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 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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