Post-doctoral research associate in planetary atmospheres

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
City: Tucson
State/Province: AZ
Country: United States
Contact Person: Tommi Koskinen
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Arizona
Application Due Date: Sunday, April 24 2022
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The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the field of solar system planetary science. The successful applicant will join the Planetary Atmospheres and Titan & Outer Solar System groups ( and work in collaboration with Dr. Tommi Koskinen on the analysis and interpretation of Cassini observations of the upper atmospheres of Saturn and Titan. The Cassini UVIS instrument was used to probe these atmospheres during 13 years in orbit and the observations provide unprecedented constraints on seasonal change, energy deposition, and dynamics in the upper atmospheres of Saturn and its peculiar satellite.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct a highly competitive program of scientific research, lead the analysis and interpretation of the observations, and write scientific articles for publication in peer reviewed journals. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in related fields and proven track record of research. Candidates with previous experience with statistical data analysis methods and/or radiative transfer applications with multiple scattering are preferred.

Interested candidates should apply to Job Posting #req9015 at Applicants are expected to submit a cover letter (1 page), Curriculum Vitae and a statement of research interests highlighting past achievements and future plans (up to 3 pages), and contact details for two referees.