Postdoctoral Position at NASA Ames Research Center
An opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at NASA Ames Research Center in the development of spectroscopy instrumentation for spaceflight missions. The project is sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute and is co-managed by the Space Science Division and the Small Spacecraft Division.
The position is for 2 years (one year renewable) and will be based in the Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Laboratory of the Space Science Division. Candidates with a strong background in physics and/or chemistry and motivated in working on spectroscopy instrumentation for spaceflight missions are invited to apply.
Experience in laboratory and instrumentation development is required. Experience with UV-Visible spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy and fiber optics is required for this project. Experience with instrument miniaturization is a plus.
The research project involves the development and laboratory tests of a high-resolution, low noise, miniature UV/Visible spectrometer with fiber interface for in-situ measurements in future small satellites missions and lunar exposure facilities. This project also is expected to involve interactions with one or more spaceflight missions using small satellites to conduct science studies of organic materials using similar spectroscopy instrumentation.
The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Applications for this project are restricted to US citizens.
Send applications to:
Dr. Farid Salama
NASA-Ames Research Center
Space Science Division
Mail Stop: 245-6
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
Office Tel.: (650) 604-3384
Lab Tel: (650) 604-4217 and (650) 604-5166
Fax (650) 604-6779
For inquiries and information on the project, please contact:
Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund (PI, NAI) at 202-492-3632, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Farid Salama (Space Science Division) at 650-604-3384, Farid.Salama@nasa.gov
Dr. Antonio Ricco (Small Spacecraft Division) at 408-460-5666, email@example.com