Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Study of Solar System Small Bodies

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Astrophysics Research Centre
City: Belfast
Country: UK
Contact Person: Meg Schwamb
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Application Due Date: Wednesday, October 13 2021
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Applications are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) at Queen’s University Belfast.  The successful applicant will work with Dr. Meg Schwamb to develop and exploit next-generation tools for analysing and interpreting future Solar System moving object detections from the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Rubin Observatory science operations are planned to begin around mid-2024, with the survey expected to discover millions of asteroids and tens of thousands of distant Solar System planetesimals.  This post will focus on developing software pipelines and utilities for LSST Solar System science and applying these techniques to present-day LSST-precursor datasets, including the development of a pipeline to discover distant Solar System bodies beyond ~100 au that are not expected to be discoverable by the main Rubin Observatory Solar System Processing pipeline.

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Application Deadline:  October 13, 2021

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