Job Opportunity: Research Associate in Planetary Ring Studies

We invite applications for a position as a Research Associate at Cornell University.  This will support investigations into planetary ring processes, in particular the planning and analysis of imaging (ISS) and infrared (VIMS) observations obtained by the Cassini mission now orbiting Saturn.  Our specific interests lie in structural and dynamical processes of Saturn’s rings, including its main and faint rings and small satellites. Candidates must have a PhD in the physical sciences (planetary science, astronomy, physics, geophysics, or related fields).

The initial appointment is for one year, but the appointment is renewable for at least an additional year.  Review of applications has begun, but we will accept applications until September 30. The expected start date is later in fall 2013, but is negotiable.

Applicants should submit a resume, a one-page statement of research experience and interests, and names of three potential references to Lynda Sovocool (, Human Resource Manager, 106 Space Sciences Bldg., Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853. Cornell University is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer.