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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory hosts postdoctoral scholars whose studies cover all aspects of Earth, Planetary, Astrophysical, and Technology research. New opportunities frequently arise and applications are welcomed.

The appointees will be guided by a JPL advisor to ensure that the research will result in publications in the open literature. The positions are open immediately and will remain open until filled. Appointments are contingent upon completion of a Ph.D. and annual starting salaries can vary somewhat according to the applicant's qualifications.
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Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at JPL in the area of ultracold atoms and related research in space
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve developing the CAL ground testbeds and instrument, under the guidance of the mentor and the CAL project scientist.
Date Posted: 04/17/2014
Advisor Name: Nan Yu
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Far-Infrared/Submillimeter Astrophysics
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Observations at far-infrared/submillimeter wavelengths play a critical role in our understanding of star formation and the life cycle of gas in the interstellar medium, and continued development of detectors and instruments is required to fully exploit this part of the spectrum. A postdoctoral fellow is sought to work with C. Darren Dowell and collaborators to work on the development of far-IR/submm instrumentation and on related astrophysics. Immediate opportunities include work on SOFIA instrumentation (HAWC+) and polarimetry of the interstellar medium, Kinetic Inductance Detectors for far-IR/submm wavelengths, and the Cerro Chajnator Atacama Telescope.
Date Posted: 03/24/2014
Advisor Name: C. Darren Dowell
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Molecular microbial detection of low-biomass environments
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve the molecular systematics and bacterial population genetics of cultivable and non-cultivable microorganisms. The focus of this study is to quantify and examine the activity of microbes associated with low biomass samples such as medical transplant tissue materials, International Space Station surfaces, as well as spacecraft and their surrounding environments.
Date Posted: 03/06/2014
Advisor Name: Kasthuri Venkateswaran
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Multi-camera first-person computer vision for robots
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Algorithm development and implementation of first-person computer vision algorithms for mobile robots
Date Posted: 03/05/2014
Advisor Name: Larry Matthies
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Long-term Changes in Tropical Cyclone Activity
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
It has been intensely debated whether global warming induced by increasing anthropogenic greenhouse gases has caused detectable trends in tropical cyclone (TC) activity. Although TC intensity and frequency are expected to increase with rising sea surface temperature (SST) based on thermodynamic theory, dynamic factors such as wind shear and vorticity may complicate the relationship between TC activity and SST. Furthermore, long-term changes of TC intensity and frequency can be spatially varying and averaged trends over large areas may obfuscate the driving forces for the long-term changes in TC activity.
Date Posted: 03/04/2014
Advisor Name: Su,Hui
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Space objects imaging by intensity interferometry
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Theoretical and experimental research in intensity interferometry and inverse problem algorithms.
Date Posted: 02/27/2014
Advisor Name: Strekalov,Dmitry,V.
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Operational Planning of Small-Body Scientific Investigations with Low-Cost NanoSpacecraft
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Navigation; Asteroid; Small-Body Object, Orbital Mechanics; CubeSat; NanoSpacecraft
Date Posted: 02/24/2014
Advisor Name: Klesh,Andrew,T
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Lunar Ice Detection: Remote Sensing and Laboratory Spectroscopy Experiments
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Remote sensing and laboratory experiments for the detection and mapping of ice on the Moon
Date Posted: 02/24/2014
Advisor Name: Hayne,Paul,O
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Postdoc in Dark Energy
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoc in cosmology working with large dark energy surveys
Date Posted: 02/19/2014
Advisor Name: Jason Rhodes
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Biosignatures of microbial ecosystems
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 02/14/2014
Advisor Name: Coleman,Max
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Ice-sheet/Snowpack Interactions using the Ice Sheet System Model
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Snowpack modeling in the Ice Sheet System Model
Date Posted: 02/10/2014
Advisor Name: Eric Larour
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Time-Resolved Raman Spectrometers for In Situ Planetary Mineralogy
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Development of a time-resolved Raman spectrometer for future rover-based planetary surface exploration.
Date Posted: 02/10/2014
Advisor Name: Blacksberg,Jordana
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Motion Planning for Autonomous Navigation
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The project involves the research and development of real-time motion planning capabilities for autonomous navigation of sea surface and aerial platforms. The candidate will be responsible for developing new algorithms and extending existing capabilities for the autonomous navigation and obstacle avoidance. Both projects involve implementation of algorithms using the C/C++ programming language and their deployment on physical platforms.
Date Posted: 01/30/2014
Advisor Name: Issa Nesnas
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Tools for understanding planetary habitability and thermodynamics
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Pursue topics related to the habitability of icy world interiors. We are acquiring and applying new thermodynamic data for liquids and solids for understanding the structure and dynamics of deep ice covered oceans. We are also developing new capabilities for tunable laser spectrometers for exploring habitable environments on Earth and beyond.
Date Posted: 01/30/2014
Advisor Name: Vance,Steven,D
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Exoplanet Characterization: Spitzer Observations of Microlensing Events
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Spitzer photometric analysis of exoplanet microlensing events.
Date Posted: 01/13/2014
Advisor Name: Beichman, Charles A.
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Develop a coherent and unified land surface temperature and emissivity product
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoctoral Study to Develop a Coherent and Unified Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Earth System Data Record
Date Posted: 12/30/2013
Advisor Name: Hook,Simon,J
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Linking Chlorophyll fluorescence from the ground to the satellite
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Linking Chlorophyll fluorescence from the ground to the satellite
Date Posted: 11/13/2013
Advisor Name: Frankenberg,Christian
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Mars Landing Sites
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Mars landing sites
Date Posted: 10/28/2013
Advisor Name: Dr. Matt Golombek
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Atmospheric Rivers: Water Extremes that Impact Global Climate, Regional Weather and Water Resources
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoctoral Research Opporutnity in Atmospheric Rivers: Water Extremes that Impact Global Climate, Regional Weather and Water Resources
Date Posted: 10/23/2013
Advisor Name: Waliser,Duane,E
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Hydrologist/Remote Sensing Specialist for AirSWOT
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The work planned is the application of AirSWOT radar remote sensing techniques to improve the hydraulic modeling of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and generate data products from AirSWOT useful for application users.
Date Posted: 10/04/2013
Advisor Name: Ernesto Rodriguez
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Postdoc in hydrologic modeling
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoc in hydrologic modeling
Date Posted: 09/30/2013
Advisor Name: Konstantinos Andreadis
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Advancement of next-generation thermopile arrays for space applications
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Participate in designing, fabricating, and testing the next-generation of thermopile arrays suitable for space applications with an emphasis on a mission to Jupiter's Europa
Date Posted: 09/25/2013
Advisor Name: Matt Kenyon
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Paleo-reconstruction of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet evolution.
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
West Antarctic Ice Sheet paleo-reconstruction using ISSM (Ice Sheet System Model)
Date Posted: 09/24/2013
Advisor Name: Larour,Eric,Y
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Imaging and Spectroscopy of Extrasolar Planets with Project 1640
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
NPP Fellow in Direct Imaging of Exoplanets
Date Posted: 09/20/2013
Advisor Name: Vasisht,Gautam
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Postdoc for clouds in climate models
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research on cloud types, atmospheric water and energy budgets
Date Posted: 09/16/2013
Advisor Name: Sun Wong
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Astrobiogeochemistry
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
production, preservation, and detection of biosignatures in ancient planetary materials
Date Posted: 09/05/2013
Advisor Name: Williford,Kenneth,H
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Currently, we have positions open for participating in basic research and technology development in the areas of atomic and optical clocks, frequency and time transfer, atom interferometry and its applications, ultra-cold atom physics in microgravity, as well as whispering galley mode applications and devices in mid-IR and UV.
