Deep Space Planetary Research Scientist

Lockheed Martin

Direct Entry Job Permanent Littleton, USA

Uploaded 1 Nov 2019

Job Description

JOB ID: 507718BR Date posted: Oct. 30, 2019 City: Littleton State: Colorado Program: ATC

Description:The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.
At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every single day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the world’s hardest engineering problems. Do you want to be part of a culture that inspires employees to think big, perform with excellence and build incredible products? We provide the resources, inspiration and focus - if you have the passion and courage to dream big, then we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

We are looking for a Planetary Scientist who will work with our team to shape new planetary missions as we collaborate with Principal Investigators from universities and government laboratories. In addition, this is an opportunity to help grow our Planetary Science program within the Space Science and Instrumentation (SS&I) directorate at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC). The successful candidate will be located in Littleton, CO.

The Deep Space Exploration (DSE) directorate of Commercial Civil Space has a long history of providing spacecraft and hardware solutions for many planetary missions, including every NASA mission to Mars thus far. The ATC is the research lab for LM Space and the SS&I directorate within the ATC pursues fundamental space science research and the development of prototype flight instruments and payloads. The successful candidate will play a key technical and leadership role in Planetary Science as part of these teams.

Some of the responsibilities will include:
• Collaborate with systems engineers, sub-system specialists, instrument providers, and other scientists to develop compelling deep-space missions that achieve NASA’s strategic goals and expand the opportunity for exploration to other organizations
• Maintain active research career and recognition as a respected member of the scientific community
• Interface and engage with science community to understand current state-of-the art science questions that drive winning missions
• Maintain and develop collaborations within LM that strengthen internal capabilities and awareness of the DSE and SS&I business opportunities and the value to LM
• Participate in the development of space-based instrumentation for Planetary Science.

You will be expected to craft key partnerships with R&D customers, as well as with other leaders and technologists within LM Space. You are a leader or emerging leader in the Planetary Science technical professional community, with a strong record of publications, academic interfaces, and professional contacts. You may perform as a Co-Investigator on NASA science contracts and missions.

We are seeking a colleague with demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills. You excel in an environment where you can balance self-directed tasks and working within a group. You should be willing to spend the majority of your time on mission development

You would typically have a PhD and 0 - 3 years of professional experience, a Masters and 3 - 8 years, or a Bachelors and 5 - 10 years.

There will be some domestic and international travel for this role.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Person Specification

Basic Qualifications:
• PhD in planetary science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Peer-reviewed publications in planetary science related journals
• Data processing and interpretation experience

Desired Skills:
• PhD completed by hire date and/or 1-3 years post-doctorate experience
• Experience writing successful proposals
• Science expertise in geochemistry or astrobiology
• Experience working in fast paced environment
• Hardware experience, which could be in a variety of forms including Development or test; Calibration; Lab work; or Data processing
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance