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PhD student position in Space Geodesy

Job Summary
Job Summary
Sector Academic
Categories Geodesy
Interdisciplinary / Other
Type Full Time
Level Student / Graduate / Internship
Employer Chalmers University of Technology
Location Gothenburg and Onsala, Sweden
Salary Open
Required Education Master
Application Deadline 31 January 2017
Posted 28 December 2016
Job Description

The successful candidate shall focus on research in space geodesy with the goal to improve global geodetic reference frames. The new concent of co-location in space shall be studied in connection to space geodetic techniques such as Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), as well as existing and planned co-location satellites. The concept is expected to significantly improve the quality of satellite orbits and the terrestrial reference frame. The candidate shall perform analysis studies of co-location satellites in terms of orbital parameters and compatibility with existing and planned geodetic space techniques, as well as perform real observations with e.g. the space geodetic equipment available at the Onsala Space Observatory and in particular the new Onsala Twin Telescopes. The candidate is expected to acquire deep understanding of various aspects of VLBI and other (geodetic) instruments which are available at the Onsala Space Observatory.

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