2 Year Postdoctoral appointment in Planetary Science at the University of Rochester

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Current state: Review
Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
City: Rochester
State/Province: NY
Country: United States
Contact Person: Miki Nakajima
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Rochester
Application Due Date: Friday, April 15 2022
Web Link: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/positions/show/12952

2 Year Postdoctoral appointment in Planetary Science at the University of Rochester (due April 15, 2022)

The Earth and Planetary Science group at the University of Rochester invites postdoctoral applicants to conduct research for a NASA funded project on satellite formation processes for two years. Applicants with strong backgrounds in orbital dynamics are strongly encouraged to apply.

The group conducts cutting-edge numerical simulations to model planetary formation and evolution processes. The goal of the funded research project is to understand satellite formation processes. The applicant will primarily work with Professors Miki Nakajima, Alice Quillen (University of Rochester) and Jacob Simon (Iowa State University), and they are encouraged to extend their collaboration on campus. We have dedicated nodes at the high performance computing facility on campus at the University of Rochester, Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC, https://www.circ.rochester.edu/). We actively collaborate with excellent scientists on campus and at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), which hosts an NSF-funded physics frontier center, Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures (CMAP, https://www.rochester.edu/cmap/).

Applicants with strong backgrounds in orbital dynamics are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have their PhD before the start of the appointment. The target starting date is July 2022, but it can be flexible. Please submit your CV, contact information of three references, a short (1-2 page) research statement of your past and future work. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2022 through the following link: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty…/positions/show/12952.

For more information, please contact Miki Nakajima (email: [email protected], Research website: https://www.mikinakajima.com/).

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

2 Year Postdoctoral appointment in Planetary Science at the University of Rochester

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Current state: Review
Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
City: Rochester
State/Province: NY
Country: United States
Contact Person: Miki Nakajima
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Rochester
Application Due Date: Friday, April 15 2022
Web Link: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/positions/show/12952

2 Year Postdoctoral appointment in Planetary Science at the University of Rochester (due April 15, 2022)

The Earth and Planetary Science group at the University of Rochester invites postdoctoral applicants to conduct research for a NASA funded project on satellite formation processes for two years. Applicants with strong backgrounds in orbital dynamics are strongly encouraged to apply.

The group conducts cutting-edge numerical simulations to model planetary formation and evolution processes. The goal of the funded research project is to understand satellite formation processes. The applicant will primarily work with Professors Miki Nakajima, Alice Quillen (University of Rochester) and Jacob Simon (Iowa State University), and they are encouraged to extend their collaboration on campus. We have dedicated nodes at the high performance computing facility on campus at the University of Rochester, Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC, https://www.circ.rochester.edu/). We actively collaborate with excellent scientists on campus and at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), which hosts an NSF-funded physics frontier center, Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures (CMAP, https://www.rochester.edu/cmap/).

Applicants with strong backgrounds in orbital dynamics are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have their PhD before the start of the appointment. The target starting date is July 2022, but it can be flexible. Please submit your CV, contact information of three references, a short (1-2 page) research statement of your past and future work. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2022 through the following link: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty…/positions/show/12952.

For more information, please contact Miki Nakajima (email: [email protected], Research website: https://www.mikinakajima.com/).

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

US Program Director, Trillium Technologies

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Current state: Review
Country: USA
Contact Person: Jodie Hughes
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Trillium Technologies

Trillium Technologies in partnership with the SETI Institute at Mt. View California, is looking for an accomplished, enthusiastic, and collaborative individual to lead our US operations. The US Program Director has a key role in shaping and delivering the programs we create with our partner NASA, and other potential partners such as Google Cloud, the Mayo Clinic, and the USGS, to tackle the most interesting and important challenges of our time using AI. These range from detecting and managing wildfires, to creating detailed maps of resources on the Moon, mitigating the effects of global heating, to deploying ML payloads in orbit and applying AI to astronaut health. We are looking for someone just as passionate about machine learning, climate change mitigation and space exploration as we are!

Responsibilities:

  • Create exciting research and deployment programs in AI, space and climate science, and medicine
  • Convey our success stories and articulate our ambitions through content and communications for US programs with the support of our able design and UX team
  • Cultivate, maintain, and extend our well-established community of partners, academics and stakeholders
  • Lead program logistics and operations 

Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree level education in social sciences, science, medicine, technology, or computing.
  • A strong track record in program development and management.
  • A desire to understand or experience delivering interdisciplinary artificial intelligence and science research from concept to deployment.
  • Possess the skills to create or guide the preparation of written content in all its forms: from tweets to research papers
  • An ability to get the job done with resourcefulness, flexibility, and efficiency.
  • A demonstrable interest in space science and/or machine learning and/or climate mitigation and/or medicine. 
  • Must be a team player, able to establish and maintain collaborative and positive business relationships across the board.

