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Women in Planetary Science maintains a Jobs page for YOU to post your announcements and links to jobs available for planetary scientists.

Please abide by the following criteria:

1. Announce only planetary science/astronomy jobs or those suitable for planetary scientists/astronomers with a master’s degree or Ph.D.  Postdoc positions are fine here; those seeking new graduate students should be posted on the “graduate student” and/or “undergraduate” page.

2. Include a link to a page with application instructions.

3. Include the closing date of the announcement (most recent are at the top of the list :).

Note: First time posters will require approval which should be done within a day in most circumstances.  If you don’t see your post go up please feel free to e-mail Kelsi.  Subsequent posts from the same e-mail address should go through automatically.

Thank you — and good luck!

Other lists of planetary jobs:

DPS – http://dps.aas.org/jobs

AGU – http://planets.agu.org/employment.php

AAS – https://jobregister.aas.org/

The Astrobetter blog maintains a list of current postdocs and faculty/research positions per year.

Postdocs were formerly listed on the Graduate Students page – but are currently being posted here.

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  1. November 21, 2022 9:19 pm

    Orbital Debris Modeling Scientist, Jacobs

    https://dps.aas.org/content/orbital-debris-modeling-scientist-0

  2. November 21, 2022 9:54 am

    TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN CLIMATE SYSTEMS SCIENCE AT CASE
    WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences invites
    applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Climate
    Systems. We welcome applications from geoscientists who employ field,
    analytical, observational, modeling, or a combination of these
    approaches to understand how components of Earth’s climate system work,
    interact and evolve. Research could focus on processes or records, from
    the recent to the deeper geological past.

    CWRU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty to enhance the
    excellence of the university. The successful candidate is expected to
    establish a vibrant, externally funded research program, mentor
    students in research, and teach both introductory and upper-level
    courses. They will be committed to advancing diversity, equity and
    inclusion in the department and university, and willing to engage in
    academic service at various levels.

    The position requires a PhD degree by August 1, 2023, and a record of
    research, publication and teaching commensurate with time since PhD.
    Research that complements existing departmental and university
    strengths is considered an asset. Review of applications will begin on
    12/1/2022.

    The full job description and submission instructions can be found at:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/115613

  3. November 21, 2022 9:53 am

    UMD ASTRONOMY PDS-SBN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

    The Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland (UMD),
    College Park, is offering a postdoctoral fellowship position in small
    body data science, including support duties with the Small Bodies Node
    (SBN) of NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS). The Small Bodies Node is
    based in the Department of Astronomy at UMD, and is an active
    participant with the Planetary Astronomy Group, which includes a large
    number of planetary scientists working primarily on small bodies
    (comets and asteroids) and on dynamics, and with participants in a
    variety of missions including the Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART),
    NEO Surveyor, and Lucy as well as many research projects, including
    observation programs using the James Maxwell Space Telescope:

    https://www.astro.umd.edu/rareas/

    The position is partly in support of the SBN archiving and oversight
    efforts as well and will be for the duration of two years, with the
    potential for renewal to a third year. Please visit the full
    announcement for additional information and application instructions.

  4. November 13, 2022 9:06 pm

    JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AT THE PLANETARY SOCIETY

    The Planetary Society, the world’s largest and most influential space
    advocacy organization, seeks a passionate, curious, and outgoing
    individual to serve as its Director of Government Relations in
    Washington, D.C.

    Responsibilities include engaging and educating elected officials,
    policymakers, and others in the D.C. area; information-gathering and
    relationship-building to inform advocacy strategy; raising awareness
    of organizational priorities via local events and briefings; and
    otherwise enthusiastically representing The Planetary Society’s core
    belief of optimistic, science-driven space exploration to the D.C.
    community.

    The Planetary Society strongly prefers candidates with formal training
    in science, engineering, or space policy, and will consider
    individuals without significant professional experience provided they
    can demonstrate excellence and initiative in persuasive communication,
    political analysis, and strategic thinking as it would pertain to this
    role.

    Those with at least 5 years of professional experience in legislative
    work or government relations in space-related fields will also be
    considered, even if they lack formal scientific training.

    The Planetary Society offers a competitive salary based on market
    data; covers 100% of medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 403(b)
    retirement savings plan with employer contribution; and a flexible and
    independent work schedule.

    To apply:

    https://www.planetary.org/careers/job-opening-director-of-government-relations

  5. November 13, 2022 9:05 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COSMIC ICE ASTROCHEMISTRY AT NASA/GSFC

    Applications are now being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research
    Associate to join The Cosmic Ice Laboratory at NASA/GSFC in Greenbelt,
    MD. The position consists of a postdoctoral appointment at the
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County and funded by NASA through
    CRESST II.

    The successful applicant will join The Cosmic Ice Laboratory and focus
    on investigating the radiolytic stability of organic compounds under
    conditions relevant to dense clouds or icy Solar System bodies. The
    successful candidate will perform radiation chemistry experiments on
    ices at low temperatures in vacuum, using a proton accelerator as the
    radiation source.

    Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics,
    or related field by the date of the appointment and should be within
    five years of the receipt of their doctoral degree. Ideally,
    candidates will have experience with the following: cryo-vacuum
    apparatuses, radiation chemistry, and infrared spectroscopy.

    Complete applications received by December 31, 2022, will receive full
    consideration. Candidates should send a cover letter, CV (including
    publication list), a 3-page statement of research interests, and
    contact information for three references via email to Ms. Katherine
    McKee (katherine.s.mckee@nasa.gov). The position will remain available
    until filled.

    Full Job Link:

    Click to access Postdoctoral%20Position%20in%20Cosmic%20Ice%20Astrochemistry.pdf

  6. November 13, 2022 9:05 pm

    TENURE-TRACK JOB POSTING: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ASTRONOMY & PLANETARY
    SCIENCE AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona
    University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at
    the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2023. We are seeking
    applicants who will expand the Department’s current expertise into
    areas that include (but are not limited to) early Solar System
    processes, exoplanets, and/or star and planet formation and
    protoplanetary disks. Applicants may employ techniques,
    including (but not limited to) observational, laboratory, and/or
    theory.

    Minimum qualifications are an earned PhD in Astronomy, Planetary
    Science, or related field, conferred by August 2023. Preferred
    qualifications include:

    – Demonstrated effectiveness in:
    * Teaching, advisement, and other student-related responsibilities,
    especially with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds
    * Scholarly activity, securing external funding, and publishing in
    high-impact journals
    * Service to the profession and the university community
    – Experience with traditional and non-traditional course delivery
    including active learning techniques, student-centered
    teaching practices, online modalities, and/or other teaching methods
    – Experience working and interacting with people from diverse
    backgrounds

    To view the job posting:

    https://apptrkr.com/3597517

    Address questions to Dr. Mark Salvatore (Search Committee Chair) at
    astro at nau.edu or (928) 523-2661.

  7. November 13, 2022 9:00 pm

    FOUR RESEARCH POSITIONS IN THE PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES GROUP (PAG) AT
    THE INSTITUTE FOR BASIC SCIENCE, DAEJEON, SOUTH KOREA

    The Planetary Atmospheres Group (PAG) invites researchers with high
    motivation for Venus atmospheric research. The successful applicants
    will collaborate with Dr. Yeon Joo Lee, the Chief Investigator (CI) of
    PAG. The work will involve analyzing Venus data and conducting
    ground-based observations, including data reduction. The ground-based
    observations will be coordinated with space missions such as JAXA’s
    Akatsuki, ESA-JAXA’s BepiColombo, and ESA’s EnVision. Experience with
    analysis of telescope or spacecraft data like images or spectra is
    desired, and good knowledge of radiative transfer models is preferred.
    The successful applicants will have opportunities to mentor internship
    students in PAG. Collaboration with national and international teams
    will be strongly supported.

    Total four positions are available: Two Senior Researcher position and
    Two Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The deadline for the
    application is December 12, 18:00 KST.

    For the details, visit:

    https://www.ibs.re.kr/prog/recruit/eng/sub04_01/view.do?pageIndex=1&searchCondition=&searchKeyword=&idx=1461

    PAG’s homepage:

    https://www.ibs.re.kr/pag/

    Nature News about the Institute for Basic Science:

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01465-8

    Support for international researchers:

    https://www.ibs.re.kr/cop/bbs/BBSMSTR_000000000761/selectBoardArticle.do?nttId=18098

  8. November 6, 2022 9:50 am

    RESEARCH FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

    The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of
    Washington invites applications for a full-time Research Assistant
    Professor in planetary sciences. The successful candidate will be
    expected to engage in research on the geology and/or geophysics of
    planetary bodies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose
    research involves experimental and theoretical work involving
    high-pressure processes on icy planets, moons, and exoplanets.
    Involvement in planetary missions is a plus. The position will involve
    taking a leadership role in advising and mentoring graduate students in
    our program. Teaching opportunities may arise in the form of lectures,
    seminars, mentoring, and lab instruction.

    For more information, and to apply, see:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/116028

    Please direct any questions to essasst at uw.edu. Applications will be
    reviewed starting December 1, 2022. Application documents received
    after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search
    committee.

  9. October 31, 2022 8:21 pm

    Open-Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Position in Remote Sensing, Rowan University

    https://dps.aas.org/content/open-rank-tenure-tracktenured-faculty-position-remote-sensing

  10. October 31, 2022 9:54 am

    MIT/EAPS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE TRACK)- OPEN SEARCH

    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at
    the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites applications
    for a faculty position in the broad area of planetary habitability. We
    especially encourage applicants who use field, laboratory or other
    measurement-based approaches to understand how habitable environments
    on Earth or other planets function and evolve and what controls their
    stability. Our intent is to hire at the tenure-track assistant
    professor level. More senior appointments may be considered in special
    cases, commensurate with experience.

    A complete application includes (1) a cover letter, (2) Curriculum
    Vitae, (3) a 1-3 page summary of current and future research
    directions, (4) a 1-3 page statement describing teaching and mentoring
    experience and/or future plans, including contributions to fostering
    diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (5) three letters of
    recommendation.

    A Ph.D. is required by the start of employment. Applications are being
    accepted at Academic Jobs Online:

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23425

    To receive full consideration, complete applications must be received
    by December 15, 2022

    Search Contact: Ms. Karen Fosher, kfosher at mit.edu

  11. October 25, 2022 2:07 pm

    Postdoctoral fellow in lunar geoscience to work with Dr. Gordon Osinski at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada (https://www.uwo.ca/). The successful candidate will also join a team of researchers from Western and other Canadian universities as part of the program entitled “A Canadian Lunar Research Network for Geology, Geophysics and Prospecting”. This program focuses on the following 6 objectives:

    Understand how lunar rocks are shock-metamorphosed during impact events;
    Understand how rocks are melted during impact events on the Moon;
    Understand how impact ejecta is emplaced on the Moon;
    Understand how lunar rocks are uplifted to form central peaks and peak-rings.
    Understand the distribution and compositional state of volatiles on the Moon.
    Develop the best approaches for conducting geological investigations and prospecting on the Moon.

    The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to one or more of these research objectives via analysis of samples (lunar meteorites, Apollo samples, and analogue materials from impact and volcanic sites on Earth), and/or the processing and analysis of data from past and current lunar missions. An interest and experience in fieldwork is also preferred as opportunities will be provided.

    In addition to research, the successful candidate will also conduct some project management activities in support of the Canadian Lunar Research Network (http://clrn.uwo.ca), an international affiliate member of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (https://sservi.nasa.gov/).

    Applicants should have a PhD in planetary science, earth science, or a related scientific discipline. The position is for 2-years and may be renewed for a third year. A start date of January 01 2023 is preferred, but earlier or later dates can also be accommodated. Applicants should submit a CV that includes a list of publications, contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter stating their research accomplishments and interests with respect to the 6 objectives listed above. Materials should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Gordon Osinski (gosinski@uwo.ca). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Western Ontario offers excellent supports to postdoctoral scholars, see http://www.grad.uwo.ca/postdoctoral_services. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

  12. October 19, 2022 10:12 am

    Tenure-track Faculty Position in Planetary Science at CU-Boulder

    The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to start in August 2023 in the general field of planetary science. The opening is targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, but experienced candidates with appropriate credentials will be considered for an Associate Professor appointment. Depending on the background and teaching interest, the successful candidate would also be affiliated with the appropriate academic department at CU.

    Areas of interest include: Research approaches from remote sensing, to instrument development, to space missions, to laboratory studies and to theory, addressing research targets both within our solar system and exoplanets, and applying fields such as atmospheric science, planetary geology, astrobiology, geophysics, space environments, dynamics, etc.

    The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Evaluation of applications starts November 28, 2022 . Position will remain open until filled.

    For further information about LASP see https://lasp.colorado.edu/home/

    Full job posting at https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=43550

  13. October 19, 2022 8:19 am

    Planetary geology tenure track position Auburn University

    The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a Planetary Geosciences faculty position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The appointment would begin August 2023. Specialties may include, but are not limited to, terrestrial analogue studies of planetary surface processes (e.g., impact cratering and volcanic processes), orbital and/or surface robotic mission-related geosciences (e.g., missions to the Moon and Mars), planetary mineralogy and petrology (including geochronology, e.g., study of meteorites and/or future returned samples), instrument science for planetary missions, planetary geophysics and climate dynamics, and related disciplines such as astrobiology. We seek a dynamic individual with strong research potential who can obtain external funding and can link their research program to existing department strengths in geochemistry, geochronology, geomorphology, tectonics, climate science, remote-sensing and GIS, and sedimentary geology. Link to job ad – https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.auemployment.com/postings/32730&source=gmail-imap&ust=1666672448000000&usg=AOvVaw0NEcW0E2upKGOrdC_Ke1dL ; Link to our department – https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/geosciences/index.htm&source=gmail-imap&ust=1666672448000000&usg=AOvVaw2gIYSEuVLor7bj4ZQJicld

  14. October 17, 2022 1:10 pm

    TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN REMOTE SENSING AT UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
    BOULDER

    The Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) Department in the
    College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of
    Colorado Boulder is currently seeking applications for a tenure-track
    faculty position in the area of Remote Sensing Technology. The opening
    is targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, but experienced
    candidates with outstanding credentials will be considered for an
    Associate or Full Professor appointment.

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=42978

  15. October 17, 2022 1:10 pm

    STAFF SCIENTIST IN UPPER ATMOSPHERIC AND IONOSPHERIC PHYSICS AT APL

    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) is
    seeking a Staff Scientist to conduct basic scientific research in Upper
    Atmospheric and Ionospheric Physics. The research group seeks to apply
    advances in modeling, simulation, and analysis capabilities afforded
    by increased computational power to augment and maximize the
    scientific understanding obtained from new and existing atmospheric and
    ionospheric datasets, both observational and simulated.

    Job Summary:

    The Staff Scientist will conduct fundamental research in Upper
    Atmospheric and Ionospheric Physics, including numerical modeling and
    analysis of ground- and/or space-based datasets, presenting and
    publishing the research findings in peer-reviewed journals and at
    national and international conferences, and leading and participating
    in NASA and NSF grant proposals. The successful candidate will
    participate in the formulation and development of novel concepts for
    future Heliophysics mission opportunities. The successful candidate
    is expected to have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field with at
    least five (5) years of additional experience after Ph.D.

    For further details please contact Ian Cohen (Ian.Cohen@jhuapl.edu).
    Interested applicants can submit their applications online at:

    https://careers.jhuapl.edu/jobs/51325?lang=en-us

  16. October 17, 2022 1:09 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS AT APL

    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) is
    seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct basic scientific research in
    the field of Solar and Space Physics with an emphasis on data
    analytics and particle instrument work applied to studies of planetary
    magnetospheres. The successful candidate will work in an exciting
    environment, interfacing with experts in comprehensive data analysis
    and instrument development for a multitude of Solar and Space Physics
    missions as well as state-of-the-art modeling of geospace and other
    space environment systems.

    Job Summary:

    The research position focuses on applying comprehensive data analysis
    and analytics techniques for systems understanding of the complex
    coupled dynamics of the terrestrial magnetosphere, as well as
    developing new particle instruments for future Heliophysics and
    Planetary Science missions. The successful candidate would be
    expected to publish original research in peer-reviewed journals and
    team with APL staff to pursue external support for continued research
    and instrument development work. The successful candidate is expected
    to have a Ph.D. in physics, electrical engineering, or a related
    technical field, or the demonstrated equivalent experience.

    For further details, please contact Matina Gkioulidou
    (Matina.Gkioulidou@jhuapl.edu). Interested applicants can submit their
    applications online at:

    https://careers.jhuapl.edu/jobs/51326?lang=en-us

  17. October 17, 2022 1:09 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON THE INTERACTION OF DUST AND WATER ICE CLOUDS
    IN THE MARTIAN ATMOSPHERE

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, invites
    applications for a postdoctoral position on the interaction of dust and
    water ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere. The project aims to study
    how the dust and water cycle interaction affects the atmospheric
    temperature structure, circulation, and the transport of trace
    constituents throughout dust storms on present-day Mars. The successful
    candidate will perform numerical simulations of increasing complexity
    using a Mars General Circulation Model in order to study these
    processes and compare the results with observations by the Mars Climate
    Sounder.

    Applicants should have a PhD in planetary or atmospheric science or a
    related scientific discipline, experience concerning research on the
    Martian atmosphere as well as General Circulation Modeling, and
    excellent programming skills.

    Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one year
    and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years. Applications should
    be submitted online via this website:

    https://tinyurl.com/3ky2p37m

    Candidates should submit a CV, representative publications, contact
    information for three references, and a cover letter stating their
    research accomplishments and interests. Applications received by
    November 4, 2022 will receive full consideration.

  18. October 16, 2022 2:05 pm

    Assistant Professor – Igneous Petrology of Earth & Planetary Materials, Purdue University

    https://dps.aas.org/content/assistant-professor-igneous-petrology-earth-planetary-materials

  19. October 16, 2022 2:05 pm

    Postdoctoral researcher, Surface Composition Modeling RADAR Moon Asteroids Phobos/Deimos, University of Helsinki

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-researcher-1

  20. October 9, 2022 2:28 pm

    SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (PERMANENT) IN ASTROBIOLOGY, OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK

    The Open University welcomes applications for the role of Senior
    Research Fellow (permanent) in astrobiology, working with the
    AstrobiologyOU research group (closing date 12 October 12:00PM BST)

    You will be welcomed into AstrobiologyOU, an multi-disciplinary
    research group investigating the feasibility of life beyond the Earth,
    and the associated societal, governance and ethical issues.

    https://www.open.ac.uk/research-groups/astrobiology/

    Your role will be to develop your own self-directed research programme
    that will align with the science remit of AstrobiologyOU and result in
    significant outputs and impact, contributing to the strategic needs of
    the group. Your programme will demonstrate effective use of
    AstrobiologyOU’s and the Open University’s laboratory facilities. The
    post-holder will be expected to generate income through research grants
    and/or collaboration with industry.

    Full details available here:

    https://tinyurl.com/yahwhv28

  21. October 9, 2022 2:28 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL CONTRACT IN SCIENCE OF SMALL SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES – COMET
    INTERCEPTOR (ESA-JAXA) MISSION

    The Solar System Department of the Instituto de Astrofisica de
    Andalucia (Granada, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral research position
    in the TECHSS group of Prof. Luisa Lara. Our research group focuses on
    observational and theoretical studies related to Solar System Formation
    being strongly involved (at Co-PI and Co-I level) in the technical
    development and scientific exploitation of instrumentation on-board
    different space missions, such as Bepi-Colombo (ESA-JAXA), EnVision
    (ESA), and Comet Interceptor (ESA-JAXA). Go to:

    https://www.iaa.csic.es/en#

    We seek an outstanding candidate to take a leading role in our team in
    cometary science related research. The candidate is expected to
    actively participate in the research associated to the preparation and
    exploitation of the Comet Interceptor mission, in which our group is
    involved in the development of four instruments (CoCa, MANIaC, OPIC,
    and EnViss).

    The post will remain open until filled. The initial contract will last
    up to 31 August 2026.

    Interested candidates can send their CVs and a brief description of
    their research interests to Luisa Lara (lara@iaa.csic.es). Do not
    hesitate to contact us for any question or necessary information about
    the offered contract.

  22. October 6, 2022 1:39 pm

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the College of Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for TWO tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank starting in Fall 2023, in the broadly defined area of Earth and Planetary System Science. The successful candidates’ research will complement and expand upon one or more areas of departmental expertise in water cycle science, geomorphology, geoinformatics, geology and geophysics, volcanology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, polar and climate sciences.

    https://www.utsa.edu/sciences/earth-planetary-sciences/

  23. October 4, 2022 5:30 pm

    Postdoctoral, Predoctoral, Graduate Student and Senior Fellowships Available.

    The Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites fellowship applications for graduate student, postdoctoral, and senior fellows. Active areas of research include geochemistry, petrology, experimental petrology, volcanology, mineralogy, biomineralogy, environmental mineralogy, meteorite studies, solar system formation, and planetary formation and evolution. The department houses the National Meteorite Collection, the National Rock and Ore Collection, the National Gem and Mineral Collection, and the Global Volcanism Program. A description of facilities, staff profiles, and collections resources can be found on the Mineral Sciences website.

    Postdoctoral candidates may request up to 24 months and predoctoral candidates up to 12 months of support; 10-week graduate fellowships (not yet advanced to candidacy) may also be proposed. Stipends and research funding are provided through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, the Big 10

    Academic Alliance Program, the Hevey Graduate Fellowship, and the NMNH Peter Buck Fellowship Program. Stipends in Earth and Space Sciences may exceed those listed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Smithsonian research staff to identify potential advisors and discuss project feasibility. Additional information and further instructions for the application process are available at the Office of Fellowships. The application deadline is November 1st, 2022.

    Mineral Sciences Website: https://mineralsciences.si.edu/index.htm

    Mineral Sciences Opportunities: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/research/mineral-sciences/opportunities

    Peter Buck / SIFP Fellowship: https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/peter-buck-postdoctoral-fellowship-program

    Hevey Graduate Student Fellowship: https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/robert-d-hevey-jr-and-constance-m-filling-fellowship-mineral-sciences

    Big 10 Alliance Fellowship: https://fellowships.si.edu/opportunity/big-ten-academic-alliance-smithsonian-fellowship

  24. October 4, 2022 5:25 pm

    LOWELL OBSERVATORY: PERCIVAL LOWELL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

    Lowell Observatory invites applications for the Percival Lowell
    Postdoctoral Fellowship.

    A complete job description and instructions on how to apply can be
    found on our employment page:

    https://lowell.edu/about/career-opportunities/

    Inquiries may be sent to Christoph Keller, Director of Science at
    ckeller at lowell.edu

  25. October 4, 2022 5:25 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK) FACULTY POSITION IN GEOLOGY AT UCLA

    The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS)
    invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the
    Assistant Professor rank. We encourage applicants from all
    sub-disciplines of geology, geophysics, and planetary sciences to
    apply. Applications from individuals with expertise in
    tectonics/structural geology, rock/ice mechanics and rheology,
    glaciology, early Earth history, or other areas that complement the
    existing strengths at UCLA will be especially welcome. We encourage
    applications from those with experience in field- based
    research/teaching, and community/collegial service that has prepared
    them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and equity,
    diversity, and inclusion.

    EPSS faculty conduct research in geology, geobiology, geochemistry,
    planetary science, geophysics, paleobiology, and space physics. The
    ability of applicants to contribute to this multidisciplinary ethos,
    including research primarily focused on Earth, will be a consideration
    in evaluation, in addition to their commitment to enhancing the
    diversity of EPSS faculty and students.

    Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site beginning
    September 30, 2022:

    https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07865

    Reviews of submitted applications will commence on October 31, 2022
    and continue until the position is filled.

  26. October 4, 2022 5:24 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN COMPARATIVE PLANETARY EVOLUTION AT CALTECH

    The Caltech Center for Comparative Planetary Evolution (3CPE) at the
    California Institute of Technology solicits applications for a
    postdoctoral prize fellowship associated with the center. This
    fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant pursuing
    research in any area related to planetary science, either within the
    Solar System or beyond, using observational, theoretical, or
    computational techniques. The 3CPE provides a collaborative and
    interdisciplinary environment for researchers at Caltech with common
    interests spanning both astronomy and planetary science. Fellows will
    also have full access to Caltech’s extensive resources, including the
    Keck and Palomar Observatories and computational facilities.

    https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/cpe

  27. September 18, 2022 6:39 pm

    A. Assistant Professor, Astrobiology, Teaching Stream-Tenure Track, York U., Canada

    https://dps.aas.org/content/assistant-professor-teaching-stream-tenure-track

    B. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar, Johns Hopkins U.

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar. The duration of the fellowship is one year with an anticipated extension for a second year.

    We seek outstanding individuals with a recent Ph.D. in Earth, Planetary and/or Environmental Sciences and a strong links to departmental research interests. Consideration of applications will begin on November 15, 2022. Applicant should contact the faculty with whom then are interested in working before applying.

    The full announcement can be found here:

    http://apply.interfolio.com/111033

    Deadline: 15th November 2022.

    C. Benton Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins U.

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the inaugural Dr. George S. Benton Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oceanographic & Atmospheric Sciences. The duration of the Fellowship is one year with an anticipated extension for a second year.

    We seek outstanding individuals with a recent Ph.D. in oceanographic sciences, atmospheric sciences, or a related field with strong links to departmental research interests. Candidates for the Fellowship should be engaged in research on the science of climate change, with an emphasis on process-based understanding of the climate system, in particular the ocean and atmosphere. Research relevant to problems of anthropogenic change and/or that deploys interdisciplinary approaches is particularly welcome. Consideration of applications will begin on November 15, 2022. Applicants should contact faculty with whom they are interested in working before applying.

    The full announcement can be found here:

    Apply – Interfolio

    Deadline: 15th November 2022.

  28. September 18, 2022 6:37 pm

    POST-DOC POSITION IN BELGIUM

    Post-doc position in Belgium in spectroscopy applied to planetary
    atmospheres. The project is a joint investigation between UCLouvain and
    BIRA-IASB.

    All details can be found here:

    https://aeronomie.be/en/vacancies/scientist-mfx-2

    Deadline for application: 30 September.

  29. September 18, 2022 8:01 am

    Three Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Physical Hydrology, Geochemistry/Petrology, and Climate/Environmental Change

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida

    The Department of Geological Sciences (https://geology.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida invites applications for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the areas of Climate/Environmental Change, High-Temperature Geochemistry/Petrology, and Physical Hydrology, which will begin August 16, 2023. The broadly defined positions represent distinct and independent areas of research and teaching. The successful candidate will have initiated a strong research program, demonstrate a compelling plan for future research, be expected to contribute to the department curriculum, and demonstrate the desire to mentor undergraduate, MS, and PhD students. Many opportunities for collaborations and outstanding analytical and computational facilities exist within the department and across the university, a top-five public institution. Information about the positions, who to contact with questions, and how to apply can be found at https://geology.ufl.edu/tenure-track-faculty-searches/. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

  30. September 15, 2022 11:29 am

    A. Research Scientist, Mars Climate Sounder Team, JPL

    https://dps.aas.org/content/research-scientist-mars-climate-sounder-team

    B. – Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy and Planetary Science, Carnegie Earth & Planets Lab, Washington, DC

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/371e2a40

    C. – Staff Scientist in Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry, Carnegie Earth & Planets Lab, Washington, DC

    https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/staff-scientist-in-geochemistry-cosmochemistry/

    D. – Tenure-track positions, Space Technology, Michigan Tech

    https://www.employment.mtu.edu/en-us/job/492978/assistant-or-associate-professor

    E. Lecturer In Planetary Sciences, University Of Leicester

    The University of Leicester School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking to make an academic appointment at Lecturer (Grade 8) level with a focus on Planetary Science and/or Planetary Science-related Space Instrumentation and/or technology research. As a Lecturer on a teaching and research contract, the post holder will become a leading member of the Planetary Science research group of the School of Physics and Astronomy and will make significant contributions to the delivery of our high-quality undergraduate and post-graduate teaching programmes.

    Advert closes midnight on: 12 October 2022

    Interviews are anticipated to take place in early December 2022.

    For details please go to:

    https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/5813/lecturer-in-planetary-sciences.html

    Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Emma

    Bunce (HoDPhysics at le.ac.uk) and Professor Tim Yeoman (yxo@le.ac.uk)

  31. September 15, 2022 10:55 am

    JOB OPENING AT NASA JPL: RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MARS CLIMATE SOUNDER TEAM

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, invites
    applications for a newly created research position in the Planetary
    and Exoplanetary Atmospheres Group. The research will involve
    investigations with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) for science
    planning and analysis tasks involving the Mars Climate Sounder (MCS)
    instrument. A scientist is particularly needed to plan special
    observations on a campaign basis, such as coordinated observations
    with other spacecraft experiments. The successful candidate will be
    part of the Mars Climate Sounder team. Scientific analysis will be
    focused on cloud observations by the MCS, using radiative-transfer
    programs to determine the composition of clouds in the atmosphere of
    Mars. The research will also entail management and maintenance of the
    citizen-science project “Cloudspotting on Mars” on the “Zooniverse”
    platform that enables the identification of clouds in MCS data by
    citizen scientists. This work involves both data management/analysis
    and interactions with citizen scientists via online communications and
    webinars. In addition, the successful candidate will support the Mars
    Sample Return Program office on risk reduction efforts such as optical
    search scenario modeling.

    To view the full description and apply, please visit:

    https://www.jpl.jobs/job/R2902/Research-Scientist-Mars-Climate-Sounder-Team

  32. September 15, 2022 10:54 am

    JOB OPENING: LECTURER IN PLANETARY SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

    The University of Leicester School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking
    to make an academic appointment at Lecturer (Grade 8) level with a
    focus on Planetary Science and/or Planetary Science-related Space
    Instrumentation and/or technology research. As a Lecturer on a
    teaching and research contract, the post holder will become a leading
    member of the Planetary Science research group of the School of
    Physics and Astronomy and will make significant contributions to the
    delivery of our high-quality undergraduate and post-graduate teaching
    programmes.

    Advert closes midnight on: 12 October 2022

    Interviews are anticipated to take place in early December 2022.

    For details please go to:

    https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/5813/lecturer-in-planetary-sciences.html

    Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Emma
    Bunce (HoDPhysics at le.ac.uk) and Professor Tim Yeoman (yxo@le.ac.uk)

  33. September 15, 2022 10:52 am

    TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

    The Astronomy Department at Cornell University invites applications
    for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level.
    We seek new colleagues to join our highly ranked and vibrant
    community. We encourage candidates who demonstrate
    outstanding research and commitment to teaching and community
    development within any area of astronomy and astrophysics to apply.

    We expect candidates to have an established record of high-impact
    research and to demonstrate the potential to build an externally
    funded independent research program. The successful candidate will
    teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and so a record
    of excellence in and/or commitment to teaching, mentorship and
    diversity are sought. A Ph.D. in astrophysics, planetary sciences or a
    closely related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is
    preferred.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae
    with publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching
    and mentoring philosophy, a statement of diversity, equity and
    inclusion, and three letters of recommendation to:

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22636

    The target start date is July 1, 2023. Review of applications will
    begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is
    filled.

  34. September 15, 2022 10:10 am

    During the autumn of 2022 there will be calls for a 1-year post-doc position (with possibility to be renewed for a second year after evaluation) and a pre-doc position (annually extended after evaluation to max 4 years) to work on location in the Laboratory for Experimental Impacts at Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), CSIC-INTA, Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid), Spain.

    CAB offers an international atmosphere with many young researchers and graduate students, interactions with universities, and weekly seminars in modern facilities just outside the lively city of Madrid.

    The successful applicants will work within the 2022-2025 project “COsmic impacts on plaNetary bodies: projeCtile and targEt properties as iNstruments to assess paleo-environmenTs and catastRophic rIsk to Civilization (CONCENTRIC)”. The project is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and will be administrated through Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA) in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid). The project is closely connected with the DART-Hera and the BepiColombo (MIXS instrument) ongoing space missions, and is a coordinated effort with the group of Prof. Adriano Campo Bagatin at University of Alicante (ECCENTRIC project), which is mostly centered on numerical study of crater-like features on the granular surface of low-gravity bodies, which is also related to the Hera mission.

    The main activities will be multidisciplinary so it is preferred that the candidates have a broad general knowledge in the geological and geophysical signatures of impact craters, the physics of the cratering process, and relevant methodology such as geological/geophysical fieldwork techniques, laboratory impact experiments, remote sensing, and numerical simulation. It is required that the candidates have a more in-depth knowledge in at least one of them. For the post-doc preferably on the experimental/simulation side, and for the pre-doc preferably in geoscience (e.g., geology, geoengineering).

    The goal with CONCENTRIC is to create a viable research team around the existing infrastructure (Experimental Projectile Impact Chamber, EPIC) and the involvement by CAB INTA-CSIC in ongoing and future space missions. A post-doc capable of designing and leading research projects is central to this enterprise. The post-doctoral project will include a combination of laboratory impact experiments and numerical simulations complementing the process reconstructions based on fieldwork activities. The aim is to test impact-related concepts developed from the geological investigations (i.e., effects of target properties on the cratering), become included in and support the team of the DART-Hera mission, as well as prepare for the forthcoming data analysis from the MIXS instrument at the BepiColombo arrival to Mercury in 2025. Likewise, in specific marine-target impact studies (exemplifying layered target analysis, hazard assessment, paleoenvironment and habitability) one important task will be to investigate the effects of a water layer on the cratering, the oceanic resurge and tsunami generation in both experiments and simulation, as well as the traces of such events in the geological record. The pre-doc project will be specified within the same field.

    The methodology includes:

    ● Laboratory impact experiments at the EPIC at CAB INTA-CSIC.
    ● Fieldwork at certain relevant proven or suspected impact structures in collaboration with CONCENTRIC team members.
    ● Remote sensing of planetary impact craters.
    ● Numerical analysis of crater morphologies influenced by target and projectile properties.

    Please send in your indication of interest with a brief CV and scientific biography to me (ormoj at cab.inta-csic.es) before October 8, 2022.

    Feel free to forward this information to whomever you think might be interested.

    Kind regards

    Jens Ormö, Ph.D

    Head of the Laboratory for Experimental Impacts

    Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), CSIC-INTA)

    Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain

  35. September 9, 2022 10:18 pm

    Our department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (MEEM) at Michigan Tech is currently searching for outstanding new colleagues in space technology, aerospace technology, NVH, acoustics/noise control, composites, and electric vehicles. Still, we are also open to other fields. We are currently looking to fill tenure-track positions at all levels.

    Additional details are included in the position description found at:

    https://www.employment.mtu.edu/en-us/job/492978/assistant-or-associate-professor

  36. September 6, 2022 4:33 pm

    ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

    To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, the
    European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from scientists
    interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available
    in the ESA Space Science Archives (https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc).

    The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all
    career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and
    Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD)
    are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are
    also welcome.

    During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and
    mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis
    of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA
    science missions can be supported.

    Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed
    over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC
    (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the
    expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the
    home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals.

    Applications received before 1 November 2022 will be considered for visits
    in spring and summer 2023.

    For further details, including areas of research and contact information,
    please refer to:

    https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/visitor-programme

    or write to the programme coordinators at arvp at cosmos.esa.int

  37. September 6, 2022 11:53 am

    Staff Scientist position in geochemistry/cosmochemistry at Carnegie’s campus in DC:

    Job: Staff Scientist in Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry
    Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

    Salary:

    Location: Washington, DC

    The Earth & Planets Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus) invites applications for a staff scientist in geochemistry/cosmochemistry at any career stage. Carnegie staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. Carnegie Science is committed to creating an environment that supports belonging and inclusive excellence. We seek applicants with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that will enhance our current strengths and approaches to investigate the origin and evolution of Earth and other rocky planets. Specific disciplines of interest include, but are not limited to, radiogenic or stable isotope geochemistry, with an emphasis on lab-based techniques.

    The Carnegie Institution for Science is dedicated to exploring fundamental scientific questions in service to humankind. While staff scientists do not have formal teaching duties, mentoring postdoctoral scholars is a crucial component of the job. Individuals who actively contribute to their academic community through leadership and outreach are highly valued. On-site facilities include state-of-the-art experimental and analytical laboratories, high performance computing, a state-of-the-art machine shop, and engineering and electronics support. Beyond support for scientific success, Carnegie offers a competitive salary and benefits package including parental leave, health care, and retirement.

    Applicants must have a Ph.D., or equivalent, in geochemistry, geology, planetary science, or a relevant field by the time of appointment.

    To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter with the names of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a complete list of publications highlighting the applicant’s three most relevant and important papers, and (4) a research statement of up to 5 pages including the applicant’s current research and future research plans. Applicants are encouraged to provide a research statement that includes evidence for research productivity and originality as well as any demonstrated commitment to community-building or diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

    Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.

    Any questions regarding this position or the application process should be directed to the search committee chair, Anat Shahar (ashahar at carnegiescience.edu).

    Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

    The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

  38. September 4, 2022 10:30 am

    Open positions at Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden:
    (i) a 4-year fully-funded PhD student position and
    https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/ph.d.-in-chemistry-with-focus-on-planetary-geochemistry-and-spectroscopy_537288/. (Deadline is Sep 23, 2022)

    (ii) 2-year fully-funded postdoctoral
    https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/postdoctoral-scholarships/7-1521-22/ (Deadline is Sep 30, 2022)

  39. September 4, 2022 10:11 am

    TWO JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

    The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of
    Houston (UHEAS) invites applicants for one tenure-track, Assistant
    Professor, position in the broad field of Planetary
    Geology/Cosmochemistry and another tenure-track, Assistant Professor,
    position in the broad field of Igneous Petrology/Geochemical Dynamics.
    EAS seeks dynamic researchers and educators who can establish
    comprehensive and externally funded research programs and who will use
    the state-of-the-art facilities within EAS.

    Planetary Geology/Cosmochemistry:

    https://tinyurl.com/2dx674fd

    Igneous Petrology/Geochemical Dynamics:

    https://tinyurl.com/3mcc8na2

    Applications received by October 31st, 2022 will receive the fullest
    consideration. Interested candidates should submit, along with their
    contact information:

    1) a statement of teaching interests,
    2) a statement of research interests,
    3) a curriculum vitae, and
    4) a list of at least 3 references

    Any questions about this position may be directed to the search
    committee chair, Dr. Qi Fu, at qfu5 at central.uh.edu.

  40. September 4, 2022 9:48 am

    JOB POSTING: RESEARCH SCIENTISTS IN SPACE PLASMA

    The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
    Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) invites
    applications for Research Scientists in Space Physics at a ranking of
    Research Scientist I or II (RS-I, RS-2).

    The research project is focused on research utilizing in-situ
    spacecraft data with a focus on plasma physics in the unmagnetized
    environment of Mars. This is a position within the Langmuir Probe and
    Waves (LPW) team and will make use of electron density and temperature
    data from the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission.
    Responsibilities will also include the publication of scientific
    results based on MAVEN LPW data and the dissemination of those results
    at scientific conferences.

    For more details please see:

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=42383

    Contact Marcin Pilinski for questions regarding this posting at
    marcin.pilinski at lasp.colorado.edu

  41. September 4, 2022 9:47 am

    CRPG-NANCY (FRANCE): POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY IN ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY OF
    PLANETARY MANTLES

    The CRPG-Nancy (France) seeks to appoint a 2 years postdoctoral
    research assistant within the isotope geochemistry group. The main goal
    of the project is the study of novel siderophile and volatile elements
    and their stable isotope composition in the Earth’s mantle and crust,
    and in planetary silicate reservoirs, aiming at improving our knowledge
    on the conditions of mantle formation and evolution from the earliest
    stages of Solar System history to the present.

    The position will involve state-of-the-art chemistry and MC-ICPMS
    isotopic analyses of mantle and crustal samples from the Earth and
    planetary bodies, and data interpretation in order to define models of
    isotopic fractionation relevant to the thermodynamic conditions of
    planet differentiation. The successful applicant will work in close
    collaboration with Dr. Beatrice Luais at the CRPG, Dr. Mickael Toplis
    at IRAP-Toulouse, Prof. M. Humayun (Florida State University).

    Required qualifications: PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences, strong
    knowledge in cosmochemistry/planetology, elemental and isotope
    geochemistry, and specific skills and rigor in clean laboratory
    chemistry and isotopic analyses using MC-ICP-MS techniques. Very good
    level of fluency in English and good writing quality required. Details:

    https://tinyurl.com/2p9dehnz

    Contact information: Dr. Beatrice Luais (luais at crpg.cnrs-nancy.fr).

  42. August 28, 2022 7:17 pm

    Postdoc at JPL in Pasadena, CA, Cometary Comae

    The postdoc will be involved in an effort to accurately retrieve the abundance and distribution of water in the coma of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasamenko to help us understand the physical processes driving outbursts and the formation and evolution of the coma. The postdoc will play a central role in modeling how small dust grains can radiatively “pump” gases in the coma to higher temperatures than expected from considerations of local thermal equilibrium, incorporating that model into an existing coma simulation, and then using that code to retrieve physical properties of the coma.

    Successful candidate must have:

    • Ph.D. in planetary science or a related field.

    • Experience with observational or theoretical studies of comae.

    • Familiarity with spectral observations.

    Desired qualifications include:

    • Experience with radio- or IR-wavelength observations.

    • Familiarity with radiative transfer calculations and numerical modeling.

    • Familiarity with systems in non-local thermodynamic equilibrium.

    A complete description and instructions to apply are available at

    https://www.jpl.jobs/job/R2557/Postdoc-Study-of-Cometary-Comae-Rosetta-Mission

    Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Hofstadter (mark.hofstadter@jpl.nasa.gov) or Dr. von Allmen (paul.vonallmen@jpl.nasa.gov) prior to submitting their application to discuss their research interests.

    This position is available immediately, and applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    B. Several tenure track positions at the Space Telescope Science Institute

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/50255dcc

    C. Tenure-track faculty position in planetary and space sciences, Georgia Tech

    https://dps.aas.org/content/tenure-track-faculty-position-planetary-and-space-sciences

  43. August 28, 2022 11:13 am

    ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

    We are pleased to inform you about the opening of the call for European Space Agency’s Research Fellowships in Space Science with an application deadline on 19 September 2022.

    ESA’s postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme offers early career scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology. Research Fellowships in Space Science specifically offer the opportunity to contribute to ESA’s endeavour to explore our Solar System and the Universe, and cover the fields of heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics and fundamental physics.

    The research fellowships offer a unique insight into ESA’s environment and activities while conducting cutting edge research. Mentoring and training opportunities are available, as are possibilities to engage with ESA science-related activities (e.g., archive/data science, operations, calibration, communication, citizen science).

    Approximately 11 ESA Fellowships in Space Science (SCI) will be offered this year, to join the pool of about 25 Research Fellows. Within the Science Directorate (SCI), we welcome all independent proposals for innovative research associated with one or more of our missions. The Space Science fellowships can be taken up at any of the three sites ESAC (Spain), ESTEC (Netherlands) or STScI (USA) and we encourage applicants to choose sites that allow for best local collaborations. To learn more about the research conducted by the ESA scientists at different sites, please visit the Faculty Member Directory and the pages for the Faculty research groups. There is a separate page for research at the ESA Office at STScI (see also the research of non-ESA scientists at STScI).

    Duration: Appointments are for a maximum of three years. The initial project is for two years. An extension for a third year requires a dedicated proposal and is frequently granted.

    Eligibility: Citizens of ESA Member States or of cooperating and associated countries.

    More information on the Research Fellowship programme and on how to apply can be found at https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/space-science-faculty/opportunities/research-fellowships

    Deadline for applications is 19 September 2022.

  44. August 21, 2022 6:30 pm

    POSTDOC AT JPL: COMETARY COMAE

    The postdoc will be involved in an effort to accurately retrieve the
    abundance and distribution of water in the coma of Comet
    67P/Churyumov-Gerasamenko to help understand the physical processes
    driving outbursts and coma formation and evolution. The postdoc will
    play a central role in modeling how small dust grains can radiatively
    “pump” gases in the coma to higher temperatures than expected from
    considerations of local thermal equilibrium, incorporating that model
    into an existing coma simulation, and then using that code to retrieve
    physical properties of the coma.

    Qualifications:

    Candidate must have:
    – Ph.D. in planetary science or a related field
    – Experience with observational or theoretical studies of comae
    – Familiarity with spectral observations

    Desired qualifications include:
    – Experience with radio- or IR-wavelength observations
    – Familiarity with radiative transfer calculations and numerical
    modeling
    – Familiarity with systems in non-local thermodynamic equilibrium

    A complete description and instructions to apply are available at

    https://www.jpl.jobs/job/R2557/Postdoc-Study-of-Cometary-Comae-Rosetta-Mission

    Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Hofstadter
    (mark.hofstadter at jpl.nasa.gov) or Dr. von Allmen
    (paul.vonallmen at jpl.nasa.gov) prior to submitting their application to
    discuss their research interests.

    This position is available immediately, and applications will be
    reviewed as they are received.

  45. August 21, 2022 6:30 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SPACE PHYSICS AT SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE
    PHYSICS

    The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Uppsala is looking for
    a postdoc for the investigations of kinetic plasma processes at Earth’s
    magnetopause and magnetotail. The work involves the analysis of
    magnetic, electric, and plasma measurements from the multi-spacecraft
    Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission.

    https://www.irf.se/en/news/2022/08/17/postdoctoral-position-in-space-physics-ref-2-2-1-293-22/

  46. August 19, 2022 4:14 pm

    Open-rank tenure track position in Planetary and Space Science, Georgia Tech
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/6447e4f8

    Open-rank tenure track position in Planetary Science, Penn State
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/9d2ce028

    Postdoctoral research in Planetary Atmospheres, U. of Oxford
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/afee9145

    Heising-Simons Pegasi 51 b Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCLA
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/169935b7

    Program Director, Astronomical Sciences, NSF
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/07bcf2ce

    Executive Director, Fisk Vanderbilt Bridge Program
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/a51b8c73

  47. August 14, 2022 5:20 pm

    Scientific editor, American Astronomical Society Journals (incl. exoplanets)
    The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is soliciting applications from candidates for a position as Scientific Editor for the AAS Journals. This work will primarily support publications in The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, The Astrophysical Journal Supplements, and the Astronomical Journal. The search will be conducted by Ethan Vishniac, the current Editor in Chief of the AAS Journals, in consultation with the editorial board and the Publications Committee of the AAS. We are looking for candidates that have a record of achievement in astronomy and astrophysics, with particular emphasis on the fields of exoplanets, the physics of the interstellar medium, and the high energy physics of active galactic nuclei, as well as experience as an author and referee in one of these fields. Previous editorial experience is not required. We are committed to increasing diversity on our editorial board, so that it reflects the broad geographic and cultural diversity of our author community.

    This is a part time position and should be held in conjunction with an academic or research appointment at a home institution. A Scientific Editor is expected to devote approximately 10% of their time to coordinating peer review of submitted manuscripts. Compensation will include a modest stipend, currently $15k USD per year, a waiver allowance at the AAS journals, and support for equipment and travel necessary to their work. Their responsibilities will include

    Finding qualified referees for journal articles, evaluating their reports and mediating the subsequent correspondence with the authors.

    Maintaining high scientific standards for articles published in the AAS journals and the integrity of the review process.

    Whenever necessary, consulting with relevant experts on the Editorial Board of the AAS Journals (https://journals.aas.org/editorial/), and responding to requests for technical assistance from them. These consultations may include purely scientific questions about submissions or even requests for editorial handling of a submission that falls within a Science Editor’s area of expertise.

    Participating in the annual editorial meetings.

    Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of two references to sesearch@aas.org. Selected candidates will be asked to provide a letter from their institution supporting their commitment to editorial work.

    The cover letter should address the candidate’s qualifications, reason for interest in the position. Applications submitted by September 30 2022 will be given full consideration. AAE/EOE.

  48. August 14, 2022 5:20 pm

    Education Specialist, National Air and Space Museum
    This position is located in the Education Department-School Programs, National Air and Space Museum (NASM), in the Smithsonian Institution (SI). The incumbent responsibilities are split between managing the Discovery Station program and coordinating production needs for virtual programming at both the National Mall Building in Washington, DC and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement. This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

    Discovery Station Program Manager – Manages the upkeep of 30+ Discovery Stations, including ensuring stations are stocked with all necessary items and are in working order so that they can be successfully presented to visitors.
    Production Coordinator for Education – Produces media content for visitors, for presentation both virtually and in the physical museum.
    Education Material Development – Develops training and support materials in collaboration with NASM stakeholders like educators, curators and docent coordinators in order to assist Discovery Station facilitators in learning about and successfully facilitating the Stations.

  49. August 7, 2022 2:10 pm

    PROJECT MANAGER AT NASA JSC

    NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are working together to bring
    samples of Martian material to Earth for scientific study. Mars 2020
    and its Perseverance rover is the first mission of this international
    interplanetary campaign; currently collecting samples to cache on Mars
    for future retrieval. Two additional missions are planned for the Mars
    Sample Return campaign to follow the Mars 2020 mission to bring samples
    to Earth in 2033.

    NASA is searching for a hands-on Project Manager responsible for the
    overall technical and programmatic direction of the Mars Sample
    Receiving Project (SRP). The Project Manager will work with
    cross-Agency and international teams of scientists, engineers,
    architects, technicians, vendors and international partners to develop
    plans, identify risks, and manage performance and schedule within
    budget to achieve project goals. They will partner closely with JSC,
    JPL, NASA HQ, and ESA leaders to proactively define and manage project
    content as well as determine or participate in determining the scope of
    each life cycle phase and develop the products for major reviews and
    decisions.

    The full vacancy announcement is open until August 15, 2022 at:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/job/669539600

  50. August 3, 2022 8:21 pm

    Postdoc – Boston University – Radio occultations of plasma environments

    in the Jupiter system

    The Center for Space Physics at Boston University invites applications

    for a postdoctoral researcher position supervised by Professor Paul

    Withers. The research will involve (A) analysis and interpretation of

    radio occultation observations of Jupiter’s ionosphere by the Juno

    spacecraft and (B) planning for future radio occultations of Europa’s

    ionosphere by the Europa Clipper spacecraft. Depending on the

    candidate’s interests, analysis of existing observations of the various

    plasma environments in the Jupiter system may also be possible.

    Candidates should possess a PhD degree in a relevant field. Experience

    conducting research on planetary ionospheres or other plasma

    environments is desirable. The salary offered will be competitive and

    commensurate with experience. Funding is available for two years with

    the possibility of extension. The appointment is expected to begin as

    soon as possible after 1 January 2023. Please contact Paul Withers

    (withers at bu.edu) for further information.

    Applications should be sent by email to Paul Withers (withers@bu.edu).

    The application should be submitted in PDF format and contain a

    curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact

    information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on 1

    October 2022. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly

    encouraged to apply. Boston University is an equal

    opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  51. August 3, 2022 8:21 pm

    Postdoctoral Position at Brown University Studying Martian Surface Processes

    Postdoctoral researcher sought for the Planetary Sciences group at Brown University. This project focuses on martian rockfalls as a dynamic erosional process. Additionally, the position could include independent Mars-related research of the candidate’s own choosing using HiRISE and other remote sensing data. Women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Potential applicants are welcome to contact Dr. Ingrid Daubar (ingrid_daubar at brown.edu) to discuss the position. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2021.

    For more information:

    brown.edu/go/DEEPS-jobs

  52. July 17, 2022 4:52 pm

    Postdoc MITHNEOS, NAU

    The postdoctoral scholar will work in collaboration with Dr. Cristina Thomas and other project team members on the MIT-Hawaii Near Earth Object Spectroscopic Survey (MITHNEOS), a long-running near-infrared spectral survey using SpeX on the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF). Leadership of the program has recently passed to Dr. Thomas at NAU. The postdoctoral scholar will take a leading role in all aspects of the survey including target selection, spectroscopic observations (~1 night per month), reduction, and data analysis.

    To apply please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (2 pages or less), and contact information for three references.

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoc-mithneos

  53. July 17, 2022 12:26 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT BROWN UNIVERSITY STUDYING MARTIAN SURFACE
    PROCESSES

    Postdoctoral researcher sought for the Planetary Sciences group at
    Brown University. This project focuses on martian rockfalls as a
    dynamic erosional process. Additionally, the position could include
    independent Mars-related research of the candidate’s own choosing using
    HiRISE and other remote sensing data. Women, members of historically
    underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities are
    particularly encouraged to apply. Potential applicants are welcome to
    contact Dr. Ingrid Daubar (ingrid_daubar@brown.edu) to discuss the
    position. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2022.

    For more information:

    https://brown.edu/go/DEEPS-jobs

  54. July 10, 2022 5:35 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AT CU BOULDER/LASP

    The Exploration of Planetary Ices and Climates (EPIC) group at the
    University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
    (LASP) seeks a postdoctoral researcher (RS-I, i.e., within ~3 years of
    Ph.D.) in planetary science. Research in the EPIC group encompasses
    theoretical and observational studies of the surfaces and atmospheres
    of planets, natural satellites, and small bodies. The successful
    candidate will collaborate with EPIC group members on currently funded
    projects and seek to develop an independent research program. A focus
    of this position will include investigations using data from NASA’s
    Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Dawn at Ceres mission to address
    fundamental questions about ice on airless bodies.

    For further information and to apply, see the link below or contact
    Dr. Paul Hayne (paul.hayne at colorado.edu) or Dr. Margaret Landis
    (margaret.landis at colorado.edu).

    https://tinyurl.com/yk8v3vxa

  55. July 10, 2022 5:33 pm

    SOLAR SYSTEM GEOMETRY ARCHIVING AND OPERATIONS ENGINEER AT JPL

    The Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) team at JPL
    is seeking to hire a team member whose primary job will comprise SPICE
    PDS archiving, SPICE implementation for flight projects, and SPICE
    user support. The complete details about this position and
    instructions for applying are available at the JPL Careers website:

    https://tinyurl.com/JPL-NAIF-Engineer

  56. July 8, 2022 9:43 am

    Caltech/JPL Postdoc in Stable Isotope Geochemistry

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in clumped isotope geochemistry within Caltech’s Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences. The successful applicant will work with Professor John Eiler and Dr. Amy Hofmann (JPL) on the collection and interpretation of clumped isotope signatures in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from different classes of carbonaceous meteorites.

    Applicants for this position must have a PhD in geochemistry, organic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, organic chemistry, or equivalent by the time of the appointment. Additional required qualifications include significant organic chemistry ‘wet lab’ experience and a working knowledge of the principles of stable isotope geochemistry.

    The selected candidate is expected to begin as soon as possible. The initial duration of the position is one year.

    The full advertisement (with additional details regarding job responsibilities and application requirements) can be found here: https://www.gps.caltech.edu/about/positions-available/postdoctoral-positions/postdoctoral-position-in-geochemistry

    Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Amy Hofmann (amy.e.hofmann at jpl.nasa.gov).

  57. July 7, 2022 6:35 pm

    2023 NASA Astrophysics Mission Design School (AMDS) Applications Due September 28, 2022

    AMDS is a 3-month long career development experience to learn the development of a hypothesis-driven robotic space mission in a concurrent engineering environment. Get an in-depth, first-hand look at mission design, life cycle, costs, schedule & inherent trade-offs. AMDS is led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, collaborating with Goddard Space Flight Center.

    Science & engineering doctoral candidates, recent PhDs, postdocs, & junior faculty who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents (& a limited number of Foreign Nationals from non-designated counties) are eligible. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged – we highly value diversity, equity, & inclusion.

    Dates: January 30-April 14, 2023

    AMDS has a workload equivalent to rigorous 3-credit graduate-level course. Participants act as an astrophysics mission team in the first 10 weeks of preparatory webinars, with the final culminating week mentored by JPL’s Advanced Project Design “Team X” to refine the mission concept design & present it to a mock expert review board. The culminating week is typically at JPL; it could be virtual due to on-going Covid-19 pandemic conditions.

    Register now for informational session July 27 3:00 pm ET.

    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/intern/apply/nasa-science-mission-design-schools/

  58. July 3, 2022 12:23 pm

    NASA HQ PROGRAM SCIENTIST OPENINGS

    The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters is seeking
    candidates to serve as a Program Scientists within multiple
    organizations. These positions may be located in the Earth Science,
    Heliophysics, Planetary Science, Biological and Physical Sciences, and
    Astrophysics Divisions, the Exploration Science Strategy & Integration
    Office, Front Office, and/or other SMD program offices. Duties range
    from overseeing research programs, reviewing proposals, and leading
    research with academia and industry.

    Application Process

    The job announcement will open for applications at: on Friday, July 22,
    and will close on Tuesday, July 26. The announcement number will be
    HQ-22-DE-11497952-DS. Go to:

    https://USAJobs.gov

    Advance notice of the vacancy is being provided to allow interested
    candidates to prepare. Given the short period the announcement will be
    open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before the job announcement
    opens and update your username, password, resume, etc., to facilitate
    the timely submission of an application.

    Candidates interested in being notified when this job opportunity is
    posted on USAJOBS and opened for three days are encouraged to sign up
    for notifications using the features on the website.

  59. July 3, 2022 12:22 pm

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT NASA GSFC

    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration
    Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking a
    planetary scientist with a focus on contamination control and returned
    samples, for a civil servant position. The successful candidate will
    work as a member of the Artemis Internal Science team to define,
    develop, and implement sample contamination plans, as well as carrying
    out cutting-edge research related to planetary surface properties, the
    Moon, airless bodies, and/or priority planetary targets for future
    exploration. Expertise is required in defining or developing science
    requirements for sample analyses, including contamination
    considerations, as well as in leading collaborative groups and
    overseeing research. This is a GS-14 level position located at
    NASA-Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland near Washington, DC.

    A full vacancy announcement, which contains further information
    including qualification requirements and application instructions,
    will be posted on July 21 and remain open for five days. Go to:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/

    The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of
    hiring authority, and is not a reflection of the openness of the
    position.

    For additional information contact: Dr. Jamie Elsila Cook,
    Jamie.E.Cook at nasa.gov.

  60. July 3, 2022 12:22 pm

    ERNEST RUTHERFORD FELLOWSHIP IN THE SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES AT THE
    UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

    The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Ernest Rutherford
    Fellowship (ERF) scheme provides up to five years of support for early
    career researchers to pursue their own independent research programme.
    Subjects can span the remit of STFC’s core science programme including
    solar and planetary science, and astronomy. The School of Earth
    Sciences at the University of Bristol can offer support for one
    application to the ERF scheme, and we invite interested candidates to
    make a pre-application for support by the school in their application
    to STFC. We particularly welcome applications from people from
    minoritized groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities,
    and/or with non-traditional career paths. For further details about
    the position and how to apply, please visit:

    https://www.bristol.ac.uk/earthsciences/opportunities/

    Deadline for pre-application: 31 July 2022.

  61. July 3, 2022 12:21 pm

    PHD POSITION: LABORATORY STUDIES FOR THE ICY SURFACES OF PLANETARY
    BODIES

    The Space Science and Planetology division, University of Bern,
    Switzerland, is looking for an experimentalist to duplicate processes
    resulting in particle release from icy surfaces of satellites: ice
    irradiation with ions, electrons, and UV photons, to provide the
    release efficiency and the chemical composition of ejecta for the case
    of ions, UV photons, and electrons impacting an ice surface. We are
    looking for a talented and motivated person who enjoys experimental
    physics. Experience with electronics, vacuum instrumentation, ice
    samples, and mass spectrometry would be of advantage.

    The position is available from 1 October 2022, and is funded for 4
    years. Candidates with demonstrated experience in experimental work
    will be favoured. The salary is in accordance with the personnel
    regulations of the Canton of Bern. Please submit your application by
    14 August 2022 as a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter in
    which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position,
    a CV, list of your publications, and a list with names of three
    references.

    http://tinyurl.com/9s8dpf7b

    Applicants should contact: Peter Wurz (peter.wurz at space.unibe.ch), or
    Andre Galli (andre.galli at unibe.ch)

  62. July 3, 2022 12:20 pm

    JPL POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY IN MARS MINERALOGY

    Dr. Katie Stack Morgan, Research Scientist in Planetary Geology,
    invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on Mars
    remote sensing mineralogy research at the NASA Jet Propulsion
    Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. This post-doc will advance our
    understanding of the global distribution and origin of the mineral
    serpentine on Mars using CRISM data and cutting-edge processing
    techniques.

    The post-doc, in collaboration with the PI, will:

    – Use dynamic aperture factor analysis/target transformation (DAFA/TT)
    and radiance ratio analysis to localize and validate serpentine
    spectra in CRISM images

    – Produce a validated and complete global map of Mg-rich serpentine on
    Mars

    – Analyze the geologic context, terrain age, and stratigraphic context
    of serpentine detections using CRISM, HiRISE, and CTX data to
    constrain the mechanisms that controlled serpentinization on Mars.

    Required qualifications:

    Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Earth
    Science, Geology or Geosciences, Remote Sensing, or related field. The
    ideal candidate will have experience analyzing remote sensing data
    from Mars or Earth including: spectroscopic data, orbiter images, and
    digital elevation models. Desired qualifications: Experience coding in
    Matlab and Python, familiarity with ENVI, and experience with CRISM,
    CTX, and HiRISE data. Go to:

    http://tinyurl.com/55usse4m

  63. June 26, 2022 7:13 pm

    SCIENTIFIC DATA ANALYST WITH THE MAVEN IMAGING ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROGRAPH
    TEAM

    The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) team on the MAVEN mission
    is seeking a talented data analyst. IUVS has made important discoveries
    about the Mars atmosphere, including escape and evolution, aurora,
    nightglow, photochemistry, composition, dynamics and cloud formation,
    and more discoveries are anticipated.

    Responsibilities include: Data analysis and interpretation, scientific
    programming, interpretation, presentation of results at conferences and
    in publications. Mentoring junior team members and software support.
    Mission operations.

    Position requirements include: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in
    astronomy, physics, earth science, computer science or related area.
    Experience in scientific programming in python or IDL. Work with remote
    sensing data, retrievals, image processing. Experience with graphical
    data representation and scientific visualization.

    Desired qualifications include: Familiarity with planetary science,
    earth science or astrophysics through coursework or experience, and
    best practices for version control for code and data products.

    Inquiries to nick.schneider at lasp.colorado.edu. Please apply by 15 July
    at:

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=39804

  64. June 26, 2022 7:12 pm

    PHD POSITION: EXPERIMENTAL SPACE RESEARCH

    The Space Research and Planetology Division, University of Bern,
    Switzerland, is seeking a PhD student to join the group for the JUICE
    mission to Jupiter and its icy moons. We are participating in the JUICE
    mission with a neutral gas and ion mass spectrometer (NIM), which will
    measure the chemical composition of the atmospheres of Jupiter’s icy
    moons: Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. Experience with electronics,
    measurement techniques, vacuum instrumentation, ion-optical simulation,
    and mass spectrometry would be of advantage. Several tests, and
    calibrations with the flight spare instrument and the ground reference
    instrument are planned, using fast neutral beams and low-energy ion
    beams.

    The position is available beginning 1 October 2022. Candidates with
    demonstrated experience in experimental work will be favoured. The
    salary is in accordance with the personnel regulations of the Canton of
    Bern. Submit your application by 29 July 2022 as a single pdf file
    consisting of a cover letter describing your motivation and
    qualifications for the position, a CV, list of your publications, and
    names of three references.

    https://tinyurl.com/3p7dm2e2

    Applicants should contact: Peter Wurz (peter.wurz at unibe.ch) or Martina
    Fohn (martina.foehn at unibe.ch)

  65. June 26, 2022 7:12 pm

    PHD POSITION IN SPACE RESEARCH/MASS SPECTROMETRY AT UNIVERSITY OF BERN,
    SWITZERLAND

    Comet Interceptor (CI), the new F-class mission of the European Space
    Agency, is currently under development to fly past a pristine comet.
    The University of Bern is the lead institute of the mass spectrometer
    suite MANiaC (Mass Analyzer for Neutrals in a Coma) which is dedicated
    to the investigation of the gas coma surrounding the comet’s nucleus.

    The PhD contains both theoretical and lab work as well as the study of
    comets and spacecraft instrumentation. The project focuses on the
    characterization of the MANiaC time-of-flight mass spectrometer and
    pressure/density gauge. The work includes testing of the ion-optical
    design, ion source, detector, and characterization of the different
    instrument models and subunits of MANiaC.

    The position requires a Master of Science degree in physics or a
    closely related field in engineering. Experience in instrumentation,
    lab work, and programming languages are an advantage. Interested
    applicants should send their curriculum vitae (including professional
    experience), a one-page motivation letter, the contact details of two
    reference persons, and grades obtained at the Master level to Dr.
    Martin Rubin (martin.rubin at unibe.ch).

    https://tinyurl.com/2rnh4nf4

  66. June 16, 2022 6:29 pm

    Research Scientist, Planetary Geosciences, JPL

    https://dps.aas.org/content/research-scientist-planetary-geosciences

  67. June 16, 2022 6:28 pm

    Science Operations Scientist, BepiColombo Mission

    The European Space Agency has a job position open for a Science Operations Scientist on this mission, see attached link.

    https://jobs.esa.int/job/Madrid-Science-Operations-Scientist-ESAC/780536901/

  68. June 12, 2022 7:45 pm

    TWO POST-DOC POSITIONS IN PLANETARY CLIMAGE AND PHOTOCHEMISTRY TO STUDY
    THE PAST OF MARS AT LMD IN PARIS

    At Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique (LMD) inParis, we are
    developing new models to better understand the past environments of
    Mars. Two Postdoc positions are funded by the European Research Council
    under the “Mars Through Time” project for at least two years.

    Contact: forget at lmd.ipsl.fr

    1) Early Mars Climate

    https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR8539-ISARIC-075/Default.aspx?lang=EN

    The goal is to develop new models to understand the enigmatic early
    Mars environment that allowed the formation of lakes and rivers, in
    particular a hydrology model capable of calculating the evolution of
    lakes and glaciers over thousands of years.

    The candidate should hold a PhD in climate or planetary sciences,
    ideally with an expertise in hydrology-cryology. Alternatively,
    experts on early Mars could be suitable.

    2) Photochemistry:

    https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR8539-ISARIC-074/Default.aspx?lang=EN

    The goal is to adapt our photochemical models into the climate models
    to address burning questions such as: What was the chemical environment
    on Mars at other obliquities? Did Mars experience periods of oxidizing
    conditions that destroyed possible subsurface bio-signatures? Did
    photochemistry form greenhouse gases on early Mars?

    The candidate should hold a PhD in atmospheric or planetary sciences,
    ideally with skills in photochemistry and modeling.

  69. June 7, 2022 10:19 am

    Tenure-Track Position in Geomicrobiology, U. Western Ontario

    https://dps.aas.org/content/tenure-track-position-geomicrobiology

  70. June 7, 2022 10:19 am

    Mars Atmospheric Scientist, NASA GSFC

    https://dps.aas.org/content/mars-atmospheric-scientist

  71. June 7, 2022 10:18 am

    Research Space Scientist, Research AST, Planetary Studies, NASA GSFC

    https://dps.aas.org/content/research-space-scientist-research-ast-planetary-studie

  72. June 7, 2022 10:18 am

    Planetary Instrument Postdoc, LANL

    https://dps.aas.org/content/planetary-instrument-postdoc

  73. June 3, 2022 5:15 pm

    Postdoctoral researcher at Stony Brook University with the LRO Diviner team. The job posting will be open until 7/3/2022 and can be found here:
    https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2202028&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

  74. May 30, 2022 8:07 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY AT THE NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY:
    ASTROBIOLOGY STUDIES OF HYDROTHERMAL VENTS ON EARTH AND OCEAN WORLDS

    Dr. Laurie Barge, Research Scientist in Astrobiology, is seeking a
    postdoc to work on astrobiology and geochemistry research at the NASA
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Samples from hydrothermal
    chimneys were acquired from Axial Seamount on a 2021 research cruise;
    the postdoc will conduct geochemical analysis of these samples to
    address astrobiology research questions related to life detection. A
    focus of the work will be utilizing Laser Induced Breakdown
    Spectroscopy which is part of an instrument payload we are studying
    for ocean world mission applications. The candidate will also conduct
    laboratory simulations of prebiotic chemistry in hydrothermal mineral
    systems. The candidate will lead completion of specific tasks for
    ongoing projects and will have the opportunity to develop their own
    research plans.

    Required qualifications: Candidates should have a recent PhD in
    geology, geochemistry, oceanography, or related fields. The ideal
    candidate will be enthusiastic about astrobiology and in being a
    collaborative member of a lab group that studies how life emerges and
    thrives in planetary environments. Desired qualifications: Experience
    with geochemistry analytical techniques, particularly ion
    chromatography; willingness to become proficient in LIBS.

    https://tinyurl.com/JPLBergepostdoc

  75. May 30, 2022 8:06 pm

    MARS ATMOSPHERIC SCIENTIST POSITION AT NASA’S GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT
    CENTER

    The Planetary Systems Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    is seeking a full-time Research Space Scientist to join our active
    Mars research group. The candidate will conduct research into the
    atmospheric composition of Mars, utilizing spectral and/or imaging
    data from spaceflight missions. Examples of such work include studying
    the Martian atmosphere’s composition and surface interactions. The
    candidate will work in an inclusive environment that prioritizes
    individual professional growth. This is a GS-13/14 level civil servant
    position located at NASA-Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland near
    Washington, DC. You can apply for this position from now through
    Friday, June 3 – the maximum opening window we could obtain for this
    position.

    For more information and to apply please go to:

    https://go.usa.gov/xJxA6

  76. May 30, 2022 8:05 pm

    PHD OPPORTUNITIES IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SPACE SCIENCES AND PLANETARY
    RESEARCH

    The Young Researcher Program YRP@Graz welcomes applications for 3 PhD
    positions. YRP@Graz is jointly supported by the Austrian Academy of
    Sciences, the Graz University of Technology, and the University of
    Graz (Austria).

    The application process has two stages with which we aim to decrease
    selection biases:
    -Stage 1 applications are submitted through an anonymised form
    (deadline: July 1st)
    -Stage 2 selected applicants are invited for an interview.

    Our expectations for our candidates:
    -We look for early career researchers who are interested in an
    interdisciplinary exchange based on a solid university education in
    at least one subject of natural sciences or engineering.
    -We aim for PhD candidates who would like to actively join our
    YRP@Graz initiative, helping to develop the tradition of the involved
    institutes.
    -We look for excellent researchers who have the courage to cross
    scientific borders in a responsible way and to support our
    international societies with their research.
    -We search for team players who aspire to continue their skill
    development as well as to support the research location Graz.

    Details about the offered projects can be found here:

    https://tinyurl.com/YRPGraz

    We are looking forward hearing from you!

  77. May 22, 2022 8:16 pm

    UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO POSTDOC

    The Department of Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago
    seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support investigations of
    the habitability of exoplanets and/or Mars through modeling of
    planetary atmosphere evolution and climate. The successful candidate
    will work with Associate Professor Edwin Kite (sseh.uchicago.edu) to
    construct new models for planetary atmosphere evolution and modify and
    run existing models of planetary climate.

    Candidates should have experience working with models including
    radiative transfer and/or planetary climate. An early start date is
    preferred, however this is negotiable with the successful candidate.

    UChicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets research program, with
    particular emphasis on terrestrial and sub-Neptune exoplanets:

    https://tinyurl.com/4yfjfccy

    Application materials should be received by July 4 for full
    consideration. Applicants should send a CV, a brief description of
    research interests and experience, and a list of publications as a
    single PDF file to kite@uchicago.edu. Applicants should also arrange
    to have two letters of reference sent to this email address. Please
    direct informal inquiries about this post to Edwin Kite
    (kite at uchicago.edu).

    This postdoctoral position will be for one year, with the possibility
    of renewal for a second year, and comes with a competitive salary and
    generous benefits.

    EoE/DV/Disability

  78. May 22, 2022 8:14 pm

    2022 POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW – GEOPHYSICAL TECHNIQUES FOR OFF-WORLD
    RESOURCE SURVEYS

    Join NASA, Defense Innovation Unit and USGS to explore new techniques
    to find off-world resources. A new post-doctoral position will lead
    teams from all three Agencies, testing techniques to detect
    sub-surface resources off-world. You will use your expertise in
    physics, engineering, geophysics or geology to design experiments in a
    regolith testing lab, using assets from NASA Earth Exchange, NASA
    Space Science Division laboratory facilities, SSERVI Lunar Lab,
    USGS spectral libraries, and the USGS UAS Research/Engineering Lab.

    POCS: Jonathan Stock (USGS National Innovation Center), Jennifer
    Heldmann (NASA Ames Research Center), Nirav Patel (Defense Innovation
    Unit)

    Apply at the following website begin the journey:

    https://tinyurl.com/2p8cp5db

  79. May 22, 2022 8:13 pm

    RESEARCH SPACE SCIENTIST POSITION AT NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

    The Solar System Exploration Data Services Office at NASA Goddard
    Space Flight Center is seeking a Research Space Scientist specializing
    in Planetary Studies. Candidates would perform management duties for
    actively accumulating scientific archives such as those within NASA’s
    Planetary Data System (PDS), with emphasis on developing and
    utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to
    process and analyze large scientific datasets (e.g., PDS and other
    SMD archives) and developing techniques and tools necessary for
    enabling new scientific discoveries. Candidates would also study the
    origin, composition, structure and evolution of our Solar System and
    Extra-Solar System bodies using PDS and SMD-sponsored archives,
    including regularly reporting the results of work to the community
    through publications and other media. The job is open to all US
    citizens.

    Applications are open between 6/20/2022 and 6/24/2022.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/655016900

  80. May 13, 2022 4:40 pm

    Section Manager, Astrophysics and Space Sciences Section, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
    https://citjpl.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Jobs/job/JPL-Campus/Section-Manager–Astrophysics-and-Space-Sciences-Section–3260-_R2234

  81. May 8, 2022 3:10 pm

    PLANETARY SCIENTIST POSITION AT NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

    The Planetary Environments Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
    which studies the chemistry and astrobiology of the atmospheres and
    surfaces of planetary bodies, is seeking a scientist who specializes
    in planetary studies, with a strong emphasis on investigations of
    upper atmospheres, ionospheres, and exospheres of our Solar System.
    Candidates are expected to have experience in spacecraft mass
    spectrometry techniques, including instrument ground and flight
    calibrations, and data processing and interpretation. The job is open
    to all US citizens.

    Applications are open between 6/6/2022 and 6/20/2022

    https://www.usajobs.gov/job/652774100

  82. May 8, 2022 3:09 pm

    TWO-YEARS POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP AT UMEA UNIVERSITY IN SWEDEN

    The Department of Physics at Umea University in Sweden is offering a
    postdoctoral scholarship in modeling plasma interaction with
    exoplanets. The scholarship is full-time for two years and the start
    date is 1 September, 2022 or by agreement. The aim of our project is to
    advance our current understanding on the plasma interaction with
    planetary bodies of different sizes and characteristics with the main
    focus on atmospheric evolution using a hybrid model of plasma.
    Application deadline is 15 June 2022.

    For more information, please see the job advertisement in this link:

    https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/postdoctoral-scholarships/7-907-22/

  83. April 26, 2022 7:59 pm

    Canada Excellence Research Chair In Cosmochemical Planetary Exploration, York University

    https://tinyurl.com/34ykbkr4

  84. April 26, 2022 7:58 pm

    Postdoctoral Position In Planetary Astronomy, Caltech

    https://www.gps.caltech.edu/about/positions-available/postdoctoral-positions/postdoctoral-position-planetary-science

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in planetary astronomy within Caltech’s Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences. The successful applicant will collaborate with the de Kleer research group on the interpretation of thermal data of icy moons and small bodies from ALMA, the VLA, and JWST. The work will involve reduction and analysis of thermal data, as well as collaboration on the development of (sub)surface models which will be used to characterize (sub)surface processes on these worlds. The project requires training in mathematics and physics as well as strong scientific programming skills. Experience working with astronomical or spacecraft data is required, and experience with radio interferometry and/or mid-infrared spectroscopy is preferred. The successful candidate will have opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

    The start date is flexible, but will be no sooner than June 1, 2022. The initial duration of the position is one year, with renewal for up to two additional years. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and annual research budget, as well as access to Caltech’s extensive resources, including the Keck and Palomar Observatories and computational facilities.

    Applicants for the position must have a PhD in planetary science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, geology, or an equivalent field by the date of their appointment. Applicants must provide a CV including a complete list of publications; a 1-2 page statement describing their research interests and experience; and the names of three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. Application materials should be sent to Jen Shechet (shechet@caltech.edu) no later than May 20, 2022. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Katherine de Kleer (dekleer at caltech.edu).

  85. April 26, 2022 7:58 pm

    Envision Vensar Project Scientist, JPL

    The Planetary Science Directorate and the Venus Synthetic Aperture Radar (VenSAR) Project seek a Project Scientist for the development and operations of the VenSAR radar on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) EnVision mission.

    Details can be found at : https://citjpl.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Jobs/job/JPL-Campus/EnVision-VenSAR-Project-Scientist_R1983

  86. April 26, 2022 7:58 pm

    Lecture or Assistant Teaching Professor, NAU

    The Dept. of Astronomy & Planetary Science, Northern Arizona University, has a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Astronomy position opening! We’d love to invite any qualified people, and especially those with diverse backgrounds, to apply and to join us in teaching and/or developing our unique curriculum at beautiful Flagstaff, AZ! Please send any inquires to the committee chair, Dr. Lisa Chien (Lisa.Chien@nau.edu).

    Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor, Astronomy & Planetary Science, Northern Arizona University, AZ

    https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=606215&PostingSeq=1

  87. April 17, 2022 9:52 am

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN LUNAR SCIENCE

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa is
    searching for a postdoctoral research scientist to study the
    interaction of the space plasma environment with the Moon’s surface,
    exosphere, and crustal magnetic fields. The successful candidate will
    join a growing lunar science group at the University of Iowa, and will
    have the opportunity to work with new data from current lunar missions
    and to help develop future lunar missions. More details and application
    instructions are available at:

    https://physics.uiowa.edu/~jhalekas/Moon-Postdoc.html

    Please contact Prof. Jasper Halekas (jasper-halekas at uiowa.edu) with any
    questions about the position.

  88. April 17, 2022 9:51 am

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS

    We are taking applications for a post-doctoral position in space
    weather at Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF).

    The work will include analysis of coronal images from various
    spacecraft, analysis of in-situ solar wind data, and development of
    methods and algorithms. The goal is to develop models for automatic
    detection of coronal mass ejections as part of IRF’s space weather
    system.

    The position, placed in Lund, is for 2 years, with possible extension
    of an additional year.

    For more information:

    https://tinyurl.com/8jxu5jcc

  89. April 14, 2022 3:24 pm

    Umeå University, Sweden
    PhD student position with a focus in Planetary Geochemistry and Spectroscopy

    Is there water on Mars? What is the role of water in martian geochemical history? How can we reveal the potential water resources for future human explorations on Mars?

    If you are interested in discovering all these fascinating phenomena related to Mars, you are welcomed to apply for a fully funded four-year PhD student position. You should have a particular fascination for and interest in advancing knowledge of Mars geochemistry by bridging laboratory results with martian orbit data.

    Learn more at the link below:

    https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/ph.d.-student-position-in-chemistry-with-focus-on-planetary-geochemistry-and-spectroscopy_492517/

    The deadline for this position is May 24, 2022.

  90. April 13, 2022 12:06 pm

    The NAIF team is seeking to hire a team member whose primary job will be
    the development of the next generation SPICE Toolkit (SPICE 2.0),
    implemented in C++11. The complete details about this position and
    instructions for applying are available at the JPL Careers website
    (https://citjpl.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Jobs/job/JPL-Campus/Solar-System-Geometry-Development-Engineer_R2037).

  91. April 9, 2022 3:34 pm

    Planetary Geoscientist at Icon, a 3D printed structures company:

    https://www.iconbuild.com/careers/4400200004?gh_jid=4400200004

  92. April 3, 2022 7:00 pm

    [NASA] ASTROBIOLOGIST-GSFC CIVIL SERVANT JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Astrochemistry Laboratory of the Solar System Exploration Division
    at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking a full-time analytical
    research scientist specializing in astrobiology and astrochemistry to
    work within the Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory. The successful
    candidate will study molecular distributions, enantiomeric ratios, and
    compound-specific stable isotopic compositions of soluble organic
    compounds in extraterrestrial material to inform the origin of life on
    Earth and Solar System formation. This astrobiology position entails
    developing productive collaborative relationships, leading
    ground-breaking research, and providing input into future
    mission/instrument design. This is a GS-13/14 level civil servant
    position located at NASA-Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland near
    Washington, DC.

    The posting will run from Thursday, April 7 through Monday, April 11,
    2022.

    Please submit your application during these dates through the USAJobs
    website:

    https://www.usajobs.gov

    For additional information contact: Dr. Natasha Johnson,
    Natasha.M.Johnson at nasa.gov

  93. April 3, 2022 6:59 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ATMOSPHERIC PLANETARY SCIENCE AT YORK
    UNIVERSITY

    A postdoctoral researcher is sought at the Centre for Research in Earth
    and Space Science (CRESS), York University in Toronto, Canada to:

    – support operations of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, Curiosity
    – support the development of a novel trace-gas spectrometer for flight
    – lead investigations into planetary atmospheres using
    – spacecraft/experimental data and/or numerical modeling

    The successful candidate must be eligible to become a member of the
    Science and Operations Team of MSL. This work will be supervised by
    Prof. John E. Moores, MSL Participating Scientist. The ideal candidate
    will be less than 3 years from receipt of their PhD at the start of
    employment. The successful applicant must be willing to relocate to
    Toronto.

    Duration and Start Date: The term of employment will be for one year,
    starting no earlier than September 1st, 2022 and no later than January
    1st, 2023, with an option to extend the term.

    Please send jmoores at yorku.ca (1) a detailed C.V., (2) the names and
    contact information for two references and (3) two examples of
    published work that you have led. For full consideration, please
    submit by April 30, 2022.

  94. April 3, 2022 6:59 pm

    POST-DOC POSITION AVAILABLE IN THE SPACE AND PLANETARY SCIENCE CENTER
    AT KHALIFA UNIVERSITY, ABU DHABI, UAE

    The selected candidate would be associated with the newly formed Space
    and Planetary Science Center (SPSC) at Khalifa University. which
    focuses on the analysis of data from current space missions, as well as
    the development of future ones. Members of the center are involved in a
    number of missions and instruments including HiRISE, and CaSSIS, as
    well as involvement in future missions including the Emirates Lunar
    Mission, ESA’s ExoMars rover, and Comet Interceptor.

    The center invites applications for a 2-year post-doc position focused
    on any of these disciplines:
    – Mars
    – The Moon
    – Small bodies
    – Titan

    The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences,
    Planetary Sciences, Physics or a related field.

    Khalifa University offers an attractive compensation and benefits
    package, commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and
    experience.

    Please send your application by 15 April, 2022, as a single PDF
    containing a cover letter, CV, publication list, research statement,
    and a list of 3 suggested references to Mohamed.elmaarry at ku.ac.ae. Any
    enquiries can be sent to the same email.

  95. April 3, 2022 6:58 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE IN SPACE PHYSICS AT IMPERIAL
    COLLEGE LONDON (FOUR POSTS)

    Full-time fixed-term contract (2 years with the possibility of
    extension)

    Closing date: 25 April 2022

    For full details and to apply, visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/2p96r3nw

    The Space and Atmospheric Physics Group of the Department of Physics at
    Imperial College London is recruiting four postdoctoral positions in
    the following areas:

    – Magnetic reconnection, working with Dr Jonathan Eastwood
    (jonathan.eastwood at imperial.ac.uk)
    – The near-Sun solar wind, working with Prof. Tim Horbury
    (t.horbury at imperial.ac.uk)
    – Ganymede’s ionosphere, working with Prof. Marina Galand
    (m.galand at imperial.ac.uk)
    – Dynamics of Saturn’s atmosphere, working with Dr Ingo Mueller-Wodarg
    (i.mueller-wodarg at imperial.ac.uk)

    For further questions or queries about each role, please contact the
    relevant PI of the position you are interested in and for more
    information about space physics research at Imperial, please visit:

    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/spat

  96. March 29, 2022 4:54 pm

    [NASA] GSFC CIVIL SERVANT JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Astrochemistry Laboratory of the Solar System Exploration Division
    at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking a full-time analytical
    research scientist specializing in astrobiology and astrochemistry to
    work within the Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory. The successful
    candidate will study molecular distributions, enantiomeric ratios, and
    compound-specific stable isotopic compositions of soluble organic
    compounds in extraterrestrial material to inform the origin of life on
    Earth and Solar System formation. This astrobiology position entails
    developing productive collaborative relationships, leading
    ground-breaking research, and providing input into future
    mission/instrument design. This is a GS-13/14 level civil servant
    position located at NASA-Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland near
    Washington, DC.

    The posting will run from Thursday, April 7 to Monday, April 11, 2022.

    Please submit your application during these dates through USAJobs:

    https://www.usajobs.gov

    For additional information contact: Dr. Natasha Johnson,
    Natasha.M.Johnson at nasa.gov

  97. March 29, 2022 4:53 pm

    NASA JPL JOB OPENING: RESEARCH SCIENTIST, ORIGIN OF LIFE/PREBIOTIC
    CHEMISTRY

    Location: Pasadena, CA

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
    invites applications for a staff Scientist in the Laboratory Studies
    group in the Planetary Science Section at JPL. In this position, you
    will conduct origin of life/prebiotic chemistry experimental studies
    and related astrobiology research. You will also participate in
    mission formulation activities, with an emphasis on mission concepts
    involving Ocean Worlds and Mars life detection/habitability. It is
    expected that the successful candidate will develop an independently
    funded research program and will pursue new lines of research focusing
    on experimental origin of life research and life detection. You will
    be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and give talks at
    national and international conferences.

    To view the full description of this unique opportunity and apply,
    please visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/JPLchemist

    Applications received by April 25, 2022, will receive full
    consideration.

  98. March 29, 2022 4:52 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

    The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona
    invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research associate position.
    The successful applicant will work primarily on the analysis and
    interpretation of Cassini observations of the upper atmospheres of
    Saturn and Titan that were obtained during 13 years in orbit. The
    position is available from the fall of 2022, initially for two years,
    with a possible extension. Candidates with previous experience of
    statistical data analysis and/or radiative transfer models with multiple
    scattering are preferred. Further details are available at Job Posting
    #ref9015 at:

    https://talent.arizona.edu/hr

    and the full ad can be found on the AAS website:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/534f4e3f

    For questions email Tommi Koskinen (tommik at email.arizona.edu).

  99. March 21, 2022 9:51 am

    POSTDOC POSITION IN LABORATORY STUDIES OF RADIATION-INDUCED PROCESSES

    The Ice Spectroscopy Laboratory at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
    Pasadena, CA invites applications for a new postdoctoral opportunity
    in radiation-induced processes. The research work will involve
    laboratory simulations of interactions between Solar System bodies and
    energetic particles such as electrons, protons, and heavy ions
    (O+, S+). The work will primarily focus on interactions between
    energetic electrons and the surface of Europa at temperatures of
    ~100 K, including sputtering, electron penetration, and the effects of
    ionizing radiation on organic molecules and microbial life. Expertise
    in physics and chemistry of radiation and a strong interest to conduct
    research in these areas is highly desired.

    Link for more information and to apply:

    https://tinyurl.com/3ydjx63n

  100. March 21, 2022 9:51 am

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: OUTREACH AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCUSION
    ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

    The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA is
    seeking to fill an administrator position that will focus on diversity,
    equity, and inclusion. Position responsibilities will include
    coordinating departmental outreach efforts, coordinating initiatives to
    improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences at UCLA and
    beyond, teaching up to 1 course per academic year, and writing
    proposals to support diversity and outreach activities.

    Requirements for the position include a PhD in geosciences or related
    field and a demonstrated commitment to improving diversity, equity, and
    inclusion. Teaching and grant writing experience are preferred.

    For more information see the full job description here:

    https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07304

    Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Mackenzie Day
    (daym at epss.ucla.edu) or Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni (clb at epss.ucla.edu)
    with questions about the position. Applications will be collected until
    May 15, 2022.

  101. March 21, 2022 9:50 am

    POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT UNIVERSITY OF BERN

    The Space Research and Planetology Division of the University of Bern
    is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant. The position is
    available from 1 June 2022 and initially for two years with possible
    extension. The project is primarily aimed at the investigation of gas
    transport phenomena in porous media with application to Solar System
    objects. It would be suitable for recent PhDs with expertise in
    computational fluid dynamics techniques such as Navier-Stokes solvers
    and Direct Simulation Monte Carlo techniques.

    Further details are available under the Post-Doctoral Positions tab at:

    https://www.space.unibe.ch/about_us/jobs/index_eng.html under

    For questions email nicolas.thomas at unibe.ch

    Electronic applications should be submitted by April 8 to the address
    given on the website.

  102. March 16, 2022 11:35 am

    Assistant Professor of Cosmochemistry, Globe Institute University, Copenhagen

    https://dps.aas.org/content/assistant-professor-cosmochemistry

  103. March 16, 2022 11:35 am

    Postdoc Position in Planetary/Exoplanet Geophysics, Brown University

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoc-position-planetaryexoplanet-geophysics

  104. March 16, 2022 11:31 am

    Mars 2020 Postdoc, Purdue University

    https://dps.aas.org/content/mars-2020-postdoc

  105. March 16, 2022 11:30 am

    Research Fellow in numerical modeling, Curtin University

    https://dps.aas.org/content/research-fellow-numerical-modelling

  106. March 16, 2022 11:28 am

    Two Year Postdoc, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Rochester

    The Earth and Planetary Science group at the University of Rochester invites postdoctoral applicants to conduct research for a NASA funded project for two years. We are particularly interested in applicants whose expertise is orbital dynamics.

    The goal of the funded research project is to understand satellite formation processes. The applicant will primarily work with Professors Miki Nakajima, Alice Quillen (University of Rochester) and Jacob Simon (Iowa State University), and they are encouraged to extend their collaboration on campus. For details, please see the following link:

    https://dps.aas.org/content/2-year-postdoctoral-appointment-earth-and-planetary-sciences-university-rochester

  107. March 14, 2022 3:15 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN ORBITAL MECHANICS AT IRF

    The Swedish Institute of Space Physics is looking for a postdoc to
    contribute to sustainability in space by studying space objects with
    optical systems and radar methods. Candidates should have a PhD degree
    in physics, engineering, applied mathematics or a related field.

    https://www.irf.se/en/news/2022/03/04/post-doctoral-position-in-orbital-mechanics/

  108. March 8, 2022 3:49 pm

    THREE POSITIONS AT PURDUE TO SUPPORT SUPERCAM

    Three positions are open at Purdue to support and utilize SuperCam on
    the Perseverance rover and related investigations. Successful
    candidates will work directly with Principal Investigator Roger Wiens
    at Purdue and with the local and extended team.

    The Research Scientist position in science and Mars operations will
    support Mars science and operations with SuperCam and set up a
    laboratory for planetary LIBS, Raman, and reflectance spectroscopies.
    Experience with at least one of these techniques is necessary;
    experience with rover instrument operations is desirable. The position
    is long-term, beyond the postdoctoral level.

    https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/18327/

    The position in Data Management entails developing an accessible
    database of SuperCam images and spectra from both Mars and the
    laboratory, maintaining and continued development of the SuperCam
    ground data pipeline, and assembling and validating SuperCam data for
    submission to NASA’s Planetary Data System.

    https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/18325/

    The Postdoctoral Fellow position is for investigations with SuperCam
    and related data to understand Mars geology and habitability. A
    planetary geochemistry and mineralogy background is required, with a
    Ph.D. in the last 5 years, and experience with LIBS, Raman, or
    reflectance spectroscopy is strongly desired.

    https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/18106/

    Interested persons are encouraged to contact Prof. Wiens
    (rwiens at purdue.edu).

  109. March 7, 2022 1:23 pm

    NASA Program Scientists tackle a wide variety of challenges. These include: developing, operating, and maintaining Research & Analysis grants programs; serving as the Headquarters scientific lead for one or more Planetary Science missions; and helping implement and communicate the Planetary Science Division’s strategic goals. Program scientists can have substantial influence on strategic planning and can help shape the long-term scientific direction of missions and programs that they oversee.

    The Planetary Science Division (PSD) is looking for one or more new program scientists to join the Division through either a detail or the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). More information on this opportunity can be found at:

    https://science.nasa.gov/about-us/job-opportunities

  110. March 5, 2022 11:15 am

    Advisor: Barbara Cohen (Barbara.A.Cohen nasa.gov)
    https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/0252-NPP-MAR22-GSFC-PlanetSci

    Come work on the origin and provenance of lunar volatiles using the Peregrine Ion-Trap Mass Spectrometer (PITMS) on Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission-1 and the Mass Spectrometer observing lunar operations (MSolo) on the VIPER mission. You will work on this research using a combination of modeling volatile sources and isotopic signatures, data analysis from these instruments, and collaborating with datasets from other instruments. You will gain hands-on experience by participating in the flight operation of these instruments to collect, analyze, and archive data. You will be expected to present results at appropriate conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. Key skill sets include data analysis, statistical analysis, mass spectrometry, and interest in / familiarity with volatile species in the solar system – but please contact me even if this doesn’t sound like you, yet! At Goddard we value the diverse talents and perspectives of every individual, which contributes to the success of Goddard’s mission.

    Apply online at https://npp.orau.org/
    Reference Code: 0252-NPP-MAR22-GSFC-PlanetSci
    NPP application deadline is July 1, 2022

    Eligibility is currently open ONLY to U.S. Citizens; U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents; Foreign nationals who are in the U.S. at the time of application and on a valid J1 visa; and Foreign nationals, asylees or refugees in the U.S. at the time of application with a valid EAD card and pending I-485 or I-589 forms. At this time, NPP applications are not accepted from citizens of designated countries unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S.

  111. February 28, 2022 7:03 pm

    Visiting Lecturer in Astronomy and Physics, Mount Holyoke College

    https://dps.aas.org/content/visiting-lecturer-astronomy-and-physics

  112. February 28, 2022 7:00 pm

    Uranus/Neptune postdoc at Observatoire de Paris

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/02b401e0

  113. February 28, 2022 1:47 pm

    THE USGS ASTROGEOLOGY SCIENCE CENTER IS HIRING UP TO TWO GEODESISTS
    (GS-12/13)

    Our mission is to help humanity understand our Solar System by
    maximizing the scientific and technical return from planetary missions
    through scientific research, software development, and the creation of
    spatial data products and standards. To help us achieve that mission,
    we seek two geodesists who can develop new capabilities in the fields
    of digital elevation models, planetary shape, rotation, and
    orientation, photogrammetric techniques, image matching, and geodetic
    standards. Job duties include planning and conducting novel geodetic
    and cartographic analysis, developing digital image processing
    techniques, designing or modifying bundle adjustment software,
    maintaining and improving global planetary control networks, and
    providing guidance to technical staff working on photogrammetric and
    geodetic production tasks. Applicants must have a bachelor’s or higher
    degree in geodesy or a related field with additional professional
    experience. Expertise in the concepts, theories, and principles of
    photogrammetry, cartography, geodesy, and/or computer vision is
    expected. Applicants must be US citizens, and a background check is
    required. This position is located in Flagstaff, AZ. Apply starting
    March 7, 2022 through USAjobs announcement USGS-SAC-22-11289270-DE-LL:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/638771100

    Closes March 21, 2022. Contact Michael Bland with questions:
    mbland usgs.gov

  114. February 28, 2022 1:45 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT JPL

    The postdoctoral research associate will work with Dr. Catherine Elder
    and Dr. Tom Nordheim to study the interiors of Europa and the Uranian
    moons. Specifically, the postdoctoral researcher will investigate the
    plausibility of seafloor volcanism on Europa through mantle convection,
    magma generation, migration, and eruption modeling. They will also
    investigate the interior structure and thermal evolution of Miranda and
    Ariel, with the aim of addressing the question: Do these objects have
    current or geologically recent subsurface oceans?

    We invite applicants with a recent PhD in planetary science, physics,
    geology, or a related field. We seek someone who has experience in
    numerical modeling and a strong background in physics. Previous
    experience studying icy satellites, mantle convection, or geochemistry
    is preferred but not required. Go to:

    https://tinyurl.com/yc4pt9vf

  115. February 28, 2022 1:44 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON THE EFFECT OF VOLCANISM ON THE MARTIAN
    CLIMATE

    Applications are being solicited for a postdoctoral research position
    in atmospheric modeling in the planetary geology group at the Jet
    Propulsion Laboratory. Consideration of applications will begin
    02/21/2022 and continue until the position is filled. Desired start
    date between spring and summer 2022. Dr. Laura Kerber will serve as the
    primary advisor.

    Description of the Project: Volcanic eruptions throughout Martian
    history would have produced voluminous quantities of H2S, SO2, and H2O,
    which contributed to transient climate perturbations as well as
    surface reservoirs of ice and sulfate minerals. This goal of this
    project is to create a complete model of the volcanic sulfur on Mars,
    including eruption, residence in the atmosphere, photochemical and
    microphysical evolution, interaction with the water cycle, and
    deposition on the surface. Many parts of the model are already in
    place.

    Preferred (but not required) qualifications include:

    Prior work with large climate models, experience programming in
    Fortran, understanding of parallel processing/MPI, published research
    involving volcanic emissions, atmospheric physics or chemistry
    (especially microphysics of droplets, cloud physics, sulfur species,
    or photochemistry), or the climate of Mars. Familiarity with French
    is a plus.

    https://tinyurl.com/4px7h6u2

  116. February 28, 2022 1:37 pm

    ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

    To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, the
    European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from scientists
    interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available
    in the ESA Space Science Archives (https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc).

    The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all
    career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and
    Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD)
    are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are
    also welcome.

    During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and
    mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis
    of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA
    science missions can be supported.

    Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed
    over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC
    (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the
    expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the
    home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals.

    Applications received before 1 May 2022 will be considered for visits in
    autumn 2022 and winter 2023.

    For further details, including areas of research and contact information,
    please refer to:

    https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/visitor-programme

    or write to the programme coordinators at arvp at cosmos.esa.int

  117. February 15, 2022 3:07 pm

    Sam Houston State University Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a one-year (9 month) salaried lecturer position to begin in August 2022, with annual renewal likely pending positive review (i.e., we’re looking for someone long term).

    https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/30196

  118. February 13, 2022 9:16 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOW IN PLANETARY SCIENCES AT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

    The Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow position is structured with time devoted to research and teaching, with a teaching load of one course per semester plus organizing the planetary science seminar. Our

    expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual

    orientation, and religion. Teaching and research mentoring will be provided by the planetary science faculty. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be encouraged to interact with other faculty, postdocs and

    students in Planetary Science and to carry out independent research with full access to observational, laboratory and field facilities available. Expertise in Planetary Science includes the geology of

    Solar System bodies including Venus, Mars, and the Moon, cosmochemistry, planet formation, and exoplanet discovery and characterization. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in planetary science,

    astronomy, or geology in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as a postdoc.

    The position has been approved for 3 years, with an initial 1-year appointment with the additional 2 years contingent upon performance. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2022. Apply through the

    Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site here:

    https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8519

  119. February 13, 2022 9:16 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN EXOPLANET GEOPHYSICS AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

    The Brown University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in exoplanet and habitability evolution modeling.

    Ideal candidates are those with experience in the development and/or modeling of mantle thermochemical evolution on planetary bodies.

    The successful applicant will be based in DEEPS and will work with a cross-disciplinary research team in both DEEPS and the Department of Physics to carry out research that integrates models of mantle

    thermochemical evolution and atmospheric evolution to understand how exoplanets evolve through time.

    Interested individuals should have a Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Geophysics, Physics/Astronomy, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field. A start date by Summer/Fall 2022 is expected, but earlier

    and later start dates will be considered.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

    If interested, please send a CV and brief statement of research interests and future research goals that highlights any previous experience with mantle, atmospheric, or exoplanet modeling and analyses to exoplanets [at] brown [dot] edu.

    Any questions can be directed to Alex Evans, alex_evans[at]brown[dot]edu. More information on the GHOSST Lab can be found at ghosst.alexjevans.com

  120. Nicolle Zellner permalink
    February 8, 2022 7:41 am

    The Hampton University (HU) Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (APS) invites nominations and applications for two tenured faculty positions at the rank of Professor beginning August 2022. Apply here: https://www.hamptonu.edu/hr/jobdetail.cfm?id=1239

    Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution. HU established the Center for Atmospheric Science (CAS) in 1996, which led to creation of the Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences in 2007. APS offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the fields of Atmospheric Science and Planetary Science. This program has established a reputation of excellence in education, outreach and research, with particular emphasis on satellite applications for atmospheric studies.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The successful candidates will continue and advance the groundbreaking work of CAS and APS, through service in leadership roles for NASA satellite missions such as AIM and SAGE. This work includes recruiting, supporting, and advising masters and doctoral students, and building a portfolio of externally funded, high-profile research in the field of atmospheric science. Objectives of the APS department include growth in enrollment in the graduate program, expanded capacity for research, and continuation of research excellence at HU in satellite applications for atmospheric studies.

    Qualifications

    A Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or a related field is required. At least 20 years of professional experience in the field is strongly desired, including demonstrated experience with leadership of scientific research teams and international reputations for excellence in research. The successful applicants will sustain existing programs and enable future strategic growth of the department in the following areas:

    1. Satellite-based remote sensing, with areas of specialization to include atmospheric composition, chemistry and dynamics, with demonstrated capability and commitment to developing new satellite instruments, missions, and measurement campaigns.

    2. Atmospheric measurement techniques, including expertise in lidar and other remote sensing technologies, as well as calibration / validation activities in support of satellite missions and remote sensing measurement campaigns.

    Salary will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and accomplishments in the field.

    Apply here: https://www.hamptonu.edu/hr/jobdetail.cfm?id=1239

  121. February 6, 2022 4:25 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of
    Tennessee is hiring an Isotope Geochemist at the Associate or Full
    Professor level. Major equipment and funds for development of a clean
    lab will be provided. The position description and details on applying
    can be accessed at:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/101221

    Faculty in Earth and Planetary Sciences specialize in Lunar and
    Planetary Science, Meteoritics, and Cosmochemistry, as well as
    terrestrial fields. We hope to attract candidates with diverse research
    interests and willingness to work with astromaterials and terrestrial
    samples.

  122. February 6, 2022 4:24 pm

    ASTROBIOLOGY ANALYTICAL LABORATORY ASSOCIATE

    Applicants are being accepted for a lab technician in the Astrobiology
    Analytical Lab at NASA/GSFC funded through CRESST II. This position
    will support cutting-edge research into the organic content of
    extraterrestrial samples from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission and other
    unique environmental samples.

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with gas
    chromatography and advanced mass spectrometry techniques for the
    derivatization/analysis of organic compounds in natural samples.
    Position responsibilities include operation and maintenance of GC-MS
    instrument suites and GC-quadrupole systems; sample preparation and
    analysis of organic compounds with various derivatization methods; and
    method development for pyrolysis-GC-MS analyses.

    Mandatory Skills

    – Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry, or
    closely related field
    – At least 2 years of experience, master’s degree is desirable.
    – Good communication and laboratory documentation skills
    – Ability to handle multiple projects at once

    Instructions to Apply

    Applications received by March 1, 2022, will receive best
    consideration. Initial funding for position will be for 2 years,
    with possible extension. Applicants must start on-site at NASA/GSFC
    in Summer 2022.

    Send application materials to Katherine McKee
    (katherine.s.mckee at nasa.gov). Submit:

    – Curriculum Vitae
    – 1-2 page statement of research interests/experience
    – Contact information for three references

    Full Job Link:

    https://tinyurl.com/2p8uu336

  123. February 6, 2022 4:24 pm

    ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR POSITION AT CU BOULDER

    The Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS) Department at the
    University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is conducting a search for
    an academic year, non-tenure-track instructor with a three-year
    renewable contract. We seek applications from candidates with a record
    of teaching excellence and a commitment to science education. Nominal
    teaching expectations are three courses per semester. Significant
    service contributions to the departmental educational mission (e.g.,
    coordination of undergraduate mentor program) may be substituted for
    some classroom teaching. APS offers a wide range of classes in
    astronomy and planetary sciences, and opportunities exist for teaching
    at all levels, with an emphasis on introductory astronomy. Instructors
    are faculty in APS, contribute to departmental activities, and engage
    in modest departmental service (e.g., attend faculty meetings,
    contribute to a department committee). Instructors are permitted to
    supplement their salary through external grants or through teaching
    APS classes during the summer.

    We welcome all candidates to apply but particularly candidates from
    groups that have been historically underrepresented in the
    astrophysical and planetary sciences and/or have demonstrated
    leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly
    environment.

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Assistant-Teaching-Professor/35910

  124. February 3, 2022 10:28 am

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee is hiring an Isotope Geochemist at the Associate or Full Professor level. Major equipment and funds for development of a clean lab will be provided. The position description and details on applying can be accessed at the link below.
    https://apply.interfolio.com/101221
    Our faculty are active in Lunar and Planetary Science, and we hope to attract candidates interested in research involving astromaterials as well as terrestrial samples.

  125. January 30, 2022 11:46 am

    Postdoctoral position with Brookhaven National Lab

    The Nonproliferation and National Security Department has an opening for a Post Doc to assist with the development of remote sensing algorithms to monitor uranium mining activities. The development of the algorithms will be based on new, high-quality laboratory spectral data that will be acquired as part of an international multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary effort. The position will require close collaboration with the partner institutions. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Develop, test, and validate machine-learning image processing and analysis methods
    Participate in a multi-institutional proof-of-concept study
    Maintain spectral data base and upload data to community spectral data bases
    Assist in and help coordinate experimental work to collect laboratory spectral data
    The position is based at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York (Long Island) and the selected candidate will work closely with project team members at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

    Contact Email: mschoonen AT bnl.gov

  126. January 30, 2022 11:46 am

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Planetary Science, U.S. Naval Academy

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-research-associate-planetary-science

    Applications are invited for a position as a postdoctoral Assistant Research Professor in planetary science at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Physics Department in support of Assistant Professor Matthew Knight, to begin as early as Spring 2022. The successful

    applicant will lead analyses of comets observed with heliophysics assets and will assist in observational support and analyses of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). The position will involve collaboration with colleagues at the Naval Research Laboratory, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and may require travel to obtain new observations in Chile and/or Flagstaff, AZ. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to pursue research of their own choosing. This is a federal excepted service position with a one-year initial appointment and the possibility of renewing for an additional year. For additional information on the position and how to apply, please

    visit https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Physics-AsstResearchProf-AY22.php.

    Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled.

  127. January 25, 2022 8:01 pm

    Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants to conduct independent research as a postdoctoral fellow of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS) in the broad field of space science. We welcome applicants with interests in Astromaterials, Cosmochemistry, or Meteoritics; Experimental, theoretical, or observational Astrophysics; Planetary Science; Particle and Nuclear Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation; and Earth as a Planet. In their application materials, the candidate should describe their research interests and list potential collaborators from among the faculty fellows of the MCSS. The initial annual salary is $65,000, with additional funds available for research expenses and travel support.

    Candidates must have a PhD or be a May 2022 degree candidate specializing in one of the fields listed above and have a record of excellent scholarship. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in relevant observational, lab-based, theoretical, and computational methodologies.

    The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, renewable for a second year. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

    Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of the applicant’s contributions to up to three selected publications, and a 2-page research proposal, as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applicants are responsible for contacting referees. Referees will need to have their letters uploaded to the link provided by the application site. Applications and letters are due March 1, 2022 and should be submitted (along with reference letters) through Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/101336. Questions related to the search or application process may be directed to Jan Foster at spacesciences at wustl.edu.

  128. January 16, 2022 9:29 pm

    DIRECTOR OF FLORIDA SPACE INSTITUTE AT UCF

    The Florida Space Institute (FSI), a multidisciplinary center devoted
    to facilitating and conducting leading-edge applied and basic research
    and education programs in space-related fields, seeks applications and
    nominations for Director of FSI. FSI is located in the Research Park of
    the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. FSI’s charter is to
    support space research, development, and education activities within
    the University of Central Florida and in the State of Florida, and
    secondarily to support the development of Florida’s space economy,
    including civil, defense, and commercial. The Director also oversees
    the Arecibo Observatory located in Puerto Rico. UCF is committed to
    becoming a premier institution in space science, engineering, and
    education and is seeking a dynamic individual to implement that vision
    by growing FSI into a nationally recognized space research powerhouse.
    The FSI Director reports directly to UCF’s Vice President of Research
    and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and will strategize,
    coordinate, and lead UCF’s governmental, industry, research,
    commercialization, and administrative efforts in space science
    engineering and education.

    Details and application information at:

    https://tinyurl.com/2p9396ds

  129. January 2, 2022 4:38 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER-2) AT YORK UNIVERSITY

    The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University invites highly
    qualified candidates to apply for a Canada Research Chair (Tier-2) in
    Science or Engineering specializing in any field that is a current or
    developing area of strength for the Faculty. Notably, LSE is home to
    the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS).

    The Canada Research Chairs program seeks to attract outstanding
    researchers for careers at Canadian universities. Tier 2 Chairs are
    intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., who, at the time of
    nomination, are within 10 years of attaining their highest degree,
    with consideration for career breaks) who have the acknowledged
    potential to lead their field of research.

    LSE is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment
    for all who wish to study, teach, and conduct research. For this
    search, only candidates who self-identify as a member of one or more
    of the following underrepresented groups may apply: women, Aboriginal
    (Indigenous), Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans
    and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe) and
    persons with disabilities.

    Application deadline is January 31, 2022.

    https://tinyurl.com/YorkResearchChair

  130. December 27, 2021 12:18 pm

    OPEN TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS AS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, UMEA UNIVERSITY,
    SWEDEN

    There are presently 5 open tenure-track positions as Assistant
    professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umea University,
    Sweden. Some of the positions may well go to physical sciences,
    hopefully to space plasma physics.

    Please, spread the word about this opportunity among your colleagues
    in your institute and all over the world!

    This is a six-year appointment for junior researchers and gives the
    opportunity to develop a long-term research activity and to qualify
    for promotion to an Associate Professorship (Senior Lecturer).

    Starting date upon agreement. The application shall be submitted no
    later than 23:59 Swedish time (CET) on February 15, 2022.

    This is a great chance for anyone who wants to join the Umea Space
    Plasma Physics Group in Sweden:

    https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/space-plasma-physics-group/

    The successful candidate should conduct research and contribute to the
    continued development of the research environment in the
    field. Applicants with a research plan that is linked to and/or
    complements the department’s research activities are given priority.

    For further information about the space plasma physics research
    environment at Umea University, please contact Maria Hamrin,
    maria.hamrin at space.umu.se

    The entire advertisement can be found on:

    https://bit.ly/3su8iVF

  131. December 27, 2021 12:17 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AT CU BOULDER/LASP

    The Exploration of Planetary Ices and Climates (EPIC) group at the
    University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
    (LASP) seeks a postdoctoral researcher (RS-I, i.e., within ~3 years of
    Ph.D.) in planetary science. Research in the EPIC group encompasses
    theoretical and observational studies of the surfaces and atmospheres
    of planets, natural satellites, and small bodies. The successful
    candidate will collaborate with EPIC group members on currently funded
    projects and seek to develop an independent research program. A focus
    of this position will include investigations using data from NASA’s
    Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Dawn at Ceres mission to address
    fundamental questions about ice on airless bodies.

    For further information and to apply, see the link below or contact
    Dr. Paul Hayne (paul.hayne at colorado.edu) or Dr. Margaret Landis
    (margaret.landis at colorado.edu).

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=35763

  132. December 23, 2021 7:38 pm

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/8f832180
    https://siena.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=139974

    The Dudley Observatory, one of the oldest observatories in the
    country, has recently partnered with Siena College, which has a strong
    and thriving physics and astronomy department, including three PhD
    astronomers and a rooftop 0.7-meter optical telescope (the Breyo
    Observatory). Siena College is located about 10 minutes from the state
    capital of Albany, NY, and about 3 hours from both Boston and New York
    City.

    The physical Dudley Observatory burned down many decades ago, and so
    the Dudley—which is bolstered by a significant endowment and a
    superb rare-book collection (including a first-edition
    Copernicus!)—is dedicated entirely to education and public outreach.

    With this full-time position we are seeking a candidate with a PhD in
    astronomy, physics, geophysics, or a related field who is passionate
    about astronomy/science education and public engagement. The position
    is also annually renewable with no formal term limit.

  133. December 21, 2021 10:59 am

    Astronomer-in-Residence in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/946e840a

    We invite applications for an astronomer-in-residence (AIR) to lead outreach in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve (https://idahodarksky.org/) in 2022. The AIR program is part of a NASA Science Activation project, the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve STEM Network (CIDSRSN) led by Prof. Brian Jackson of Boise State University.

    The AIR is analogous to an artist-in-residence: they will spend 4 weeks (dates negotiable) in CIDSR, hosting public lectures, stargazing, etc. Actual activities are flexible, but hosting two events per week is reasonable. UCLA has partnered with us to conduct light pollution studies, so plans to help with that are encouraged. The AIR will have logistical support from Boise State.

    Travel, lodging, and a $3k honorarium are provided. Hotel Ketchum (https://www.hotelketchum.com/) has agreed to provide a room, but other arrangements possible. The AIR will be a contractor for Boise State and may continue their day job (remotely). If an in-person residency becomes untenable, it will be rescheduled. Applications from all career stages welcome, but preference given to those with outreach experience.

    Send this info directly to bjackson@boisestate.edu:

    -Curriculum vitae with catalog of outreach experience

    -Statement (2 pages) of outreach interests and plans – An emphasis on inclusive outreach is a positive.

    -Contact info for 3 references

    Complete applications that arrive by 2022 Jan 7 will receive full consideration with offer by end of Jan 2022. Questions or feedback to bjackson at boisestate.edu.

  134. December 20, 2021 6:58 pm

    STEVE FOSSETT POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University
    in Saint Louis invites applications for the Steve Fossett Postdoctoral
    Fellowship.

    This award is for a one-year period, and may be extended to a second
    year. The annual salary is $70,000 with additional research funds of
    $6,000 per year. The appointment is anticipated to begin on or around
    July 1, 2022.

    Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Earth, planetary, or climate science or a
    related field is required at the time of appointment. The ideal
    candidate will have trans-disciplinary interests, and will interact
    scientifically with a broad spectrum of the Department’s members.

    Application Instructions: Please include a cover letter, a current
    curriculum vitae (including full publication list), a two- to four-page
    statement of research interests, and the names and contact information
    for three references at:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/99868

    Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. William
    McKinnon (mckinnon at wustl.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they
    are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Priority
    will be given to applications received by January 30, 2022.

  135. December 20, 2021 6:58 pm

    KSC BPS SENIOR SCIENTIST POSITION IS OPEN

    The Utilization and Life Sciences Office (UBA00) at the Kennedy Space
    Center is seeking a mid-to-high level Senior Scientist who will serve
    as an expert consultant with responsibility for NASA Biological and
    Physical Sciences Division strategic and tactical vision and planning
    for fundamental and applied plant-related research for ground,
    microgravity, lunar and Mars platforms. Includes providing expert
    scientific leadership for the formulation and execution of all aspects
    of this program.

    Please feel free to pass this along to others as we have been trying to
    cast a wide net with this announcement. Thank you.

    This position is open to all U.S. citizens

    https://www.usajobs.gov/job/627050200

    KSC-22-DE-11319184-JMK
    1 vacancy
    AST, Life Sciences Research, GS-0401-15
    Open: 12/16/2021
    Close: 12/20/2021
    Location: UBA00

    POC: NASA Shared Services Center, (877) 677-2123

  136. December 12, 2021 10:35 pm

    JOB OPENING: NEO SURVEYOR APPLIED DATA SCIENTIST (IPAC/CALTECH)

    The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) has an opening for
    an Applied Data Scientist (Staff Scientist) to work on the NEO
    Surveyor mission. IPAC is developing and will operate the Survey Data
    System (NSDS) for NEO Surveyor, which will make use of machine
    learning based automated classifiers in several key steps including
    differentiation between real and spurious detections of moving object
    candidates, identification of reliable moving object tracklet
    candidates, and identification of comet candidates in the moving
    object detection stream. The candidate will help design and develop
    software for the automated classification of sources extracted from
    NEO Surveyor imaging data using supervised machine learning methods,
    as well as conduct independent research. For more information, and to
    apply:

    https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=6258

  137. November 21, 2021 3:19 pm

    PERMANENT SUPERVISORY BRANCH CHIEF HIRE IN PLANETARY STUDIES RESEARCH,
    NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

    NASA Ames Research Center is seeking a permanent supervisory Branch
    Chief hire in Planetary Studies Research. Any interested applicants can
    apply on USA Jobs following the job posting in late November:

    https://www.usajobs.gov

    The position is engaged in professional scientific and engineering
    work involving systematic, critical investigations directed toward
    discovering, disseminating, and applying new or expanded knowledge in
    a professional discipline. The position provides technical,
    administrative, and managerial supervision to a highly technical,
    scientific workforce engaged in both basic and applied research,
    technology and instrument concept development leading to flight
    mission concepts.

  138. November 21, 2021 3:18 pm

    Senior Scientist for Astrobiology Job Vacancy Announcement – ARC-22-ST-11259044

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/617697300

  139. November 21, 2021 3:17 pm

    Postdoctoral Scholar in Planetary Science and Exoplanets

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-scholar-planetary-science-and-exoplanets

  140. November 21, 2021 3:17 pm

    Positions at Freie Universitaet Berlin for PLATO

    https://dps.aas.org/content/positions-freie-universitaet-berlin-plato

  141. November 15, 2021 8:42 am

    POSTDOC POSITION AT SWRI WITH SSERVI NOTE ESPRESSO

    Institution: Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO

    We have a new post-doc position available at the Boulder office of the
    Southwest Research Institute to work on the SSERVI-supported Project
    ESPRESSO team:

    https://www.espresso.institute

    The Project ESPRESSO team is studying the composition and physics of
    regolith on small-bodies (asteroids, etc.) and airless worlds (the
    Moon, etc.) with a focus on how our scientific work will enable
    future in situ robotic and human exploration. We are doing both
    laboratory and numerical research. Our laboratory work includes impact
    experiments, both in the lab and on reduced-gravity (i.e., zero-g)
    plane flights, and spectroscopy of planetary materials (e.g., Raman,
    LIBS, etc.). Our numerical work supports the laboratory work by
    simulating impact processes or improving spectral analyses, among
    other projects.

    Job application can be found at the SwRI careers page:

    https://bit.ly/3CdQ6kk

    Contact with any of the Project ESPRESSO Co-Is is welcomed.

  142. November 15, 2021 8:41 am

    SENIOR SCIENTIST FOR ASTROBIOLOGY JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
    – ARC-22-ST-11259044

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/617697300

    NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) is currently seeking interested
    candidates for the Senior Scientist for Astrobiology position. The
    position reports to the Ames Science Director and is responsible for
    providing the Center and Agency leadership with expert advice on
    astrobiology, with a particular emphasis on the science of life
    detection.

  143. November 15, 2021 8:39 am

    TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY

    The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Western Ontario,
    London, Canada, is advertising for a tenure track Assistant Professor
    in Sedimentary Geology. In addition to planetary geoscience being a
    major strength of the department, Western is also home to the
    interdisciplinary Institute for Earth and Space Exploration – which
    counts over 70 faculty from 21 departments across campus – and a
    strong collaborative planetary science and exploration graduate
    program with over 40 students from science, engineering, and social
    science.

    https://space.uwo.ca

    Details of the job posting are here:

    https://bit.ly/3ovqNFT

  144. November 10, 2021 1:02 pm

    The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University and the Science Engagement Division at the Adler Planetarium (Adler) are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship position, jointly-appointed between our two institutions. CIERA and the Adler are located 45 minutes from one another; in Evanston and Chicago, respectively.

    The CIERA-Adler Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to pursue an independent research program and impact the public through collaboration with Adler outreach programs.

    The CIERA-Adler Postdoctoral Fellow will benefit from a diverse and intellectually dynamic environment. They will ground their research efforts within CIERA’s community of interdisciplinary students, postdocs, and faculty, and broaden their impact through collaboration with the Adler’s Far Horizons or Public Observing teams. The role will be divided approximately 70% research and 30% outreach.

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/6644d399

  145. November 7, 2021 10:38 pm

    Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar at John’s Hopkins University
    The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar. The duration of the fellowship is one year with an anticipated extension for a second year. The position carries a salary of $60,000 per year (plus fringe benefits), includes an annual $5,000 stipend for travel and research expenses, and provides eligibility to participate in the Johns Hopkins University health plans. Information on our department and its research activities can be found at https://www.eps.jhu.edu.

    More about the position: https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoc-johns-hopkins-university

  146. November 7, 2021 10:37 pm

    US Program Director, Trillium Technologies, deadline Nov 8

    https://dps.aas.org/content/us-program-director-trillium-technologies-0

  147. November 7, 2021 10:36 pm

    The Atmospheres Node (ATM) of NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS), located in the Astronomy Department at New Mexico State University, is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to provide technical and computational expertise to support our archiving efforts, including a new initiative to develop a data annex that will support the archiving of atmospheric model outputs. The PDS-ATM Data Scientist roles and responsibilities include the development of data archive pipelines and archiving standards for atmospheric models; providing expertise in model formats/outputs, storage and management of model output in cloud storage; and interacting with various atmospheric modeling communities. Please see the job ad (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/10433560) for more information concerning required and desired experience, skills, and qualifications, and direct all inquiries to Dr. Nancy Chanover, nchanove nmsu.edu. Application Deadline: Wednesday December 15.

  148. November 2, 2021 9:07 am

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT TEXAS A&M

    We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on the application
    and development of automated boulder-detection software. Working with
    the software will require experience and proficiency working with
    large datasets, Python code, and GIS platforms. Applicants must have
    interest and experience working with remote sensing data, large
    datasets, and statistics.

    Applicants will be expected to assist in the production of data for a
    NASA Mars Data Analysis Program grant. This work will require manual
    mapping of surface features as well as the production and
    interpretation of automated mapping results. The mapping results will
    be used to interpret potentially ongoing surface processes in the
    northern lowlands of Mars related to boulder production and ice-driven
    surface motion. In addition, applicants will be expected to assist in
    writing scientific papers and conference presentations related to the
    work.

    Time Frame: As Soon as Possible – August 2023

    https://bit.ly/3Ev8w1H

  149. November 2, 2021 9:07 am

    UC BERKELEY SPACE SCIENCES LABORATORY RECRUITING ASSISTANT SPECIALIST

    The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California,
    Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Specialist position at
    100% time. For more information about the position, including required
    qualifications application materials, and deadlines, go to:

    https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03190

    The position will remain open until filled. For questions, please
    email Dr. Robert Lillis at rlillis at berkeley.edu.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
    without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
    gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected
    veteran status.

  150. November 2, 2021 9:05 am

    NASA JPL JOB OPENING: DEPUTY PROJECT SCIENTIST, EUROPA CLIPPER

    Location: Pasadena, CA

    The Science Division of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the
    Europa Clipper Project, managed for NASA by JPL, seek a Deputy Project
    Scientist for the development, cruise operations, and tour operations
    phases of the Europa Clipper mission. The purpose of the Europa
    Clipper mission is to investigate the habitability of Jupiter’s moon,
    Europa. This mission seeks to address the NASA’s strategic science
    goal of ascertaining the potential for life elsewhere in the Solar
    System by investigating the capacity of Europa and its deep ocean to
    harbor life. The mission is currently in its final system design and
    fabrication phase, toward a planned launch in October 2024, arrival at
    Jupiter in 2030, and first encounter with Europa in 2031; the nominal
    end of prime mission is 2034. The successful candidate will be a
    highly motivated individual with previous direct mission experience
    and broad planetary science expertise.

    To view the full description of this unique opportunity (including EEO
    statement and NASA requirements) and apply, please visit:

    https://bit.ly/3mrwMeL

    Applications received by November 30, 2021, will receive full
    consideration.

  151. November 1, 2021 5:40 pm

    Senior Staff Scientist at the LPI in the areas of petrology and geochemistry of planetary materials. Please see link to the posting just below for more information.

    https://www.lpi.usra.edu/science/positions-available/#staffSci1

    The Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, TX, invites applications for a full-time staff scientist. We seek a mid-career self-motivated scientist with a strong record of outstanding research, and a demonstrated record of external funding, although we will also consider applications from early career scientists. We wish to augment and extend our expertise in the petrology and geochemistry of planetary materials, including extraterrestrial solid and terrestrial analog samples. The successful applicant will maintain and enhance the strong ties between the LPI and our colleagues at the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC); existing or recent collaborative projects with ARES researchers are desirable. The applicant will have access to the LPI’s analytical facilities and would be able to arrange access to ARES’ analytical facilities (e.g., SEM, EMP, LA-ICP-MS) and experimental laboratories (e.g., high P-T petrology, hydrothermal, impact). Further information on current staff members, research and facilities at the LPI can be found on our website at http://www.lpi.usra.edu.

  152. October 24, 2021 6:07 pm

    POSTDOC IN RADIATION CHEMISTRY/ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY RELATED TO THE
    JOVIAN ICY SATELLITES

    The Centre d’Etudes sur les Ions, les Materiaux et la Photoniques
    (CIMAP) in Caen, France, and Laboratoire de Chimie Organique et
    Bioorganique, Reactivite et Analyse (COBRA), Rouen, France, are looking
    for a 24-months postdoctoral researcher, starting January 2022.

    The postdoc will work on the formation under high vacuum and
    irradiation (with athe lines of the National Large Particle Accelerator
    GANIL in Caen, France) of ice samples to investigate the organic
    chemistry induced by radiation processes on the surface of Jovian
    satellites. They will also analyze the organic matter resulting from
    these experiments with a multi-techniques approach including FT-IR
    spectroscopy and Ultra-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry.

    The project involves close collaboration with Aix-Marseille Universite
    and its recently created Institut des Origines on the planetary
    application aspects.

    A strong background either in vacuum system and laboratory irradiation
    experiment or analytical chemistry is desired. Application examination
    is ongoing and a decision is expected by mid November 2021. Send a CV,
    list of publications, and short description of past research work to
    the email addresses below.

    Hermann Rothard (rothard@ganil.fr)
    Carlos Afonso (carlos.afonso@univ-rouen.fr)

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6856981196220571648/

  153. October 24, 2021 6:07 pm

    POSTODOCTORAL RESEARCHER OPENING

    The Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures (LAB) – a NASA-funded project
    consisting of 15 investigators at 7 institutions – seeks applicants for
    a postdoctoral fellowship in astrobiology, with a focus on life
    detection. The LAB Project is developing techniques to detect life in
    the universe that humans can’t conceive of. The LAB team includes
    biologists, chemists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and
    instrument engineers. Together, these scientific disciplines aim to
    define potential extraterrestrial biosignatures, or signs of life, by
    imagining beyond the molecular framework and underlying biochemistry of
    the only life we know of here on Earth. The team is designing tools and
    techniques for detecting these signatures as well as strategies for
    interpreting them, with the aim of advancing the in situ search for
    life on Mars, Titan, Enceladus, Europa and other bodies within our
    Solar System.

    A postdoctoral scientist is sought to work on testing disequilibrium
    energy-transfer biosignatures using electrochemical methods. The
    postdoc will utilize a suite of electrochemical techniques to produce a
    robust set of electrochemical criteria that can be used to
    differentiate between biological and abiotic electrochemical
    reactions. These reactions are the basis of energy production in all
    known life, perhaps in any environment.

    https://www.agnosticbiosignatures.org/opportunities

  154. October 24, 2021 6:06 pm

    A POST-DOC POSITION AVAILABLE IN THE SPACE AND PLANETARY SCIENCE CENTER
    AT KHALIFA UNIVERSITY, ABU DHABI, UAE

    The selected candidate would be associated with the newly formed Space
    and Planetary Science Center (SPSC) at Khalifa University, which
    focuses on the analysis of data from current space missions, as well as
    the development of future ones. The center is involved in a number of
    missions and instruments including HiRISE, and CaSSIS, as well as
    involvement in future missions including the Emirates Lunar Mission,
    ESA’s ExoMars rover, and Comet Interceptor.

    The center invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position
    preferably focused on small bodies, however, the following disciplines
    are also acceptable:

    Mars research
    Lunar research

    All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences,
    Planetary Sciences, Physics or a related field.

    Khalifa University offers an attractive compensation and benefits
    package, commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and
    experience.

    Please send your application as a single PDF containing a cover letter,
    CV, publication list, research statement, and a list of 3 suggested
    references to Mohamed.elmaarry@ku.ac.ae. Any enquiries can be sent to
    the same email. Position is available until a selection has been made.

  155. October 24, 2021 6:05 pm

    [NASA] POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PLANETARY DATA ECOSYSTEM CHIEF
    SCIENTIST

    NASA’s Planetary Science Division is seeking a highly experienced
    planetary science expert to serve as its Chief Scientist to represent
    the Planetary Data Ecosystem (PDE). The Planetary Data Ecosystem
    defines the broad community of planetary scientists, engineers, mission
    specialists, data providers, data users and planetary science educators
    who have interests in planetary missions and their data. The selected
    Chief Scientist will have a strong background in planetary science and
    serve as the liaison between the PDE and NASA’s Planetary Data System
    (PDS). The Chief Scientist will report to the PDS Program Scientist at
    NASA HQ.

    The solicitation is open to the public. This virtual position will be
    served mostly remotely, will be part time and funded at approximately
    0.2 FTE, depending on the details of funding arrangements. The position
    will be a temporary assignment, not to exceed three years, ending (at
    the latest) in Fall 2024.

    Candidates wishing to apply for this position should send their
    nomination package to Dr. Timothy P. McClanahan
    (timothy.p.mcclanahan@nasa.gov). The due date for applications is
    October 29, 2021 COB EST. Position details and nomination package
    requirements are described at:

    https://pds.nasa.gov/

  156. October 24, 2021 6:04 pm

    EARTH AND PLANETARY DATA ANALYTICS ADVERTISEMENT

    The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech invites applications for
    a tenure-track faculty position in Earth and Planetary Data Analytics.
    We anticipate hiring an Assistant Professor; however, candidates at a
    higher rank may be considered. The successful candidate will have a
    research and teaching portfolio centered in data science with a focus
    on problems in the Earth, planetary, environmental, or climate
    sciences. This may include the development and/or application of data
    analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, information
    theory or similar cutting-edge methods for making novel advances in
    Earth and planetary sciences.

    Apply online in response to the advertisement posted at:

    https://tinyurl.com/2puc5emw

    Instructions and requested materials are on the above linked site.

    Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021 with an
    anticipated start of employment in August 2022. For further
    information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Scott
    King, at sdk@vt.edu If you are an individual with a disability and
    desire an accommodation, please contact Sharon Collins at
    sharon72@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days
    prior to the event.

  157. October 24, 2021 6:04 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXOPLANETS

    Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in
    planetary science and exoplanets at the University of California,
    Riverside (UCR). The successful applicant will work in the Planetary
    Research Laboratory as a member of a group led by Dr. Stephen Kane. The
    primary research activities in this group cover a broad range of
    exoplanet, planetary science, and astrobiology topics, including
    exoplanet detection and characterization, Venus (both intrinsically and
    as an exoplanet analog), orbital dynamics, atmospheres and climate, and
    planetary habitability. Typical data sources used within the research
    group are Kepler, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), Keck,
    the Automated Planet Finder (APF), MINERVA-Australis, and various
    Planetary Data System (PDS) mission archives. The group is also a
    member of the DAVINCI+ mission, a mission selected by NASA to study the
    Venusian atmosphere. The Postdoctoral Scholar will primarily work on
    Venus science, Solar System exoplanet analogs, and climate simulations.
    Candidates must hold a PhD in astronomy, physics, planetary sciences,
    geology or related field before their start date. Applications are due
    by December 17, 2021. E-mail inquiries and application materials should
    be addressed to: skane@ucr.edu.

    Complete application instructions can be found at:

    Click to access job_advertisement_postdoc_kane.pdf

  158. October 24, 2021 6:03 pm

    A. Homer L. Dodge Endowed Chair in Astronomy and Astrophysics, U. Oklahoma

    The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for the Homer L. Dodge Endowed Chair in Astronomy and Astrophysics. We are searching for a candidate committed to steering the direction of the astronomy group and the department into national and international prominence. Qualified applicants in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics (theory, observation, and instrumentation) are encouraged to apply. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2022, at the rank of full, associate, or assistant professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A significant start-up package is expected to enable the Chair to grow their research group and elevate the resources and recognition of the astrophysics group through collaboration and leadership. A compelling candidate will not only have a strong research portfolio, but also demonstrated strong interpersonal, team-building and innovation skills necessary to facilitate connections in the department and university as well as funding to build the prominence of our program.

    Applications consist of: (1) a cover letter (2 pages max), a curriculum vitae, (2) a list of publications including a description of the candidate’s contributions to the five most significant, a statement of research vision (up to three pages), (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (up to two pages), (4) a diversity statement detailing the track record and plans of the candidate for promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM (up to two pages), and (5) the names and contact information of three professional references. The research vision should outline the candidate’s plans for a world class research program and plans for the start-up budget. While we request a diversity statement, we expect the candidate to address their commitment and contributions to DEI in all submitted materials. We strongly encourage women, SGM applicants, under-represented minorities (in particular BIPOC applicants), and any intersection of the above identities, to apply.

    Applicants MUST apply for this position online at https://jobs.ou.edu, job requisition 95160 or use the quick link (http://apply.interfolio.com/95160). For further information on this or other OU job opportunities, please call +1 (405) 325-1826, or access our web site at https://ou.edu.

    The applicant must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related area, demonstrated accomplishment in research as evidenced by a publication record that shows creativity, promise of future research contributions, and/or an ongoing externally funded research program. The successful applicant must be able to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels The teaching load in the department is 1 course each semester. Our review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

    The complete ad can be found at https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c29b906c

  159. October 19, 2021 5:44 pm

    Amherst College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in astronomy at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2022. Given Amherst’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations and religions. The college seeks an individual who will have broad intellectual interests, be committed to teaching a diverse student body, and be able to establish an active research program involving undergraduates. The successful candidate is expected to advise senior thesis projects and participate in the life of the college. The individual will also be a member of the Five College Astronomy Department, a collaborative program of Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

    A Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science, or a closely related field is required by the start of the position. Start-up funds are available. Candidates are asked to submit an application electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/91772. Candidates should submit a letter of application; current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications; teaching statement, including plans for teaching and mentoring a diverse student body; research statement, including a description of how it will involve undergraduates and addressing any research synergy with astronomers of the Five College Astronomy Department; and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

    Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal-arts college, with approximately 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred. More information about the college can be found at http://www.amherst.edu. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/d435fc1e

  160. October 19, 2021 10:14 am

    MULTIPLE FACULTY POSITIONS IN “ORIGINS OF LIFE” IN PURDUE UNIVERSITY’S
    COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

    The Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Earth,
    Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University invite
    applicants for up to three faculty positions at the rank of Assistant
    or Associate Professor, rank to be commensurate with experience, and
    departmental appointments to align with candidates’ expertise and
    interests. Applications are welcomed from researchers in all areas with
    relevance to the Origins of Life, including but not limited to
    evolutionary biology, phylogenetics, computational biology, molecular
    biology, microbiology, synthetic biology, prebiotic chemistry,
    biocatalysis, astrochemistry, self replicating and evolutionary
    systems, astrobiology, biogeochemistry, physical processes related to
    abiogenesis, and planetary habitability. Experimental, computational,
    observational, and theoretical scientists are encouraged to apply.
    Applicants that work across multiple disciplines or work to develop
    interdisciplinary collaborations are especially encouraged to apply.

    Broadly speaking, the Origins of Life search will consider fields of
    research and processes related to how life first evolved on earth, how
    life continues to evolve, and whether and where life exists elsewhere
    in the universe and how it informs the origins of life on earth.

    Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2021 and will
    continue until the position is filled.

    For more details visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/2fhbvwdw

  161. October 19, 2021 10:14 am

    JOB OPPRORTUNITY PLANETARY ASTRONOMER

    The SETI Institute is seeking a Planetary Astronomer to support the
    work of the Ring-Moon Systems Node (RMS) of NASA’s Planetary Data
    System (PDS).

    The astronomer will focus primarily on expanding the coverage of OPUS,
    the flagship service of the RMS Node, which provides powerful and
    effective cross-mission, cross-target, faceted search based on accurate
    and consistent metadata and informative browse products. The astronomer
    will develop software pipelines that integrate additional data sets
    into OPUS, including those from Galileo, New Horizons, Juno, and the
    Hubble Space Telescope.

    The astronomer will also develop data processing pipelines to convert
    data sets currently archived with PDS into the more modern “PDS4”
    standard.

    This challenging and rewarding role, which provides an important
    service to the planetary research community, requires both experience
    working with planetary data and skill at programming in Python, as well
    as familiarity with the SPICE toolkit.

    For details:

    https://seti.org/jobs/planetary-astronomer

  162. October 13, 2021 9:19 pm

    We (Jacobs) are looking for a Lunar Geotechnical Scientist to join our Exploration Science group on the JETS contract at NASA JSC. Some of the duties of the Lunar Geotechnical Scientist will include developing, testing, and analyzing planetary regolith simulants, developing protocols for lunar dust mitigation, and aiding in science mission operations concept development for lunar and Mars missions. The job posting and instructions on how to apply can be found at https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADV00029K&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago&fbclid=IwAR0OeHM_pLyoU1b5cUO7p4sEQd6UyxcH4M77V5z0ALZeSfwWrtWSccUZcaI and the requisition number is ADV00029K. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Only open to US citizens.

  163. October 13, 2021 9:17 pm

    PLANETARY GEOSCIENCE FACULTY POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

    The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of
    Iowa invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the
    Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Planetary Geoscience,
    including geophysics, remote sensing, mineralogy, and geochemistry.
    Please see:

    https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/74285

    for more details on the position and application process. Questions
    regarding this position can be directed to Dr. David W. Peate (EES
    Chair: david-peate at uiowa.edu) or Dr. Jasper Halekas (Physics:
    jasper-halekas at uiowa).

  164. October 13, 2021 9:16 pm

    JPL OPEN POSITION: SCIENTIST, LUNAR SEISMOLOGIST

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, invites
    applications for a newly created research position in the Planetary
    Interiors and Geophysics Group. The research will involve lunar
    seismology, specifically working with existing lunar seismic data, and
    interpreting highly scattered signals. The researcher will refine
    science requirements and define basic data processing and archiving
    processes for the upcoming Farside Seismic Suite (FSS). They will also
    perform detailed computational modeling of highly scattered lunar
    seismic data and compare to existing Apollo seismic data in order to
    refine techniques for extracting observations to constrain the lunar
    interior. They will prepare for future mission opportunities by
    investigating both single-station and networked approaches to locating
    lunar seismicity and formulating the scientific requirements for future
    terrestrial planet missions that contain a seismologic element.

    Applicants should have a well-established record in lunar seismology.
    It is expected that the successful candidate will develop an
    independently funded research program.

    To view the full description and apply, please visit:

    https://www.jpl.jobs/job/R882/Scientist-Lunar-Seismologist-Planetary-Interiors-And-Geophysics-Group

    Applications received by October 24, 2021, will receive full
    consideration.

  165. October 13, 2021 9:16 pm

    LOWELL OBSERVATORY PRIZE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

    Applications are invited for the Lowell Observatory Prize Postdoctoral
    Fellowship Program. This is a new fellowship program that aims to
    support early-career scientists in astronomy, planetary science, and
    related fields to pursue independent research of their own choosing.
    These are four-year fellowships, subject to satisfactory performance.

    Current research at Lowell Observatory spans a wide range of
    disciplines from planetary science to extragalactic astronomy and
    instrumentation. Fellows have access to all Observatory resources,
    including the 4.3-m Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT), the Naval
    Precision Optical Interferometer (NPOI), several 1-m class telescopes,
    the Astrophysical Materials Lab at Northern Arizona University, and our
    instrumentation and engineering facilities. There are also
    opportunities for fellows to develop their science communication skills
    as part of the observatory’s education and public outreach mission.

    The Lowell Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellow receives an annual
    salary of $75,000, relocation reimbursement up to $5,000, and research
    funds of $20,000 annually to support their scientific program. Lowell
    Observatory is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    The full announcement is available at:

    https://lowell.edu/about/career-opportunities/

    Questions to Dr. Michael West, Deputy Director for Science, at
    mwest at lowell.edu

  166. October 11, 2021 8:36 pm

    The Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP) in the College of
    Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor together with the Space Physics Research

    Laboratory form a world-leading research environment known both for numerical modeling and space instrumentation development and use. The Department invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of space science and engineering, targeting candidates with strong interest and expertise in upper atmosphere and/or plasma processes of the Sun-Earth space environment. We seek candidates interested in advanced numerical methodologies and models, the analysis of data from related space science instruments, or the development and operation of space instrumentation and missions focused on Heliophysics research.

    We are seeking candidates capable of developing an internationally recognized research program, successfully competing for external funding, mentoring doctoral students, participating in our educational mission and programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and positively contributing to the culture, diversity, and collaborative nature of the department, college, and university. We also welcome applications from candidates whose research addresses crossdisciplinary areas that complement our existing strengths in the
    development of space environment models and space instrumentation and missions.
    Applications should include: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) a statement describing activities, contributions, or plans related to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, (6) and a list of four references with contact details.

    For full consideration, applications should be received before December 1, 2021.
    Candidates should click here to apply: https://myumi.ch/ME8gE. Questions about the position or application process can be directed to the search committee chair Aaron Ridley (ridley at umich.edu). Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found on the Strategic Vision website.

    The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair, and inclusive environment—can be found on the DEI website. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

    COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff across all campuses. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.

  167. October 4, 2021 9:41 pm

    PAN POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP POSITION AT RICE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice
    University invites applications for the Pan Postdoctoral Research
    Fellowship. We seek candidates with independent research interests that
    intersect with one or more faculty within our department and who
    contribute positively to the diversity of the department through
    outreach or other means. Domestic and international applicants are
    welcome. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, but candidates
    must have received their Ph.D. no more than 3 years before their start
    date at Rice.

    Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be
    undertaken during the two year fellowship period. Principal selection
    criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan
    to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, research
    synergies with at least one faculty, and a commitment to fostering
    diversity in their field of research. Proposed research should
    encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond
    the applicant’s PhD. Preference will be given to applicants whose
    proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and the potential
    for collaboration with faculty in the Department of Earth,
    Environmental and Planetary Sciences.

    For more information please see:

    https://earthscience.rice.edu/home-page/open-positions

  168. October 4, 2021 5:56 pm

    Postdoc Researcher, Laboratory Analysis Presolar Grains

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoc-researcher-laboratory-analysis-presolar-grains

  169. October 4, 2021 5:55 pm

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position at UTSA – Physics & Astronomy, Exoplanets

    The Department of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking exceptional applicants for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position with experience in exoplanets and an academic record in multicultural education, diversity and inclusion beginning August 2022. We seek candidates whose exoplanet research focus (observational or theoretical) is relevant to future exoplanet missions (ground or space-based) or has direct synergies with solar system studies. In the case of exceptionally well qualified candidates appointment to associate or full professor is possible (tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval).

    The successful applicant will be expected to (1) develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program; (2) supervise graduate students; (3) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in astrophysics and/or physics; (4) work with others across disciplinary boundaries; (5) show a commitment to inclusion and diversity; and (6) serve the Department, College of Science, and the University.

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c0e4162e

    Further information and application materials must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.utsa.edu/ using requisition number 6742. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021. Complete applications received by this date are guaranteed full consideration. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  170. September 27, 2021 7:01 pm

    Asst. Research Scientist Position at UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Lab.

    The Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Assistant Research Scientist with an expected start date between October 1, 2021 and January 15, 2022. The Assistant Research Scientist will work in the Planetary and Astrobiology group at SSL, focusing on the investigation of space plasma interactions with planetary bodies, specifically moons and other small bodies throughout the solar system. Research is to be conducted via numerical modeling, data analysis of spacecraft observations, or a combination thereof. Other duties include presentation and publication of results, and the submission of extramural grant funding proposals.

    For more information about the position, including required qualifications, application materials, and deadlines, go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03132.

    The position will remain open until filled. For questions, please email Dr. Andrew Poppe at poppe at berkeley.edu. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

  171. September 26, 2021 6:31 pm

    Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Boston University

    https://dps.aas.org/content/assistant-professor-astronomy-2

  172. September 26, 2021 6:30 pm

    Lowell Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship

    https://dps.aas.org/content/lowell-observatory-prize-postdoctoral-fellowship

  173. September 21, 2021 2:08 pm

    The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Iowa invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Planetary Geoscience, including geophysics, remote sensing, mineralogy, and geochemistry. Please see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/74285 for more details on the position and application process. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. David W. Peate (EES Chair: david-peate at uiowa.edu) or Dr. Jasper Halekas (Physics: jasper-halekas at uiowa.edu).

  174. September 20, 2021 12:45 pm

    The JETS contract at NASA JSC is hiring an Exploration Science Coordinator for our Exploration Science group. The Exploration Science Coordinator will Provide lunar mission science, logistics, and business services to a range of NASA’s human exploration organizations for the NASA/Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division. The entire advert and instructions on how to apply can be found at https://www.wehavespaceforyou.com/careers/. The requisition number is ADV00029M. If you have any further questions, please reach out to the hiring manager, Andrea Wenzel (andrea.wenzel at nasa.gov). Only open to US citizens.

  175. September 20, 2021 12:44 pm

    The JETS contract at NASA JSC is hiring a Lunar Geotechnical Scientist for our Exploration Science group. The Lunar Geotechnical Scientist will work within the Simulant Development Lab, work on planetary simulants and dust mitigation, and facilitate discussions between engineering and lunar science groups for the NASA/Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division. The entire advert and instructions on how to apply can be found at https://www.wehavespaceforyou.com/careers/. The requisition number is ADV00029K. If you have any further questions, please reach out to the hiring manager, Andrea Wenzel (andrea.wenzel at nasa.gov). Only open to US citizens.

  176. September 19, 2021 8:02 pm

    OPEN RANK FACULTY POSITION IN SPACE PHYSICS AT UCLA

    The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS)
    invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in
    Space Physics at any rank/level. We encourage applicants from all
    sub-disciplines of space physics to apply, but we are particularly
    interested in candidates in the area of experimental space physics
    pertaining to the interaction of small Solar System bodies, moons, or
    planets with solar winds or flowing plasmas (e.g., at asteroids, Mars,
    Uranus, or Galilean satellites). We welcome applicants whose
    experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service has
    prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and
    equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates are expected to hold a
    Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the date of hire, July 1, 2022.

    More information on the position can be obtained at:

    https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06572

    Applications are now being accepted. Reviews will commence on November
    1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Target start
    date is July 1, 2022. The University of California is an Equal
    Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  177. September 19, 2021 8:01 pm

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION IN SPACE PLASMAS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
    COLORADO BOULDER

    The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
    Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) invites
    applications for research scientists in Space Physics at a ranking of
    research scientist I or II (RS-I, RS-2).

    The research project is focused on Mars data analysis with a primary
    focus on Langmuir Probe and Waves electron density and temperature
    data from the MAVEN mission. Responsibilities will also include
    instrument operations, data processing, and verification of data
    products. The candidate will work with MAVEN mission/instrument
    software written in IDL.

    The candidate must hold Ph.D. in Physics or similar Scientific or
    Engineering discipline. The candidate should indicate their research
    interests, and how they could enhance and benefit the research project
    above. Demonstration of skills in in-situ data analysis of space
    plasmas is highly desirable.

    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Contact
    information for professional references, Unofficial transcript (if
    graduated within the last 3 years) via the link:

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/MAVEN-Research-Scientist/33165

    For more information, please contact:
    marcin.pilinski at lasp.colorado.edu

  178. September 19, 2021 8:00 pm

    PH.D. POSITION IN AEOLIAN GEOSCIENCE AT UCLA

    A graduate student (Ph.D.) position in aeolian geoscience is available
    in the Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences department at UCLA for
    students starting Fall 2022. The selected student will work on
    projects related to aeolian geoscience, including, but not limited to,
    a field-heavy study of modern dunes in the American Southwest. The
    selected student may also pursue projects related to aeolian geology
    and geomorphology on other planets (Mars, Venus, etc), projects
    involving numerical modeling of dunes, or experimental projects using
    UCLA’s sediment transport wind tunnel. Demonstrated field
    experience/competence is a strict requirement. Students interested in
    completing a Ph.D. in either Geology or Planetary Science are welcome
    to apply.

    This project is supported by a funded NSF grant and graduate students
    in EPSS at UCLA are generally guaranteed funding support for the 5
    years of their academic degree.

    Interested prospective students should send a resume/CV to Professor
    Mackenzie Day at: daym at epss.ucla.edu

    More information about Professor Day and the Geomorphology and Aeolian
    Landscape Evolution (GALE) lab can be found here:

    https://faculty.epss.ucla.edu/~mday/

  179. September 17, 2021 8:58 pm

    2-year postdoctoral research fellow in the Study of Solar System Small Bodies at Queen’s University Belfast.

    This post will focus on developing software pipelines and utilities for LSST Solar System science and applying these techniques to present-day LSST-precursor datasets, including the development of a pipeline to discover distant Solar System bodies beyond ~100 au that are not expected to be discoverable by the main Rubin Observatory Solar System Processing pipeline. The application deadline is October 13, 2021. Full details at
    https://hrwebapp.qub.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=924394FIBS&WVID=6273090Lgx&LANG=USA&fbclid=IwAR2bA-4EwT5bQaNOsADTWzq_Ps70HS9RurNgTCuVutIvWOWLKZxdildlR6g

  180. September 16, 2021 10:51 am

    The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position specializing in the study of the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Areas of interest include observation and analysis of planetary systems from ground and space-based observatories or the investigation of astromaterials to study the formation and evolution of planetary systems. The appointment is supported by the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS) and will begin in Fall 2022. Information about our department is at https://physics.wustl.edu/ and information about the MCSS is at https://mcss.wustl.edu/.

    To see full details and to apply online go to https://apply.interfolio.com/94448

  181. September 16, 2021 9:41 am

    There is an open postdoctoral researcher position in the Stony Brook University Department of Geosciences to work with Tim Glotch on two projects funded by NASA and DOE. The work involves fundamental infrared spectroscopy and modeling of minerals and mineral mixtures. The job posting can be found here: https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2103399&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York.

