Astronomer - AER0005KR

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Industry
Institution/Company: 
Jacobs Space Exploration Group
Street Line 1: 
620 Discovery Dr.
Street Line 2: 
Building 2, Suite 140
Street Line 3: 
35806
City: 
Huntsville
State/Province: 
Alabama
Zip/Postal: 
35806
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomers will assist the Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO), in defining the meteoroid environment as it pertains to spacecraft design and risk. The candidate will carry out fundamental/original research in the meteor/meteoroid discipline, develop software and tools to analyze meteor-related data, conduct any required astronomical observations.

Duties will include the following:

  • Developing, and assisting in the development of, models and simulations pertaining to the meteoroid environment, including meteoroid structure/properties and the Solar System small bodies associated with meteoroids.
  • Analyzing observational data collected from telescopes, cameras, radiometers or other instrumentation.
  • Conducting observations of meteors and their parent bodies; monitoring the Moon for flashes caused by meteoroid impacts.
  • Presenting results to the NASA customer and at conferences.
  • Publishing results in the appropriate journals.
  • Delivering quick-turnaround characterizations of skyfall events to the MEO customer.

Qualifications:

A Doctorate degree in Astronomy, Physics, or similar field from an accredited institution, along with having at least five years of experience in said fields is required.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have at least 2 first author publications in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Have extensive experience coding in Python and be familiar with software tools such as Git.
  • Have a good knowledge of statistics.
  • Have some experience in operating telescopes or observational astronomy coursework.
  • Demonstrate strong technical writing and presentation skills in order to present data to internal and external customers.
  • Have strong customer relations skills - Have the ability to multi-task and transition between quick turnaround assignments.
  • Show initiative and be proactive to make connections and build relationships with key players on the tasks.
  • Demonstrate the capability to plan and perform analyses independently and within a team.
  • Research experience in Solar System small bodies is highly desired.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace. Apply here: https://jseg.space/.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Yvonne Findley
Title: 
Talent Acquisition Team Lead
Institution/Company: 
Jacobs Space Exploration Group
Department Name: 
Human Resource
Street Line 1: 
620 Discovery Dr.
Street Line 2: 
Building 2, Suite 140
City: 
Huntsville
State/Province: 
Alabama
Zip/Postal Code: 
35806
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
2564898139
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Jacobs Space Exploration Group
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jean Emmans
Subject: 
Astronomer - AER0005KR