This position will support multiple projects within the Space Medicine Operations (SMO) and Biomedical Research & Environmental Sciences (BRES) Divisions at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Job duties will be completed with the Behavioral Health & Performance (BHP) operations team within SMO and with the BHP Laboratory within BRES. A primary purpose of the position will include analysis and management of data collected during astronaut selection, astronaut candidate training, and contributing to improving NASA’s astronaut selection and training tools. Also, a primary purpose of this position will be leading data analysis and management and contributing to original research in individual and team behavioral health and performance.
Key tasks will include:
· Working to improve astronaut selection processes through the analysis, evaluation, and development of selection tools; validation of current practices, and other activities as defined by the NASA customer.
· Evaluating the BHP team’s Astronaut Candidate (ASCAN) training methods, practices, processes, etc.
· Contribute to BHP Laboratory activities, including analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing data, as well as implementing data management systems for ongoing and new research projects.
· Conducting and publishing original research; preparing reports and white papers; contributing to literature reviews; and contributing to preparation of grant proposals and NASA-internal directed study proposals.
· Ph.D. in Psychology (multiple areas of Psychology will be considered depending upon qualifications) and at least 5 years of full-time research experience.
The position is located in Houston, TX, at the NASA Johnson Space Center, supporting the Human Health & Performance Contract. For additional information, please contact Mr. Steve Vander Ark firstname.lastname@example.org