|Far-UV albedos show some agreement with epithermal neutron suppression regions [NASA/GSFC/SwRI].|
Erin Rogers, PHR
Southwest Research Institute
The UV imaging spectrograph group at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is seeking postdoctoral planetary scientists to join our team's investigations of a variety of science questions using far-UV observations.
Topics of study include:
- Characterization of volatiles within permanently shaded regions (PSRs) at the lunar poles with the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) imaging spectrograph on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO);
- Imaging Jupiter's powerful auroral emissions with the Juno UV Spectrograph (UVS)
- Studying the atmosphere of Pluto with the New Horizons Alice instrument
- Analysis of Hubble campaign observations in search of water vapor plumes on Europa
- Instrument development work related to the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) UVS investigation and other future UV/optical projects in Astrophysics, Planetary Science, Heliophysics, and Earth Sciences.
- Candidates are encouraged to develop their own additional research projects.
Candidates must have experience with imaging and/or spectroscopy from space-based or ground-based observatories; strong programming skills with Interactive Data Language (IDL) is preferred. A background in scientific analysis and publications related to one or more of the topics listed above is highly desirable. Specific tasks include: analyzing UV spectral imaging datasets; assist with planning future observations; publishing results in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at professional meetings; development of concepts and new technologies for UV/VIS/IR instrumentation and assist ing with flight instrument integration, test and calibration tasks, and leading and/or assisting proposal writing for new business.
All candidates must use the swri.jobs website to prepare and submit applications. They may reference job number 15-01143 or utilize the following job link: