The Operational Directorate “Reference Systems and Planetology” of the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), and more specifically its section “Time & Ionosphere”, is looking for a scientific collaborator, in order to improve the performances of the remote clock comparison technique based on the data analysis of code and carrier phase measurements from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), i.e. GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, GLONASS. The activity will rely on the evolution and upgrade of the software tool Atomium, developed at the ROB, and using the Precise Point Positioning technique.
A contractual scientific position is available at the Royal Observatory of Belgium for a person to work on the detection of surface information on airless bodies with specific focus on the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos. Ongoing observations of the NOMAD spectrometer of the ESA TGO (Trace Gas orbiter) mission and future observations of ESA’s Hera mission with its optical instruments (including the Thermal infrared Imager) during the planned Mars flyby will be studied.
The Operational Directorate (OD) “Seismology-Gravimetry” of the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) is looking for an experienced seismologist to strengthen its team on the topic of intraplate and induced seismicity, and to contribute to fulfilling its tasks and missions. The research themes of this OD consist of preserving, studying and developing seismological knowledge, oriented towards the study of earthquakes in Belgium and worldwide. The OD is also in charge of gravimetry, focusing on time-variable gravity.