Join the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory team and help enable science in space to improve life on Earth.
The ISS is a state-of-the-art space-based laboratory that enables research not possible on Earth. As an ISS National Lab team member, you will help support investigators from all over the United States who are using this unique scientific platform for innovative research and development. Although we may not yet know the most important discovery to be gained from the ISS, we have already achieved many amazing breakthroughs.
Current Career Opportunities
- Chief Executive OfficerKennedy Space Center, Florida
The CASIS board of directors has selected Korn Ferry to guide the selection process for the organization's next Executive Director. “This is a mission-critical role, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to support the ISS National Lab in this next chapter,” said Korn Ferry Aerospace, Defense & Space Group Lead Steven Baumruk.
“This is an opportunity to conduct a diligent and well-informed search that is founded on the important partnership between NASA and CASIS in support of the ISS National Lab mission,” said former CASIS Board of Directors Chair Lt. General James A. Abrahamson, USAF (ret.).
Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter detailing how their experience and skill set align with the needs of the organization and the mission of the ISS National Lab.
- Commercial Innovation Manager (Biomanufacturing)Melbourne, FL (Kennedy Space Center area)
The Commercial Innovation Manager will support the development of a pipeline of research opportunities through various avenues to drive commercial utilization of the ISS National Laboratory. The focus area will be technology development, specifically in biological sciences, including pharmaceuticals, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.
This position will work with commercial partners for funding and research opportunities and is nationally focused. Although aerospace and non-space sectors are pursued, the emphasis is on non-traditional industries that may use the conditions in low Earth orbit (LEO). The Commercial Innovation Manager will support strategic efforts and seek to leverage the ISS as a testing ground for future products, possibly manufactured in space. Customers may include large corporations, start-ups driven through various channels, including accelerator agencies. The Commercial Innovation Manager will also work with payload developers as collaborators in the research efforts. The Commercial Innovation Manager will make frequent presentations to prospective partners, conference and webinar presentations, and host workshops.
This position reports to the VP, Programs & Partnerships and will be part of the team of other commercial innovation leaders for strategy development, identifying market opportunities and value propositions. This position is required to develop and foster strong working relationships with external business partners, collaborators in other government agencies, and industry groups that may benefit from access to LEO.
• Advanced degree in Science, Engineering, or Business
• Experience in technology development, advanced materials, or physical sciences
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills
• Travel up to 50% of the time
• Advanced science degree (PhD)
• 3+ years’ experience in a related business development role
• Knowledge of space-based research is a plus
- Science WriterMelbourne, FL (Kennedy Space Center area)
The Science Writer will provide expertise in the development of purposeful content for International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory communications. This individual will support multiple projects, including the creation of content explaining the cutting-edge science and technology development conducted on the ISS as well as key research findings. The individual will work in a collaborative team setting, writing, and editing content for a wide range of media, including print, digital, video, and social.
- Provide topics and content for dedicated pages on the website. Tasks may include reviewing the current and past science portfolio and communicating details about space-based science and its potential commercial applications.
- Providing writing and copyediting support for content targeting business-to-business audiences as well as other audiences, including the scientific community, CASIS stakeholders, and the public. Content may include scientific and technical material, solicitations, collateral, presentations, writing for scientific and b2b publications, and technical reports.
- Gather, review, and document organizational and science portfolio data for quarterly and annual fiscal reporting.
- Provide other science communications support as necessary (e.g., for conferences, webinars, targeted campaigns, grant writing, etc.).
- Excellent writing and editing skills, including impeccable grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- 2-3 years of science/technical writing experience
- Knowledge of AP style
- Ability to prioritize, multitask, and work with minimal supervision in a collaborative and positive team environment
- A self-starter with the ability to create content quickly and manage time to meet deadlines
- Experience with and knowledge of various social media platforms
- Track record in creating engaging and compelling content
- A collaborative team player who values the success of the whole team in addition to their own success
- A continuous learner
Desired Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in communications, English, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
About the ISS National Lab
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is the manager of the ISS National Lab. CASIS is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
We manage the International Space Station National Laboratory as a public service in order to benefit the U.S. taxpayer and to foster a scalable and sustainable low Earth orbit economy. We leverage our core competencies, facilitate public-private partnerships, and utilize the platform capabilities and unique operating environment of the space station. We create demand, incubate in-space business ventures, provide access for and awareness of discovery science and technological innovation, and promote science literacy of the future workforce.
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