[visionlist] Post this job opening for our lab please: NASA CVL

Macias, Brandon R. (JSC-SK311) brandon.r.macias at nasa.gov
Tue Nov 22 15:45:52 -04 2022

Post this job opening for our lab please:

Integrative Physiologist in Houston, Texas | Engineering, Technology, & Science at KBR<https://careers.kbr.com/us/en/job/R2056136/Integrative-Physiologist>

Integrative Physiologist
The purpose of this position is to provide scientific and technical support to the Cardiovascular and Vision Laboratory (CVL) of the Biomedical Research and Environmental Sciences Division at NASA Johnson Space Center. The successful candidate will utilize their expertise in cardiovascular, exercise, ocular, and/or integrative physiology to contribute to the development and implementation of research studies designed to characterize the effects of spaceflight on human performance and the development of countermeasures against deconditioning due to space flight. The primary function of the incumbent will be to collect, analyze, manage, and report research and medical data in support of research activities conducted in the CVL. We are particularly interested in individuals whose expertise will complement the existing CVL research portfolio, and planned research experiments to enable NASA to safely send humans on exploration class missions.

1. Responsible for compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental plan; must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the Company’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
2. Responsible for compliance with the Quality Assurance Plan, policies and procedures.
3. Responsible for completing all assigned training.
4. Assist in experiment protocol development and implementation.
5. Assist with human subject research data collection, analysis, reduction, and interpretation.
6. Ability to follow detailed research study protocols and data management procedures.
7. Maintain organized and secure approach to retrieval and analysis of archived data.
8. Willingness and ability to meet the requirements of the NASA Postflight COVID Countermeasure policy when supporting postflight crew activities.
9. Willingness to undertake domestic and foreign travel, as required, to support space flight, bed rest, and ground-based experiments.
10. Must be comfortable in simultaneously coordinating multiple projects and managing individual responsibilities.
11. Approach tasks with flexibility and willingness to re-direct efforts in the event of changing laboratory priorities.
12. Participate in scientific conferences to present recent experimental results and interact with extramural scientists to remain abreast with current research.
13. Analyze and organize technical data and reports for management review.
14. Assist in development of grant proposals, and prepare reports and manuscripts.     .
15. Perform other duties as required.

Required: This position requires a Ph.D. degree in cardiovascular, exercise, integrative, human physiology, or a closely allied field with 0-2 years of experience. The incumbent's abilities and areas of technical skills shall include the following: experience in physiology research, preferably cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, ocular physiology, environmental, and/or renal; ability to lead development, design, and implementation of human research protocols. Incumbent must have a demonstrated history of successfully competing for intramural and extramural grants and experience leading the preparation and publication of scientific manuscripts. Incumbent must demonstrate strengths in integrating and synthesizing raw data for reporting, and the ability to deliver oral and written communication of scientific data. Experience working independently and as a team, while managing multiple projects/timelines is also required.

Incumbent must have the ability to work effectively both in small teams and independently; work effectively in a multidisciplinary setting where there are frequently divergent or competing goals for the project implementation and outcome; and utilize excellent interpersonal and organizational skills needed to deliver project goals on time and within budget. Demonstrated ability to coordinate technical and/or scientific requirements is also required. The incumbent must have the ability to travel independently (domestic and international). Furthermore, this position requires the incumbent to work onsite at NASA Johnson Space Center.

Desired: Technical skills associated with image analysis, including ultrasound (cardiac and vascular), MRI (eye and brain), and/or ocular coherence tomography (eye), is a plus.

Superior written and oral communication skills are required as is the ability to work independently and as a team. The candidate must have the ability to work effectively with intramural and extramural teams, including international partners, to conduct complex flight, analog, and ground-based research projects. The employee will need to be familiar with basic statistical techniques and principles of experimental design. The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures governing the use of human test subjects. The incumbent must be computer literate and must be able to master the use of spreadsheets and other software packages used for data collection, reduction, and analysis. In particular, the incumbent should be proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Power Point). The incumbent must have knowledge of integrative physiology research methodology and remain current in this area through the study of pertinent literature.      

Desired: Experience with Matlab programming, database management, and various biostatistical tests and approaches.
In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.
KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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