Postdoctoral Associate, Astrodynamics, Robotics, and Controls Laboratory

Massachusetts, United States
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEAeronautics and Astronautics, to assume a position focused on the development of atmospheric density models for accurate orbit computation, as part of the Astrodynamics, space Robotics, and Controls Laboratory (ARCLab). ARCLab is part of the Space Systems Laboratory (SSL) and its research focuses on astrodynamics, satellite guidance and navigation, space situational awareness, space traffic management, and more. Will establish test cases, run simulations with improved models, document results, and provide computational benchmarks; and publish the research results in academic journals and document findings at academic conferences. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering or a related field; extensive experience with numerical methods; significant knowledge of and familiarity with orbit determination and orbit propagation; a record of peer-reviewed publication and a strong desire to publish the findings of this research; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Job #16732

This is a one-year position, beginning in early 2019, with the opportunity for extension based upon satisfactory performance.  


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.