Post-doctoral position in ExoMars NOMAD data atmospheric retrievals at the Open University, U.K.
Salary range: ยฃ29,301 to ยฃ38,183
4 year Post-doctoral position
The Open University, U.K.
Ref: 13105

The Open University is co-leading the NOMAD instrument, which is a spectrometer instrument designed to map trace gases and aerosols in the Martian atmosphere as part of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission.ย  Following launch in March 2016, the NOMAD instrument is now successfully in orbit around Mars.ย  In this role, you will focus upon the preparation and implementation of aerosol and gas retrievals from NOMAD spectra, involving the use of radiative transfer codes and retrieval algorithms.ย  You will become part of the international NOMAD team, and have the opportunity to interact with the staff at the European Space Agency.

Candidates should have a PhD in planetary science, physics or a closely related field, with knowledge and experience of atmospheric science including atmospheric retrieval methods; radiative transfer processes and numerical programming techniques.

Closing date: Noon, Tuesday 20 December 2016

For detailed information on the role and how to apply go to, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 653485 or email [email protected]ย  quoting the reference number 13105.