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Sr Researcher Nat Phys Science

University of Houston
Houston, TX 77002
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  • Provides expertise in support of research projects in engineering, biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, etc.
  • Prepares and edits research papers, proposal, and reports.
  • Performs advanced testing procedures and analyses of data.
  • May prepare samples for testing.
  • Performs advanced testing procedure and performs analyses of data.
  • Makes uses of a variety of specialized equipment typical within area of specialization.
  • May contribute to grant proposal development.
  • Ensures experiments are performed according to specifications.
  • May make recommendations to changes in procedure, processes, or experimental design.
  • Possesses, understands, and applies an advanced knowledge of a professional natural, physical, or engineering field or multiple fields of specialization to develop unique and new approaches or ideas. Understands and uses research tools and equipment, and utilizes effective management techniques.

  • NASA Industrial Designer for Human Spaceflight


    This position will support the Center for Design and Space Architecture (CDSA) onsite at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. The ideal candidate will leverage industrial design skill and spaceflight knowledge to create lighter, more robust, and more user-friendly products for human spaceflight. Our team works on a wide variety of projects, but you can expect to work on habitats for microgravity and partial gravity, pressurized and unpressurized rovers for the Moon or Mars, and full-scale mockups to support human-in-the-loop (HITL) testing here on Earth. You will work on site at NASA Johnson Space Center and will routinely collaborate with engineers and scientists to ensure designs meet functional requirements, support the concept of operations, and integrate well with other systems.

    TASKS may include:

    • Designing and building human-machine-interface (HMI) concepts for lunar rovers
    • Designing and building mechanisms and structure for mounting equipment (i.e. systems, crew restraints, lights)
    • Designing the interior layout for a pressurized rover or a habitat


    • Transition ideas into digital models using Rhino 7 and generate renderings and other visual communication products
    • Design and prototype concepts at varying fidelities
    • Works with subject matter experts to iteratively develop design concepts to meet their needs and requirements
    • Create accurate, highly-detailed CAD models that will be used to build parts or mockups
    • Build/assemble/install components, equipment, structures that meet safety requirements for human-in-the-loop (HITL) testing
    • Individually attend meetings, take notes, ask questions, capture knowledge, and accurately relay information to the team
    • Participate in regular team meetings to discuss activity and progress

    Master's Degree with 7 years experience.


    • Degree in Industrial Design, Mechanical Design, or closely related field with a portfolio and that demonstrates ability to design buildable products and illustrates expertise in physical construction and digital design.
    • Refined knowledge of the iterative design process and exhibit professionalism through all aspects of collaboration, critique, and design communication.


    • Professional experience that involved designing and building hardware, equipment, prototypes, or similar.
    • Knowledge of space vehicles, extreme environment habitation, evaluation processes, ergonomics/anthropometrics, systems engineering, construction practices, and familiarity with human factors principles.

    **Department is willing to accept education in lieu of experience and experience in lieu of education.

    Additional Job Posting Information:

    Position located at JSC NASA.

    Required attachments:


    Cover Letter

    Portfolio of previous work

    Posted: 2022-09-17 Expires: 2022-10-16
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