Descripción del puesto
Within the STARDUST-R Marie Curie Research Training Network, a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher position is available at DEIMOS Space to work on a project entitled “Intelligent Navigation and Control System for Minor Celestial Body Descent and Ascent”.
The candidate will be hired by the “Mission Analysis and Navigation” division at DEIMOS, and will work full-time in the field of interplanetary mission navigation to develop an adaptive autonomous system for minor bodies landing. The duration of employment is 3 years, starting on November the 1st 2019.
During the course of the research the candidate will be offered the possibility to be enrolled in the Ph.D. programme at the Universidad Carlos III under the supervision of Prof. Manuel Sanjurjo. Moreover the ESR will receive training within the institutions participating to the network and will perform 2 secondments of 3 months duration each, respectively at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and DFKI (Germany).
The gross annual salary will be 32.000€ including relocation; additional allowances are available for candidates with family.
Applicants will be required to meet the Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. In particular, at the time of appointment applicants should have no more than 4 years’ experience after graduation and should not have resided in the host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before the appointment.
For more information about the project please visit: http://www.stardust-network.eu/ or contact us via Twitter https://twitter.com/Stardust_H2020 or Email email@example.com.
The following tasks are envisioned:
- investigate innovative adaptive systems for autonomous landing in harsh environments;
- define system requirements for landing on minor bodies;
- develop descent control and navigation systems at minor bodies accounting for high fidelity environment and system models;
- develop strategies to increase system resilience against unexpected events and uncertainties;
- develop robust landing navigation and control algorithms;
- evaluate performance of innovative landing systems on minor bodies;
The Stardust Reloaded project is a European research project funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN) action of the European Union Horizon 2020 (H2020) program. The project addresses the growing need for a sustainable exploitation of space, the resilience of the space environment, the threat and opportunities coming from asteroids and the compelling need for properly trained specialists who can tackle these issues.
Stardust-R comprises 20 partners, including the European, French and German aerospace agencies that will support 15 early-stage career researchers (ESRs). The ESRs will be trained in mathematics, physics, computer science, robotics and aerospace engineering to provide effective solutions to make the space environment resilient, space exploitation sustainable learn more about minor bodies and ultimately protect Earth and our space assets.
The envisioned forms of training are: training through research, Project Working Groups, tutorials and webinars, secondments, training schools, workshops, and a design challenge.
A recognized engineering degree (aerospace, electrical, control, computer science engineering or similar).
The candidate should, at the date of recruitment, be in the first 4 years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree.
Excellent level of English, spoken as well as written
How to apply :
If you are interested AND YOU MEET WITH THE REQUIREMENTS of this position please provide the following documentation before the 31st of March 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org: