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Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiative Transfer Modeling in Planetary Atmospheres

Lunar and Planetary Institute
Estados Unidos
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Mar, 02/02/2021
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Lun, 01/03/2021


  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiative Transfer Modeling in Planetary Atmospheres.
  • The selected candidate will join Dr. Germán Martínez’ group on the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) science team of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, and will lead analyses of measurements made by the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS), one of the six environmental sensors comprising MEDA.
  • Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Physics, or a related field.
  • The selected candidate will contribute to the development of a numerical model capable of spectrally simulating longwave radiation fluxes at the Martian surface to maximize the scientific return of TIRS’ measurements, in particular of the downward thermal infrared radiation at the surface (i.e., the atmospheric thermal forcing). The selected candidate will lead their own investigations, as well as collaborate with others within Dr. Martínez’ group. Required expertise includes proficiency in a common radiative-transfer programming language (e.g., IDL, MATLAB, Fortran), and a publication record in relevant or similar studies. Previous experience with Mars-related research is preferred, but not required.
  • The position is for two years with a possible one-year extension.