Job Opportunity: Space Scientist (AST, Planetary Studies), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Job Title: Space Scientist (AST, Planetary Studies)
Department: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agency: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Job Announcement Number: JS14D0018
Open Period: Monday, August 25, 2014 to Monday, September 15, 2014

Serves as Astromaterials Curator and Lunar and Planetary Research Scientist in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Directorate, Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation

DUTIES:

Serves as Astromaterials Curator and Lunar and Planetary Research Scientist in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Directorate, Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). In collaboration with the Manager of the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office, the individual is responsible for the following: 

-The curation of all extraterrestrial material under NASA control, including future NASA missions. Curation includes documentation, preservation, preparation, and distribution of samples for research, education, and public outreach.
-The physical security, protection, preservation and environment of extraterrestrial materials in the JSC Curatorial Laboratories; and the suitable off-site storage of a representative sampling of the curated extraterrestrial materials.
-The development and maintenance of the system of detailed procedures through which the distribution of curated extraterrestrial materials are controlled, and the implementation of that system in conjunction with other NASA offices as necessary.
-The development and maintenance of a unified, thorough, and up-to-date set of procedures on control and security of curated extraterrestrial materials.

Full job description can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/379076100

 

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