NASA is hiring a planetary protection officer

Scientists will be surveying exoplanets to search for alien life

Scientists will be surveying exoplanets to search for alien life

The salary that will be offered to the person will be between $ 124,406 and $ 187,000 per year.

However, only the European Space Agency and NASA employ a full time planetary protection officer.

Only United States citizens and nationals can apply for this job but if there are no qualified citizens available for the position in the USA than the agency can hire noncitizens.

United States space agency NASA has a job opening for a "planetary protection officer", who will be responsible for protecting Earth against aliens - and every other planet from humans. "This policy is based on federal requirements and worldwide treaties and agreements".

Nasa are offering an interesting new job.

You'd get to travel a lot - specifically to outer space, as the posting and eventual hiring is believed to be part of an upcoming mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.

The current planetary protection officer at NASA is Catharine A. Conley who is responsible for ensuring no bacteria contaminated its Opportunity and Curiosity rovers after their exploration of Mars.

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

Candidates must have "broad engineering expertise" and be a "recognised subject matter expert" with advanced knowledge of planetary protection. The flawless candidate also must have an advanced degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics.

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