Date Posted: 08/29/2013
Advisor Name: Dr. Nan Yu
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Terahertz and infrared spectroscopy of astrophysical ions and radicals
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Terahertz and infrared spectroscopy of astrophysical ions and radicals
Date Posted: 08/29/2013
Advisor Name: Yu,Shanshan
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Solid Earth and Sea-level Response to Cryospheric Surface Forcing
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Solid Earth, Ice and Ocean Interaction for Past, Present and Future Climate Change Phenomena that are Manifested as Observable Quantities that may also be Captured by Numerical Modelling
Date Posted: 08/26/2013
Advisor Name: Ivins,Erik,R
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Planetary Climate, Climate Evolution and Habitability
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Study of how the climates of terrestrial planets (Venus, Earth, Mars, exoplanets) can evolve with time and the means by which such planets may become habitable. Numerical modeling of planetary atmospheres and study of surface/atmosphere interactions.
Date Posted: 08/15/2013
Advisor Name: Michael A. Mischna
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Debris Disks Modeling and Observations
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 08/14/2013
Advisor Name: Mennesson,Bertrand,Dr
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Superconducting nanowire single photon detector arrays
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The candidate will participate in the development of superconducting nanowire single photon detector arrays for Gbps quantum key distribution. They will work on device fabrication, cryogenic measurements, and readout design, and participate in close collaborations with NIST and university research partners.
Date Posted: 08/14/2013
Advisor Name: Matt Shaw
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Megacity Carbon Emissions Postdoc
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
We seek a postdoc to work with our collaborative effort developing updating carbon emissions estimates for megacities, using remote sensing datasets like nightlights and hyperspectral datasets.
Date Posted: 07/16/2013
Advisor Name: Annmarie Eldering
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Planetary Surface and Interior
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Investigation of extraterrestrial samples
Date Posted: 06/27/2013
Advisor Name: Liu,Yang
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Groundwater study with InSAR
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Groundwater monitoring with InSAR
Date Posted: 06/24/2013
Advisor Name: Farr,Tom,G
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Development of next-generation multi-spectral IR/far-IR radiometers using thermopile arrays for space applications
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Build and Test New Instrumentation to Improve Climate Science
Date Posted: 06/19/2013
Advisor Name: Drouin,Brian,J
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Advanced Si Microfabrication
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
This post-doc position requires a person with at least a PhD in Electrical Engineering who has a broad grasp of semiconductor process development and the physics of these machines. The candidate must have experience on developing dry etch recipes on deep silicon etchers that utilize, foe example, the Bosch process, and be familiar with the chemistry and physics of these dry etchers needed to develop radically new processes. Further experience required is fabrication of microfluidic devices, and a strong background in process development for optical lithography is required.. The candidate must have a good background in material science, and be capable of working independently, yet flexible enough to work in a large group. Topics for published work should be plentiful and of high relevance in a broad spectra of fields.
Date Posted: 06/07/2013
Advisor Name: Siamak Foruhar
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MEMS component fabrication
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
This post-doc position requires a person with at least a PhD in Electrical Engineering who has a broad grasp of semiconductor process development and the physics of these machines. The candidate must have experience developing dry etch recipes on deep silicon etchers that utilize, for example, the Bosch process, and be familiar with the chemistry and physics of these dry etchers needed to develop radically new processes. Further experience required is fabrication of microfluidic devices, and a strong background in process development for optical lithography is required.. The candidate must have a good background in material science, and be capable of working independently, yet flexible enough to work in a large group, Topics for published work should be plentiful and of high relevance in a broad spectra of fields.
Date Posted: 06/07/2013
Advisor Name: Siamak Foruhar
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Postdoctoral Opportunity in Weak lensing
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve weak gravitational lensing. Candidates should have a recent PhD in Astronomy or Physics with a strong background in weak lensing. Experience in dark energy is highly desirable.
Date Posted: 06/06/2013
Advisor Name: Jason Rhodes
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Mitigation of Ionospheric Scintillation Effects
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Mitigation of Ionospheric Scintillation Effects
Date Posted: 06/04/2013
Advisor Name: Pi,Xiaoqing
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Imaging the Ionosphere Using SAR and GNSS
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Imaging the Ionosphere Using SAR and GNSS
Date Posted: 06/04/2013
Advisor Name: Pi,Xiaoqing
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Global Assimilative Ionospheric Model
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Global Assimilative Ionospheric Model
Date Posted: 06/04/2013
Advisor Name: Pi,Xiaoqing
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Sea Surface Topography from GNSS reflections
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Sea Surface Topography from GNSS reflections
Date Posted: 04/30/2013
Advisor Name: Zlotnicki,Victor
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Megacity Carbon Emissions: Exploiting a Broad Range of Remote Sensing Data
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoc sought to incorporate a wide range of remote sensing data in emissions estimate of CO2 in megacities
Date Posted: 04/23/2013
Advisor Name: Eldering,Annmarie
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Development of semiconductor lasers for absorption spectroscopy
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 04/19/2013
Advisor Name: Forouhar,Siamak
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Towards quantifying the contribution of polar ice sheets to sea level rise
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Contribution of polar ice sheets to sea level rise.
Date Posted: 04/03/2013
Advisor Name: Eric Larour
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Megacity CO2 Monitoring
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Monitor atmospheric concentrations of CO2, CH4 and other tracers for understanding and quantifying emissions from the Los Angeles megacity
Date Posted: 03/15/2013
Advisor Name: Charles Miller
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Postdoctoral Position to Study Clouds, Circulation and Climate
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
A postdoctoral scholar is sought to analyze multiple satellite measurements of clouds and related variables in the Earth’s water and energy cycles, focusing on the variabilities of clouds, their relationship with large-scale circulation, and cloud radiative effects on climate.
Date Posted: 03/14/2013
Advisor Name: Hui Su
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Climate Data Analysis Using GPS Radio Occultation
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Climate process and trend studies using GPS radio occultation and synergistic observations
Date Posted: 03/08/2013
Advisor Name: Ao,Chi,O
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Medium Range Thermosphere Ionosphere Storm Forecasts
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Will perform data analysis and physics-based modeling in support of space weather research, focused on the thermosphere-ionosphere system and its coupling to the magnetosphere and solar wind, and to the lower atmosphere.
Date Posted: 03/07/2013
Advisor Name: Mannucci,Anthony,J
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Thermosphere-Ionosphere Space Weather
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Will perform data analysis and physics-based modeling in support of space weather research, focused on the thermosphere-ionosphere system and its coupling to the magnetosphere and solar wind, and to the lower atmosphere.
