Thursday, August 03, 2006

Senior Research Scientist Needed

UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION'S
DIVISION OF SPACE LIFE SCIENCES

http://www.dsls.usra.edu/

Senior Research Scientist
Universities Space Research Association's (USRA) Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS), a non-profit consortium of universities, has an immediate opening for a senior level Research Scientist to work at NASA Johnson Space Center to support and lead biomedical research in the area of decompression sickness (DCS) for NASA's Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Physiology Project in support of the Project Scientist. The successful candidate will be expected to perform applied research on the physiological processes of living organisms and systems, including the effects of EVA and DCS in varying space environments on the vestibular, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and/or thermoregulatory systems. The incumbent will also be expected to develop relevant grant proposals for submission to NASA granting organizations. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or possess permanent residence status. Some travel may be required.

Applicants must have a PhD, ScD, or MD in the area of applied physiology, biochemistry or a related biomedical/allied health field, with experience in decompression sickness research or related activity, managing a physiology research laboratory for human testing. Knowledge of human and environmental physiology concepts and applications, along with biomedical ethics, and principles of test subject safety is required. Superior oral and written communication skills are required, along with exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.

UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Please reference job number: SRS-H, with a note confirming U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status. Please send your curriculum vitae and summary of research experience, publications and three references to:

Universities Space Research Association
Division of Space Life Sciences
3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058
Fax: 281-244-2006
E-mail: recruitment@dsls.usra.edu