Chief Executive Officer

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Department: Corporate
City: Tucson
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Contact Person: Linda Rueger
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Planetary Science Institute
Application Due Date: 04/30/2024
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After more than 20 years, Mark Sykes will be stepping down as CEO and Director of the Planetary Science Institute at the end of 2025. Over that time, PSI has witnessed profound growth, from 18 PhDs and 32 total employees in 2003, to 134 PhDs and 186 employees in 35 states, the District of Columbia, and numerous international locations today. The reach of science conducted by PSI today covers all traditional areas of planetary science and is carving inroads into new areas of study enabled by the discovery of thousands of new worlds around other stars in our galaxy, and by the increasingly granular information being returned in the exploration of worlds in our own Solar System, including Earth. PSI scientists are committed to sharing the resultant knowledge with the public at large to promote science education and science literacy. They engage the public in the process of science and are ambassadors to communities where science is often viewed skeptically. By the breadth and quality of its science staff, PSI is one of the pre-eminent planetary research institutes in the world. The new CEO is expected to provide visionary scientific leadership and facilitate a new era of scientific accomplishment by the Institute.