Job Opportunity: Space Scientist, AST Planetary Studies (Direct Hire)

As a researcher within the curation branch of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at NASA Johnson Space Center, you will serve as a science team member working collaboratively with the Artemis Curation Lead in providing advanced curation research in the field of cold materials and providing expertise to the Agency and scientific community as required including support of human and robotic missions.


  • Leads Advanced Curation research in support of Artemis readiness in the areas of lunar sample curation, lunar sample processing, and cold curation.
  • Supports NASA-internal Artemis Science Team.
  • Performs research on lunar and planetary samples/analogs through experimentation to understand petrology, mineralogy, physical properties, spectroscopy, and/or geo/cosmochemistry.
  • Writes successful proposals related to lunar and/or planetary science research.
  • Writes peer-reviewed publications in high-ranked journals (e.g., Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta, Icarus, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Planetary Science Journal, Nature Geology, Nature Astronomy, Science Advances, Science, etc.)
  • Provides service and leadership to the Agency and scientific community as required in their area of expertise (panel reviews, publication reviews, etc.)

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