistry, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited college or university in an associated technical discipline and six (6) years related experience, or MS degree in an associated technical discipline with four (4) years of related experience, or Ph.D. in an associated technical discipline and one (1) year related experience.
- Familiarity with desktop software applications, MS Office is required.
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
- A highly desirable experience of the job applicant is prior experience with space environments as well as working on a NASA project.