Thursday, February 12, 2015

Postdoctoral Researcher positions, SwRI

Far-UV albedos show some agreement with epithermal neutron suppression regions [NASA/GSFC/SwRI].
Erin Rogers, PHR
Sr. Specialist
Employment Operations
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:
  1. 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); 
  2. Imaging Jupiter's powerful auroral emissions with the Juno UV Spectrograph (UVS)
  3. Studying the atmosphere of Pluto with the New Horizons Alice instrument
  4. Analysis of Hubble campaign observations in search of water vapor plumes on Europa
  5. 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 website to prepare and submit applications.  They may reference job number 15-01143 or utilize the following job link:

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