Research Associate in Planetary Physics

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Marina Galand
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Imperial College London
Application Due Date: Wednesday, November 13 2013
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We are seeking a highly motivated researcher for a position available for up to two years. This position
will be based within the Space and Atmospheric Physics Research Group.

The work involves modelling, data analysis, and interpretation in planetary and cometary atmospheric
physics to complement and advance areas of interest within the Group. The postholder will in
particular be asked to develop a comprehensive, chemical model applied to a cometary, dusty coma.
Other possible topics of research include assessing plasma production, transport, and loss at Saturn’s
moon, Titan. The work will exploit the Group’s involvement in major international planetary satellite
missions, notably the Rosetta and Cassini missions. The project will involve a high degree of
teamwork and interdisciplinary research.