NASA is looking to pay someone $250k to protect the world from aliens

NASA is currently looking for a 'Planetary Protection Officer' - a role which is basically responsible for keeping an eye on space in case of any alien visitors.

“NASA maintains policies for planetary protection applicable to all space flight missions that may intentionally or unintentionally carry Earth organisms and organic constituents to the planets or other solar system bodies, and any mission employing spacecraft, which are intended to return to Earth and its biosphere with samples from extraterrestrial targets of exploration," the job description reads. 

“This policy is based on federal requirements and international treaties and agreements.”

The job is for 3 - 5 years and pays up to $250,000 NZD!

If you've ever wanted to live like some of your favourite science fiction characters, this might be as close as you can get!

Source: Hit