Date Posted: 03/07/2013
Advisor Name: Anthony J Mannucci
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Postdoctoral research position in cloud and boundary layer dynamics
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 03/01/2013
Advisor Name: Joao Teixeira
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Global Navigation Satellite System Remote Sensing Using Reflected Signals
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Develop Global Navigation Satellite System remote sensing techniques
Date Posted: 03/01/2013
Advisor Name: Mannucci,Anthony,J
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Geodetic Imaging of Earthquakes and Landslides
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research on understanding the dynamics and structure of the Earth’s crust and mantle to assess and mitigate hazards from earthquakes, landslides, and land subsidence. The main techniques include measurements of surface deformation and topography with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry with both satellite and airborne SAR, pixel offset tracking on SAR and optical images, seismometer waveforms, and gravity measurements.
Date Posted: 02/25/2013
Advisor Name: Fielding,Eric,J
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Postdoctoral Position in Robotics
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Autonomous rover navigation in extreme terrain
Date Posted: 02/06/2013
Advisor Name: Issa Nesnas
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Tectonics and Evolution of the Terrersrial Planets
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The broad topic is geologic, tectonic, and convective processes of the terrestrial planets, especially Venus, Mars, and the Moon..
Date Posted: 02/05/2013
Advisor Name: Smrekar,Suzanne,E
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Scientific Applications of Atmospheric Radio Occultations
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
JPL has developed several instruments which are collecting data to improve our current understanding of the dynamical processes
Date Posted: 01/22/2013
Advisor Name: Manuel de la Torre Juarez
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Planetary Surface Compounds: Chemistry and Synthesis
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Synthesize and spectrally characterize planetary surface compounds
Date Posted: 01/09/2013
Advisor Name: Dalton,James,B
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Imaging and modeling crustal deformation using space geodesy
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Imaging and modeling crustal deformation using space geodesy
Date Posted: 01/04/2013
Advisor Name: Zhen,Liu
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Ocean-atmosphere Exchanges
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
postdoc fellow
Date Posted: 12/19/2012
Advisor Name: Liu,W. Timothy
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Experimental Investigation of the Stability, Formation, and Exchanges in Clathrate Hydrates for Outer Solar System Applications
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The objective of this postdoctoral position is to contribute to carrying these new measurements and develop thermodynamic and kinetic models of the results. Among others, the results shall be used to provide new answers to two broad planetary science questions: 1) Did clathrate hydrates form in the solar nebula, based on their stability and kinetics of formation? 2) What chemical reactions may occur in the clathrate phase under changing Titan conditions, how fast, and what are their geophysical and geochemical consequences? Candidates with laboratory experience, and familiar with either of the experimental / analytical techniques to be used in this project are encouraged to apply.
Date Posted: 12/11/2012
Advisor Name: Mathieu Choukroun
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Development of Advanced Skutterudite Phases for Mid-Temperature Thermoelectric Applications
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The project will be focused on investigating the role of filler atoms and their impact on the thermoelectric transport properties
Date Posted: 12/07/2012
Advisor Name: Jean-Pierre Fleurial
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Advanced High Temperature Thermoelectric Materials Research
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Will perform basic research on advanced high temperature thermoelectric materials with goal to quadruple the dimensionless thermoelectric figure of merit compare with proven heritage materials including PbTe, TAGS and Si-Ge alloys. Research is expected to combine both experimental and theoretical approaches to the discovery and development of the new materials.
Date Posted: 10/31/2012
Advisor Name: Fleurial,Jean-Pierre
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The Airborne Snow Observatory: imaging spectroscopy and LiDAR for snow albedo and snow water equivalent in mountain systems
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Snow density modeling and assimilation in support of Airborne Snow Observatory
Date Posted: 10/30/2012
Advisor Name: Painter,Thomas,H
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Investigation of Saturn's Rings as Observed by Cassini RADAR
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Investigation of Saturn ring properties using microwave radiometric observations
Date Posted: 10/29/2012
Advisor Name: Janssen,Michael,A
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Studying Obscured AGN with NuSTAR and WISE
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The NPP Fellow will study the interplay of AGN activity and stellar emission, with a focus on both the most extreme obscured AGN studied by WISE and NuSTAR as well as the more general AGN populations identified by these satellites.
Date Posted: 10/16/2012
Advisor Name: Daniel Stern
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Studying Reionization and Early Galaxies with Wideband Far-IR to Millimeter-Wave Spectroscopy
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Study future experiments with wideband far-IR to millimeter-wave spectrometers on CCAT, balloon-borne and space-borne platforms
Date Posted: 10/11/2012
Advisor Name: Bradford,Charles
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Microanalytical investigation of aqueous alteration and ancient biosignatures
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Analysis of rock samples to determine alteration history and potential for biosignatures. The main focus of research will be a suite of Early Archean altered basaltic rocks recently collected from the Pilbara Craton of Western Australia. The analyses will include use of a Micro-X-ray Fluorescence instrument to inform development of micro-XRF for potential future flight.
Date Posted: 10/10/2012
Advisor Name: Dr. Abigail Allwood
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MgB2 based THz mixer for astrophysics
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Our research activity focuses on the development of the ultrawideband THz HEB mixer using MgB2 films for balloons, SOFIA, and Millimetron.
Date Posted: 10/08/2012
Advisor Name: Karasik,Boris,S
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Interferometric Radiometer Development
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Interferometric radiometer measurements provide the resolution of a large aperture with an array of small aperture radiometers. We seek a candidate to complete the development of a 180 GHz interferometric radiometer system that is currently under development at JPL.
Date Posted: 09/27/2012
Advisor Name: Pekka Kangaslahti
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Postdoctoral researcher position in JPL's Solid Earth Research Group
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoctoral researcher position in JPL's Solid Earth Research Group
Date Posted: 09/26/2012
Advisor Name: Dr. Zhen Liu
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Tracing the H2 molecular gas in the Galaxy
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Tracing the H2 molecular gas in the Galaxy
Date Posted: 09/24/2012
Advisor Name: Velusamy,Thangasamy
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Gecko Adhesive Gripping Mechanisms for Earth Orbit
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research position will involve prototyping and testing a robotic gripper that will use microfabricated gecko-like adhesives to grapple floating targets in Earth orbit. The postdoctoral researcher will design and model gripping mechanisms using CAD software, and oversee the production of these designs using rapid prototyping techniques, advancing the technology to a point where it will be ready to operate in orbit at the end of a multi-DOF robotic arm. It is expected that the researcher will be able to iterate through multiple design cycles, improving the ability of the gripper to conform to a variety of surface geometries and the ability of the gripper to evenly distribute loads to the gecko adhesive patches. Empirical evaluation of the prototypes using force sensors and other measurement techniques must be used to support the design iteration process. After initial prototypes have been built and tested, higher fidelity models can be made with robotic actuation, so the ideal candidate must have the ability to integrate mechatronic elements into his or her gripper prototypes.
Date Posted: 09/18/2012
Advisor Name: Aaron Parness
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Research in Mass Spectroscopy
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Basic and applied research in mass spectroscopy and chromatography
Date Posted: 08/31/2012
Advisor Name: Darrach,Murray,R
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Highly Charged Ion Collisions
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research involves ongoing measurements of absolute excitation cross sections in highly-charged ions (HCIs), and absolute charge-exchange cross sections in HCI-neutral collisions. New work will be started on design of an electrostatic storage ring suitable for storing molecular ions and measuring spectroscopic constants, dissociative recombination dynamics, and ionization cross sections. Knowledge of fields-and-trajectories codes, especially the Modern Accelerator Design (MAD) code, is required for this task. Prior experience working with magnetic or electrostatic storage rings is desirable.
