The group of Dr. Marko Gacesa at Physics Department of Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE is conducting a search for a Postdoctoral with a background in computational atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics, space and planetary sciences, or similar to join within the project “Search for the Martian missing Carbon: Signatures of non-thermal C escape at Mars from spacecraft observations.”
The successful candidate will use methods of quantum scattering theory and electronic structure theory to investigate the scattering of atoms and small molecules found in upper planetary atmospheres and analyze/construct molecular emission spectra of atmospheric molecules. She/he will also be expected to analyze data from Mars missions (MAVEN, EMM Hope, possibly TGO) and collaborate with researchers from Khalifa Space Science Center.
The candidate is expected to have experience in applying methods of AMO physics to small molecular systems as well as excellent computational skills (HPC, Fortran, Python, Linux, data management) and a willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research and learn quickly. Experience in space plasma physics or MHD is a plus but not required. Good communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in a diverse international team as well as independently are essential.
This 2-year position would start on August 1st 2021 and could be extended contingent on funding availability and performance. Khalifa University offers internationally competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience.
If interested, please send your CV to Dr. Marko Gacesa: email@example.com