- Chantilly, VA
In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.
Join our research team as we help shape the future of space exploration and applications. This role involves conducting fundamental and applied space science research to solve hard problems in effects of the space environment on space system design and operation. Our team tests and applies near-real-time space weather data and physical insights for space system operations. This role involves research into mission impacts from space weather and informs customers of mission-appropriate solutions. The role also involves reporting on scientific and application results through direct interactions with customers, participation in scientific conferences, and through peer-reviewed publications.
- Apply scientific methodology to solve problems in space science and applications.
- Information technology assignments: develop and manage the flow of near-real-time space weather data from PSL and external resources for specific applications.
- Applied research assignments: engage with space system operations communities to document and understand the role of space weather in operations; participate in anomaly investigations; use established system assessment methods to advise on material solutions for space weather information.
- Fundamental research assignments: exploit internal and space science community data and modeling expertise for focused research in heliophysics.
- Customer interaction assignments: support and grow interactions with a diverse set of customers; propose new work areas related to space weather; routinely engage with Corporate and external sponsors by documenting, publishing, and participation in real-time interactions.
- Ph.D in space physics from a recognized institution
- Experience in conducting space science research with focus on experimental techniques and data exploitation
- Must have the 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
- 5 or more years of increasingly responsible and related engineering/scientific experience
- Experience with community engagement in space weather applications
- Experience with management of datasets of space physics measurements
- TS/SSBI (SCI) clearance
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.
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