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Universities Space Research Association

Non-profit Defense - Aerospace 14 Active Jobs

USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology.

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Universities Space Research Association (USRA) employs more than 400 full-time staff, visiting scientists, and students working on some of the nation's top aerospace research projects at NASA, the National Science Foundation, and other government agencies throughout the United States.

USRA scientists are engaged in high-end scientific studies that are making major contributions to the space research community. USRA provides the stability of more than 45 years of continuous growth and success in a fast-paced, challenging work environment found in many start-up operations. Let your entrepreneurial spirit thrive as you work with management to provide new and creative ways to conduct business and research.


Our Mission

  • Advance the space- and aeronautics-related sciences and exploration through innovative research, technology, and education programs;
  • Promote space and aeronautics policy; and
  • Develop and operate premier facilities and programs by involving universities, governments, and the private sector for the benefit of humanity.

  • Our Vision

  • Passion—for science, technology, and education.
  • Partnerships—with universities, governments, and the private sector.
  • rofessionalism—through excellence, accountability, and respect for others.