[ghrrbac-vtaa] Job Opportunity for Recent Graduate (or soon to graduate) Ph.D. Computer Science / Computer Engineering Student

  • From: "Chapman, Michael A. (LARC-D330)" <michael.a.chapman@xxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:00:44 +0000

Job Title: NASA's Pathways Program Recent Graduate, Research Computer 
Department: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agency: Langley Research Center
Job Announcement Number: 

$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to Wednesday, October 09, 2013




Full Time - Recent Graduates



1 vacancy in the following location:
Hampton, VA


Current students from education institutions interested in paid opportunities 
with Federal agencies or recent Graduates from qualifying institutions within 
two years of degree or certification (Veterans precluded by their military 
service obligation, will have up to six years to apply) or Presidential 
Management Fellowships for individuals who have received a qualifying advanced 
degree within the preceding two years.

Are you thinking about the future? At NASA, we make the future happen. Become a 
part of the NASA team and develop job skills that could take you farther than 
you ever imagined. Start your career by building a bright future for yourself 
at NASA, recognized as one of the best places to work in the Federal 
government. The opportunities are "out of this world!"
NASA's Recent Graduates program provides an opportunity for individuals to gain 
experience in Federal civil service positions at the beginning of their 
careers. Participants are placed in a dynamic, one-year career development 
program which may include specialized training, formal rotational assignments, 
and other developmental activities. Participants who successfully complete the 
program may be converted to term or permanent positions.

This position will have the exciting opportunity to conduct research in the 
Safety-Critical Avionics Systems branch of the Research Directorate here at 
NASA Langley.

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal 
Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to 
individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational 
institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic 
developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in 
the Federal Government.

This is a one year appointment in the excepted service which may lead, at the 
agency's discretion, to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive 
This position will have the opportunity to conduct research to develop formal 
verification methods for the analysis, design and implementation of advanced 
air and space related safety-critical systems. The researcher will evaluate 
existing formal verification technology to determine the extent to which they 
can be applied to the analysis of safety-critical aerospace systems of interest 
to NASA. As part of a team he or she will develop and integrate innovative 
formal techniques and verification tools for the analysis, design and 
implementation of advanced digital systems and next generation operational 
concepts. The outcome of this research is expected to produce professional 
publications and/or formal presentations to professional societies. Duties 
require an understanding of mathematical logic, discrete and continuous 
mathematics, and formal methods in computer science.


1) Be a U.S. citizen;
2) Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment; and
3) Have completed degree requirements within the last two years. If you are a 
veteran and did not complete degree requirements within the last two years, you 
must have been discharged or released from active duty military service within 
the last six years to be eligible.

Must have completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree (PhD or 
equivalent) in computer science or computer engineering. Completion of all the 
requirements of PhD within 9 months of application is acceptable.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: To determine the highest qualified candidates a 
selective placement factor will be used. This position requires the incumbent 
to publish his/her professional research in computer science in professional 
scientific or engineering journals, therefore documentation of published 
research is a selective placement factor. Qualified candidates must list their 
publications in their resume to meet this factor. Invitations to present 
findings at professional conferences are considered equivalent to publications. 
Peer-reviewed publications should be annotated and publications listed in 
chronological order.

Michael A. Chapman, P.E.
Head, Technologies Application Branch - RD
NASA Langley Research Center

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