Hiring to fight aliens for Earth protection — NASA Job

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The planetary protection officer will be expected to lead "planning and coordination of activities related to NASA mission planetary protection needs", as well as other duties, which you can find here.

If you think you have what it takes to prevent interplanetary biological contamination and like to travel a lot, NASA has just the job for you. However, it is impossible to know what will be the impact of these organic materials on the life on Earth. Pretty well, according to the listing: $124,406 to $187,000.

Applicants would need to have a background in physical science, engineering or mathematics, as also a deep understanding of the planetary protection responsibilities.

NASA's accepting applications at USAJobs.gov through August 14.

The officer will oversee NASA's planetary protection functions as well as the maintenance and implementation of planetary protection policies.

Apologies in advance to NASA's human relations department, but those interested in applying can do so here.

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NASA is looking for a Planetary Protection Officer to protect the planet from potential alien contamination. Yes, that's a real position - and it pays six figures. The space agency has outlined strict guidelines for its next hire.

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

According to Business Insider, the role is super exclusive, with there being only two full-time like roles in the world - one with NASA and the other with the European Space Agency. "It's not extremely careful, but it's not extremely lax".

A USA citizen or national is the hiring preference for the position, with those from outside the US only being considered if no qualified candidate from the US applies for the job, according to the listing.

Part of the gig involves traveling to space centers and analyzing robots scheduled to be sent to other planets.

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