The College of Science at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a faculty position to conduct research related to Mars atmosphere to support Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Research Program (http://www.emiratesmarsmission.ae/). The EMM probe will study the influence of climate, cycles, and behavior of the lower atmosphere on the escape of oxygen and hydrogen from the upper atmosphere, what atmospheric processes drive diurnal variations, and how energy is transferred from the lower-middle atmosphere to the upper atmosphere. The proposed research will be performed using data from the state-of-the-art EMM instruments and employ physical models to explain these observations.
The selected candidate will lead a Martian Atmosphere Research Program housed in different Colleges and in the National Space Science and Technology Center at UAEU. The multidisciplinary research group will focus on the characterization of Martian lower atmosphere on global scales and its geographic, diurnal and seasonal variability. The team will also investigate conditions affecting atmospheric escape as well as key ingredients of spatial structure and variability in the Martian exosphere. The faculty member will also be involved in the training and skill development of students as well and young faculty members at UAEU.
A successful candidate should:
The position is located at the UAEU’s main campus in Al Ain, about one and half hour drive from Abu Dhabi. The UAEU is the largest and the top ranked public sector University of United Arab Emirates. The space science team at UAEU consists of experts in various fields of Astrophysics, space sciences, data analysis, remote sensing and geophysics. Applications should be submitted via university portal at https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/index.jsp (vacancy reference number 300805).https://cos.uaeu.ac.ae/en/
The position offers a competitive monthly tax-free salary, free housing, an excellent medical insurance package for the applicant and his/her family, economy class tickets for the applicant and his/her family, and private school tuition for the applicants kids. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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