Experimental Petrologist: Mercurian Magmatism Intern

Houston, Texas
23 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology arm of Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC), one of the largest engineering and technical service companies in the United States. Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years and held the predecessor Engineering and Science Contract (ESC) since 2005. We look forward to continuing that work as the prime contractor for the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) contract along with our eleven teammate companies to provide engineering, scientific and technical contract services at NASA's Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). JETS provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes human spacecraft flight and flight development products, human exploration mission planning for NASA, institution support services, and new technology development. At Jacobs, we believe that people are our greatest asset, and that is why we offer a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths.

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for an Experimental Petrologist: Mercurian Magmatism Intern.

This is a temporary Spring and Summer 2017 intern position through August 2017.

The Experimental Petrologist: Mercurian Magmatism Intern will:
  • Perform high pressure and/or 1 bar gas mixing experiments that constrain processes of planetary magmatic systems, and observations of mercurian surface composition.
  • Perform major and trace element analyses of run products.
  • Present results of work and science conclusions at end of summer(expected term, January - August).
  • Perform other duties as required.
Required Education/Experience/Skills:
  • Currently enrolled at an accredited university and pursuing a Science degree
  • Completed at least 60 credit hours
  • Minimum of a 2.8 GPA

  • Previous experience in experimental petrology, small sample handling and analysis
  • Previous experience with analytical techniques and mineral characterization

Why Work for JETS?

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Much, much more!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now! ( www.wehavespaceforyou.com ).
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task. (100%)

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting for extended periods. (80%) May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs of equipment. Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.) (100%)


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required. (100%)

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. (100%)