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Astrobiology and Planetary Science Research Assistant
The Research Assistant will assist with research focused on the preservation and recovery of biomarkers using samples collected from planetary analog environments and samples from International Space Station radiation exposure experiments.
The Research Assistant will be assisting in a variety of projects related to planetary science, Mars exploration and astrobiology. This may include data analysis efforts of Raman spectra and images of rock, mineral, and sediment samples. The Research Assistant will also be working with our Raman spectrometer and imaging system, image and spectral algorithm development and software and website development.
The SETI Institute is seeking an accomplished Director of Communications. The incumbent should have at least 10 years of communications experience, ideally in a leadership role, preferably within a scientific environment, and covering areas such as website content, newsletters, science communication and donor engagement. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.
This role is strategic and has a heavy emphasis on communicating the funded science to the general public including building external relationships with the organization's constituencies, including the media.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Communications will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate the Institute’s mission. In addition, the Director will collaborate with senior peer group within the organization, and the Board of Directors as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.
The Research Assistant will be assisting in a variety of projects related to planetary science, Mars exploration and astrobiology. This may include sample preparation and documentation, as well as measurement and analysis of visible/near-infrared reflectance spectra.