Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)
As NASA prepares to send humans to the moon and beyond, we need to build a better understanding of how spaceflight affects living systems. The Rodent Research Project at NASA’s Ames Research Center (ARC) provides mouse habitats and food that allow researchers to study and answer these fundamental questions aboard the International Space Station.
KBR is looking for a qualified candidate to join our team to support the Rodent Research Project Scientist in the research, review, evaluation, and formulation of requirements changes to the Rodent Research hardware, software, and/or food bar technical baselines, as well as help execute the development and delivery of rodent food and determine impacts of changes in nutrients of the food. Responsibilities include supporting the Project Scientist with the: creation of presentations and participation in meetings with stakeholders, fellow researchers, and technical experts in applicable fields, and writing of papers for publication. Tasks also include providing support to the Rodent Food Lead by: identifying and validating new rodent food vendors in coordination with the Rodent Research Project Scientist and NASA Chief Veterinarian in order to improve shelf life, reduce rodent food costs, and mitigate risks of microbial contamination of the food.
The successful candidate may be tasked with any of the following:
Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline (i.e. Biology, Life Sciences, Physiology) and 3+ years of relevant experience, or a master's degree in an applicable science discipline.
Desired Education, Experience, Skills or Tr a ining:
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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