The Precision Space Systems Laboratory (PSSL) at the University of Florida is seeking to fill two postdoctoral scholar positions in the areas of (a) numerical modeling and simulation of both space-based (LISA) and ground-based (LIGO) gravitational wave observatories, and (b) technology development for future space gravity missions, LISA and Earth Geodesy missions beyond GRACE Follow-on, as well as CubeSat demonstrations of laser ranging and laser time-transfer technologies.
The PSSL at the University of Florida is actively contributing novel technologies (hardware) to multiple space flight projects, ranging from CubeSats to large NASA science missions. Details regarding these two positions, which will remain open until filled, are provided below:
- Position involving modeling and numerical simulations of the dynamics and control of both space-based and ground-based gravitational wave observatories. The applications of the research will be applied to the NASA-ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) gravitational wave observatory, which consists of three sun-orbiting drag-free spacecraft, and the suspension and vibration isolation system for the Advanced LIGO gravitational wave observatory. Appointments as Research Scientist may be considered for exceptional candidates. http://apply.interfolio.com/71081
- Position involving of space technology development for drag-free inertial sensors for the NASA-ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) gravitational wave observatory and future Earth geodesy missions beyond GRACE-Follow On. This position may also contribute to the development of space instruments for intersatellite laser ranging, laser time-transfer, and laser communications for small spacecraft, especially CubeSats. Appointments as Research Scientist may be considered for exceptional candidates. http://apply.interfolio.com/71128