Celestial Dynamicist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Industry
Institution/Company: 
Jacobs
Department Name: 
Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) within the Natural Environments Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Street Line 1: 
1500 Perimeter Parkway
Street Line 2: 
Suite 400
City: 
Huntsville
State/Province: 
AL
Zip/Postal: 
35806
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

  Improve NASA’s knowledge of the meteoroid environment, particularly with regard to those particles posing a hazard to spacecraft

  • Assisting in the development and improvement of meteoroid environment models throughout the Solar System
  • Analyzing the data obtained from visual observers, meteor camera networks, telescopic instrumentation, and in-situ measurements to derive quantities (speeds, fluxes, masses, densities, etc.) pertinent to the development of meteor models
  • Developing supplemental models to support the MEO’s main products (the Meteoroid Engineering Model and meteor shower forecasts)
  • Tracking meteor events and updating the on the circumstances surrounding these events

At least a BS degree from an ABET accredited institution in Astronomy or Physics or a related field with a minimum of 6 years’ experience in dynamical astronomy, or a PhD in Astronomy or Physics meeting the publication requirement

  • Must have published papers (as first author) on solar system dynamics in peer-reviewed astronomical journals such as Icarus, Earth, Moon, and Planets, the Astronomical Journal, or the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Expertise in one or more computer languages, preferably Python or the C family
  • A strong, demonstrated math background
  • The ability to be proactive and complete tasks with minimal direction
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship

DESIRED:

PhD or equivalent degree/experience in Astronomy or Physics with a specialty in Solar System dynamics or small body dynamics
Ability in 2 or more computer languages
Jacobs is an EOE - race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran 
 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Reviewing Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Nancy Bates
Title: 
Sr. HR Specialist
Institution/Company: 
Jacobs
Department Name: 
Human Resources
Street Line 1: 
1500 Perimeter Parkway
Street Line 2: 
Suite 400
City: 
Huntsville
State/Province: 
AL
Zip/Postal Code: 
35806
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
256-716-4679
FAX: 
256-716-4722
Email: 
nancy.bates@nasa.gov
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
AS0001NF
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Nancy Bates
Subject: 
Celestial Dynamicist
Email: 
nancy.bates@nasa.gov