Agile decision sciences, llc (ads) is seeking a support scientist to support the earth science data system program (esds) in the earth science division (esd) of nasa`s science mission directorate at nasa headquartersThis position is under ads’s nasa research and education support services ii (nress ii) contract.
The support scientist will support the earth science data system (esds) program in carrying out tasks related to the planning, execution, and overall management of the largest civilian earth observation system in the worldThe support scientist will support oversight, coordination, management, planning, monitoring, and execution for a variety of esds program elements, working specifically to support open science initiativesThis individual will organize and coordinate policies and processes within esds to enable new missions, instruments, and field campaignsThey will attend national and international conferences and meetings and participate in esd, smd, interagency, and international coordination activities as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a strong earth science background and advanced scientific/technical writing and communication skillsCandidate experience in computer science, particularly cloud computing and/or open-source software development, will be viewed favorably.
A competitive candidate will have:
A minimum of a master’s degree in earth science or a relevant advanced degree in space or earth science
At least 10 years of relevant scientific research or data management work experience; experience in earth science scientific research data management preferred
Strong writing and communication skills: the individual must be able to formulate, communicate, and understand high-level plans, project documentation, and presentations
Strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to track multiple tasks
Strong presentation skills: the individual will be responsible for planning, attending, and leading meetings and conferences
Experience monitoring and evaluating project life-cycle phases (e.g., requirements definition, system design, as well as testing of end-to-end data flow from the spacecraft/instrument to the end user interface, etc.) is preferred
Must be a us citizen or permanent resident with the ability to pass a government background investigation for admission to a federal facility
The support scientist will be expected to be available during normal business hours, be responsive to management, attend appropriate nasa meetings, and perform other duties as assigned, such as preparing presentations, summarizing program results, preparing other reports, and traveling to attend scientific and or management meetings, nationally and internationally.
It is expected that the position will be located at nasa hq or the contractor’s office in arlington, vaHowever, remote work locations will be considered.
The support scientist will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (nda) and strictly adhere to the contract’s conflict of interest avoidance and mitigation planIt is expected that the support scientist will not participate in proposals while employed by astsThe support scientist must openly disclose and identify any and all matters that give rise to a potential conflict of interestThis includes the appearance of bias created by involvement of a spouse or family member in any part of the proposal processThe candidate must identify any recent employment and science collaborations that present a potential conflict of interest and/or may create an appearance of bias towards certain proposers.
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