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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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Cloud Structure and Microphysics in the Outer Planets and Exoplanets
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The proposed research falls within the broad category of remote sensing or modeling of outer planet or exoplanet atmospheres and will be concerned with radiative transfer in scattering atmospheres or with aerosol microphysical processes or General Circulation Models involving haze or clouds.
Date Posted: 09/14/2016
Advisor Name: Robert A. West
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Research in space gravitational wave detection development
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve experimental development efforts towards space laser interferometer for gravitational wave detection such as the concept of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. The candidate will participate in development and validation of new approaches to the measurement system noise suppression with optical frequency combs. The candidate may also participate in other LISA tesdbed activities.
Date Posted: 09/08/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Nan Yu
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Research in Micro Trapped Ion Clock
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The postdoc candidate will join the development project for a micro trapped ion clock. The research work involves the design, analysis, fabrication and testing of micro ion trap physics package, optical pumping and detection of ion, environmental effects, and the clock operation and performance evaluation.
Date Posted: 09/08/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Nan Yu
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Short-term ice dynamics in Greenland and Antarctica
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Short-term ice dynamics in Greenland and Antarctica with Cosmo Skymed and other radar interferometry data.
Date Posted: 09/07/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Eric J. Rignot
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Weak Lensing cluster observations with the Superpressure Balloon-borne Imaging Telescope
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The SuperPressure Balloon-borne Imaging Telescope (SuperBIT) is a mid-latitude (launch from Wanaka, NZ) ultra-long duration balloon (ULDB) mission, which will provide 100 days of near space-quality imaging of hundreds of galaxy clusters to study properties of dark energy and dark matter through weak and strong lensing. The successful candidate will work within the SuperBIT team on developing/implementing the data analysis pipeline and on interpreting scientific results. Previous experience in weak lensing, strong lensing and/or model development for the interpretation of cluster mass estimates and cluster profile measurements is desirable. Experience in multi-wavelength cluster cosmology (Optical, X-ray, SZ) is also beneficial. SuperBIT's measurements will overlap with the measurements from optical ground-based observations, in particular the Dark Energy Survey (DES). Exploring synergies of SuperBIT and DES as a precursor concept for future, larger ULDB missions that overlap with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), Euclid, and the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) are important aspects of this project. The JPL cosmology group plays a leading role in the Euclid and WFIRST missions and are deely involved in preparing for LSST and in analyzing DES data.
Date Posted: 09/01/2016
Advisor Name: Tim Eifler
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Observing sub-annual mechanics of Antarctic ice streams using short repeat time InSAR
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Recent results using temporally dense SAR acquisitions from the Cosmo-SkyMed (CSK) constellation have demonstrated the ability to capture the three component surface velocity response of ice streams and ice shelves to forcing from ocean tides. Systematic mapping of this response has the potential to illuminate the basic mechanical characteristics of the streaming ice, the bed-ice interface, and the floating ice. The ice streams/shelves of the Antarctic Peninsula and the Filcher-Ronne system are ideal candidates for such a study given the very large tidal forcing active in these regions. We seek a postdoctoral scholar who will work to combine dense CSK observations (InSAR and speckle tracking) with other available geodetic imaging data to develop comprehensive time series of deformation and to integrate these observations with mechanical models of ice streams and ice shelves. This activity requires a strong interest in furthering both geodetic and glaciology science.
Date Posted: 09/01/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Alex S. Gardner
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Hyperspectral Investigations of the Composition of Volcanic Plumes
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Hyperspectral Investigations of the Composition of Volcanic Plumes
Date Posted: 08/31/2016
Advisor Name: Vincent J. Realmuto
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Starshade High Performance Experimentation and Model Validation
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Laboratory demonstration and model validation of small-scale starshades for exoplanet direct imaging.
Date Posted: 08/31/2016
Advisor Name: Stuart Shaklan
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California fault processes constrained by InSAR and GPS observations
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
California fault processes
Date Posted: 08/31/2016
Advisor Name: Liu, Zhen
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Volcano transient source processes constrained by InSAR and in situ observations
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Combine InSAR time series from and other in-situ and remote sensing information to constrain volcano source models
Date Posted: 08/31/2016
Advisor Name: Lundgren,Paul,R
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Infrasound as a Geophysical Probe Using Earth as a Venus Analog
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
science data analysis, physics-based modeling, algorithm development
Date Posted: 08/30/2016
Advisor Name: Komjathy,Attila
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Hydrological modeling and data assimilation
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Integrating remotely sensed data into hydrological models
Date Posted: 08/11/2016
Advisor Name: Jay Famiglietti
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Understanding Methane Point Source Emissions
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Successful candidates will have expertise in atmospheric physics and chemistry, carbon cycle science, airborne instruments, atmospheric remote sensing, regional scale CO2 flux inversions, or the equivalent. They will join the active JPL Carbon Cycle Science group and have opportunities to interact with colleagues at Caltech.
Date Posted: 08/08/2016
Advisor Name: Miller,Charles,E.
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Development of Next-Generation Thermopile Arrays for Space Applications
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Development of next-generation thermopile arrays for a variety of space applications
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Kenyon,Matthew,E
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Planetary Surface and Interior
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Investigation of extraterrestrial samples
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Liu,Yang
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Bulk Metallic Glasses for Spacecraft Applications
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites for Structural Applications in NASA Spacecraft
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Douglas C. Hofmann
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High-Speed Time-Resolved Raman Spectrometer Development for Planetary Surface Exploration
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Development of time-resolved Raman spectrometer for planetary surface exploration using high repetition rate pulsed microchip lasers and time-resolved detectors.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Blacksberg,Jordana
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Development of Advanced Electrically Pumped Mid-IR Lasers
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve developing advanced electrically pumped mid-IR lasers based on a new class of semiconductor heterostructures and requires the use of cleanroom microfabrication techniques and optical and electrical characterization of semiconductor materials and lasers.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Mahmood Bagheri
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Tsunami Source Inversion with Geospatial Measurements
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will focus on studying major earthquake processes using geospatial measurements, such as high-rate GPS data, seismographs, and GRACE measurements. Modeling earthquake fault parameters for tsunami early detections is the key part of the project. Processing real-time data streams, analyzing historical data sets, and model results are necessary. However, the specific scientific focus of these activities will depend on the qualifications and interests of the incumbent.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Song,Yuhe ,T
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Environmental Microbiome of the International Space Station – Omics Analyses.
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
ISS – Microbial Observatory Experiments
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Venkateswaran,Kasthuri
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Influence of Microgravity in the Production of Secondary Metabolites
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Fungal Omics
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Venkateswaran,Kasthuri
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Radar Sounding of the Martian Polar Layered Deposits
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Analysis of radar sounding data for the Martian Polar Layered Deposits
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Nunes,Daniel,C
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Ultra-high Energy Particle Astrophysics
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Cosmogenic ultra-high energy particle science. Characterizing the relation between cosmic ray data and neutrino limits for current and future experiments. Data analysis for the ANITA experiment. Technology development and concept maturation for future observatories.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Andrew Romero-Wolf
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Spacecraft Autonomy
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
autonomous space systems
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Steve A. Chien
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Planetary In Situ Capillary Electrophoresis System (PISCES) Development
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Planetary In Situ Capillary Electrophoresis System (PISCES) Development
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Willis,Peter,A
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Postdoctoral Scholar in Astrophysics
Astrophysics/Space Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoctoral position in astrophysics, with an emphasis on the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, intensity mapping of highly redshifted molecular lines from the cosmic dawn, and the foreground emission that must be separated.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Charles Lawrence
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Climate and Megafires
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Analyze, validate and write up data from unprecedented airborne acquisitions over Californioa's recent megafire
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. David Schimel
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Tropical Forest Carbon Cycle
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Remote sensing of structure and dynamics of tropical forests
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Saatchi,Sassan,S
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Modeling impact processes on Ceres
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Modeling Ceres impact processes
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Carol Raymond
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Radar Remote Sensing of Vegetation
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research opportunity is for candidates with special interest in radar remote sensing of vegetation.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Marc Simard
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Galactic and extragalactic ISM and Star Formation
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The area of research of our group is the study of the properties of the interstellar medium and how they relate to the formation and evolution of molecular clouds, the formation of stars, and the feedback effects that newly formed stars have on their parent molecular clouds.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Jorge,Pineda,L.
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Bounding potential tidewater glacier contributions outside of the ice sheets to sea level change over the next 100 years
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Bounding the potential sea level contribution from increased solid ice discharge to the oceans over the next 100 years
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Gardner,Alex,S
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Postdoctoral position in pulsar related astronomy and astrophysics
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoc position in pulsar science, such as search for gravitational waves, dedicated searches, pulse characteristics, and related phenomenology.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Walid Majid
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Characterization of atmospheric aerosol in the US Southeast from ground and space-based measurements, and GEOS-Chem model.
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Characterization of atmospheric aerosol in the US Southeast from ground and space-based measurements, and GEOS-Chem model.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Kalashnikova,Olga,V
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Rock Climbing Robot Development
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The postdoc will implement force control on the LEMUR 3 climbing robot to enable layers of autonomous operation climbing in caves and on cliff faces.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Aaron J. Parness
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The Exploration of Pluto
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The Exploration of Pluto
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Bonnie J. Buratti
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In-Situ Organic Detection Instrument Using Supercritical CO2 Extraction
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This position will include conducting extraction efficiency studies to determine optimal operating conditions for various solid sample matrices and organic components, and characterizing ultimate extraction efficiencies under various potential operating conditions.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Fang Zhong
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Surface and subsurface chemistry of ocean worlds of the outer solar system
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Astrobiology of Europa and Enceladus
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Kevin P. Hand
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Carboxylic Acid Analysis for In Situ Astrobiology Investigations via Microchip Non-Aqueous Capillary Electrophoresis
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
A postdoctoral position is available in microfluidic biomarker analysis [1] in the MicroDevices Laboratory at JPL. As part of the newly initiated Microfluidic Life Analyzer (MILA) project funded under the NASA PICASSO program, the postdoc will develop automated methods for analysis of carboxylic acids present in complex sample mixtures. This research will involve the development of separation protocols using microchip non-aqueous capillary electrophoresis [2]. This research effort, funded under NASA’s low TRL instrument development program, has a significant engineering component as well, involving microsystem design and automation, which is required for the implementation of these analyses on future robotic spaceflight missions searching for signs of life on Mars, Europa, Enceladus, or other solar system destinations.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Peter A. Willis
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Chiral Amino Acid Analysis for In Situ Astrobiology Investigations via Automated Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
A postdoctoral position is available in microfluidic biomarker analysis [1] in the MicroDevices Laboratory at JPL. As part of the newly initiated Microfluidic Life Analyzer (MILA) project funded under the NASA PICASSO program, the postdoc will develop automated methods for chiral analysis of amino acids present in complex sample mixtures using microchip capillary electrophoresis. This research effort, funded under NASA’s low TRL instrument development program, has a significant engineering component as well, involving microsystem design and automation [2], which is required for the implementation of these analyses on future robotic spaceflight missions searching for signs of life on Mars, Europa, Enceladus, or other solar system destinations.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Peter A. Willis
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Improving projections of ice-sheet change using satellite altimetry and numerical modeling
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We seek a Post-Doctoral candidate who has experience in analyzing remote sensing data. Furthermore, he/she will have good knowledge of the field of computational geoscience, including data assimilation techniques such as applying automatic differentiation to observational datasets.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Ala Khazendar
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Probing Dark Matter Properties and Quasar Structure with Cosmological Microlensing
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Cosmological microlensing as a tool to probe dark matter properties and quasar structure
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Moustakas,Leonidas
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Biosignatures Detection and Interpretation
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Can the non-biological processes mimic a particular biosignature? We explore various analytical techniques, measurements, and approaches for biosignature detection and interpretation to answer this question..
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Isik Kanik
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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: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Klesh,Andrew,T
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Biosignatures of microbial ecosystems
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Coleman,Max
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Blacksberg,Jordana
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Vance,Steven,D
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Hook,Simon,J
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Vasisht,Gautam
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Astrobiogeochemistry
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
production, preservation, and detection of biosignatures in ancient planetary materials
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Williford,Kenneth,H
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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: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Ivins,Erik,R
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Groundwater study with InSAR
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Groundwater monitoring with InSAR
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Drouin,Brian,J
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Mitigation of Ionospheric Scintillation Effects
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Mitigation of Ionospheric Scintillation Effects
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Pi,Xiaoqing
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Development of semiconductor lasers for absorption spectroscopy
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Forouhar,Siamak
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Ao,Chi,O
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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: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Fielding,Eric,J
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Eldering,Annmarie
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dalton,James,B
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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: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Anthony J Mannucci
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Ocean-atmosphere Exchanges
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
postdoc fellow
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Mathieu Choukroun
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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: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Janssen,Michael,A
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Debris Disks Modeling and Observations
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Mennesson,Bertrand,Dr
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Mass Spectroscopy Research and Development
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Basic and applied research in mass spectroscopy involving trapped ions.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Murray Darrach
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Darrach,Murray,R
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Velusamy, Thangasamy
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Chutjian,Ara
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Research Associate
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoc in Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Junjie Liu
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Identification of Potential Biosignatures using UV Fluorescence/Raman spectroscopy
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
In situ investigations
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Beegle,Luther,W
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Laser Remote Sensing of the Earth Atmosphere
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The JPL atmospheric lidar group based at the Table Mountain Facility has been performing long-term measurements of stratospheric ozone, temperature, and aerosols since 1988. In addition to long-term monitoring, the measurements from these lidars contribute to validating satellite measurements
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Leblanc,Thierry
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Broadband THz mixers for astrophysics and planetary science
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Development of THz mixers for space applications
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Karasik,Boris,S
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Smrekar,Suzanne,E
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Friedson,Andrew,J
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Two Postdoctoral positions in Cloud and Boundary Layer Dynamics
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoc positions in Cloud and Boundary Layer Dynamics
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Jen Shechet and Joao Teixeira
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Weak Gravitational Lensing and Galaxy Clustering as Probes of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We have several ongoing research projects in the area of weak lensing using both ground- and space-based data. These projects are precursors to ambitious surveys planned for the 2020s, including NASA’s WFIRST-AFTA, the ESA/NASA Euclid mission, and the ground-based Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Rhodes,Jason,D
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Planet and Star 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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Turner, Neal
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JWST Spectra of Planets and Brown Dwarfs
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Planning and Analysis of JWST spectra of brown dwarfs and exoplanets
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Beichman,Charles,A
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Solid-state magnetometer for planetary magnetic field mapping
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This job entails progressing the development of a solid-state magnetometer through advances in silicon carbide sensor design
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Cochrane,Corey,J
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NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow in Large scale hydrology
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Observations of the dynamic terrestrial water cycle
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: John T. Reager
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Thermal Structure, Chemistry, and Habitability of Small Exoplanets
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Modeling the atmospheres of temperate super-Earths and sub-Neptunes
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Hu,Renyu
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Haze and Cloud in Wide-Separation Exoplanet Atmospheres
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Developing new models of haze and cloud in cold exoplanetary atmospheres
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Hu,Renyu
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Postdoc in Hydrologic Modeling and Data Assimilation
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoc in Hydrologic Modeling and Data Assimilation in Surface Hydrology Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Narendra N. Das
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Understanding Coupling Between the Solar Wind and the Ionosphere-Thermosphere
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Will perform theoretical analysis and modeling to understand time-dependent IT driving by the solar wind.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Verkhoglyadova,Olga
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MicroDevice Laboratory (MDL) Postdoctoral Scholar
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Successful candidate will design a fully acoustic RF signal processor, fabricate and characterize the system. The desired system should show lower noise and higher linearity using novel acoustic components operating directly at the RF front end.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Mina Rais-Zadeh
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Signatures of Life
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The postdoc will work on an exciting geobiology topic, which forms part of the research effort of a NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) team.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Max Coleman
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Mineral, Organic, and Biological Investigations for surface and subsurface environments
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve Deep UV Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy of organics minerals and microbes for subsurface ice environments and planetary analogs.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Rohit Bhartia
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X-ray Fluorescence Scientist
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The selected candidate will work with the PIXL team at JPL and partner institutions to develop the quantitative measurement capabilities of PIXL. He/she will assist with defining and performing calibration procedures and analyze prototype instrument data. The selected candidate will also work with the PIXL engineering team to assess instrument performance..
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Abigail Allwood
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Asteroid ephemeris prediction and database
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve asteroid orbit determination and database management.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Ryan Park
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Remote sensing of water quality in CA Bay Delta
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), seeks a postdoctoral scholar who will evaluate and understand water quality and water resources parameters in the San Francisco Bay-Delta through the use of remote sensing. This study will focus on investigating drivers and spatial variability of turbidity in the Bay-Delta using remote sensing. Activities will include: 1. Use remote sensing (satellite and airborne) to identify features of flow and geomorphology related to turbidity fronts, turbidity maximums, turbidity ranges considered optimal for smelt and evaluate their inception, evolution and progression through the Bay-Delta. 2. Develop algorithms to relate remote sensing datasets to in situ measurements of water constituents. 3. Participate in up to 8 field trips to collect in situ data. 4. Assess, to the extent possible, any long-term trends in the spatio-temporal dynamics of turbidity in the Bay-Delta. 5. Support development and execution of course materials to train non-NASA entities to utilize remote sensing data for water quality applications. The outcomes of this project can be used for future applied science investigations of the Bay-Delta, including interpreting historical information regarding turbidity plume development and transport, relating turbidity to observed fish distributions, and connecting the turbidity distribution to other water quality attributes such as phytoplankton abundance and distribution and dissolved organic matter production and transport. Furthermore, the algorithms that result from this analysis will form the basis for ongoing assessment of turbidity using remotely sensed data from present and future satellite sensors.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Christine Lee
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Soil Liquefaction
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The postdoc will be responsible to develop state-of-the liquefaction model that includes a hydrologiv model to generate regional liquefaction vulnerability/risk maps
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Narendra N. Das
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Planetary Orbits, Rotation and Gravity Fields
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Ryan S. Park
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Drivers of regional and global sea level change
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Using geodetic measurements from altimeters, gravimetry, GPS, and state-of-the-art models to quantify, understand and ultimately project sea level variations on short and long time-scales.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Felix W. Landerer
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Earth Rotation, Gravity, Shape, and Reference Frames: Measurements and Models
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Using geodetic measurements and surface geophysical fluid models to improve the terrestrial reference frame and to gain greater understanding of the mass flux in the climate system.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Richard S. Gross
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Using multi-sensor satellite observations to characterize the terrestrial water cycle
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Multi-sensor hydrologic modeling
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Konstantinos Andreadis
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Investigation of Jupiter's deep atmosphere using the Microwave Radiometer (MWR) on the Juno mission
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The candidate will carry out a program of research related to the objectives of the Microwave Radiometer experiment (MWR) on the Juno mission to Jupiter to study its deep atmospheric composition and dynamics.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Michael A. Janssen
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Geological fluid processes on other worlds
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This program focuses on the analysis of fluid transport processes on the surface and near-surface of extraterrestrial worlds, using a combination of remote sensing techniques, terrestrial analog studies, geological interpretation, laboratory measurements and physical modeling.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Karl L. Mitchell
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Multipixel Receiver Systems for Terahertz Astronomy
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Superconducting Array Receivers for Terahertz Astronomy
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Jonathan H. Kawamura
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Laboratory Studies of Chemistry on Titan’s Surface
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Studies of chemical processes in cryogenic organic ices using infrared, Raman, and ultraviolet spectroscopy
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Robert Hodyss
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Probing Jovian Icy Moons with Jupiter's Decametric Radio Emission
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Seeking postdoctoral candidate to analyze low frequency radio astronomical data from LOFAR and LWA to search for reflections of Jovian decametric emission off the surfaces of Jovian icy moons.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Andrew F. Romero-Wolf
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Sea Level Changes from Ice Mass and Glacial Isostatic Adjustment: Coastal Subsidence and Global Water Mass Balance in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Analysis of ice sheet and glacial isostatic adjustment using GRACE-FO, ocean altimetry and advanced modelling
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Erik R. Ivins
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Towards improved estimates of upper ocean energetics using satellite observations and numerical models
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The ocean’s energy budget plays a fundamental role in determining the global circulation and thus Earth’s climate. A major source of kinetic energy to both geostrophic and ageostrophic motions depends on the surface stress arising from atmospheric winds interacting with surface currents. These interactions are critical to Ekman layer kinetic energy budgets; air-sea exchange of momentum, heat, freshwater, carbon, and other chemical tracers; and marine weather warning and forecasting. The proposed work seeks to identify the dynamics and causes of mesoscale and submesoscale variability in regional and global domains, and how this variability is forced by ocean surface processes. Our approach is to use satellite (e.g., altimetry, scatterometry, and sea surface temperature) and in situ observations, in combination with high-resolution numerical ocean simulations, in order to to separate the different components of oceanic variability and the contributions of surface atmospheric forcing. One objective will be to determine to what extent existing and upcoming NASA remote sensing data products, in conjunction with high resolution models, can be used to monitor air-sea exchanges and their impact on regional or global ocean circulation processes.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dimitris Menemenlis
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Modeling Hydrology in Coastal Wetlands Using DELFT3D
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Modeling hydrology in coastal wetlands. Will include water flows through river channels, wetlands and take into account tide, bathymetry and winds. Will use remotely sensed surface height to constrain model.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Marc Simard
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Investigation of Complex Zintl Phases for High Temperature Thermoelectric Applications
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The post doc will work with the PI to investigate the thermal and electronic properties of structurally complex Zintl phases.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Sabah Bux
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Experimental Planetary Sciences (EPS)
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Laboratory studies on surface processes on Europa and Titan
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Murthy Gudipati
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Zhen,Liu
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Development of advance molecular and bioinformatics techniques for life detection and Planetary Protection for future missions
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Parag Vaishampayan
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3-D perception for robot navigation
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Develop and test algorithms for real-time 3-D perception with monocular and stereo camera systems and lidar, for application to autonomous navigation of robotic air and ground vehicles.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Larry Matthies
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Cosmology
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Research on Fundamental Physics using Multiple Cosmological Data Sets
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Tim Eifler
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Studies of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This opportunity calls for cometary research relevant to millimeter and submillimeter observations made by the MIRO instrument, which is currently flying on the Rosetta spacecraft alongside Comet 67/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Observational and theoretical efforts related to any aspect of the comet will be considered, though we are particularly interested in candidates using our spectroscopic data to study the coma.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Mark D. Hofstadter
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Computation of Periodic Orbits in Multi-Body Astrodynamics Models
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve the application of new dynamical systems theory methods to the computation and use of periodic orbits in multi-body models. The focus of the applications will be for trajectory design and celestial mechanics analysis.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Anderson,Rodney,L
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Icy Moons
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This research opportunity encourages research proposals relevant to the tectonics of icy moons. Such might include geomorphological investigation of landforms, investigation of geophysical mechanisms for the origin of tectonic features, modeling of the stress sources potentially responsible for their formation, and/or intercomparisons among moons.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Robert Pappalardo
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Earth Science - JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Programs
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
Conduct research using Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission data for hydrological modeling and their integration.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: James Famiglietti
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Development of SuperSpec: An On-Chip Millimeter / Submillimeter-Wave Spectrometer for Astrophysics
Astrophysics/Space Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
We are now seeking a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate with our group to bring the technology into maturity and lead a campaign to demonstrate a prototype instrument at a mountaintop site. A successful demonstration will lead to instruments such as a multi-object spectrometer on a large submm telescope, and TIME, a wide-field spectral mapper targeting ionized-carbon fine-structure line emission from the Epoch of Reionization. If desired, the fellow will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of ultra-sensitive far-IR instrumentation for balloon- and space-borne platforms (e.g. SPICA and the Far-IR Surveyor) based on low-G bolometers, low-volume KIDs, and/or quantum capacitance detectors (QCDs).
