Research Scientist II - JRID48454

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
August 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
September 2, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution/Company Name: 
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Dr. Barbara Cohen
Planetary Scientist
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Street Address Line 1: 
ZP13 / NSSTC 2066
Street Address Line 2: 
320 Sparkman Drive
Zip/Postal Code: 
United States
(256) 961-7566
(256) 961-7215
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
Email Address for Inquiries:
Job Announcement Text: 

Research Scientist II

The University of Alabama in Huntsville and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center are seeking a Laboratory Manager for the MSFC Noble Gas Research Laboratory (MNGRL) at Marshall Space Flight Center. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate are operation and maintenance of our multi-collector noble-gas mass spectrometry facility. Other duties include preparation of geological samples for radioisotopic analyses, developing procedures for sample analysis, assistance in data collection and reduction for research staff and guest users, managing budgets and schedules for the facility, and development of future capabilities. The successful candidate must demonstrate competence in mass spectrometry and ultra-high vacuum laboratory operations and a commitment to producing excellent analytical results. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will also (to the degree feasible given the primary laboratory management responsibilities) participate in collaborative or independent research, as well as development of spaceflight capabilities.


(1) A MS in the physical sciences is required; Ph.D. and background in Planetary or Earth Science is preferred

(2) Hands-on experience with noble-gas mass spectrometry and/or other high-resolution mass spectrometry techniques (e.g. ICPMS, TIMS, etc.)

The MSFC Planetary Science group includes scientists and engineers from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). We study surface processes on the Moon, Mars, and asteroids, and are actively involved in planetary missions. Additional information about the MSFC Planetary Science group and the MNGRL Lab can be found on our website (, or by contacting Dr. Barbara Cohen (

Applications will be reviewed beginning Sept 2 until position is filled. Starting date is negotiable, with ability to start in fall 2014 preferred. This position is for an initial 1-year term with the potential for continuation based on performance and the availability of funding. Expected salary is $67,151-$85,000 per year depending on qualifications.

Please complete the on-line application process and submit a resume, a statement about your qualifications and interests, and contact information for two references to the UAH Job Announcement


Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.