Astronomer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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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: 

Position Description:

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:

  • Assist/Develop, models and simulations pertaining to the meteoroid environment, meteoroid structure/properties and the Solar System small bodies associated with meteoroids
  • Analyzing observational data collected from telescopes, cameras, radiometers
  • Conducting observations of meteors and their parent bodies; monitoring the Moon for flashes caused by meteoroid impacts.
  • Publishing/Presenting results to appropriate audience

Qualifications:

A Doctorate degree in Astronomy, Physics, or similar field from an accredited institution, and five or more years of experience is required

The successful candidate must:

  • At least 2 first author publications in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Extensive experience coding in Python and be familiar with software tools such as Git.
  • Good knowledge of statistics.
  • 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: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 4, 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: 
AER0005KR