Ames Research Center Job Announcement AR13B0014, Research Space Scientist, Planetary Studies

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Current state: Approved
City: Moffett Field
State/Province: California
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Country: USA
Institution: NASA Ames Research Center
Application Due Date: Friday, September 27 2013
Web Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/349635800

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The Exobiology Branch (Code SSX) at NASA Ames Research Center is currently seeking interested applicants for the position of Research Space Scientist. The incumbent is responsible for conducting
microbiological and/or geologic research to identify biosignatures that characterize past/present life in environments related to astrobiology.
He/she studies the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the solar system, including planets and satellites; the Earth and Moon; and meteorites, asteroids, comets and dust. As a Research
Space Scientist, the incumbent is responsible for conducting research involving modern field samples, ancient terrestrial rocks, meteorites, extraterrestrial materials, ices, Mars analog rocks, and
returned data from spaceflight missions. He/she conducts research that emphasizes on the elucidation and characterization of modern, ancient, or extraterrestrial habitable zones and mineral
biosignature. This includes the evaluation of preservation potential related to biosignatures; primary/secondary mineral phases associated with habitable zones; and the development of databases,
microbial specimens, and geological collections for planetary studies and spacecraft missions.