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Research Fellow Opportunities at EAC

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Research Fellow Opportunities at EAC

Two research fellow opportunities are available at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC); one in human factors and astronaut training, the other in energy provision for future exploration scenarios. Both posts are sponsored by the the Italian Space Agency (ASI) as part of an ESA-ASI integrated team, so there is a strong Italian language requirement, but applications are open to nationals of all ESA member states. More details can be found at the following links: Research Fellow in Future Human Exploration Technologies Research Fellow for Training, Learning Tools & Technology The closing...

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Upcoming Royal Institution Events

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Upcoming Royal Institution Events

  The Royal Institution will be hosting some events this October that may be of interest to ASB members. These will explore questions such as “Why does the universe seem to be just right for life?” and “What does the future of science have in store?” Details below:     A fortunate universe Tuesday 17 October, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Over the last century, scientists have come to realise that if the universe had been born with even slightly different properties, life would be impossible, and the cosmos would be dead and sterile. So why does our universe...

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Exobiology Research Fellow position at ESTEC

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Jobs, News | 0 comments

Exobiology Research Fellow position at ESTEC

The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), ESA’s main technology and test centre for spacecraft and space technology, is advertising a research fellowship opportunity in exobiology research coordination. The Science Department is responsible for the definition and coordination of the scientific research performed on-board the International Space Station (ISS), other spaceflight platforms and ground based analogues within the SciSpacE element of the European Exploration Envelope Programme (E3P). The overall scientific objectives of SciSpacE until 2024 are defined in 10...

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Call for Ideas: The Deep Space Gateway

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Call for Ideas: The Deep Space Gateway

The Deep Space Gateway will be humanity’s first spaceship. A human tended spacecraft in lunar vicinity that can move between orbits and where we can tackle the major challenges of human exploration in deep space. Preparations for the Deep Space Gateway are in being led by the International Space Station partner agencies. ESA invites the scientific community to contribute to the definition of this exploration driven platform by identifying the scientific opportunities that the Deep Space Gateway could offer and how these opportunities might be realised. A Call For Ideas is now open, which...

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Post-Doc Opportunities: Origins Center, Netherlands

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Post-Doc Opportunities: Origins Center, Netherlands

Six postdoctoral positions in origins of life research are available at the Origins Center in the Netherlands. The Origins Center is a recent, multidisciplinary and multi-institute initiative comprising a large number of top tier scientists in the Netherlands and is coordinated by the University of Groningen. Scientists affiliated with at least 17 Dutch universities and research institutes participate in its research. The center aims to investigate: The origin of life and of life-bearing planets The predictability of evolution Building and steering life from molecule to biosphere Finding...

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