Planetary Radar Research

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Current state: Review
Department: Science Department
City: Arecibo
State/Province: Puerto Rico
Country: USA
Contact Person: Shawn Dixon
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Universities Space Research Association
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The Arecibo Observatory has an opening for a research scientist position in the Solar System Studies group studying near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies with the Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar system and the William E. Gordon Telescope. This position would involve observations, data processing, archiving, and modeling of near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies with the Arecibo Planetary radar system. Experience with radar observations and techniques is not a prerequisite. Experience and interest in astronomical observations of Solar System objects, small-bodies geophysics, astronomical instrumentation, and / or numerical inverse modeling are desirable.  The incumbent would be resident in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and be an employee of Universities Space Research Association. The incumbent would be expected to participate in radar observations and also carry out an independent research program, and would be encouraged to apply for partial funding support. The Observatory and the Solar System group have significant computing facilities. Conference travel and equipment support are available.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Ph.D. in Physical Sciences


All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at


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