PostDoctoral Researcher in Planetary Science

Lulea university of technology

Postdoctorate Position 2 years Kiruna, Sweden

Uploaded 4 Feb 2021

Job Description

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to support our work in regolith physical processes. In particular, we are interested in what makes regolith stick together and break apart in various settings in the planetary system. You will be familiar with either theoretical or experimental methods used in planetary physics or geophysics and will have a sound knowledge of soil mechanics and thermophysics in space conditions. A working background in numerical modelling will be advantageous. Ideally, you will also have used space environmental simulation facilities and/or analysed remote-sensing data from spacecraft. Peer-reviewed papers in international journals provide evidence of your scientific productivity. You will get an opportunity to kick-start a successful career in science by joining a dynamic research environment with the chance to collaborate with LTU researchers and staff at Kiruna and Luleå as well as experts around the globe.

Person Specification

To qualify for employment as a postdoctoral researcher, you must have a PhD, or doctoral degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctorate or doctoral degree in planetary or atmospheric science or similar. Applicants who are very close to finish a PhD are also encouraged to apply. In the first instance, it should be considered that a doctorate has been awarded for a maximum of three years before the end of the application period.

Assessment is based on the candidate’s research, teaching, and projects’ potentials. However, emphasis shall be put to the qualities enabling the successful candidate to contribute to the future development of planetary science research at Luleå University of Technology, pertaining to both research and education. Applicants should also have good communication skills.

The successful candidate must have a background in Planetary Science or a related field such as Astronomy or Geophysics. Knowledge in any of the following areas related to planetary science is welcome: soil mechanics, thermophysics, numerical modelling, environmental simulation or remote sensing.