Observatorio de Arecibo busca cientificos M.S., PhD, post-docs

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Friday, 29 November 2013


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USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers - on schedule and within budget.


USRA is seeking one or more scientific staff positions in the Planetary Radar Astronomy department studying near-Earth asteroids and other bodies with the Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar system.


This position would involve observations, data processing, archiving, and modeling of near-Earth asteroids and other bodies with the Arecibo Planetary radar system. Experience with radar observations and techniques is not a prerequisite. Experience and interest in astronomical observations of Solar System objects, small-bodies geophysics, and / or numerical inverse modeling are desirable. Applications can be accepted at the technical staff (M.S. or equivalent experience), post-doc (Ph. D.), or research scientist (Ph. D + relevant experience) levels.


The incumbent would be resident in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and be an employee of Universities Space Research Association. Ph. D. level researchers (post-doc or research scientist) would be expected to maintain an independent research program and encouraged to apply for partial funding support.


USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States
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