Research Scientist position, Psyche Magnetometer investigation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a Research Scientist position in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. The position is associated with NASA’s Psyche spacecraft mission, whose goal is to explore the asteroid (16) Psyche, the largest known metallic body in the solar system. The candidate will play a central role in the Psyche Magnetometer investigation by defining science requirements and working with engineers to implement these requirements into the instrument and spacecraft design. The Psyche Magnetometer is a dual fluxgate gradiometer whose goal is to search for remanent magnetic fields around the asteroid.

Requirements: Ph.D. in planetary science, space physics, paleomagnetism, or related field. Experience in at least several of the following areas: magnetism, potential fields, data acquisition and processing, electronics, magnetic materials and/or planetary magnetism. The position will have a duration of at least 1 year with the possibility of reappointment for several additional years.

Application material should include a single PDF document that includes a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references by August 30, 2017.

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Additional information about the position is available from:

Prof. Benjamin Weiss Lead, Psyche Magnetometer Investigation Professor of Planetary Sciences Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Further information can be obtained by viewing the departmental webpage ( and the mission webpages ( and

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.