Job Opportunity: Postdoc in Mars atmospheric science at the Open University (3 yr post)

The Open University (U.K.), through UK Space Agency funding for a project in collaboration with the University of Oxford, are offering a 3 year postdoctoral research position to perform assimilation and back-tracking of potential releases of trace gases in the atmosphere of Mars, to be observed by the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), in collaboration with the NASA InSight mission.

This project is particularly suited to anyone with an interest in terrestrial or planetary atmospheric/climate modelling.  In this role, you will focus upon the assimilation of any observed releases of trace gas species and the development of back-tracking techniques using a state-of-the-art global climate model for Mars, to exploit data from the NOMAD instrument (which the Open University co-leads) on ExoMars TGO which has just started its 2 year primary science mission.

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

Closing date: Noon, Wednesday 16 May 2018.

For detailed information on the role and how to apply go to, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 653485 or email quoting the reference number 14613

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