Who We Are: A multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, program managers, and technicians to develop spaceflight missions, spacecraft, spacecraft avionics systems, spacecraft payloads, and lighter than air systems.
Objectives of this Role: Enable state-of-the-art ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared cameras, spectrographs, and telescopes for ground- and space-based assets to be built at a competitive cost point.
To bring in new science programs and instrument opportunities from such organizations as NASA, NSF, Commercial, etc.
Assist the Department Director by interfacing with instrument and mission teams, as well as Department Management to advance the strategic goals of the Department/Division.
Serve as the senior scientific point-of-contact in the Department.
Raise the visibility of the SwRI in the area of astronomy/astrophysics.
Daily and Monthly Responsibilities: Lead efforts in enabling state-of-the-art UV, optical, and near-IR cameras, spectrographs, and telescopes.
Interface with customers from such organizations as NASA, NSF, Commercial, etc. in order to bring in new science programs and instruments.
Assist in troubleshooting challenges on various projects.
Meet regularly with instrument and mission teams, as well as Department Management to advance the strategic goals of the Department/Division.
Lead scientific programs and publish scientific papers for as lead author and co-author.
Requirements: Requires a PhD with a 3.00 GPA in Astrophysics, Astronomy, or degree related science degree
15 years total: Involvement in mission/instrument teams and as a Principal Investigator (PI) and/or Project Scientist of scientific programs.
5 years: Project Management experience
Active involvement on astronomy/astrophysics community committees.
A valid/clear driver's license is required
Special Requirements:Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.