Applications deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021

To find out more about the role and how to apply go to www.trilliumusa.tech/programdirector. Please direct your questions to [email protected]

US Program Director, Trillium Technologies

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Current state: Review
Country: USA
Contact Person: Jodie Hughes
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Trillium Technologies

Trillium Technologies in partnership with the SETI Institute at Mt. View California, is looking for an accomplished, enthusiastic, and collaborative individual to lead our US operations. The US Program Director has a key role in shaping and delivering the programs we create with our partner NASA, and other potential partners such as Google Cloud, the Mayo Clinic, and the USGS, to tackle the most interesting and important challenges of our time using AI. These range from detecting and managing wildfires, to creating detailed maps of resources on the Moon, mitigating the effects of global heating, to deploying ML payloads in orbit and applying AI to astronaut health. We are looking for someone just as passionate about machine learning, climate change mitigation and space exploration as we are!

Responsibilities:

  • Create exciting research and deployment programs in AI, space and climate science, and medicine
  • Convey our success stories and articulate our ambitions through content and communications for US programs with the support of our able design and UX team
  • Cultivate, maintain, and extend our well-established community of partners, academics and stakeholders
  • Lead program logistics and operations 

Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree level education in social sciences, science, medicine, technology, or computing.
  • A strong track record in program development and management.
  • A desire to understand or experience delivering interdisciplinary artificial intelligence and science research from concept to deployment.
  • Possess the skills to create or guide the preparation of written content in all its forms: from tweets to research papers
  • An ability to get the job done with resourcefulness, flexibility, and efficiency.
  • A demonstrable interest in space science and/or machine learning and/or climate mitigation and/or medicine. 
  • Must be a team player, able to establish and maintain collaborative and positive business relationships across the board.

Applications deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021

To find out more about the role and how to apply go to www.trilliumusa.tech/programdirector. Please direct your questions to [email protected]

US Program Director, Trillium Technologies

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Current state: Review
Country: USA
Contact Person: Jodie Hughes
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Trillium Technologies

Trillium Technologies in partnership with the SETI Institute at Mt. View California, is looking for an accomplished, enthusiastic, and collaborative individual to lead our US operations. The US Program Director has a key role in shaping and delivering the programs we create with our partner NASA, and other potential partners such as Google Cloud, the Mayo Clinic, and the USGS, to tackle the most interesting and important challenges of our time using AI. These range from detecting and managing wildfires, to creating detailed maps of resources on the Moon, mitigating the effects of global heating, to deploying ML payloads in orbit and applying AI to astronaut health. We are looking for someone just as passionate about machine learning, climate change mitigation and space exploration as we are!

Responsibilities:

  • Create exciting research and deployment programs in AI, space and climate science, and medicine
  • Convey our success stories and articulate our ambitions through content and communications for US programs with the support of our able design and UX team
  • Cultivate, maintain, and extend our well-established community of partners, academics and stakeholders
  • Lead program logistics and operations 

Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree level education in social sciences, science, medicine, technology, or computing.
  • A strong track record in program development and management.
  • A desire to understand or experience delivering interdisciplinary artificial intelligence and science research from concept to deployment.
  • Possess the skills to create or guide the preparation of written content in all its forms: from tweets to research papers
  • An ability to get the job done with resourcefulness, flexibility, and efficiency.
  • A demonstrable interest in space science and/or machine learning and/or climate mitigation and/or medicine. 
  • Must be a team player, able to establish and maintain collaborative and positive business relationships across the board.

Applications deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021

To find out more about the role and how to apply go to www.trilliumusa.tech/programdirector. Please direct your questions to [email protected]

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

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Current state: Review
Department: Department of the Geophysical Sciences
City: Chicago
State/Province: IL
Category:
Country: United States
Contact Person: Edwin S Kite
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Chicago
Application Due Date: Monday, November 01 2021

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The search is open to any area within the field of Earth and Planetary Sciences and related interdisciplinary research. We seek individuals who will lead world-class research programs and enhance the intellectual endeavors of the department and the university. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. https://apply.interfolio.com/92678

Assistant Scientist

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Current state: Review
Department: Gemini Observatory
City: Hilo
State/Province: Hawaii
Country: United States
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: NOIRLab
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 31 2020
Web Link: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/9eb88b35-a884-4935-9c1e-0ce6bbf2a741/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=85eff23c-2a3f-4882-924e-a8186faa0fc0

NSF’s NOIRLab has an immediate opening for two (2) Assistant Scientist-track positions to support scientific operations and carry out independent research in an area of their interest relevant to astronomy at the International Gemini Observatory. The positions can be filled at any level of seniority. One position will be based at our Northern Facility in Hilo, Hawai’i and the other at our Southern Facility, in La Serena, Chile. We are committed to diversity and inclusion at Gemini Observatory. Our managing organization, AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp.

Scientist positions are split 80/20, 80% functional duties and 20% personal research. The successful applicant  will have demonstrated scientific productivity in research, and possess the motivation and ability to identify and carry out new projects to completion while assisting in the day-to-day operations of the observatory.  The successful applicant will also possess excellent teamwork skills in order to work collaboratively with Gemini staff and scientists in our international community, and participate in observatory committees and external scientific organizations. 

Activities and Functions of the Job:

In this position, you will be:

  • Providing science support of instrumentation, telescope sub-systems, and facility. 
  • Participating in commissioning of instrumentation and support facilities.
  • Preparing nightly queue observing plans and executing queue-based observations for other astronomers in the Gemini communities.
  • Executing observations at night.
  • Supporting Gemini users with specification of their observing program using Gemini tools, and introducing visiting observers to the telescope and instruments.
  • Conducting tests, calibration, and maintenance and developing documentation of new and existing astronomical equipment, including control and data acquisition systems.
  • Conducting independent research in any area of astronomy.
  • Preparing and presenting scientific papers at astronomical meetings and symposia.

Training will be provided in these functions where needed.

Required Education/ Experience/ Skills/ Abilities:

We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or related discipline. Our telescopes and instruments specialize in optical and in IR astronomy. Therefore we are looking for a person with experience using optical/IR observations, analyzing data and producing and publishing science results. As a scientist, we expect you to have a demonstrated ability to perform independent research in optical/IR astronomy. The job requires you to work in a culturally diverse environment, and sometimes to travel internationally.  It is important to have good communication skills since you will have to communicate with a wide variety of staff, visiting observers and remote investigators throughout the Gemini partnership. 

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills/Abilities:

Given Gemini Observatory’s telescopes and instrument capabilities, the following experiences are valued:  Experience using and/or developing optical/IR telescopes and/or instrumentation and/or Adaptive Optics capabilities.  Experience with working closely with engineering teams during science commissioning of astronomical instrumentation. The job will often require you to work with people from other disciplinary teams. Therefore it will be good if  you  have a  demonstrated ability to perform well in a diverse multidisciplinary team to solve problems and issues.    At the same time, it is important that you can work independently when necessary. And last but not least, a strong personal astronomical research program will be considered as an important benefit to function well in this role.

Physical Demands:

The work of a Gemini Scientist is mostly carried out in an office environment near sea level. Long periods of sitting may be required. You will be expected to perform night time duties as well as day time, working to a prearranged schedule.  Given the international nature of the observatory, you may also need to travel, and occasional work at high elevation (Maunakea, 4200m; Cerro Pachon, 2715m) may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or other considerations to perform the essential functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

All applicants must submit a Cover Letter with their CV that describes their interest in this position, their relevant experience, and their research interests. Please include a list of 3 professional references with contact information. PDF files preferred. Please name any attachments with the following format:  LastnameDocname. Application documents that are not uploaded as part of the application may be sent to [email protected]

The position will be hired as a Scientist at an appropriate point in the AURA/Gemini Scientist non-tenure track, depending on the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

AURA provides a generous compensation package including health coverage, paid vacation leave, parental leave and retirement benefits.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process should request assistance at [email protected]

The Gemini Observatory is part of the NSF’s NOIRLab and is managed by The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), a consortium of over 40 US institutions and three international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA’s role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. AURA is responsible for managing the operations of the NSF’s NOIRLab, the National Solar Observatory, and the construction of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation and operations of the Space Telescope Science Institute under contracts with NASA.

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

Satellite Operator

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Current state: Review
City: Logan
State/Province: UT
Category:
Country: United States
Contact Person: Sam Pugmire
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 31 2020
Web Link: https://jobs.sdl.usu.edu/usurf-jobs/employment/position-details?job_position_id=10414

 

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) has experience performing satellite on-orbit operations for the US Government. SDL provides operations staff and a functional operations center, which can execute full lifecycle ground capabilities including ground system integration, operations procedure development, mission management, command and control, and mission data processing.
 

SDL is seeking a Spacecraft Mission Operator for small satellite operations. Mission operators will work with a small, dynamic team to support operation center set up and day-to-day operations. The operations team will run a “lights out” (Monday-Friday, 8-5) work schedule during normal operations. The position will require flexibility in work hours during launch, early operations, and anomaly resolution to support needs outside the normal work schedule. During periods of key deliverables, Mission Operations staff may be required to work day, swing, and night shifts.