Date Posted: 08/29/2012
Advisor Name: Chutjian,Ara
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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research involves measurement of absolute excitation cross sections in highly-charged ions (HCIs) for astrophysics and planetary atmospheres. Targets include HCIs of Mg, Si, S and Fe. Absolute HCI-neutral charge-exchange cross sections are also measured with neutral targets such as He, H2, CO, and CO2. New work will be started on design of an electrostatic storage ring suitable for measuring, in stored molecular ions, vibration-rotation constants, dissociative recombination dynamics, and ionization cross sections. Knowledge of fields-and-trajectories codes, especially the Modern Accelerator Design (MAD) code, is required for this task.
Date Posted: 08/29/2012
Advisor Name: Dr. Ara Chutjian
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Research Associate
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoc in Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation
Date Posted: 08/22/2012
Advisor Name: Junjie Liu
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Chemistry of Planetary Ices
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Studies of chemical processes in cryogenic ices using infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectroscopy and mass spectrometry
Date Posted: 08/15/2012
Advisor Name: Hodyss,Robert
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Real-time 3-D vision for autonomous navigation of robotic air and ground vehicles
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Algorithm development and real-time implementation of 3-D vision systems for autonomous navigation of robotic air and ground vehicles
Date Posted: 08/14/2012
Advisor Name: Dr. Larry Matthies
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Real-time computer vision for robotics
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Algorithm development and real-time implementation for 3-D vision systems for autonomous navigation of robotic air and ground vehicles
Date Posted: 08/14/2012
Advisor Name: Dr. Larry Matthies
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Laboratory UV Spectroscopy for Application to Spacecraft Observations of the Atmospheres of the Planets
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
UV observations of Planetary Atmospheres and the Interstellar Medium (ISM) made from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Cassini, and the MAVEN missions require accurate laboratory measurements of electron and proton collision cross sections, wavelength positions and oscillator strengths of the abundant species. The laboratory objectives are: 1) to measure at high spectral resolution predissociation yields and emission cross sections (10eV-2keV) of N2 c', b, b'-X transitions 2) to complete high resolution UV spectroscopic model from 75-165nm for the B, B', B'-X, n=2,3,4, and C, D, D', D'-X, n=2,3,4,5 Rydberg series of H2 using recently calculated ab initio A-values and 4) to study optically-forbidden emission cross section of OI(135.6nm) and its cascade OI(844.6nm).
Date Posted: 08/02/2012
Advisor Name: Joseph Ajello
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Postdoctoral position with the US Planck Project at JPL
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoctoral position with the US Planck Project at JPL
Date Posted: 07/26/2012
Advisor Name: Charles Lawrence
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Quantification of mineral dust seasonal dynamics, regional features, and direct radiative effects through current and improved MISR products
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
2. Analyze MISR current and new dust products in conjunction with transport model
Date Posted: 06/20/2012
Advisor Name: Kalashnikova,Olga,V
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Laboratory Simulation of Ice Melt and Near-Surface Alteration under Mars Conditions, Past and Present
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
NPP announcement for Mars weathering
Date Posted: 06/18/2012
Advisor Name: Hurowitz,Joel,A
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Magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, wave-particle interactions and the plasma astrophysics of solar wind acceleration
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Carry out modeling and numerical simulations of turbulence and wave-particle interactions in the inner heliosphere and accelerating solar wind.
Date Posted: 06/11/2012
Advisor Name: Marco Velli
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Radar properties of Icy Bodies
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Laboratory characterization of icy moons analogs and radar propagation modelling
Date Posted: 05/21/2012
Advisor Name: Heggy,Essam
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Ocean Modeling and Data Analysis
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will focus on studying ocean-earth interactions and developing a multi-scale ocean circulation model as part of NASA’s GRACE science team project.
Date Posted: 03/27/2012
Advisor Name: Y. Tony Song
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Ultrasensitive Detectors and Calorimeters for Infrared Astronomy
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Nano-HEB
Date Posted: 03/21/2012
Advisor Name: Boris Karasik
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Compact Broad Band mid- Infrared Spectrometers
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Successful candidate will carry out research and develop chemistry, physics and optics necessary for making these instruments in the Quantum Science and Technology Group. Will interact with collaborators at JPL, Caltech and other institutions. Will work in team environment and will contribute to team’s effort. Will publish in technical refereed journals and present results in technical conferences.
Date Posted: 02/29/2012
Advisor Name: Mansour,Kamjou
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The Environments of Powerful Radio-Loud AGN
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The Environments of Powerful Radio-Loud AGN
Date Posted: 02/28/2012
Advisor Name: Daniel Stern
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Reasearch in Semiconductor Lasers and Detectors
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Design, fabrication, and characterization of advanced semiconductor lasers
Date Posted: 02/28/2012
Advisor Name: Siamak Forouhar
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Multiple Natural Hazards Ionospheric Remote Sensing Using Ground and Space-Based GPS Measurements
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Investigating natural hazards generated TEC perturbations induced by tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanoes using ground and space-based GPS measurements
Date Posted: 02/16/2012
Advisor Name: Komjathy, Attila
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Planetary Missions Radio Science Data Analysis And Calibration
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This position is for an analyst with a solid background in applied science and/or engineering who will (1) write sofware, modify software, and document programs for signal processing and data processing; (2) interpret data for scientific applications, (3) support the goals of the group by training other members on developed tools.
Date Posted: 02/09/2012
Advisor Name: Sami W. Asmar
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Postdoctotal work in planetary instrumentation
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoctoral position in planetary spectrometer development
Date Posted: 02/08/2012
Advisor Name: Ram Vasudev
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CARVE - The Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
CARVE airborne science data acquisition and analysis
Date Posted: 02/07/2012
Advisor Name: Charles Miller
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Advanced Technology Development for Future UV Missions
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 01/31/2012
Advisor Name: Nikzad,Shouleh
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Satellite Geodesy and Solid Earth Geophysics
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Estimating sea level changes, polar ice variations, glacial isostatic adjustment and other geophysical processes from global geodetic datafrom geodetic
Date Posted: 01/12/2012
Advisor Name: Xiaoping Wu
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Modeling Geodetic Imaging Data
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Applicants are sought to develop crustal deformation models and simulations that integrate geodetic data
Date Posted: 11/01/2011
Advisor Name: Donnellan,Andrea
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Cosmology and the Cosmic Microwave Background
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research in cosmology, with emphasis on the cosmic microwave background
Date Posted: 10/31/2011
Advisor Name: Lawrence,Charles,R
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Laser-Cooled Optical Clocks and Quantum Sensors for Space Applications
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
ILaser-Cooled Optical Clocks and Quantum Sensors for Space Applications
Date Posted: 10/27/2011
Advisor Name: Thompson,Robert,J
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Ionospheric remote sensing using GNSS and SAR
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoctoral Research on Ionospheric Remote Sensing and Modeling
Date Posted: 10/11/2011
Advisor Name: Xiaoqing Pi
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Small Body Ephemerides: Towards Higher Fidelity Predictions
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Small Body Ephemerides: Towards Higher Fidelity Predictions
Date Posted: 09/19/2011
Advisor Name: Chesley,Steven,R
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Debris Disks and Exoplanets
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Herschel imaging of debris disks around known planet-bearing stars
Date Posted: 07/18/2011
Advisor Name: Bryden,Geoffrey
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Southern Ocean studies using satellite data and models
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Southern Ocean studies using satellite altimetry, gravimetry and temperature data, and ECCO3 numerical model.
