Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS) Mission Postdoctoral Research Position

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Arizona State University
Department Name: 
School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE)
Street Line 1: 
ASU Tempe Campus
Street Line 2: 
PO Box 871404
City: 
Tempe
State/Province: 
AZ
Zip/Postal: 
85287-1404
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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 shkolnik@asu.edu 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 shkolnik@asu.edu. 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

Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Evgenya Shkolnik
Title: 
Principle Investigator of SPARCS
Institution/Company: 
Arizona State University
Department Name: 
School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE)
Street Line 1: 
ASU Tempe Campus
Street Line 2: 
PO Box 871404
City: 
Tempe
State/Province: 
AZ
Zip/Postal Code: 
85287-1404
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
480-965-8950
FAX: 
480-965-8960
Email: 
shkolnik@asu.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Evgenya Shkolnik
Subject: 
SPARCS Mission Postdoctoral Position
Email: 
shkolnik@asu.edu