Senior Researcher in Earth and Mars atmospheric retrievals

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
United Arab Emirates University
Department Name: 
National Space Science and Technology Center
Street Line 1: 
P.O. Box 15551
City: 
Al Ain
State/Province: 
Abu Dhabi
Country: 
United Arab Emirates
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) at UAE University (UAEU) in Al Ain, UAE invites applications for a Senior Researcher in Earth and Mars atmospheric retrievals. The preferred start date is as soon as possible but realistically sometime during late 2021.

The UAE is developing a research base in space science, and the main goal of this position is to build local expertise in atmospheric retrievals. This will maximise the scientific return from the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), prepare Emirati researchers for future missions, and familiarise them with the tools and principles used in atmosphere remote sensing.

We seek an experienced scientist with demonstrated expertise and experience in UV/visible/IR and thermal IR/microwave atmospheric retrievals from passive remote sensing instruments to lead this effort. The main objectives are:

(1) Develop algorithms to convert EMM calibrated spectra into atmospheric quantities, using EMM’s publicly available dataset, involving students and junior researchers at all stages of the process.

(2) Build a research program studying the lower Martian atmosphere based on these data products.

(3) Contribute to NSSTC's operational Earth Observation objectives where atmospheric retrievals are required.

The full job description at Jobs @ UAEU describes the specific tasks required for objective (1). A research proposal should be included that describes what the Senior Researcher will do related to items (2) and (3) above. We are also recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow who will support this work, and the Senior Researcher will supervise them. We expect the Senior Researcher to apply for funding to expand their research program, and supervise research assistants, students, and other postdoctoral researchers in due course. 

Pay Compensation
Salary Max: 
$80000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The position offers a competitive monthly tax-free salary, and an excellent medical insurance package for the applicant and their family. This is a readvertisement of a position previously advertised on AAS, and the position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr Roland Young
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
UAE University
Department Name: 
National Space Science and Technology Center
Street Line 1: 
P.O. Box 15551
City: 
Al Ain
State/Province: 
Abu Dhabi
Phone: 
+971-3-713-4030
Email: 
roland.young@uaeu.ac.ae
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
601185
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Roland Young
Subject: 
Senior Researcher in Earth and Mars atmospheric retrievals
Email: 
roland.young@uaeu.ac.ae