Postdoctoral Research Scholarship in Asteroid Engineering

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Luleå University of Technology
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Postdoctoral Research Scholarship in Asteroid Engineering

The mandate of Onboard Space Systems at the Division of Space Technology of Luleå University of Technology is to provide research and education on concurrent methodologies for the design and development of systems for control, observation, instrumentation, communication and manipulation in the upper atmosphere, in space and on the small extraterrestrial bodies and planetary surfaces.

Project description
The successful candidate will focus on projects aiming to understand the mechanisms leading to the disruption of asteroids close to the Sun by analyzing experiments on meteorites and asteroid-analogue materials.

The position is primarily research-oriented, but with a possibility for the candidate to be involved in limited teaching activities at the department. The candidate is expected to publish research results in internationally renowned journals and at international scientific conferences, and to participate in on-going activities for securing future funding of the existing and new research projects. The position is for up to two years.

To qualify for a position as a postdoctoral research fellow on scholarship, you must have a PhD, or doctoral degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctorate or doctoral degree. For this scholarship, a Ph.D. in planetary science, astronomy, geosciences, geoengineering, space engineering, or a related field is meriting, as well as experience in numerical modeling and experimental research on meteorites and/or other rocky materials.

All candidates fulfilling the requirements are encouraged to apply, but priority will be given to candidates who have completed their Ph.D. within three years prior to the application deadline.

For further information, please contact: Assoc. Prof. Mikael Granvik, or Prof. Reza Emami,, Chair of Onboard Space systems, +46 980 67546.

The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of relevant university diplomas. Your application must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number 1046-2018. Last day of application: 2018 08 31

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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