The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will be a member of the NASA-funded SPARCS mission led by Prof. Evgenya Shkolnik and working in close collaboration with JPL.
SPARCS will be devoted to UV photometric monitoring of M stars, crucial to the interpretation of the planetary atmosphere data, including potential biosignatures.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable annually up to four years contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the mission. The start date is negotiable. The salary is competitive, and funding for computer resources and travel are available.
Minimum Qualification: A Ph.D. in engineering, physics, astronomy, space physics, planetary science, or a closely related field by the start date.
Desired Qualifications: -- A record of publications in stellar, exoplanetary, small satellite and/or instrument development research. -- Willingness to learn and contribute to satellite development and operations.
To apply, submit a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org including: 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV with a publication list, and 3) a statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (two pages). Candidate must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to email@example.com. If not filled by the deadline, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html, https://www.asu.edu/titleIX