Date Posted: 07/05/2011
Advisor Name: Zlotnicki,Victor
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Numerical modeling of interactions between glciers/ice streams and ice shelves/floating termini
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Numerical modeling of ice stream/ice shelf interaction
Date Posted: 06/21/2011
Advisor Name: Khazendar,Ala
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Characterizing the biological distributions with in situ instrumentation.
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
In situ investigations
Date Posted: 04/25/2011
Advisor Name: Beegle,Luther,W
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Climate Studies with Multi-Sensor Satellite Observations of the Atmosphere
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Analyze climate processes in temperature, water vapor and cloud observations taken by the NASA A-Train satellite constellation
Date Posted: 04/13/2011
Advisor Name: Fetzer,Eric,J
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Planetary Orbits, Rotation and Gravity Fields
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Analysis of spacecraft radio tracking data for determining planetary orbits, rotational dynamics, and gravity fields.
Date Posted: 04/07/2011
Advisor Name: Folkner,William,M
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Science with Next Generation, Large Radio Arrays
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral applications from those with an interest in all aspects of science that can be obtained from observations with existing and emerging next generation radio arrays.
Date Posted: 04/06/2011
Advisor Name: Lazio,Joseph
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Ocean circulation and sea level variability using satellite observations and numerical models of the ocean
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
ocean circulation and sea level change from satellite observations and numerical models
Date Posted: 03/01/2011
Advisor Name: Fu,Lee-Lueng
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Physical and Dynamical Evolution of Comets
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Comets are primordial bodies left over from the formation of the solar system, and conveniently stored in distant reservoirs such as the Oort cloud and the Kuiper belt.
Date Posted: 02/18/2011
Advisor Name: Paul Weissman
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Applications of multi-sensor satellite observations and reanalysis products to study oceanic variability
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Oceanic variability and relation to climate
Date Posted: 02/16/2011
Advisor Name: Lee,Tong
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Characterization of Super-Earths and mini-Neptunes
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The objective of the research conducted by the postdoctoral fellow will be to characterize the low-mass planets by modeling the interior structure and dynamics of Earth-like, icy, and Neptune-like planets.
Date Posted: 02/14/2011
Advisor Name: Sotin,Christophe
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Geobiology and Carbon Sequestration
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
CO2 sequestration is one of a number of measures being investigated as a possible way of mitigating global change. Injection into and reaction within aquifers in basalt is a most promising approach.
Date Posted: 02/10/2011
Advisor Name: Coleman,Max
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In-situ microimaging and optical spectroscopy for planetary science
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Application of in-situ microimaging and optical spectroscopy to planetary science and astrobiology
Date Posted: 02/02/2011
Advisor Name: Sellar,R. Glenn
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Large Lakes and Climate
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Assess changes in the temperature of lakes from satellite data and relate to climate
Date Posted: 01/31/2011
Advisor Name: Simon J. Hook
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Mars Polar Science and Technology
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The postdoctoral fellow will pursue experimental research on Mars Polar Science, including interpretation of Phoenix mission results
Date Posted: 01/30/2011
Advisor Name: Hecht,Michael,H
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Survey Observations of Cometary Objects and Centaurs
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research activity seeks to combine survey data from sources such as the Wide-field Infrared Explorer Survey (WISE) and Near-Earth Telescope (NEAT) projects in order to characterize the volatile species, the nature of ejected dust, and the surface properties of comets and their pre-cursors, and also to conduct focused studies of objects of particular interest from ground-based telescopes.
Date Posted: 01/27/2011
Advisor Name: Bauer,James,M
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Describing the Structure of Precipitation from Spaceborne and Ground Radar Observations
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This opportunity is to build and analyze simultaneous spaceborne-precipitation and ground-weather radar data sets, and to analyze the time series of the precipitation variables and how they affect (and are affected by) nearly-simultaneous land surface data.
Date Posted: 01/26/2011
Advisor Name: Turk, Francis, J
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Tunable Laser Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Opportunities exist for research that directly support the goals of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program by conducting research that will (i) support an existing instrument on the MSL mission (Tunable Laser Spectrometer TLS on SAM) and (ii) develop new measurement techniques for the next-generation of tunable laser spectrometers for future planetary missions.
Date Posted: 12/08/2010
Advisor Name: Chris Webster
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Cosmology in the Planck era
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The successful candidate will address salient question in cosmology.
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Olivier Doré
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MKID Superconducting Detectors
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow interested in the development MKID technology.
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Henry LeDuc
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Terahertz Technology Development
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
his research area is intended for the development of terahertz sensors, sources, components and instruments for Earth and planetary remote sensing and in-situ measurements, astrophysics and laboratory based technology demonstration.
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Peter Siegel
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Earth Rotation, Gravity, and Shape: Measurements and Models
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The rearrangement of mass within the surficial fluid layers of the Earth, including the atmosphere, oceans, and water, snow and ice stored on land, causes the Earth’s gravity to change, causes the Earth’s rotation to change by changing the Earth’s inertia tensor
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Richard Gross
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Solar System Dynamics
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This position is to conduct research in the area of solar system dynamics with an emphasis on using spacecraft radio range and Doppler measurements to determine planetary gravity fields and rotation dynamics to further understanding of planetary interior and crustal structure and formation processes.
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Donald Yeomans
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High efficiency computational methods for the calculation of scattering properties of complex shape particles.
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Methods and algorithms for calculation of scattering properties of complex-shape atmospheric particles
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Tanelli,Simone
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Bacterial Spore Viability in Extreme Environments
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Our group is investigating bacterial spore viability in extreme environments. We currently focus on the following specific areas
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Adrian Ponce
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Nonlinear Plasma Waves
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Ulysses and Cluster magnetic field data are used for the study of nonlinear low frequency plasma waves.
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Bruce Tsurutani
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High Speed Streams and Geomagnetic Activity
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The properties of high speed solar wind streams and their resultant effects on geomagnetic activity at Earth are being investigated.
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Bruce Tsurutani
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High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Our research focuses recording and analyzing high resolution molecular spectra and employing this knowledge to support remote sensing and new mission concept design.
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Charles Miller
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Analysis of Multispectral Data Sets of Planetary Surfaces
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
A wealth of observations on the surfaces of planets, satellites, and small bodies has been obtained by both ground-based and spacecraft instruments.
Date Posted: 11/22/2010
Advisor Name: Bonnie Buratti
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Planetary and Satellite Volcanic Processes
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Investigations include modeling ascent and eruption of lava and cryolava
Date Posted: 11/09/2010
Advisor Name: Ashley Davies
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Ionospheric response to coupling from above and below
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Using global data sets and models to understand global-scale ionospheric behavior
Date Posted: 11/09/2010
Advisor Name: Anthony J. Mannucci
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Dynamics and Structure of Planetary Atmospheres
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research program is involved in understanding various aspects of the dynamics, structure, and chemistry of planetary atmospheres.
Date Posted: 11/09/2010
Advisor Name: Andrew Friedson
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Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Planetary Surfaces
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This is an opportunity to work with ultraviolet data of the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, from the Galileo and/or Cassini missions.
Date Posted: 11/09/2010
Advisor Name: Amanda Hendrix
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Autonomous Remote and In-Situ Distributed Sensor Systems
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The goal of this research effort is to develop new pattern recognition capabilities for multiple Earth remote and in-situ sensors that will enable multisensor fusion and improve the ability to make autonomous decisions for science.
Date Posted: 11/09/2010
Advisor Name: Ashit Talukder
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Multi-Instrument Science Combining Passive and Active Sounding Techniques
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research opportunity calls for innovative work to identify and answer science questions related to moist processes in the mid-to-lower troposphere, possibly involving relationships between cloud formation, atmospheric moisture, and vertical temperature profiles.
Date Posted: 11/09/2010
Advisor Name: Anthony J Mannucci
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Unraveling Aerosol and Cloud Signals in Glory's APS Footprint: A Challenge for Multi-angle Spectro-polarimtery Modeling
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
One of the primary objectives of NASA's Glory mission is to quantify the direct and indirect effects of aerosols on the Earth's climate through measurements of the global distribution of aerosol and cloud properties with the Aerosol Polarimetery Sensor (APS).
Date Posted: 11/02/2010
Advisor Name: Anthony Davis
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Microwave Observations of Giant Planets
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This Research Opportunity seeks candidates interested in using microwave observations to improve our understanding of giant planet atmospheres and magnetospheres. The focus is on centimeter wavelengths, which probe thermal emission from the deep tropospheres of these objects or---in the case of Jupiter---synchrotron emission from its magnetosphere.
Date Posted: 10/27/2010
Advisor Name: Steven M Levin
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Exploration of Saturn with Planetary Entry Probes
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The primary motivation for in situ probe missions to the outer planets derives from the need to constrain models of solar system formation, and the origin and evolution of atmospheres, to provide a basis for comparative studies of the gas giant planets (Jupiter and Saturn) and ice giant planets (Uranus and Neptune), and to provide a valuable link to extrasolar planetary systems.
Date Posted: 10/27/2010
Advisor Name: Linda J. Spilker
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Instrumentation for Probing the Early Universe
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The measurement is challenging as it requires detection of a 100 nanoKelvin signal on a 2.7K background, but major advances in measurement of polarization of the CMB are currently underway.
Date Posted: 10/26/2010
Advisor Name: Brendan Crill
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Planetary surfaces: Topographic remote sensing and geological fluid processes.
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Analysis of fluid transport processes on the surface and near-surface of extraterrestrial worlds, using a combination of remote sensing techniques, geological interpretation and physical modeling
Date Posted: 10/26/2010
Advisor Name: Karl L Mitchell
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Spectroscopy of Galaxies in the Far-IR and Submillimeter: New Instrumentation to Probe Dust-Obscured Star Formation and Black-Hole Growth Through the Ages.
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The far-infrared and submillimeter (submm) waveband is the repository of approximately half of the photon energy ever produced in the history of galaxies, evidence of the major role that dust-obscured star formation and black-hole accretion played in shaping the modern Universe.
Date Posted: 10/25/2010
Advisor Name: Matt Bradford
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Receivers for Terahertz Astronomy beyond Herschel
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Beginning this year, there will be new opportunities for astrophysicists to explore the universe using spectroscopy in the terahertz frequency range as never before, with the expected start of science observing with Herschel Space Observatory and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Jonathan Kawamura
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High Contrast Coronagraphy
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research topic is ultra high-contrast coronagraphy for space and ground applications. At JPL we have demonstrated better than 10^9 contrast near the image of an artifical star in the High Contrast Imaging Testbed (HCIT).
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Stuart Shaklan
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High Contrast Astronomical Imaging and Interferometry
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The number of known planets around nearby stars continues to increase. The primary goal of this research is the direct detection of the faint emission from such exoplanets and from exozodiacal/debris disks.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Gene Serabyn
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Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Composition Ground-Based Spectroscopy
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Remote sensing spectroscopy is a powerful technique for the measurement of atmospheric species and aerosols that affect air quality and ozone chemistry in Earth's atmosphere.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Stanley Sander
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Laboratory Kinetics and Photochemistry for Earth and Planetary Atmospheres
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research opportunity is focused on the study of elementary reactions and photochemical processes important in Earth and planetary atmospheres.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Stanley Sander
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Circumstellar Matter: Jets and Dust
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We are studying dust- and nucleosynthetically-enriched circumstellar matter ejected by low- and intermediate-mass stars at the end of their lives, utilizing data from e.g., Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Raghvendra Sahai
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Mars Atmospheric Data Analysis and Modelling
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The successful post-doc will participate in a program which focuses on studying the Martian atmosphere, its variability, and its interaction with the surface through observing and modeling its primary traceable constituents, water vapor, water-ice and dust, and observing related surface features.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Leslie Tamppari
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Infrared Exoplanet Spectroscopy
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The successful applicant is expected to participate in an ongoing, high dynamic range, exoplanet spectroscopy program that has time awarded on both ground and space telescopes.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Mark Swain
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Extrasolar Planetary Systems: Formation and Characterization
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Observational studies of young stars, their circumstellar material, andlow-mass companions are being conducted with the long-term goal of betterunderstanding of the circumstances in which planetary systems form.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Karl Stapelfeldt
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Space and Planetary Science
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This program involves theoretical and data analysis studies of the thermal properties of planetary rings.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Linda Spilker
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Star Formation Theory
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Numerical radiation (magneto-)hydrodynamic simulations of the formation of stars can examine various formation scenarios of both high mass and low mass stars and the effects of star formation on the immediate surroundings.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Hal Yorke
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Lunar Laser Ranging Data Analysis
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Accurate ranges are measured from observatories on the Earth to four retroreflector arrays on the Moon.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: James Williams
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Chemistry in Star-Forming Regions
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Molecules are important tracers, not only of chemical composition but also physical conditions.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Karen Willacy
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Cloud Structure and Microphysics in the Outer Planets
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The proposed research falls within the broad category of remote sensing of outer planet atmospheres and will be concerned with radiative transfer in scattering atmospheres or with aerosol microphysical processes.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Robert West
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Electron and X-ray Optics and Analyses
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The applicant will perform research in the area of instrument development.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Jaroslava Wilcox
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Microbial Diversity of Spacecraft and Associated Surfaces
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Preventing forward contamination of extraterrestrial environments with earth borne microbes is essential in achieving NASA’s strategic sub-goal 3C, the advancement of scientific knowledge of the origin and history of the solar system, and the potential for life elsewhere.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Kasthuri Venkateswaran
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Star-formation and Evolution: Protostellar Jets and Outflows
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research will focus on the origin of wide angle outflows and collimated jets and how do they evolve with time.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Thangasamy Velusamy
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Heliophysics: From MHD to Kinetic Scales, Turbulence, Wave Propagation, and Wave-Particle Interactions
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The heating of the solar corona and acceleration of the solar wind is one of thefundamental problems in all of space science.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Marco Velli
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Advanced Computational Tools and Data-Analysis Techniques for LISA Science
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Gravitational-wave observations will create matchless opportunities to investigate the dark side of the universe, providing direct information about the properties of black holes and neutron stars, and allowing precise tests of general relativity’s yet unproven predictions.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Michele Vallisneri
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Gravitational Physics in Space: Theory and Experiment
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research in relativistic gravitational and small non-gravitational forces, lunar ranging, gravitational-wave astronomy, and other topics.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Slava Turyshev
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Star and Planet Formation
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The postdoctoral opportunities involve exploring the origins of the planets in the disks of gas and dust found around young stars, using computer models treating key physical processes such as the transport of mass, angular momentum and energy and the reprocessing of the primordial interstellar material through heating, chemical reactions and the growth of solid bodies.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Neal Turner
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Coronograph Studies for Exoplanet Observations
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This opportunity is for a postdoctoral scientist with demonstrated theoretical as well as experimental research capabilities in the area of exoplanets, coronagraphs, and/or interferometers.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Wesley Traub
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Continental Deformation, Earthquake Strain Accumulation, Plate Motion, and Postglacial Rebound ...
