Provides expertise in support of research projects in engineering, biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, etc. Prepares and edits research papers, proposal, and reports. Performs advanced testing procedures and analyses of data. May prepare samples for testing. Performs advanced testing procedure and performs analyses of data. Makes uses of a variety of specialized equipment typical within area of specialization. May contribute to grant proposal development. Ensures experiments are performed according to specifications. May make recommendations to changes in procedure, processes, or experimental design. Possesses, understands, and applies an advanced knowledge of a professional natural, physical, or engineering field or multiple fields of specialization to develop unique and new approaches or ideas. Develops understanding and research skills to allow for completion of projects utilizing common research tools and equipment. Develops leadership and management skills.
Duties: Reviews progress and evaluates results of experiments under control or supervisory responsibility. Recommends changes in testing or experimental procedures. May be responsible for a single highly technical and complex piece of research equipment or project.
Supervision: Receives general supervision conferring with higher levels only in unusual situations. May plan for and assign personnel to projects under control. May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel. Operates with latitude for unreviewed action.
Masters and 3 years of experience
Master's Degree with 3 years of experience.
Required Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree plus 6 years of experience; or Master’s Degree plus 4 years of experience; or Ph.D. plus 0 to 2 years of experience (preferred) in either, physics, Nuclear engineering, health physics or a closely related field with experience in NIR safety.
Desired Experience: Demonstrated experience in analysis and interpretation of data in at least three of the following areas is necessary: Ultraviolet, Visible, Infrared, Radio frequency, or Microwave spectroscopy. Prior experience with non-ionizing radiation safety codes and their interpretation and implementation is preferred. Laser safety officer experience is also greatly desired.
The Space Radiation Analysis Group is seeking expertise in the field health physics/radiation protection with emphasis on non-ionizing radiation, radiation dosimetry, and radiation risk calculations. The successful candidate will support NASA’s Radiation Health Officer in the development and implementation of a non-ionizing radiation protection program for astronauts. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: 1) Serving as a source of expertise in the interpretation and implementation of national safety codes as they relate to non-ionizing radiation, 2) Serve as an expert in the analysis of onboard exposure to NIR sources based on transmission and emission information, 3) Determine health effects from perceived NIR sources and identify cost effective countermeasures, 4) Assess the need for onboard monitoring programs for NIR, 5) Develop astronaut training requirements, and 6) collaborate with international partners in developing consensus NIR standards. The successful candidate will support NASA’s Radiation Health Officer in the tracking of crew ionizing radiation exposures and updating crew estimates of risk of exposure induced death (REID). Duties include ensuring spaceflight and diagnostic medical radiation exposures are recorded and assessed within the astronaut exposure database. Candidate will assist in development, maintenance, and improvement of codes and models used to determine radiation space radiation environment and human exposure in that environment.
Position location: JSC NASA
Internal Number: STA002692
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