Careers at CASIS

CASIS has been awarded by NASA the responsibility of stimulating interest and managing the US National Lab as a platform for basic and applied research onboard the International Space Station. Resumes are always accepted from science based talent including scientists and researchers interested in helping CASIS achieve success through utilization of Station.

As the manager of the ISS National Laboratory, CASIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with CASIS is governed on the basis of competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.



Investment Analyst

San Jose, CA

Resumes are accepted for career opportunities at:  humanresources@iss-casis.org

This position will facilitate due diligence and economic review of all proposals submitted to CASIS. The position will also serve as a source for market research related to commercial space and maintain a library of information to benefit all departments of CASIS. The position will ensure financial metrics are maintained for all CASIS projects and the portfolio as a whole while supporting efforts to create marketing materials that quantify the positive economic impact of CASIS and its portfolio. Also, the position will develop relationships with relevant people/entities (venture capital, angel, commercial space companies, entrepreneurs, accelerators, incubators, etc.) across the country to encourage outside investment to support companies focused on low Earth orbit (LEO) through attendance/speaking at networking events as well as helping to organize and execute CASIS events such as the ISS R&D Conference Investor Session. Last, the position will support CASIS higher initiatives or campaigns in the areas of project selection, market research, and external capital targeting.

Travel: Candidate must be willing to travel approximately 20% of the time.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Facilitate due diligence with proposers and execute economic value and impact assessments of projects under supervision of manager
  • Work closely with manager to ensure the evaluation process is evolving to meet business needs and keep pace with research and development trends and activities
  • Locate/develop industry market reports to benefit evaluation of commercial space R&D proposals
  • Deliver concise narrative insights and analytical data on market/economic trends and forecasts
  • Develop innovative methodologies to capture and understand elements driving commercial space markets
  • As necessary, prepare periodic presentations indicating key economic and investment trends in support of commercial innovation business development and other activities
  • Preparation of proposals, presentations, and marketing memoranda focused on economic benefit of projects within the CASIS ISS US National Laboratory portfolio
  • Develop relationships within relevant communities (venture capital, angel, commercial space companies, entrepreneurs, accelerators, incubators, etc.) across the country as directed by manager for purposes of encouraging external capital investment into projects/companies utilizing LEO as an R&D environment
  • Financial data input to allow for proper tracking of projected and actual economic benefit of CASIS projects
  • Maintain and update team’s market research database and activities
  • Create a library of relevant market research reports that CASIS team members can review and reference as needed
  • Attend team meetings and contribute to discussions
  • Assist in organization and execution of ISS R&D Conference investor session
  • Assist in development and distribution of CASIS newsletter to the CASIS investor community/network

Essentials for the Role:

  • Outstanding oral, grammar, and writing skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of financial terminology
  • Adept at thorough research of new, growing markets
  • High level of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent initiative, responsible, and ability to work independently
  • Strong strategic/organizational skills with ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time and workload
  • Exceptional work ethic with a commitment to detail, accuracy, and the highest possible quality of work product
  • Demonstrated project management capabilities
  • Ability to contribute positively to a team environment
  • Desire to take on new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree with excellent record of academic and experience required.

Resumes are accepted for career opportunities at:  humanresources@iss-casis.org



Portfolio Project Manager

Melbourne, FL

Resumes are accepted for career opportunities at:  humanresources@iss-casis.org

This position is responsible for proposal information management and supports market research related to commercial space. The position will cross multiple disciplines in the organization and require excellent communication skills. This position will utilize external and internal information resources, will use analytical skills and require strong presentation skills to deliver information and analysis for a variety of projects and markets both in meetings and in support of marketing materials. This position is also responsible for providing administrative support to Portfolio Management including scheduling, recruiting/interacting with subject matter experts, and pipeline management. This position will be a Salesforce expert within CASIS and work with the highest attention to detail.

Travel: Candidate must be willing to travel approximately 10% of the time.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Supports proposal review process including subject matter expert recruitment and management
  • Supports solicitation process
  • Coordinate and arrange logistics for science review sessions
  • Manage online submissions of proposals and project-related deliverables
  • Input and update data on projects within CRM software “Salesforce” to ensure accurate metrics and dashboards produced from Salesforce
  • Support development of external capital source database in Salesforce that incorporates investment criteria
  • Locate/develop industry market reports to benefit evaluation of commercial space R&D proposals
  • As necessary, prepare periodic presentations including market research data for consumption by the CASIS staff
  • Input project-related financial data to allow proper tracking of projected and actual economic benefit of CASIS projects
  • Create a library of relevant market research reports that CASIS team members can review and reference as needed
  • Attend team meetings and contribute to discussions

Essentials for the Role:

  • Outstanding oral, grammar, and writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under the pressure of a deadline-driven environment with a high consequence of error
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Adept at thorough research of new, growing markets
  • High level of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent initiative, responsible, and ability to work independently
  • Strong strategic/organizational skills with ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time and workload
  • Exceptional work ethic with a commitment to detail, accuracy, and the highest possible quality of work product
  • Demonstrated project management capabilities
  • Ability to contribute positively to a team environment
  • Desire to take on new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments

Education and Experience:

  • Associate (AA) degree preferred, others considered based on professional experience
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Desire experience with CRM Software (Salesforce)

Resumes are accepted for career opportunities at:  humanresources@iss-casis.org