The Physics Department at Auburn University invites applicants for a post-doctoral research position within the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physicsgroup in the field of cometary atmospheres.
The successful candidate will analyze images of comet 9P/Tempel 1 taken during the flyby of NASA’s Deep Impactspacecraft. These images were acquired with comet specific narrowband filters and allow for a detailed study of the gas and dust surrounding the nucleus. The goal of this project is to connect this gas and dust to specific areas on the nucleus, to investigate chemically heterogenous outgassing, and to identify atomic and molecular processes that alter the inner coma.
Familiarity with planetary science and/or atomic and molecular physics is preferred. Substantial familiarity with a commonly-used scientific programming language (e.g. IDL, Python) is highly desirable.
The College of Sciences and Mathematicsat Auburn University located in Auburn AL (http://www.auburn.edu/cosam) is seeking candidates for the position of postdoctoral fellow in the sciences and mathematics. From time-to-time, postdoctoral positions become available under a variety of research grants and projects in the college. We are seeking applications from individuals with a Ph.D in any one area such as: biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, statistics, physics or related fields. The candidates selected for these positions must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The position is available for a minimum of one year as fulltime 12-month appointment, with renewal possible based on performance, need, and/or funding for a maximum of four years. These are non-tenure track positions. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Review of applications will begin October 19th, 2018 and continue throughout the year as the positions become available. Please upload curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, along with a list of three references and contact information at: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2946
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