The Precision Space Systems Laboratory in the Department ofMechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Floridais seeking to fill one postdoctoral scholar position, in the areaof modeling and numerical simulations of the dynamics and controlof both space-based and ground-based gravitational waveobservatories. The applications of the research will be applied tothe NASA-ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA)gravitational wave observatory, which consists of threesun-orbiting drag-free spacecraft, and the suspension and vibrationisolation system for the Advanced LIGO gravitational waveobservatory. Appointments as Research Scientist may be consideredfor exceptional candidates.Be a technical lead for the development of mathematical models andnumerical simulators for spacecraft orbit and attitude dynamics,estimation, and control. Lead the development of mathematicalmodels, numerical simulators, including Finite Element Models, andestimation and control techniques for the mechanical vibrationisolation and suspension systems for ground-based laserinterferometer gravitational wave observatories. Support themodeling and data analysis for precision torsion pendulumexperiments used to simulate the free-fall environment of testmasses for drag-free spacecraft. Mentor graduate and undergraduatestudents involved in these projects and assist with technical andprogrammatic reports, journal articles and conferencepresentations.Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering, ElectricalEngineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Astrophysics or a closelyrelated discipline.Knowledge and experience in the following topics are desired:Numerical simulation and estimation techniques applied to spaceand/or complex mechanical systems, including spacecraft attitudeand translation and/or suspension and seismic isolation systems forprecision experiments; Experience with the development, flightoperations and/or data analysis of space flight programs; Softwaretools including Matlab, Python, C++, and finite element codes suchas ANSYS.Please send a letter of interest highlighting research andlong-term goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and emailaddresses of three or more references. Please apply via Interfoliohttp://apply.interfolio.com/71081and reference job 55787.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to applyfor this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida RelaySystem at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibilityto work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance withFlorida’s Sunshine Law.Category=69The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.