An Aerospace Engineer of Aeroelasticity contributes to the design and development of aerospace vehicles. Aeroelasticity engineers are experts at determining what kind of materials should be used to build spacecraft, and to predict the problems that such vehicles may encounter on Earth, in space, or on other planets while flying at extremely high speeds. An Aerospace Engineer of Aeroelasticity uses wind tunnels, mathematical formulas, aeronautical theory, and other scientific methods to build theories and determine conclusions.
Aerospace Aeroelasticity Engineers must constantly educate themselves on new and emerging technologies. Because much of their work is cutting edge, they must be especially creative in thinking out of the box and finding solutions to complex issues and problems.
Applicants must be United States citizens. At minimum, a four-year physical science, engineering, life sciences, computer science, mathematics, or related fields from an accredited university or college is required, though a PhD is preferred. Applicants must pass a background investigation as a condition of employment.
NASA will provide some training on the job.
Special projects or deadlines may require expanded or alternative schedules.
Salary and Benefits
NASA benefits include sick leave, short and long term disability protection, life and travel insurance, an employee assistance program, annual leave, paid Federal holidays, and a retirement plan.
$74,074.00 – $133,850.00