Astronomer - JRID47782

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
March 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
April 1, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution/Company Name: 
Jacobs Technology, Jacobs ESSSA Group
Institution Classification/Type: 
Industry
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Nancy Bates
Title: 
Sr. HR Specialist
Organization: 
Jacobs ESSSA Group
Street Address Line 1: 
1500 Perimeter Parkway
Street Address Line 2: 
Suite 400
City: 
Huntsville
State/Province: 
AL
Zip/Postal Code: 
35806
Country: 
USA
Telephone: 
256-716-4679
FAX: 
256-716-4722
Email: 
nancy.bates@nasa.gov
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
Email Address for Inquiries: 
nancy.bates@nasa.gov
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

To apply: https://jacobsexternal-jacobstechnology.icims.com/jobs/15693/job

Responsibilities:

The primary functions of the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) is to maintain expertise in the meteoroid environment to support NASA missions. This is accomplished by conducting technical work on the meteoroid environment, providing expertise to assist with risk mitigation, developing and maintaining sporadic meteoroid models, and providing meteor shower forecasts to NASA spacecraft operators.

Successful candidate will support the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) by providing scientific and technical expertise in the analysis and interpretation of astronomical observations, such as astrometric and photometric analysis of observed astronomical events.  Some astronomical observation duty may be requested, which could require efforts outside of normal duty hours.  Compile results into technical papers for publication, and present research findings at technical conferences. 

For more information on the NASA MEO, visit http://www.nasa.gov/offices/meo/home/index.html

Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Astronomy or a closely related discipline from an ABET accredited institution is required.  Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., a minimum of a Masters with at least 2 years of experience.  PhD preferred. 

-        Successful candidate shall have strong astronomical image analysis experience. 
-        Additional experience in astronomical observations is preferred.
-        Preference shall be given to experience with image analysis and observations of meteoroids or  
         other small solar system bodies. 
-        Strong experience with astronomical image processing tools (e.g.,  IRAF, PyRAF, etc.) is required.
-        Strong scientific programming experience in computing languages such as Python, C++, etc., is
         strongly preferred. 
-        Experience using and programming within a Linux environment is preferred.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.