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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (186997)
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Salary range:  Circa £39,811-£41,678*
FTE:  1
Term:  Fixed (36 months)
Closing Date: 30 April 2019

Within the STARDUST-R Marie Curie Research Training Network, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher position is available for a fixed term period of three years to work on a project entitled “Intelligent Uncertainty Treatment in Orbital Mechanics”. This work relating to the development of methods and tools for uncertainty quantification and optimal control under uncertainty, the development of an AI-based tool in support of space traffic management and future satellite operations, the development of solutions to increase the resilience of the space environment, the definition of optimal strategies for collision avoidance and disposal of space debris and the deflection of asteroids, the improvement of our prediction capabilities and better manage high risk rare events The successful applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary team with members of the Department and their partners in the STARDUST-R Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Training Network. For further information on STARDUST-R, please see

Applicants will be required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. In particular, at the time of appointment they should be within the first four years of their research career, have not been awarded a doctoral degree, and should not have resided in the host country for more than 12 months in the last three years immediately before the appointment. Researchers are normally required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. For a more detailed summary of the eligibility criteria see

*The successful candidate will receive a financial package consisting of a living allowance, a family allowance (where applicable) and a mobility allowance, according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The minimum annual salary will be approximately £39,811 per annum.

For informal enquiries, please contact Massimiliano Vasile,

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