Space and Geophysics Laboratory postdoc job posting

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Postdoc position at SGL

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Fellowship Description

The Space and Geophysics Laboratory (SGL) of the Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT) wishes to invite applications for one or more postdoctoral fellowship positions. SGL has an active research and development program in Geodesy and active research interests in a number of areas, including:

  • Instrumentation development, including a Zenith Camera for astronomic positioning and a unique GNSS high rate receiver
  • VLBI processing applied to systems of non-identical antennas
  • GNSS data processing and analysis, including PPP algorithms
  • Reference frames and geodetic fundamental stations

This position will support existing projects, as well as independent research. The appropriate candidate will be required to work with other personnel to provide research, technical analyses, and recommendations for existing sponsored efforts and pursue, at about half-time, an independent research program aimed at publication. ARL:UT is also collaborating with the UT Center for Space Research, and other UT research teams. The ideal candidate will be expected to join and independently pursue these collaborations.

SGL invites applications from individuals that have recently completed their Ph.D. in natural sciences or engineering. Applicant must have received his or her Ph.D. within the last three years in order to be eligible. Individuals with research experience in geodesy, Very Long Baseline Interferometry, radio astronomy, analysis of experimental data, signal processing and/or hardware development are preferred, but all candidates are encouraged to apply. A familiarity modern software development techniques as well as laboratory skills are desirable but not essential. The successful applicant should demonstrate strong potential as an independent researcher and small (2-5 people) team collaborator. Applicants will be able to submit proposals as the Principle Investigator and is expected to pursue outside funding opportunities. A willingness to work with and mentor undergraduate researchers is desirable.

The appointment is contingent upon the completion of the requirements for a Ph.D. and will be for an initial period of one year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Outstanding recipients may be considered for staff positions at the completion of their appointment. U.S. citizenship is required. Subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Salary Range: determined by experience and qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits.

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How to apply

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (with citizenship indicated), publication bibliography, three letters of reference, and a copy of two recent papers or manuscripts to:

Thomas Gaussiran, Ph.D.
Space and Geophysics Laboratory
Applied Research Laboratories
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 8029
Austin, TX 78713-8029

The University of Texas is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.