Job Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Research Position Comet Atmospheres

The Physics Department at Auburn University invites applicants for a post-doctoral research position within the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics group in the field of cometary atmospheres. The successful candidate will analyze images of comet 9P/Tempel 1 taken during the flyby of NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft. These images were acquired with comet specific narrowband filters and allow for a detailed study of the gas and dust surrounding the nucleus. The goal of this project is to connect this gas and dust to specific areas on the nucleus, to investigate chemically heterogenous outgassing, and to identify atomic and molecular processes that alter the inner coma.

More information and instructions on how to apply can be found here.

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