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[Met-jobs] Ph.D. vacancy : ESA ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission, Open University, U.K.

From Will.Hewson <>
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Date Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:34:05 +0000

The Open University (Milton Keynes, U.K.) has Ph.D. funding available for a candidate interested working on the ESA ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission, which is currently in orbit around Mars. 

The project will involve working on:
- Understanding the behaviour of the NOMAD spectrometer during its journey to Mars
- Exploitation of data from the NOMAD instrument to derive abundances of trace gases and dust/cloud
aerosols in the atmosphere of Mars
- Preparation of novel new techniques for the retrieval of atmospheric species
- Analysis of large datasets returned from the ExoMars mission

The successful candidate will start in September 2017 at The Open University in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

For more information please see the project brief:

The project P.I. Manish Patel can be contacted directly regarding the project by email at

Please note an extremely short closing date for enquiries; Friday 28th April 2017.

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