Postdoctoral Associate – Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) – Precision Space Systems

first_imgThe Precision Space Systems Laboratory in the Department ofMechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Floridais seeking to fill a postdoctoral scholar position in the area ofspace technology development for drag-free inertial sensors for theNASA-ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) gravitationalwave observatory and future Earth geodesy missions beyondGRACE-Follow On. This position may also contribute to thedevelopment of space instruments for intersatellite laser ranging,laser time-transfer, and laser communications for small spacecraft,especially CubeSats. Appointments as Research Scientist may beconsidered for exceptional candidates.Be a technical lead for space technology development and flighthardware fabrication and testing. This includes the development ofsome or all of the following: Capacitive sensors, mechanisms andmechanical design, digital control electronics, modulated currentsources, optomechanics, including fiber optics, and optoelectronicsfor space gravitational wave observatories (LISA), Earth geodesymissions, space optical communications systems, and laser rangingand laser time-transfer. Mentor graduate and undergraduate studentsinvolved in these projects and assist with technical andprogrammatic reports, journal articles and conferencepresentations.Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering, ElectricalEngineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Astrophysics or a closelyrelated discipline.Knowledge and experience in the following topics are desired:Design, development, fabrication, integration and testing, flightoperations and/or data analysis for space flight programs;Mechanical/thermal design for space systems; Fiber-coupled lasers,LEDs and fiber amplifiers; High bandwidth pulsed/modulated currentsources for lasers and diodes; Digital electronics,microprocessors, and FPGAs; Development of flight software and orfirmware for microprocessors and FPGAs, including VHDL; Experiencewith laboratory experiments, including the use of vacuum systems,UV and IR light sources and detectors, data acquisition andinstrumentation.Please send a letter of interest highlighting research andlong-term goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and emailaddresses of three or more references. Please apply via Interfolio reference job 55841.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to applyfor this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida RelaySystem at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibilityto work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance withFlorida’s Sunshine Law.Category=69The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img