Postdoctoral Research Position at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Planetary Radar

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Planetary Radar Studies to work with Drs. Patrick A. Taylor and Edgard Rivera-Valentín to conduct detailed studies of near-Earth objects and planetary surfaces via radar observations, data analysis, and modeling. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to carry out an independent research program and contribute to public engagement events at the LPI.

Required expertise includes: a recent Ph.D. in planetary science, astronomy, physics, geoscience, electrical engineering, or a related field, experience in numerical and statistical techniques, proficiency in a common astronomy programming language (e.g., IDL, MATLAB, Python), and demonstrated knowledge of planetary radar studies. Direct experience with radar observations and techniques is strongly desired, but not required. Complementary experience with astronomical or Solar System observations (e.g., optical or infrared), small-body geophysics, or astronomical instrumentation is preferred, but not required.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Application deadline: February 24, 2020 or until filled

For questions, please contact: [email protected]

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