Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Planetary Science: Titan’s Atmosphere
University of Bristol, UK, School of Earth Sciences
Closing date: 13-Apr-2015
Salary: £31,342 – 39,685, depending on experience
Applications are invited for a three year Post-doctoral Research Assistant/Associate in Planetary Sciences, within the School of Earth Sciences, to study the atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, using remote sensing data.
The successful applicant will study seasonal changes in Titan’s complex atmosphere based on data from the Cassini spacecraft’s Composite InfraRed Spectrometer (CIRS), which is sensitive to stratospheric composition and temperature. However, the project may also involve using data from Cassini’s other remote sensing instruments, or ground-based and space-based telescope data to allow more complete interpretations. Spectroscopic observations will be analysed using radiative transfer, inverse theory, and time series analysis techniques. These observational analyses will be used to investigate atmospheric changes over the course of the Cassini mission and constrain dynamical and chemical atmospheric models.
For further details and application procedure see: