Postdoctoral Associate, Space Policy

The Space Policy Institute is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher in Space Policy to join our academic and interdisciplinary team. The successful candidate will investigate how diverse ambitions (political, technological, scientific, ethical, legal, economic growth, sustainability, resilience) of multicultural stakeholders be realized in the future space exploration era through constructive and novel governance structures.


– Conduct an institutional mapping process of multiple space stakeholders (e.g. space agencies, governments, industry, commercial space actors, research organization and academia) active in deep space exploration in the major space-faring nations and evaluate their interdependency.
– Make a comprehensive overview of creative proposals published on novel governance structures supported by experts from the space, non-space sector and the humanities.
– Analyze the concept of “international environmental impact assessments” concerning deep space exploration that might influence with scientific research or natural, cultural or ethical values.
– Monitor and analyze policy developments with colleagues and external partners to design and conduct surveys, interviews, and workshops aimed at understanding the multi-stakeholder deep space exploration sector.
– Author and contribute to the development of reports, policy briefs, and academic publications to disseminate research findings and present research findings at conferences, workshops, and seminars.
– Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.