to hire an Education Support Scientist to support several different NASA
Space Science missions, and an online college curriculum in Cosmology.
Master's degree in Physics or Astronomy plus 5 years of relevant E/PO
experience is required. Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or a related field
is preferred. Astronomical observing and data analysis experience
required. Desirable computer software and web-programming skills include
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); programming in a higher
level language such as C or C++ and experience in web programming using
HTML, PHP, MySQL, Java and/or Flash. Knowledge of high-energy
astrophysics, cosmology and experimental design desired.
Major Duties: Working independently under general direction, the incumbent supports the E/PO project director in creating educational materials and website information. Aids in the facilitation of E/PO events, including conducting online and face-to-face workshops for educators and classroom students. Conduct astronomical observations and analyze data from E/PO group telescopes and satellites.
Job Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Write educator's guides and other educational material for use in classrooms, workshops and dissemination to the public
- Conduct formative tests of educational materials with students
- Develop new workshop materials and activities based on space science and technology
- Provide support for E/PO educational ambassadors and required NASA reporting
- Perform observations and data analysis using Sonoma State's 14-inch telescope
- Present workshops at science educator conferences and to informal education groups
- Support upgrades of group websites.
- Train students to analyze photometry data from the group's telescope.
To see more information about this job, please go to
Applicants, then Position 103489