Job Opportunity: Scientist to Research Small Bodies of the Solar System

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology invites applications for a scientist in areas relevant to understanding small bodies of the Solar System, including comets, asteroids, Kuiper Belt objects, and Centaurs. The scientist will be responsible for maintaining a research portfolio focused on conducting cutting-edge scientific research within the small bodies field, including using ground-based observatories, space-based mission data, and/or theoretical modeling. The scientist will develop an independently-funded research program, publish findings in the peer-reviewed literature, and collaboratively pursue new mission and/or instrument opportunities focusing on the exploration of small bodies. 

Complete applications will include a cover letter describing the applicant’s vision for their role at JPL as a leader and contributor in the field of small body research, a curriculum vita including a bibliography of refereed and other work, a statement on research experience and research objectives, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications received by June 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. 

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