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Southwest Research Institute
Bexar County, TX
Closing date
Mar 23, 2023

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Who We Are:

A recognized leader in space science research and spacecraft instrumentation, avionics, and electronics, we are helping to reveal the secrets of our solar system and the universe.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Support development and ion calibration efforts for one or several of the plasma instrument project currently under development.
  • Conduct, present, and publish research relevant to the science objectives of the MMS mission.
  • Actively seek internal and external funding by responding to relevant solicitations through proposal development as principal and/or co-investigator.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Support calibration for plasma instrument flight projects, working closely with a team of scientists and engineers.
  • Analyze instrument data and compare instrument performance to requirements.
  • Conduct data analysis research relevant to the MMS mission.
  • Publish scientific results in peer-review journals.
  • Participate in team meetings and give presentations at professional meetings.
  • Lead and/or assist in proposal development.


  • Requires a PhD with a 3.00 GPA in Space Physics, Physics, Astronomy, Planetary Science, Applied or Engineering Physics, or related field
  • 0+ years: Demonstration of independent research is required
  • Lab experience, scientific data analysis experience, and presentation skills are beneficial

Special Requirements:

Must be a U.S. person (i.e., U.S. citizen, non-U.S. citizen national, lawful permanent resident, asylee, or refugee) due to ITAR work in section. This is a 1 year limited term assignment with an option to extend.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Space Science & Engineering home page.

For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click here.
For benefits information at all other locations, click here.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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