Job Details
Posting Date
01/11/2022 Expiry Date 01/12/2022 Job Reference Number: 2001-2022-11-01T16:10:58
Research Assistant – Planetary Sciences
Category Research
College Departments
Department Rise - Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering
Job Purpose

The Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering (RISE) is seeking to hire a full-time research assistant. The research assistant (RA) will work with Planetary Sciences Research Group. He will work closely with the group research team to understand and conduct research related to planets and stars, and to use the facilities at Sharjah Optical Observatory (SOO) at the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences and Technology SAASST. The main duties are to understand and conduct research, astronomical data analysis, present and discuss assigned latest research papers. The RA should have a good knowledge in using IDL programing platform, Python,  OriginPro, ATLAS9. Has the ability to write scientific papers and to deal with big astronomical data.  

Main accountabilities & expectations

The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will be to:

 ·         Assist conducting research in stars and exoplanets and write literature reviews,

·         Analyze astronomical data form different sources like Hope Prob and Gaia Space Telescope.

·         Data reduction of astronomical observations obtained using DADOS and Echelle spectrographs.

·         Join the ongoing astronomical observations of stars and exoplanets and use different astronomical instruments.

·         Write technical reports, and present research findings.

Job Specific Accountabilities --
Required Skills --
Preferred Qualification & Experience
  1. Master's degree (or equivalent) in physics or related discipline.
  2. Has published at least two articles in a specialized astronomical scientific journal, preferable Q1.
  3. Work Experience with astronomical data and catalogues is a plus.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

  1. Strong academic record.
  2. Knowledge of IDL interactive language, Python and OriginPro is essential.
  3. Knowledge of astronomical data processing like MIDAS, IRAF, or PyRAF is a plus.

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Master's degree
Relevant Experience 1 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality All
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