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Apply NASA technology (GPS, INSAR, VLBI, SLR, and GRACE) to a range of Earth phenomena.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Donald Argus
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Planetary Mapping and Robotic Exploration of Mars
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
An opportunity exists for research in one of two general areas:1) Planetary mapping and tectonic evolution of Mars and 2) Planetary robotic geology and the search for habitable environments and water on planetary surfaces.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Robert Anderson
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UV Emission Processes in Astrophysics and Planetary Atmospheres
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
UV observations of Planetary Atmospheres and the Interstellar Medium (ISM) made from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Cassini, and the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer missions require accurate laboratory measurements of electron and proton collision cross sections, wavelength positions and oscillator strengths of the abundant species.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Joe Ajello
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Frequency Metrology and Precision Sensor Technology
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Developing new enabling technologies that can be used in space for fundamental and applied sciences is the primary focus of our R&D. Research activities range from basic concept studies, proof-of-principle demonstrations in the laboratory, and instrument implementation.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Nan Yu
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Laser Interferometer Space Antenna: Sources and Data Analysis Tools
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
LISA is a planned joint NASA/ESA mission to measure gravitational waves from space.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Curt Cutler
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Biosignatures and Paleoenvironment Information From Evaporite Sediments
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We are taking an approach of geochemical and isotope analysis of minerals to complement other approaches that address NASA’s goal to answer the question: Are we alone?
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Max Coleman
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A Sensitive Broadband Seismometer for Lunar/Planetary Exploration
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The postdoctoral associate will develop a three axis seismometer which would be 100 times more sensitive in the horizontal direction than the current state of the art.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Talso Chui
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Trace gas detection, stable-isotope analysis, and aerosol characterization in planetary atmospheres
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The postdoctoral fellow will develop novel instrument techniques based on cavity-enhanced, optical-heterodyne spectroscopy for atmospheric stable-isotope analysis, ultrasensitive trace gas detection, and aerosol characterization.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Pin Chen
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Laboratory Spectroscopy of Planetary Molecules
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Remote sensing through spectroscopy of gaseous atmospheres (of planets, moons,comets, stars and the interstellar medium) require complete and accurate knowledge of molecular line parameters.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Linda Brown
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Investigation of Processes Controlling the Global Distribution of Tropospheric Ozone Using the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The postdoctoral fellow will focus on scientific data analysis of observations from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES).
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Kevin Bowman
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Experimental Cosmology and Astrophysics
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We are developing experimental approaches to fundamental questions in cosmology.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: James Bock
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Thermophysical and Rheological Properties of Planetary Ices
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The JPL Ices Physical Laboratory is looking for an expert in laboratory work at cryogenic temperatures who will conduct measurements of salt hydrate thermophysical properties.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Martin Barmatz
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Mechanical Measurements on Icy Compositions Relevant to Solar System Icy Moons
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The Ices Properties group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applicants to perform mechanical measurements of ices relevant to outer planet satellites.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Martin Barmatz
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The Structures and Dynamics of the Major Planets from Spacecraft and Ground-Based Imagery and Spectra
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Advances in both ground-based and spacecraft observing techniques have enabled a wealth of new, informative data to be acquired during the last few years which promise to provide new insights into the structure, dynamics, and circulation of the Major Planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Kevin Baines
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Aerosols and Climate of Earth and Mars
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We make innovative use of spacecraft and sub-orbital data to better understand climate of the terrestrial planets by squeezing multiple data sets for their information content.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Ralph Kahn
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Electron Impact Studies Relevant to Space Plasmas and Icy Planetary Surfaces
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Electron collisions processes relevant to space plasmas (in upper planetary atmospheres and astrophysical environments) and planetary ices are studied.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Paul Johnson
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Cryogenic Chemistry Studies of Water Ice Mixtures Germane to Outer Planet Satellites
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We are examining photochemical reaction processes with step-wise variable control of wavelength in order to understand and unravel the nature of the processes active on these bodies
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Paul Johnson
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Using Satellite Data to Study Effect of Aerosols on Clouds and Climate
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We seek a postdoctoral researcher to perform observational (particularly from A-Train satellite/instruments) studies on aerosols, clouds and precipitation relations, and the potential effect of aerosols on climate.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Jonathan Jiang
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Microwave Observations of Giant Planet Atmospheres
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Observations of giant planet atmospheres at wavelengths from the sub-millimeter to tens-of-centimeters provides information on composition and temperature over a wide altitude range.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Mark Hofstadter
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Modeling Dynamics of Water Storage and River Discharge
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
NASA’s proposed Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will use a Ka-band radar interferometer to measure two key quantities over rivers: water surface elevation and slope.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Ziad Haddad
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Evolution of Organic Matter in Planetary Ices
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research work focuses on Physics and Chemistry of Outer Planetary Ices using Laboratory Simulations and Spectroscopy.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Murthy Gudipati
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Behavior of Electrons in Solar System Water Ices
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Intense magnetospheric electron and ion bombardment of Jovian and Saturnian icy satellites such as Europa and Iapetus results in highly contrasting surface geology on these bodies.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Murthy Gudipati
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Dynamical Structure of Circumstellar Debris Disks
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research concentrates on the orbital evolution and dynamics of small particles in exoplanetary systems, and how this evolution is influenced by planetary perturbers.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Keith Grogan
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Geology and Tectonics of Mars
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will focus on the geologic interpretation of data returned by Mars orbiter and lander/rover missions.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Matthew Golombek
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Ocean Circulation Studies Combining Satellite Data and Models
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research opportunity aims to describe and to understand physical processes governing large-scale global ocean circulation by assimilating satellite observations with models of the ocean.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Ichiro Fukumori
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Development of Single Cooper Pair Boxes for Quantum Computing and Photo-detection
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Our effort is focused on studying artificial two level quantum systems based on mesoscopic superconducting devices
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Pierre Echternach
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Time-Varable Gravity and Earth Rotations Variations: Insights from Space Geodesy
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The Earth is a dynamic system with ongoing changes in both its mass distribution and internal motions that affect a number of global geodynamical quantities
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Jean O Dickey
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Understanding Climate Processes from Observations with JPL Instruments
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
JPL has developed several instruments which are collecting data to improve our current understanding of the Earth's climate processes.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Manuel de la Torre Juarez
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Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detector Arrays
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We have been developing Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors[1] for long-wavelength astrophysics imaging and spectroscopy applications.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Peter Day
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UV Emission and Electron-Impact Excitation Processes Relevant to Planetary Atmospheres
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
In planetary atmospheres, stellar atmospheres and diffuse molecular clouds, a dominant energy mechanism for energy transfer is electron collision processes with neutral species leading to UV radiation.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Isik Kanik
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Hybrid and MHD Modeling of the Solar Wind
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research opportunity focuses on using a variety of numerical models to understand the structure and dynamics of the solar wind from the coronal to 1 AU and beyond, out to the interaction of the solar wind with the interstellar medium.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Paulett Liewer
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Evolution of ISM and Star Formation
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We are conducting surveys of nearby star forming regions. The resulting spectroscopic and continuum data sets promise a comprehensive view of the dynamic state and evolutionary history of the ISM in these regions.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Di Li
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Laser Remote Sensing of the Earth Atmosphere
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The JPL lidar group led by Dr. I. Stuart McDermid at the Table Mountain Facility has been performing long-term measurements of stratospheric ozone, aerosols, and temperature since 1988.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Thierry Leblanc
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State of the Galactic ISM and Star Formation
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Star formation activity throughout the Galactic disk depends on the thermal and dynamical state of the interstellar gas, which in turn depends on heating and cooling, modulated by gravity, and shock and turbulent pressures (McKee & Ostriker 2007).
