This project at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) is concerned with the properties and dynamics of the moons of the planet Saturn. The aim of the project is to create reference models for shape and rotation of the moons, as well as to perform the corresponding measurements on the basis of image data from the Cassini mission. Thereby, Saturn’s strong tidal forces acting on the satellites play an important role. The new models provide valuable boundary conditions for the inner structure and hints about the formation of the moons. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is carried out in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Planetary Research.
We are looking for a committed scientist for this challenging cooperation project. With very good previous knowledge, a doctoral thesis can be prepared on the basis of expected project results. Task description:
Work in the field of photogrammetry using image data of the Cassini Mission
Carry out block adjustments; create control point networks
Modelling the shape and rotation of the moons
Studies on equilibrium shapes and perturbations in rotation
Cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Preparation and presentation of the results in project meetings, symposia and in scientific journals
Successfully completed university studies (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in geodesy, planetary research, physics, mathematics, or a related field
Expertise in the evaluation of planetary image data and photogrammetric modelling
Interest and preferably experience in planetary research, geodesy and dynamics of small bodies
Competence in data processing under LINUX and with C
Ability to work independently and to communicate with external cooperation partners, willingness to integrate into a multidisciplinary team
Very good knowledge of written and spoken English
Please send your written application with the reference number and the usual documents to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät VI, Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformationstechnik, FG Planetengeodäsie, Prof. Dr. Oberst, Sekr. H 12, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin or by e-mail to email@example.com.
To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.
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