Research Support Instruments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Physical Sciences Inc., and a dynamic 100% employee-owned business, has an immediate need for an entry-level engineer/researcher interested in learning and developing skills in optical system analysis, radiometry and the growing field of stray light analysis to work on space flight hardware. This position will be supporting NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) programs performing systems concept development, design, analyses, hardware development, integration and test, operations, and data analysis (E.g., complete spaceflight instrument lifecycle).
RSI supports the optical analyses of the next generation space borne compact coronagraphs (CCOR) teaming with NASA, NOAA and Naval Research Laboratories (NRL) for multiple space weather and heliospheric imaging sensors on various satellites. Tasks may involve CAD modeling, Matlab, Python, radiometry, optical design (Zemax)), stray-light physics (Fred /ASAP), hardware design, test system development, certification, and calibration. Emphasis will be placed on interest and experience in optical design and analysis, and strong systems background or interest in learning engineering development of space flight optical instrument hardware.
BS Degree in Optics, Mechanical Eng. or Physics preferable. A Secret clearance will be required. Knowledge of Solidworks, Rhino, and Python is a plus.
US citizenship is required.
The position is located in the Washington DC area.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.