 

Key Responsibilities:

·    Perform on-console tasks for real-time operations and anomaly investigations for multiple missions

·    Develop and execute:

          o   Exercises and rehearsals

          o   Procedures for mission operations

          o   Spacecraft contact plans and schedules

          o   Training material

·    Respond to anomalies, software issues/failures

·    Test software and procedures

·    Trend and monitor telemetry

·    Monitor health and safety of space and ground segments

·    Support mission integration into the operations center

 

Required Qualifications:

·    BS degree OR five year’s relevant experience

·    Previous satellite operations center experience*

·    Ability to quickly learn new software and technical subjects

·    Excellent organization communication skills

·    Have a positive “can-do” attitude

·    Work well in both a team environment and executing individual tasks

·    Willing to work off hours if needed (as mission requirements dictate)

·    Must be a US citizen and hold an active TS security clearance

 

*Qualifying experience could include military job codes 13S Satellite/Space Operations, 1C6 Satellite/Space Systems Operations, 25N Network Systems Operator, 17C Cyber Operations, 35S Signals Collection, AWO/AWR/AWV Aircrewman, AT Aviation Electronics Technician, CTT Cryptologic Technician Technical, IT/ATF Information Systems Technician, OS Operations Specialist, STG Sonar Technician, SECF Submarine Electronics/Computer Field

 

Preferred Qualifications:

·    General knowledge of spacecraft subsystems, orbit dynamics, and ground systems

·    Attitude determination and control (ADCS)

·    Hold an active TS/SCI clearance with active SSBI

·    Knowledge of multiple ground networks (AFSCN, NEN, MC3, KSAT, and etc.)

·    Experience with

          o   Telemetry analysis and trending

          o   STK modeling

          o   Orbit analysis

          o   Thermal analysis

          o   Electrical power systems

          o   Communication systems

          o   Space situational awareness

          o   Command and data handling

          o   Flight and ground software

          o   Network administration

          o   Data management

          o   Grafana

          o   Tableau

 

SDL Benefits:

At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. SDL offers competitive salaries and a fantastic benefits package to exempt staff, which includes:

· Flexible work schedules

· Generous annual, sick, and holiday paid leave

· A variety of inexpensive-premium, high quality health, dental, vision, and life insurance options

· Generous employer retirement contribution (14.2% of annual gross earnings)

· Discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents

· Access to USU facilities and USU staff privileges

 

Instructions to applicants:

Along with the online application, please submit

· Cover Letter

· Resume

 

Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of applying.

 

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Thermal Mechanical Engineer

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Current state: Review
City: Logan
State/Province: UT
Category:
Country: USA
Contact Person: Mickelle Anderson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 31 2020
Web Link: https://jobs.sdl.usu.edu/usurf-jobs/employment/position-details?job_position_id=10413

The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), a University Affiliated Research Center, has been developing innovative technologies and solutions for cutting-edge NASA, DoD and intelligence programs for six decades. Our expertise is in space and airborne IR, VIS, UV, and RF instruments, sensors, small satellite technologies, test and calibration, cybersecurity, data visualization and assurance, and ground stations.

 

SDL is seeking experienced thermal analysts for exciting relevant NASA science projects including the PACE Ocean Color Instrument, Atmospheric Wave Experiment, Near Earth Object Surveyor and Europa camera projects. SDL is seeking a hands-on engineer to work all phases including proposals of space flight programs with an emphasis on thermal design, analysis, and testing state-of-the-art instruments.

 

Required Qualifications:

· BS in mechanical engineering or related field

· Experience in thermal engineering and analysis

· Proficient in the use of Thermal Desktop and thermal analysis tools

· Must be a US citizen

 

Preferred Qualifications:

· MS in mechanical engineering or related field

· Spacecraft / payload thermal analysis experience

· Understanding of space environment

· Experience with thermal vacuum systems and cryogenics

· Experience with Solid Edge

· Familiar in the use of FEMAP for pre- and post-processing of finite element models and knowledge of NASTRAN for structural analysis

 

SDL Benefits:

At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. SDL offers competitive salaries and a fantastic benefits package, including:

· Flexible work schedules

· Generous annual, sick, and holiday paid leave

· A variety of inexpensive-premium, high-quality health, dental, vision, and life insurance options

· Generous employer retirement contribution (Up to 14.2% of annual gross earnings)

· Discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents

· Access to USU facilities and USU staff privileges

 

Instructions to applicants:

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Cover Letter

2) Resume

 

Once you’ve completed the initial application, you will receive an e-mail requesting you to complete a video digital interview. For more information, please visit: https://hirevue.secure.force.com/E2Candidate/?lang=en_US

 

Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of applying.

 

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