Radiation Effects Scientist

    • El Segundo, CA

Requisition ID: 56565

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


The Physical Science Laboratories research team is looking for a candidate to join our team entrusted to advance technology and help shape the future of space exploration and applications. The Radiation Effects Scientist role involves conducting fundamental and applied engineering and science research to solve complex problems in effects of the space radiation environment on space system design and operation. This role involves critical research into mission impacts from the space environment and informs customers of mission-appropriate solutions. The role also includes effectively communicating reports on scientific and application results through direct interactions with customers, participation in scientific conferences, and through peer-reviewed publications.

Key Functions

• Conduct testing of microelectronic parts at particle accelerator and other facilities for single-event phenomena, total dose, and other radiation effects

• Design and construct parts testing hardware and deliver test results in written reports and briefings.

• Support programs in the areas of radiation and space environmental hazards to include hazard assessment, testing methodology, and the latest results in civil, commercial, and academic communities

• Conduct research on radiation effects in microelectronics and deliver results in conferences and peer-reviewed publications

• Design advanced radiation monitors and instrumentation for laboratory and spaceflight applications



• Completed PhD in electrical engineering, physics or another related discipline from an accredited university with 0-1 years of full-time professional industry experience (outside of graduate or postdoctoral academic research experience) OR currently pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering and within 3 months of degree conferred.

• Understanding of particle interactions with matter and electronics as well as a general understanding of accelerator physics

• Demonstrated communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex technical issues.

• Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


• Experience with community engagement in radiation effects on microelectronics

• Experience with testing of electronics parts for radiation effects

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Secret

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: [[relo]]

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email atieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

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