Job Opportunity: LASSO Subject Matter Expert – Physics

POSITION TITLE:  LASSO Subject Matter Expert – Physics    
REPORTS TO:  Director, Space Science and Technology Programs


SURA is seeking a senior scientist to support research and technology development under the Laboratory Support Services and Operations (LASSO) contract at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The scientist will work to understand and predict – through modeling and experimentation – the way particles move in the lunar surface environment, particularly when the surface is impinged upon by rocket engine blasts or under highly charged (electrostatic) conditions. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.


•       Assist in designing experiments and models to analyze and measure dust particles in atmospheres and vacuums.
•       Perform standard scientific work requiring application of techniques and procedures.
•       Detect problems when using standardized procedures because of sample conditions, difficulties with the equipment, etc.
•       Lead and/or conduct specific phases of projects.
•       Propose appropriate analytical methods and techniques. Provide advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.
•       Utilize mathematical principles to analyze data to derive mathematical equations and models.
•       Draw conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.
•       Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
•       Draft and finalize documentation, including both professional and project related.
•       Support proposal development.
•       Assist in other activities as assigned.


— Ph.D. with 5-20+ years of experience.


— Knowledge and understanding physics and advanced mathematics, particularly surface and granular physics.
— Experience with modeling software; Mathematica or COMSOL highly desirable.
— Experience with material engineering is desirable, and aerospace experience is a plus.
— Must be able to manage multiple projects in different research areas simultaneously.
— Must be comfortable working in a dynamic environment where goals and plans change.
— Must process strong communication and writing skills, and have proficiency in general PC computing.


To apply, send cover letter and CV to [email protected] by March 20, 2020. Salary commensurate with experience.
SURA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply. EOE/M/F/D/V

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