Postdoctoral position in Mass Spectrometry of Lunar Volatiles

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory
City: Greenbelt
State/Province: MD
Country: United States
Contact Person: Barbara Cohen
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Application Due Date: Friday, July 01 2022
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Come work on the origin and provenance of lunar volatiles using the Peregrine Ion-Trap Mass Spectrometer (PITMS) on Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission-1 and the Mass Spectrometer observing lunar operations (MSolo) on the VIPER mission. You will work on this research using a combination of modeling volatile sources and isotopic signatures, data analysis from these instruments, and collaborating with datasets from other instruments. You will gain hands-on experience by participating in the flight operation of these instruments to collect, analyze, and archive data. You will be expected to present results at appropriate conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. Key skill sets include data analysis, statistical analysis, mass spectrometry, and interest in / familiarity with volatile species in the solar system – but please contact me even if this doesn’t sound like you, yet! At Goddard we value the diverse talents and perspectives of every individual, which contributes to the success of Goddard’s mission.

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Reference Code: 0252-NPP-MAR22-GSFC-PlanetSci

NPP application deadline is July 1, 2022