OSIRIS-REx Postdoctoral Researcher

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of Space Studies
City: Boulder
State/Province: CO
Country: USA
Contact Person: Vicky Hamilton
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Southwest Research Institute
Application Due Date: Monday, October 30 2017
Web Link: https://resapp.swri.org/ResApp/Job_Search_Results.aspx?DETAIL=15-01241

The Department of Space Studies at Southwest Research Institute (Boulder) seeks a postdoctoral researcher to support activities of the Spectral Analysis Working Group of the OSIRIS-REx mission prior to and during spacecraft operations at the asteroid (101955) Bennu. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to carry out independent research in the area(s) of solid surface planetary and/or laboratory spectroscopy, and is expected to publish scientific papers on a regular basis. This position entails regular travel (~two weeks duration, every other month) to Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), travel to science team meetings (two/year, usually in Tucson AZ), and co-location in Tucson AZ for mission-critical events, primarily in the first half of calendar year 2019.  The desired start date is 2 January 2018; the position is for two years, with the potential to extend for a third year. 

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research interests and contact information for three professional references.

Applications will be accepted immediately, with reviews starting 15 October, and the application deadline is 5:00 pm CDT, 30 October 2018.   See the link for more information on minimum and desired qualifications and to submit an application.