B612 Fellow for Computational Astrodynamics Group

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
B612 Foundation / University of Washington
City: 
Mill Valley
State/Province: 
California
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

B612 is a nonprofit institution dedicated to protecting the Earth from major asteroid impacts.

B612 is hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on orbital dynamics problems related to Planetary Defense from asteroid impacts on Earth. The fellow is expected to conduct original research in collaboration with B612 and University of Washington researchers.  Areas of research could include asteroid deflection scenarios and mission planning, the evolution of  individual asteroid impact probabilities, implications of near term asteroid discovery improvements on the catalog of known asteroid risks and the distribution of asteroid deflection cases, as well as other topics in Planetary Defense.  The applicant is expected to be based in either Silicon Valley or Seattle.  The position will collaborate closely with University of Washington faculty and members of the LSST team.
        
Examples of Responsibilities: 
                   
Travel & present research results at professional conferences.
Collaborate with professional scientists.
Publish papers in peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Write and assist with the writing of research proposals to external sponsors.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned PhD or equivalent in Astronomy, Planetary Science, or appropriate related field from an accredited research institution

Preferred Qualifications
Prior research experience in dynamical astronomy or orbital dynamics
Record of publication in peer-reviewed literature

Instructions: 
The applicant should enclose a short summary of research interests and description of proposed areas of research during the Fellowship.  Include a CV, and three references.

The deadline for applications January 31, 2017

B612
20 Sunnyside Ave Suite 427
Mill Valley, CA 94941
jobs@b612foundation.org

Included Benefits: 

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $5,500 Monthly
Higher compensation based upon experience and skills
Full coverage for health and welfare benefits + travel & conferences

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Danica Remy
Title: 
COO
Institution/Company: 
B612 Foundation
Street Line 1: 
20 Sunnyside Ave
Street Line 2: 
Suite 427
City: 
Mill Valley
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal Code: 
94941
Country: 
United States
Phone: 
650-644-4539
FAX: 
650-618-1493
Email: 
jobs@b612foundation.org
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Email: 
jobs@b612foundation.org