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Research Scientist

Employer:  University of Virginia
Job Number:  1172754
Date Posted:  02/16/2017

Job Description

Posting Summary: The Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks outstanding candidates for a Research Scientist. This position is term-limited. Primary responsibilities include participating with the Cassini team members to develop rarefied gas dynamics models to provide planning, data analyses and data interpretation of measurements to be made by the Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's Atmosphere during its proximal orbits. This will include disseminating the scientific results at national conferences and in peer reviewed scientific journals. Secondary duties include writing scientific proposals to NASA and NSF to obtain funding to further research in the area of planetary evolution.

Skills in the following areas are essential: Knowledge of Direct Simulation Monte Carlo modelling for rarefied gas dynamics, Monte Carlo modeling of ballistic exospheres on planetary bodies, familiarity with the data from the INMS and CAPS instruments on Cassini, good oral and written communication skills, as well as attention to detail and good record keeping.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field by the time of appointment. At least two years post-doctoral experience is preferred.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search job posting number 0620345. Complete an online candidate profile and attach a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Please contact Jeannie Reese at jsv7u@virginia.edu with any questions.

The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 
United States
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