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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.

The MSL Participating Scientist Program is intended to enhance the scientific return from the MSL mission (http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/) by augmenting the existing MSL science team to include new investigations that broaden and/or complement the funded Principal Investigator (PI)-led investigations, thus maximizing the contribution of MSL to the future exploration and scientific understanding of Mars. The second and equally important goal of this opportunity is to increase the number of scientists supporting daily mission operations.

Notices of Intent are due January 21, 2011, and proposals are due March 22, 2011.

Go to: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

Select "Solicitations" then "Open Solicitations" then "NNH10ZDA001N".

Questions concerning this program may be addressed to

Dr. Michael Meyer
202-358-0307
HQ-MSLPS@mail.nasa.gov

Kepler Science Openings

The Kepler Science Office has recently posted two positions and requests your help in recruiting good candidates. Currently, the positions are posted on the SETI Institute's website at:

http://www.seti.org/jobs/kepler-analysis
http://www.seti.org/jobs/kepler-archive

The first is for a data analyst to help with image artifact mitigation and other data processing/analysis. The second is for a data archiver to help with the post-processing, archiving, and operation of KSAS, the Kepler Science Analysis System. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Source: NAI Newsletter

Utrecht University's Faculty of Geosciences offers education and research concerning the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and anthroposphere. With a population of 2,200 students (BSc and MSc) and 575 staff, the faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty is organised in four Departments: Innovation and Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, and Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning.

Currently, we are looking to fill the following position within the Geochemistry group at the Department of Earth Sciences: PhD researcher in Biogeochemical Ocean Modeling

The PhD-researcher will be employed in a project on: Modeling Ocean Biogeochemistry in the mid-Cretaceous: reconstructing the nutrient-biosphere-climate link

The ASP is looking for a creative person with good knowledge of astronomy and experience in K-12 education to work on a number of existing and developing programs in astronomy education. Current duties include coordinating Project ASTRO (a program that links volunteer astronomers with 4th - 9th grade teachers), managing a web-based quarterly newsletter for teachers, conducting training programs for school districts interested in hands-on astronomy, helping with grant writing, and assisting with other initiatives in education.

More detailed information about the position and specific instructions for applying can be found at the Society's web site at: http://www.astrosociety.org/about/career.html

More information about the education programs of the 120-year old international society, headquartered in San Francisco, can be found at: http://www.astrosociety.org/education.html

The Planetary Science Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate is now advertising for the senior Program Scientist for Astrobiology. In general, this civil servant will oversee the science content and execution of the Astrobiology Program. A detailed description of the position and how to apply for this opportunity can be found on http://www.usajobs.gov/ using the announcement number (or search number): HQ09B0156. This position opened on July 10 and will close August 10, 2009. I encourage anyone who is interested to apply.

James L. Green
Director Planetary Science Division

NASA Ames Academy for Space Exploration

The Academy is a summer research internship that focuses on leadership, team building, and conducting applied research with NASA scientists in science, information technology and engineering. The program is a 10 week immersive summer internship for undergraduate juniors, seniors and first year graduate students. The internship includes a stipend from the State Space Grant Office up to $5000, housing, food stipend, transportation and travel expenses.

An abstract of each project at NASA Ames Research Center is available at http://academy.arc.nasa.gov/. Applications will be accepted through January 26, 2009.

Source: NAI Newsletter

The Astrobiology Careers page is a compilation of career opportunities available to astrobiologists. It is available at http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/careers/ If you would like to add an opportunity to this page, please email Estelle Dodson at Estelle.Dodson@nasa.gov

Source: NAI Newsletter

The Universities Space Research Association's Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of Senior Staff Scientist. The successful applicant will perform outstanding basic scientific research in the lunar and planetary sciences, attract funding for their personal research activities, present research results in publications in refereed journals and at conferences, likely have an active role in space missions, participate in the academic community for his/her field, support NASA through activities on committees and panels, and contribute to the dissemination of lunar and planetary science information throughout the academic community and to the general public. He/she will have mentoring roles for junior scientists, postdoctoral fellows, university as well as school-age students, and will work to identify, pursue and secure new funding opportunities for the Institute and for USRA.

The Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington invites applications for Staff Scientist positions. We seek energetic and creative scientists to develop and carry out world-leading research in fields that complement and extend the current strengths of the Geophysical Laboratory.