Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Space Instrumentation, University of Oxford

University of Oxford Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 07S:  £32,817–£40,322 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Space Instrumentation.

The post holder will join the Oxford Space instrumentation group to support the development of the Lunar Thermal Mapper (LTM) instrument for NASA’s Lunar Trailblazer mission. The LTM instrument is a novel, compact imaging infrared radiometer being developed for lunar and planetary science applications in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford. The post holder will work with the existing Oxford LTM team to assist with the development of onboard software, instrument integration, and testing.

The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 24 months, subject to funding.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support the development of the LTM instrument flight software
  • Support LTM instrument sub-system integration with specific interests in command and data handling.
  • Support LTM instrument testing and calibration activities.

Applicants should possess or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or an engineering-related field.

Please direct inquiries about the role to Simon Calcutt ( or Neil Bowles (

Only applications received before midday, July 13, 2021, can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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