Nasa Frontier Development Lab 2021 Call For Applicants

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
SETI Institute
Street Line 1: 
189 Bernardo Avenue
Street Line 2: 
200
Street Line 3: 
94043
City: 
Mountain View
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal: 
94043
Country: 
United States of America
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SETI Institute

NASA FRONTIER DEVELOPMENT LAB 2021 CALL FOR APPLICANTS

OVERVIEW:

FDL applies AI technologies to science to push the frontiers of research and to develop new tools to help solve some of the biggest challenges that humanity faces. These range from the effects of climate change to predicting space weather, from improving disaster response, to identifying meteorites that could hold the key to the history of our universe.

FDL is a public-private partnership with NASA in the USA and ESA in Europe. The FDL USA program is hosted by the SETI Institute and NASA Ames in Mountain View, California, and supported by leaders in AI from the private sector, such as IBM, NVIDIA, Google Cloud, Lockheed Martin, and Intel.  FDL Europe is hosted by Oxford and ESA and supported by leaders in AI such as Google Cloud, NVIDIA, and IBM,

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the FDL program is to bring together teams of experts in the physical sciences and specialists in data science and machine learning to focus on, and to tackle unresolved problems that lend themselves to emerging AI approaches.

The program encourages rapid interaction and prototyping to create outputs with meaningful application, papers and conference posters. Participants will have the opportunity to work with stellar SETI Scientists and world class Mentors and Subject Matter Experts to fulfill the expectations of the individual teams and to achieve the objectives of the Program.

NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) and the SETI Institute are seeking doctorate/post doctorate researchers with experience and interest in one of the following areas:

AI / Machine Learning

Astrobiology

Astronomy

Astrophysics

Biology

Data Mining

Disaster Response

Earth Sciences

Heliophysics/Space weather

Lunar Exploration

Mission Operations

On-board/Edge ML

Planetary Science

Quantum ML

Research Engineering

Software Engineering

Space Resource Engineering

Statistics

Please visit the FDL website at https://frontierdevelopmentlab.org, for additional information, to apply to the program and to submit a copy of your CV and cover letter no later than April 16, 2021.

SELECTION PROCESS:

After the application deadline, resumes will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be notified for 2 rounds of interviews by FDL and the SETI Institute, including a technical interview.  Final candidates will receive invitation letters and complete information about the program, and instruction to attend the program on-line. Participants will be provided with weekly stipends.

REQUIREMENTS:

Since this is an accelerated learning program, commitment to participate in the program for the entire duration, from June 14th through August 13th, is necessary.

About SETI Institute

Our mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations. We have a passion for discovery, and for sharing knowledge as scientific ambassadors to the public, the press, and the government.

Location

Due to COVID travel restrictions, the FDL 2021 program will be offered virtually, on-line.

No US work authorization required.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Armine Saroian
Title: 
HR Director
Institution/Company: 
SETI Institute
Street Line 1: 
189 Bernardo Avenue
Street Line 2: 
200
City: 
Mountain View
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal Code: 
94043
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
6509604505
Email: 
asaroian@seti.org
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SETI Institute