'Planetary protection officer' required at NASA with six figure pay

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NASA looking for Planetary Protection Officer
NASA looking for Planetary Protection Officer

New Delhi : Looking for a job at NASA? The US based research centre is looking for a Planetary Protection Officer who can protect Earth from the attack of aliens.

The job offer has been posted U.S. government’s official employment site; interested candidates can apply for the job until August 14.

Another attraction is its six figure pay - $124,406 to $187,000 per year. As per job role, the Planetary Protection Officer will have to stop astronauts and robots from getting contaminated with any organic and biological material during space travel.

“NASA maintains policies for planetary protection applicable to all space flight missions that may intentionally or unintentionally carry Earth organisms and organic constituents to the planets or other solar system bodies, and any mission employing spacecraft, which is intended to return to Earth and its biosphere with samples from extraterrestrial targets of exploration” the job advert reads. “This policy is based on federal requirements and international treaties and agreements.”

At the initial level, it will be a three-year contract which can be extended for two more years at a later stage.

During this tenure of 3-5 years, NASA will be holding several missions to find the existence of aliens in the outer space.

According to the job listing, the main responsibilities are:

Leads planning and coordination of activities related to NASA mission planetary protection needs. Leads independent evaluation of, and provides advice regarding, compliance by robotic and human spaceflight missions with NASA planetary protection policies, statutory requirements and international obligations.

Advises the Chief, SMA and other officials regarding the merit and implications of programmatic decisions involving risks to planetary protection objectives.

In coordination with relevant offices, leads interactions with COSPAR, National Academies, and advisory committees on planetary protection matters.

Recommends and leads the preparation of new or revised NASA standards and directives in accordance with established processes and guidelines.