The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national
leader in scientific research and development, located midway between
Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Post-doctoral Researcher to
undertake interdisciplinary planetary science research as part of the
Space Exploration Sector's Planetary Exploration Group.
Job Summary: The successful candidate will engage in research on the
thermal and physical properties of the lunar regolith and polar regions.
Working with scientists on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, the
candidate will analyze data from the Diviner and Mini-RF instruments.
These data will be compared to other relevant data sets. A model will be
developed to interpret the results with respect to the distribution and
stability of volatiles in the lunar polar regions. A candidate who has
experience in both remote sensing data anlysis and computational modeling
is especially desired.
Duties: Supporting the Diviner and Mini-RF science investigations,
including participating in team meetings, conducting research, publishing
results, and presenting the results at one or more professional conference
yearly. Developing a thermal model of volatile stability in lunar
regolith, including conducting research, publishing the results, and
presenting the results at least one professional conference yearly. Note:
This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing
the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change
Qualifications: Qualifications include a doctorate in geology, planetary
science, or applicable science or engineering field, a strong record of
successful publication of research results, and a demonstrated ability to
manage time effectively on two or more projects. Familiarity with Diviner
or Mini-RF data sets and computational modeling is desired.
Benefits:APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal
vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational
assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and
competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more
information about our organization, please visit our web site at
Equal Employment Opportunity:Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics
Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that
complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well
as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or
protected Veteran status.
Please apply to position number 12841 at
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