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Postdoctoral Researcher

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Starting salary of $50,000 + benefits
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
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The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University is currently seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research position in spacecraft navigation and estimation theory.  

About our opportunity:

The successful candidate will be mentored by Prof. Keith LeGrand and will act as the lead researcher for an exciting new project focused on creating novel Bayesian state estimation techniques for spacecraft inertial navigation. The candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in other projects related to multi-object tracking, space situational awareness, and intelligent sensor control. The candidate will be mentored in all aspects of manuscript and grant preparation and have opportunities to disseminate their research in national and international conferences.  

What we’re looking for:

Required qualifications

  • Demonstrated proficiency in state estimation and/or signal processing theory
  • Experience in modeling 3D rigid body mechanics
  • Proficiency in Python, C, or C++

  Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in Bayesian estimation theory for nonlinear, non-Gaussian systems
  • Experience working with inertial measurement unit (IMU) and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) sensors

  Additional information:

  • Candidates whose qualifications differ from those listed above but have demonstrated excellence in related areas are encouraged to apply
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • The appointment is initially for 12 months with an anticipated extension for up to 24-36 months
  • Interested applicants should submit a CV, two representative first-authored papers, and the names of three references to Prof. Keith LeGrand at
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