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Space Environment Scientist

ECS Federal, LLC
State Farm, Virginia, US
Closing date
Oct 19, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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ECS is seeking a Space Environment Scientist to work in our Arlington, VA office.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will be mid to senior level and possess deep knowledge of the earth's atmospheric regions from the lower magnetosphere through the troposphere with broad knowledge in plasma physics, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetic interactions (primarily in the RF region). This role is a scientific role primarily supporting a portfolio of space environment and space atmospheric programs along with potential similar/follow-on projects. Additionally, experience or familiarity with multi-physics computational/numerical techniques and/or experience in near-earth space environment sensing would be useful. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following: technical evaluations, director level briefing preparation and report preparation, program administration including development of technical analyses, identification of technology gaps, technical risk management, project cost estimation, technology transfer efforts, attending and organizing program reviews/site visits/field tests.

Required Skills:
  • Master's Degree
  • Must be Clearance eligible
  • Expertise and strong interest in earth atmospheric regions from lower magnetosphere through troposphere
  • Broad knowledge in plasma physics, fluid dynamics, electromagnetic interactions (primarily in the RF region)
  • Self-starter who is willing to both take the lead and provide support in a team role in a complex, fast-paced, cross-disciplinary work environment
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Project
  • Ability to quickly learn unfamiliar areas of physics and engineering on a need be basis
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills - both written (to include PowerPoint) and oral
  • Flexible and readily adaptable to change

Desired Skills:
  • Previous experience with geophysical community or DARPA

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3000+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.
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