Sadly, it has little to do with working with little green men or the X-Files.
According to a NASA report, Europa is the most promising destination within the solar system when it comes to humanity's ongoing search for life beyond Earth.
While the job title may conjure up images of Will Smith in "Independence Day", the role, which has a salary of up to $187,000 a year, requires a very unique set of scientific skills.
Catherine Conley is now NASA's sole planetary protection officer and has been in the role for three years.
If you're hoping to apply for this job, there is a daunting qualifications list.
NASA has opened applications for United States citizens and USA nationals till August 14, 2017.
NASA is looking for a Planetary Protection Officer to protect the planet from potential alien contamination.
NASA is looking to hire a Planetary Protection Officer who would protect Earth from possible alien contamination, according to a job advert posted on the US government's official employment site.
This job isn't likely to go to just anyone though, candidates are expected to have "advanced knowledge of Planetary Protection", as well as advanced degrees in science, math or physics. "It's not extremely careful, but it's not extremely lax". The treaty stipulates that allspace missions should have a less than 1-in-10,000 chance of contaminating an alien world.
Galaxy Note 8 in all its GLORY!!!
Just recently an image of Note 8 has been leaked , which shows that the phone will ship with Infinity display. One tip here - when it comes to dark-coloured phones, you'll also have to be careful of one thing - chipping.
Rahul gets Kohli backing for Test return v SL
It might be a happy headache to have on nearly all other days, but just ahead of a game selection issues are the biggest concerns. Karunaratne's stubborn 208-ball innings took him past 2,500 career Test runs but there was not enough support at the other end.
Arizona Would Be 'Screwed' By GOP Healthcare Plan — McCain
I don't believe anyone said insurance for all citizens would be cheap or easy, but that doesn't mean we don't need or deserve it. McCain responded with a speech dripping with the epiphany that his opportunities for making a difference were getting short.
Motorola announces G5S and G5S Plus
Do you think these phones are worthy updates to their predecessors? You don't have to spend a ton to get a world-class display . Both smartphones feature a fingerprint sensor on the front and run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system out of the box.
Tillerson Assures North Korea 'We Are Not Your Enemy'
Despite his displeasure with the sanctions, Tillerson said of the president, "all indications are he will sign that bill". In June, Trump pulled the USA out of the Paris climate change accord against Tillerson's advice.
Scattered thunderstorms expected in area
A cold front will push into the area on Friday , providing us with enough lift to increase the shower and storm risk. Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then isolated showers between midnight and 5 a.m.
MLS Should Aim To Be Like EPL — Schweinsteiger
The star striker of Madrid remained in Spain because it appeared, Monday, in a case of possible tax evasion. It will be interesting to see how he gets on against Madrid's midfield anyway. "Those are the keys".