Research Associate

Department: 
Astronomy
City: 
Ithaca
Category: 
Orbital Dynamics
Modelling
Imaging
Spectroscopy
Rings
State/Province: 
NY
Country: 
USA
Contact Person: 
Lynda Sovocool, Human Resource Manager
Institution: 
Cornell University
Application Due Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2013

 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN PLANETARY SCIENCE

We invite applications for a position as a Research Associate at Cornell University. This will support investigations into planetary ring processes, in particular the planning and analysis of imaging (ISS) and infrared (VIMS) observations obtained by the Cassini mission now orbiting Saturn. Our specific interests lie in structural and dynamical processes of Saturn’s rings, including its main and faint rings and small satellites. Candidates must have a PhD in the physical sciences (planetary science, astronomy, physics, geophysics, or related fields).

The initial appointment is for one year, but the appointment is renewable for at least an additional year. Review of applications has begun, but we will accept applications until September 30. The expected start date is later in fall 2013, but is negotiable.

Applicants should submit a resume, a one-page statement of research experience and interests, and names of three potential references to Lynda Sovocool (lmk3@cornell.edu), Human Resource Manager, 106 Space Sciences Bldg., Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853. Cornell University is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer.

JOB DESCRIPTION: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE in Planetary Science

Research Associates at Cornell University are expected to carry out joint and independent research that will be published in the refereed literature. Candidates for this position should hold a PhD in planetary science, astronomy, physics, geophysics or related fields, and should be familiar with several software packages and preferably image processing. This individual will investigate planetary ring processes, through planning and analyzing imaging (ISS) and infrared (VIMS) observations obtained by the Cassini mission now orbiting Saturn. Specific interests lie in structural and dynamical processes of Saturn’s rings, including its faint rings and small satellites. The candidate will attend professional conferences and meetings of Cassini spacecraft science teams. Research associates may also participate with faculty in guiding the research of undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Position Type: 
Research Scientist