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Matt Bradford
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Mansour,Kamjou
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Postdoctotal work in planetary instrumentation
Planetary Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Postdoctoral position in planetary spectrometer development
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Ram Vasudev
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Charles Miller
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Advanced Technology Development for Future UV Missions
Technology
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Nikzad,Shouleh
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Charles Miller
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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: 07/19/2016
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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Lawrence,Charles,R
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Bauer,James,M
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Anthony Davis
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Linda J. Spilker
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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: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Steven M Levin
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Planetary gravity science and interior modeling
Planetary Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve planetary gravity science, in particular, interior modeling of Vesta, Ceres, and the Moon.
Date Posted: 07/19/2016
Advisor Name: Ryan Park
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Near-field electromagnetic position sensing
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The work will involve research and technology development in the area of near-field electromagnetics for position sensing in non-line-of-sight environments.
Date Posted: 07/13/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Darmindra Arumugam
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Electromagnetic inverse imaging
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The work will involve research and development of electromagnetic inverse imaging techniques for airborne sub-surface radars.
Date Posted: 07/11/2016
Advisor Name: Dr. Darmindra Arumugam
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Frequency Metrology and Precision Measurements
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 research efforts. Research activities range from basic concept studies, proof-of-principle demonstrations in the laboratory, and instrument implementation.
Date Posted: 06/07/2016
Advisor Name: Nan Yu
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Postdoc in superconducting single photon detectors
Technology
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
The research will involve developing new superconducting single photon detectors with disruptive performance: < 1 ps jitter, < 1 dark count / day, > 10 GHz maximum count rate, UV to MWIR spectral bandwidth, near-unity efficiency, photon number resolution, and kilopixel array size.
Date Posted: 06/03/2016
Advisor Name: Francesco Marsili
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Postdoc in Hydrology
Earth Science
JPL/Caltech Postdoctoral Program
Description
We are seeking a recent Ph.D. scientist with a unique background in hydrology, remote sensing, computer programming, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ability in handling large datasets, and a demonstrated record of multiple first-author publications. The position will be part of the Postdoctoral Scholars Program with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) at JPL in the Atmospheric Physics and Weather Group, Earth Science Section.
Date Posted: 05/09/2016
Advisor Name: Ali Behrangi
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Precipitation Analysis and Hydrologic Application
Earth Science
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Description
This opportunity is for a talented individual interested in analysis of precipitation data and hydrologic modeling and application (e.g., drought, flood, analysis of extreme events in changing climate).
Date Posted: 05/09/2016
Advisor Name: Ali Behrangi
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Chemistry of Planetary and Exoplanetary 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: 02/01/2016
Advisor Name: Pin Chen
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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: 01/20/2016
Advisor Name: Y. Tony Song
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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: 12/10/2015
Advisor Name: Dr. Ziad Haddad
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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: 10/07/2015
Advisor Name: Marco Velli
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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