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: William D Langer
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Quantitative Mineralogy and Life Detection using Raman and LIBS Spectroscopy
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Our group’s primary research focus is on the development of advanced in-situ spectrometers for planetary science.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: James Lambert
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Life Detection in Water-Ice Matrices
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Planetary scientists often rely on the polar ice-covered regions on Earth as analogs for the polar regions of Mars.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: James Lambert
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Laser Interferometer for Gravity Wave Detection in Space
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
My primary research interest is in experimental studies related both to classical and relativistic gravity, currently focused primarily on the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: William Klipstein
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Titan Gravity and Interior
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The Cassini mission is providing several opportunities to measure the gravity field of Titan, the largest satellite of Saturn. The analysis of the flybys completed to date has shown that Titan’s gravity is more complex than a pure quadrupole field.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Nicole Rappaport
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Dynamics of Rings and Satellites
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The general area of my research in which a postdoctoral fellow would participate is the solar system dynamics, especially the dynamics of rings and satellites.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Nicole Rappaport
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Sedimentary Geology/Geomorphology and Geologic Mapping of Possible Ancient Lakes and Oceans on Mars
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Recent, very high-resolution image data from the Mars Reconnaissance, Mars Odyssey and Mars Global Surveyor orbiters are now providing enough regional coverage to enable a detailed re-examination of the Mars ocean hypothesis
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Tim Parker
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Research in Isotope Cosmochemistry
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research areas include the study of meteorites and of lunar samples. A new emphasis will address the measurement of secondary neutron (produced by galactic cosmic rays) capture effects in lunar soils and small pebbles, as a function of depth, to address lunar regolith transport processes
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Dimitri Papanastassiou
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Structure and Energetics of Planetary Atmospheres
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research combines the acquisition, reduction and analysis of remote-sensing data on planetary atmospheres with theoretical models of structure and dynamics.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Glenn Orton
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Model-based Design Assurance Technology
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Model-based design promises to shift the mechanism by which space mission designs are captured, reviewed and elaborated from one centered on drawings and text-based documents to one of computer processable models.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Jane Oh
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Development of Solar Blind UV Photodetectors and Photocathodes Using III-Nitride Material
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Successful candidate will develop processing, fabrication, and characterization techniques in various projects for solar blind UV detectors and particle detectors supported by NASA and DoD.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Shouleh Nikzad
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Instrumentation Opportunity for New Millimeter Camera with Antenna-coupled MKID Array
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Our group’s research is mainly instrumentation development for astrophysics and cosmology applications. In particular we are actively developing sensitive multi-frequency MKID arrays and instruments to conduct our own observations of clusters of galaxies for the studies of Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Hien Nguyen
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Space Physics Instrument Development
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The Space and Astrophysical Plasmas group at JPL is developing new instrumentation in both in-situ magnetometry and solar remote sensing.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Neil Murphy
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High Frequency Devices and Circuits
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research area is focused on developing semiconductor based devices and circuits operating in the 100 GHz to 5000 GHz frequency range.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Imran Mehdi
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Microwave Remote Sensing of Seasonal Processes in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team utilizing global satellite data from a variety of microwave remote sensing instruments, including scatterometers, synthetic aperture radars, and radiometers
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Kyle McDonald
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Characterization of Microwave Dielectric Constant Properties of Natural Media for Interpretation of Remote Sensing Signatures
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research involves characterization of the microwave dielectric constant (permittivity) of natural media and associated linkages to microwave remote sensing signatures.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Kyle McDonald
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Visual Navigation of Unmanned Vehicles
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research on visual navigation of unmanned vehicles addresses surface vehicles (rovers), aerial vehicles (balloons), landers, and orbiters.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Larry Matthies
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Exoplanet Signal Processing
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The detection of photons from an earth-like planet in the habitable zone around a nearby star is a challenge. In the near-infrared the technique of nulling interferometry can be used.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Stefan Martin
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Planetary Geology and Volcanology
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This opportunity is for studies of geology and, in particular, the study of volcanic processes in the solar system, using a combination of theoretical modeling, spacecraft data and field work on Earth where appropriate.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Rosaly M Lopes-Gautier
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Microwave Limb Sounding of Atmospheric Composition
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The Microwave Atmospheric Science team at JPL is responsible for the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument on the EOS Aura platform, launched in July 2004.
Date Posted: 09/21/2010
Advisor Name: Nathaniel Livesey
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Solar and Heliospheric Observations and Models
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research opportunities are available for analysis of solar and heliospheric observations with emphasis on connecting solar observations to their signatures in the in situ data.
Date Posted: 09/20/2010
Advisor Name: Paulett C Liewer
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Ice Sheet Modeling Initiative
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research opportunities exist within the JPL/UC Irvine Ice Sheet Modeling Initiative to produce new numerical models capable of more reliable predictions of ice sheet evolution in a warming climate.
Date Posted: 09/20/2010
Advisor Name: Eric Rignot
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Weak Gravitational Lensing as a Probe of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Weak gravitational lensing, where the sizes and shapes of background galaxies are slightly distorted by foreground dark matter, is one of the premier tools of precision cosmology.
Date Posted: 09/20/2010
Advisor Name: Jason Rhodes
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Towards observational constraints on ensemble climate projections
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 09/20/2010
Advisor Name: Kevin Bowman
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Sources and Detectors at Submillimeter Wavelengths
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Development of high power sources up to 5 THz
Date Posted: 09/20/2010
Advisor Name: Goutam Chattopadhyay
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Postdoctoral Research at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in UV Emission Processes in Astrophysics and Planetary Atmospheres
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Laboratory Studies of Emission Cross Sections with Application to the Upper Atmospheres of the Outer Planets and Their Satellites and the Interstellar Medium
Date Posted: 09/20/2010
Advisor Name: Joseph Ajello
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Fire Researcher
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve the analysis of airborne and spaceborne remotely sensed data of fires in Southern California. The work is part of a larger study looking at fires in Southern California and whether the type, magnitude and frequency of fires is changing as a consequence of climate change.
Date Posted: 09/20/2010
Advisor Name: Simon J. Hook
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