The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology invites applications for a staff scientist position in the area of exoplanet and comparative planetary science. We are seeking a scientist who will be expected to contribute to the development of mission concepts, science analysis plans, and science program management. The candidate will be expected to further develop a strong research program, and to maintain communication with astrophysics and planetary scientists at JPL and Caltech, including with the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI), and the Exoplanet Exploration Program. We require a Ph.D. in astrophysics, planetary science, or related field, with two or more years of research experience past the Ph.D., with a strong record of publications in exoplanet or planetary science, or related field, and a demonstrated record of scientific leadership. The candidate is expected to take initiative in collaborating and providing leadership across exoplanet and planetary sciences, and to support planning, development, and implementation activities related to these.
Information on Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at JPL is available at this website, https://science.jpl.nasa.gov. For more information about the position, please contact the Astrophysics and Space Sciences Section Manager, Dr. Leonidas Moustakas, Leonidas@jpl.nasa.gov. To review the full job description and to apply, visit http://Careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov (Job ID 2015-4820). Complete applications will include a curriculum vita, a statement on research experience and research objectives, as well as contact information for three professional references. Applications received by June 1, 2015, will receive full consideration.
JPL/Caltech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.