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
- Executive DirectorKennedy 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.
- Science WriterMelbourne, Florida
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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