Research Scientist, Outer Planet Magnetospheres and Moon Interactions

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Planetary Science, Astrobiology and Ocean Worlds
State/Province: California
Country: United States
Contact Person: Cheryl Cooperstein
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Application Due Date: Monday, October 12 2020
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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology invites applications for a Research Scientist position in planetary science, with a focus on research and instrument/mission development in the areas of magnetospheres, magnetosphere-moon interactions and astrobiology.  JPL is committed to fostering an enriching and rewarding research environment with strong support and coaching for professional and personal development.

In this position you will conduct planetary science research with a focus on modeling of magnetospheric charged particle interactions and other exogenous weathering effects, and applying such results to inform remote sensing observations and biosignature detection. It is expected that the successful candidate would develop an independently-funded research program and would pursue new mission and/or instrument opportunities focusing on the exploration of habitable environments in the Solar System, in particular the icy moons of the Ice Giant planets.

This position requires a Ph.D. degree in space physics, planetary science, planetary physics, or a related field along with expertise in outer planet magnetospheres and moon-magnetosphere interactions (ideally Ice Giants).

To view the full description of this unique opportunity (including EEO statement and NASA requirements) and apply, please visit Applications received by October 12, 2020, will receive full consideration.