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.
For more information, visit https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2019-10610-Scientist-Small-Bodies-of-the-Solar-System-2019-10610