This position will be within the Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC) Element of the Human Research Program Human (HRP) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. This team helps to determine and develop the capabilities needed for the health and performance systems for future human exploration missions. The incumbent will work with the ExMC Element Manager, Element Scientist, Deputy Element Manager, and the Deputy Element Scientist, and with ExMC team members at JSC and across three other NASA Centers: Ames Research Center (ARC) in Mountain View, CA; Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, OH; and Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, VA. The incumbent will provide support to the HRP by providing epidemiologist expertise to inform content for the ExMC deliverable of an evidence library, including tasks to design, populate, and maintain the evidence library containing terrestrial and spaceflight evidence informing spaceflight medical risk assessment. This project will require epidemiological leadership for the assembly, critical appraisal, and synthesis of all relevant literature on a broad range of medical conditions.
- A doctorate-level degree with 0-5 years of experience or a masters-level degree with at least 5 years of experience.
- The candidate must have training and operational experience in the field of Epidemiology or Biostatistics, Occupational Epidemiology/Occupational Surveillance, or related field.
- Training and experience in performing systematic reviews.
- Demonstrated ability to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of epidemiologic data.
- Experience in providing data to support probablistic risk assessment (PRA) models or interpretation of PRA reports
- Survey development and analysis
- Experience with studies involving small sample size
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: STA003749
About University of Houston
The University of Houston is a major urban research institution with a focus on urban issues and problems. The University has over 40,000 students in 13 colleges. The University is located near the renowned Texas Medical Center and NASA/Johnson Space Center providing faculty with a variety ofopportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research. The university has also created a health initiative, prioritizing health science and a new health science building will soon be built. Houston is the largest city in Texas and offers a large variety of professional, cultural and personal opportunities. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and person with disability are encouraged to apply.