Research Scientist

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Posición o Cargo :

Research Scientist

localización :

Mountain View, U.S.

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Horario de trabajo :

Tiempo completo

Salario :

Remuneración bruta 25000.00 - 35000.00 Anual



Conduct biological research associated with one or more complex projects within the NASA Ames Research Center’s Bioengineering Branch. Primary focus will be on designing, building, and analyzing a microbiology experiment for the International Space Station (ISS). The goal of the experiment is to complete multi-omics analysis of Arthrospira platensis during 6-months of continuous photoautotrophic growth.


● Master's degree from an accredited university in a biological discipline with 3+ years’ professional experience or a Doctoral degree with 0-3 years’ of experience.

● Laboratory experience in genomics, molecular biology, microbiology/plant biology, biochemistry/analytical chemistry, omics sample preparation, and omics data analysis.

● Familiarity with best practices for working with hazardous materials and willingness to adhere to NASA-defined processes.

● Experience with Microsoft Office and command line computer operating systems such as Linux, Unix, or R.

● Ability to communicate effectively with scientists, engineers, and external scientific service providers from a wide range of technical backgrounds.

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as analytical problem-solving abilities.

● Track record of communicating scientific results through conference presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles.

● Capacity to work independently and efficiently with minimal instruction.

● Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.


● Complete experimental research to determine spaceflight experiment design requirements, develop/build the flight payload, and prepare samples for omics analysis.

● Support science components of flight operations that may require travel and/or extended hours.

● Conceive and design laboratory experiments and actively participate in project planning.

● Generate, record, analyze, and compile experimental data.

● Complete statistical analysis of whole genome sequences, transcriptome sequences, proteomics, and metabolomics data.

● Submit data to appropriate public databases.

● Prepare figures for presentation/publication and collaborate with other scientists in publishing research findings.

● Draft scientific materials for public outreach and/or publication.

● Present research at scientific conferences.

● Maintain a safe and organized laboratory area.

● Perform laboratory duties including management of materials and supplies, equipment, and operations.

● Identify materials and equipment needed for experiments, obtain product information, identify vendors, and assist in the preparation of material and supply acquisition.

● Oversee general state of the laboratory, including scheduled waste removal, decontamination of surfaces, and instrument calibration/upkeep.

● Carry out assigned duties in a manner consistent with defined safety policies and report any safety

incidents, potential hazards, or close calls. Assist with identifying and eliminating any unsafe conditions.

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