Postdoctoral Postdoc Position Luvmi at Open University

Open University is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral researcher position in mathematics. Applications should be sent before March 16, 2019.

Applications are invited for a European Union Horizon 2020-funded PDRA position within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at The Open University. The PDRA will work within a team developing and characterising an integrated surface science package for future Lunar exploration. These instrumented packages will be deposited and or launched into scientifically interesting locations such as permanently shadowed regions that a rover cannot access. The instrumentation will be a primary science payload for an international effort to develop a miniature rover and instrumentation which will characterise the surface characteristics and map the distribution of volatiles in the near surface at the south lunar pole. The rover platform will allow rapid measurements to be conducted across large geographical areas, including shadowed regions, to allow a ground-truth volatile distribution map to be generated. The successful candidate will take a key role in designing, building and characterising the probe instrumentation and will carry out comprehensive instrument testing and characterisation programmes in laboratory Lunar simulation chambers and be responsible for disseminating the results.

This work is truly multidisciplinary, combining Physics, Engineering, Instrumentation, and breaks new ground in defining and understanding contemporary, volatile repositories at the lunar poles and within the Solar System.

We wish to recruit a highly motivated and driven PDRA. Applicants must have (or will shortly obtain) a PhD in Physics, Planetary Science, Engineering or a related field.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Related Information here.

Deadline: March 16, 2019
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