Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Planetary Science: Titan’s Atmosphere

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: School of Earth Sciences
City: Bristol
Country: UK
Contact Person: Nick Teanby
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Bristol
Application Due Date: Monday, April 13 2015
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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:…