  182. September 10, 2021 9:23 am

    AIP Seeks Applicants for Science Policy Fellowships

    The American Institute of Physics is accepting applications for fellowship programs that will place scientists and engineers with the State Department and Congress for a one-year term starting in fall 2022.
    https://aip-info.org/1ZJN-7IZQ1-6MRFG8-4K14SF-1/c.aspx

  183. September 9, 2021 10:03 am

    The JETS contract at NASA JSC is hiring a Section Manager for our Astromaterials Curation group. The Section Manager will manage, supervise, and administratively direct the activities of employees on the contract in the Astromaterials Curation Section. Responsibilities include leadership of a diverse team of scientists, engineers, and analysts performing Astromaterials curation that includes Collections and Advanced Curation services for the NASA/Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division. The entire advert and instructions on how to apply can be found at https://www.wehavespaceforyou.com/careers/. The requisition number is ADV00024N. If you have any further questions, please reach out to the hiring manager, Kim Willis (kim.willis-1 at nasa.gov). Only open to US citizens.

  184. September 6, 2021 3:48 pm

    ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

    To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, the
    European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from scientists
    interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available
    in the ESA Space Science Archives (https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc).

    The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all
    career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and
    Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD)
    are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are
    also welcome.

    During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and
    mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis
    of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA
    science missions can be supported.

    Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed
    over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC
    (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the
    expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the
    home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals.

    Applications received before 1 November 2021 will be considered for visits
    in spring/summer 2022.

    For further details, including areas of research and contact information,
    please refer to:

    https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/visitor-programme

    or write to the programme coordinators at arvp at cosmos.esa.int

  185. August 30, 2021 10:37 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES AT
    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of
    Chicago invites applications at the rank of tenure-track Assistant
    Professor. The search is open to any area within the field of Earth
    and Planetary Sciences and related interdisciplinary research. We seek
    individuals who will lead world-class research programs and enhance
    the intellectual endeavors of the department and the university. For
    more information and to apply, please see:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/92678

    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue
    until the position is filled.

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES AT
    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago
    invites applications at the rank of tenured Associate Professor. The
    search is open to any area within the field of Earth and Planetary
    Sciences and related interdisciplinary research. We seek individuals
    who will lead world-class research programs and enhance the
    intellectual endeavors of the department and the university. For more
    information and to apply, please see:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/92680

    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue
    until the position is filled.

  186. August 30, 2021 10:37 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES
    AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago
    invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship.
    We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into
    the nature and evolution of the Earth and/or other planetary bodies-
    including their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history-and
    who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the
    department and the university. Ongoing research activities within the
    department can be found on the department website:

    https://geosci.uchicago.edu/

    We encourage people with interests in any aspect of earth and planetary
    sciences to apply. To give a sense of the diverse interests of our
    Chamberlin Fellows, in recent years they have carried out
    investigations of planetary habitability, tropical cyclones,
    paleontology, and planetary dynamics, and geochronology.

    Start date is negotiable, with a target of September 1, 2022. The
    initial term of the Fellowships will be one year, renewable for a
    second year. For more information and to apply, please see:

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19246

    Consideration of complete applications (those including letters of
    reference) will begin October 12, 2021.

  187. August 30, 2021 10:36 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT UC BERKELEY IN EARTH AND/OR PLANETARY SURFACE
    AND SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of
    California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor
    Faculty position. We seek candidates from all areas of earth and
    planetary science, with an emphasis on either (1) earth and/or
    planetary surface and sedimentary processes in the present or past;
    (2) climate science including oceans, the cryosphere, and atmosphere
    on all time scales. Candidates whose research falls into one of these
    broad areas or their disciplinary interfaces are especially encouraged
    to apply. All candidates, regardless of the field in earth and
    planetary science, will be considered. Deadline closes October 14.

    Go to here to get started:

    https://bit.ly/2WvVgt5

  188. August 26, 2021 9:18 am

    ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

    We are pleased to inform you about the opening of the call for European Space Agency’s Research Fellowships in Space Science. The call is opening on 30 August 2021 with an application deadline on 27 September 2021.

    ESA’s postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme offers early career scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology. Research Fellowships in Space Science specifically offer the opportunity to contribute to ESA’s endeavour to explore our Solar System and the Universe, and cover the fields of heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics and fundamental physics.

    The research fellowships offer a unique insight into ESA’s environment and activities while conducting cutting edge research. Mentoring and training opportunities are available, as are possibilities to engage with ESA science-related activities (e.g., archive/data science, operations, calibration, communication, citizen science).

    Duration: Appointments are for a maximum of three years. The initial project is for two years. An extension for a third year requires a dedicated proposal and is frequently granted.

    Eligibility: Citizens of ESA Member States or of cooperating and associated countries.

    More information on the Research Fellowship programme and on how to apply can be found at
    https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/space-science-faculty/opportunities/research-fellowships

    Deadline for applications is 27 September 2021.

  189. August 23, 2021 4:42 pm

    “Professor and Head of Subject in Atmospheric Science” at the Kiruna Space Campus of Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

    “The staff within the Atmospheric Science group conducts research and education, at all levels, focusing on the atmosphere of Earth and other planetary bodies as well as its interaction with the space environment and in comparison to atmosphereless bodies by performing numerical modelling along with development and use of instruments for remote sensing and in-situ observations. Division scientists are currently participating in several planetary missions led by ESA, NASA, and JAXA. Research and education activities are supported by excellent infrastructure such as the Planetary Ices Lab, the Asteroid Engineering Lab and the Atmospheric Lab with access to technology-focused facilities, including the laboratories of other subjects and partner institutions.”

    The application deadline is 29th of August 2021 and the link to the job posting is:
    https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=4788&rmlang=UK

  190. August 22, 2021 7:37 pm

    FIVE POST-DOC POSITIONS IN THE SPACE AND PLANETARY SCIENCE CENTER AT
    KHALIFA UNIVERSITY, ABU DHABI, UAE

    The selected candidates would be associated with the newly formed Space
    and Planetary Science Center (SPSC) at Khalifa University. The center
    was formed in July 2021, and focuses on the analysis of data from
    current space missions, as well as the development of future ones. The
    center is involved in a number of space missions and instruments
    including HiRISE on board NASA’s Mars Reconnoissance Orbiter, CaSSIS on
    board ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, and NASA’s New Horizons mission,
    as well as involvement in future missions including the Emirates Lunar
    mission, ESA’s ExoMars rover, and ESA’s Comet Interceptor mission.

    The center invites applications for 5 post-doc positions in the
    following disciplines:

    – Mars research (two positions)
    – Lunar research
    – Small bodies
    – Modeling of planetary processes

    All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences,
    Planetary Sciences, Physics or a related field by the time of the
    appointment.

    Khalifa University offers an attractive compensation and benefits
    package, commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and
    experience.

    For further information and application instructions, please visit:

    https://www.earthworks-jobs.com/geoscience/khalifa21081.html

  191. August 22, 2021 7:37 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN MARS-SOLAR WIND INTERACTIONS

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa is
    searching for a postdoctoral research scientist to work with MAVEN data
    to study Mars-solar wind interactions. The successful candidate will
    work in collaboration with Prof. Jasper Halekas and other group
    members at the University of Iowa, as well as other researchers from
    the MAVEN team. More details and application instructions are available
    at:

    https://physics.uiowa.edu/~jhalekas/MAVEN-Postdoc.html

    Please contact Prof. Halekas (jasper-halekas at uiowa.edu) with any
    questions about the position.

  192. August 22, 2021 5:15 pm

    HEAD OF PLANETARY GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT DLR’S INSTITUTE OF PLANETARY RESEARCH

    https://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-46655/

  193. August 21, 2021 11:33 am

    Position: Research Analyst
    Description: The primary role of this position is to plan daily observations for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) at the Science Operations Center (SOC), for both the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) and Wide Angle Camera (WAC) instruments, monitor real-time and stored telemetry to ensure nominal instrument operation, and process daily delivery of science and supporting data files from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Mission Operations Center (MOC). LROC daily operations are time critical to ensure proper uplink and instrument operations. This role will also assist with a variety of research and data analysis projects, and will perform other duties as assigned.
    Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
    Requirements: Bachelors + 3 years related experience OR Master’s in related field + 1 year experience, or Equivalent.
    Job Posting Close Date: 2021-09-03 , 3:00 PM PDT (Arizona time)
    Salary Range: $44,000-$63,000 per year: DOE
    More Info + Link to Apply https://tinyurl.com/dpbsx329

  194. August 18, 2021 7:22 am

    The Stony Brook University Department of Geosciences will soon be taking applications as part of the College of Arts and Sciences IDEA Fellows program. The selected IDEA Fellow will be a postdoctoral position committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. The Fellow will have full access to the world-class research labs in our department and will be expected to develop research collaborations with our faculty. We have active research groups in planetary science, mineral physics, geochemistry/geochronology, and seismology/geophysics.
    After two years, the IDEA Fellow position will convert to a tenure track position, including a startup package. You can learn more about our department here: https://www.stonybrook.edu/geosciences/index.html and about the IDEA Fellows program, including application instructions here: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cas/about/idea_fellows/. Please share widely and feel free to contact me with any questions!

  195. August 15, 2021 9:59 pm

    NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1, 2021

    The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers US and international scientists
    the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s
    scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the
    undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific
    connections.

    Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete
    one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions
    in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space
    bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space
    operations, and astrobiology.

    Current NPP research opportunities in planetary science can be viewed
    here: NPP Planetary Science Research Opportunities

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before
    beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree
    requirements. Please see current eligibility requirements.

    Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high
    cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial
    assistance is available for relocation and health insurance, and
    $10,000 per year is provided for professional travel.

    Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, and
    November 1.

    For further information and to apply, visit:

    https://npp.usra.edu/

    Questions: npphelp at usra.edu

  196. August 15, 2021 9:58 pm

    TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN EARTH, ENVIRONMENTAL AND PLANETARY
    SCIENCES AT RICE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Rice
    University seeks candidates across the broad spectrum of planetary and
    environmental sciences, areas where the department anticipates growth,
    and who complement our department. Some of the research areas of
    interest include, but are not limited to: surface processes, climate
    and all related sciences; astrobiology, planetary habitability of the
    solar system and beyond using observational approaches such as
    cosmochemistry and remote sensing and modeling.

    We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a
    demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous, externally
    funded research program, teach core courses and develop undergraduate
    and graduate courses within their area of expertise, and be involved in
    service to the department, university, and the broader scientific
    community.

    All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Earth, Environmental,
    or Planetary Sciences or a related field by the time of the
    appointment.

    For further information and application instructions, please visit:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/91599

  197. August 10, 2021 1:06 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MULTIPLE PROGRAM EXECUTIVES IN THE MARS
    SAMPLE RETURN PROGRAM OFFICE

    The Mars Sample Return Program within the Science Mission Directorate
    (SMD) at NASA Headquarters (HQ) in Washington, DC is seeking engineers
    highly experienced in management and execution of agency aerospace
    programs to serve as Program Executives. The Mars Sample Return
    Program is one of the most complex, challenging, and impactful
    robotic spaceflight programs in the history of the Agency, with work
    being performed at several NASA Field Centers.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/610016300

  198. August 3, 2021 10:00 am

    Astronomer – Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG)

    As an Astronomer, the candidate will assist the Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO), located within the MSFC Natural Environments Branch/EV44, in defining the meteoroid environment as it pertains to spacecraft design and risk. The candidate will carry out fundamental/original research in the meteor/meteoroid discipline, develop software and tools to analyze meteor-related data, conduct any required astronomical observations, and respond with quick-turnaround analyses of bright meteor events (“skyfalls”) occurring over the United States.

    https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=AER0005KR&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

    If interested in this position, please reach out directly to anais.l.bearden at nasa.gov.

  199. August 2, 2021 5:13 pm

    Joint NASA/DIU/USGS Post-Doctoral Fellowships

    Introduction

    Markets for in situ resources or specialized manufacturing will accelerate off-world human enterprise and the sustainable expansion of human exploration to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. These tradeflows will begin to emerge when we can demonstrate off-world mineral resource models that quantify risk and reward. Our existing terrestrial models depend on hundreds of years of study and field experience that allow us to quantify the volume and concentration of a particular resource using sampling targeted by remote sensing. We currently lack this capability off-world because

    · Terrestrial models of ore concentration are unproven off-world and likely will require modification for optimal application to non-terrestrial planetary bodies.

    · New models of resource emplacement and retention are likely needed based on different off-world concentration processes.

    · Observational gaps and the difficulty in accessing off-world resource sites challenge our ability to target sampling to test these new models.

    USGS proposes to partner with NASA and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to begin to close these gaps and to establish an improved capability for off-world resource surveying.

    Background

    The traditional model for resource estimation uses a combination of conceptual models, geologic mapping, and remote sensing to target sampling. The intent of the sampling is to refine the subsurface model for ore concentration. This process has evolved out of the observation that many geologic processes often lead to meter to tens of meter scale concentrations, requiring the harmonious union of remote sensing, geologic mapping, sampling and modeling. This process is fundamentally more difficult to conduct off-world where geologic mapping and sampling must be done at great effort and cost via robotic spacecraft missions to distant moons and planets. Based on over a century of terrestrial experience, we anticipate that we will need enhanced sampling and observation capability to test and refine off-world resource models. NASA’s VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) mission represents the first off-world resource prospector capability. This mission is a vital component for characterizing the nature and mode of lunar volatiles such as water. We can dramatically enhance the efficiency of lunar resource assessment by targeting the next generation of lunar sampling and in situ measurements using improved maps of potential resources and improved models for the geologic processes that concentrate them.

    Planetary Case Studies

    The Moon and Mars have a wealth of remote sensing and lander data from missions over the past several decades and continuing to the present day that characterize the lunar and martian surfaces including topography, reflectance, geologic units, composition, temperature, etc. For the Moon, the deeper subsurface has primarily been characterized using gravity and magnetic measurements from high lunar orbit coupled with numerical modeling of planetary interiors. At Mars, orbital radar has provided valuable information regarding the shallow subsurface structure and presence of ice at depths of 10s of meters to ~1 km. Much less is known about the lunar or martian shallow subsurface ranging from ~1 – a few tens of m depth. This region, however, is incredibly important since these depths represent the potential reservoir locations for economic ISRU (in situ resource utilization). Our lack of detailed understanding of the formation and evolution of subsurface stratigraphy in this region illustrates the need to develop mapping tools to test hypotheses for variable subsurface geology.

    To test existing resource models and to generate the next generation of models for predicting and understanding resource reserves on the Moon or Mars, we require an enhanced capability to characterize this shallow subsurface. A variety of geophysical exploration techniques such as gravity, magnetics, seismic studies, Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) are all possible methods to explore the subsurface, although these techniques have not yet been systematically assessed for the express purposes of characterizing potential lunar resources in the upper ~tens of m of the subsurface. However, each of these techniques has been used successfully on Earth, and thus offers possibilities for off-world applications. Each technique also has limitations and so trade studies must be performed regarding the potential benefits of each method, taking into considering mission concept scenarios for instrument deployment at the Moon and/or Mars in order to acquire the required measurements. Advances in hardware, software, and robotic spacecraft vehicles and platforms in the past 50 years have dramatically increased the potential for planetary geophysical exploration. For example, technology improvements such as the new generation of software-defined radars encourage deployment of GPR sensing which can also cover broader geographic areas on the lunar or martian surface. Therefore, we seek to systematically assess the geophysical methods, instrumentation, and mission platforms that would provide the most viable information for the mapping and characterization of in situ resources on the Moon, and by extension, to other planetary bodies in the Solar System.

    Proposal

    We propose to explore the utility and feasibility of various geophysical techniques to characterize potential resources in the near subsurface of the Moon and Mars. Through the assessment of geophysical methodologies and associated mission concepts, we seek to optimize results to test three hypotheses pertaining to the form and distribution of potential off-world in situ resources:

    1. There are concentrations of water ice on the Moon and Mars that may prove valuable reserves for ISRU. On the Moon, polar lunar volatiles exist both within and outside of permanently shadowed regions (PSRs). These deposits are unevenly distributed both within and outside of PSRs and thus require systematic exploration for mapping and characterization, including compare and contrast of data between polar regions and lower latitude sites. On Mars, ice deposits are known to exist in multiple settings which could be relevant for ISRU. The most promising locations include the flat plains of the northern hemisphere containing regolith mixed with ice as well as lobate debris aprons and/or rock glaciers containing relatively pure ice. However, detailed mapping and characterization of subsurface ice is required in both locales since to date there is no mission data capable of detecting this ice between ~1 – 20 m depth.

    2. The Moon and Mars contain geologic features which are detectably enriched in metals that could serve as in situ resource reserves. For example, the detection of regions on the Moon enriched in spinels and/or metal oxides would potentially provide new sites for ISRU. Martian rocks and regolith show wide diversity in composition and mineralogy which require more detailed characterization to assess the potential for ISRU.

    3. The lunar and martian shallow subsurface both have a stratigraphy detectable by geophysical methods that records the history of geologic processes which dictate the current subsurface structure. An improved understanding of the subsurface stratigraphy can provide important data to enable predictive capabilities to inform where resources and/or volatiles are located.

    This post-doctoral position will work closely with a companion post-doctoral researcher focused on optimizing the engineering for the geophysical instrumentation with a focus on GPR. Both positions will be mentored by a team of NASA, USGS and DIU staff working to improve our off-world survey capability.

    The positions will be joint NASA-USGS Post-doctoral Fellowships, as GS12 level term appointments, with NASA Ames Research Center/USGS Moffett Field, CA as duty station. Contact npatel.ctr at diu.mil if interested.

  200. August 1, 2021 1:03 pm

    TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown
    University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in
    Planetary Science. Ideal candidates are those working on fundamental
    processes applicable across multiple Solar System bodies and who would
    broaden and enhance existing departmental strengths in climate and
    environmental science, geochemistry, geophysics, planetary materials,
    or remote sensing. We encourage candidates from all fields of planetary
    science to apply.

    The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active,
    externally-funded research program, enjoy a commitment to teaching at
    both undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the academic
    community of the department and university including efforts to
    promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Women, members of
    historically underrepresented groups, and individuals with
    disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Appointment is
    expected at the Assistant Professor level, although exceptional
    circumstances could warrant appointment at a higher level. The position
    will remain open until filled, but review of applications will begin
    October 1, 2021, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. For
    further information about how to apply, please visit:

    http://apply.interfolio.com/90367

    You may also contact the search committee chair Professor Ralph
    Milliken (Ralph_Milliken at brown.edu).

  201. July 19, 2021 8:05 pm

    1 year position at University of Idaho – with continued renewal pending funding. Can be remote, but Moscow ID is a pretty nice place to live and we will have local field work that you’d be very welcome to join.

    The project needs someone who is interested in lava flows/petrology and has experience with VNIR spectral interpretation.

    Needs to start soon! 50K plus benefits. Please email Erika Rader for more details. erader at uidaho.edu
    Thanks!

  202. July 18, 2021 5:26 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION WITHIN DATA PROCESSING AND VISUALIZATION OF
    EISCAT3D DATA, UMEA UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN

    The employment is full-time for two years starting September 15, 2021
    or by agreement.

    In the research project data from EISCAT3D will be used. EISCAT3D
    collects atmospheric and ionospheric data using Incoherent Scatter
    Radar (ISR) techniques and provides information about the complex
    systems in the atmosphere and the interaction between the Sun and the
    Earth, e.g., northern lights, space weather, meteors incidents and
    climate issues. In this project, this information will be made
    accessible through interactive visualization, giving possibilities for
    both researchers and a general public to explore the phenomena and
    processes that characterize the atmosphere.

    The full advertisement can be found at:

    https://bit.ly/3ipM4xH

    The closing date is August 15, 2021.

    Further details are provided by principal investigator Madelen Bodin
    phone: +46 90 7869618 or e-mail: madelen.bodin at umu.se.

  203. July 15, 2021 11:52 am

    SMD Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration: Open July 30 – August 3

    The Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office (ESSIO) within the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is seeking a skilled individual to serve as the Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration (ADAAX) at Headquarters in Washington, DC. The incumbent will work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, teamwork and a growth mindset toward stewarding the nation’s space-based science program.

    Responsibilities
    The ADAAX will focus on assisting in formulation and execution of an integrated science strategy for exploration within SMD, through cross-Agency collaboration with the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and the NASA Field Centers.

    Specifically, the ADAAX will:

    · Implement commercial initiatives for lunar delivery service on behalf of NASA to land and operate science instruments, technology development payloads, and exploration payloads on the Moon.
    · Provide solutions that are strategic and tactical, and are innovative as well as implementable, in alignment with the priorities of NASA.
    · Oversee peer reviews to select science investigation and instruments
    · Collaboratively define a long-term vision for the program and work collaboratively to implement it in a fast-paced environment, while leading diverse teams using influence rather than supervisory authority.
    · Communicate, engage, and build consensus with multiple stakeholders, including the scientific community, external advisory committees, senior NASA leaders, programs and projects at NASA Centers, and the public.

    NASA recognizes that candidates with non-traditional career paths, or individuals who are at earlier stages of their careers may have demonstrated experience in different ways. NASA encourages applications from such individuals.

    Application Process
    The job announcement will open for applications at https://www.usajobs.gov/ on Friday, July 30, and will close on Tuesday, August 3. The announcement number will be HQ-21-DE-11129758-DT.

    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement, so it will only be open for 3 workdays. The short announcement period is due to the type of hiring authority being used, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. It is not a reflection of the openness of the position. This competitive announcement will be open to all U.S. Citizens and Status candidates.

    Advance notice of the vacancy is being provided to allow interested individuals to prepare. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to (i) submit your resume and a transcript and (ii) answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS.

    Given the short period the announcement will be open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before the job announcement opens and update your username, password, CV/resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.

    A transcript demonstrating that you meet the education requirements for a Federal physical scientist will be required at the time of application. Given the short period that the announcement will be open, it is a good idea to obtain a transcript in advance. While a transcript is the preferred proof of qualifying education, any of the following items will be accepted initially as proof of education:

    · An unofficial transcript,
    · A copy of an official transcript,
    · A copy of a degree (i.e., a picture or scan), or
    · A list of courses.

    Candidates interested in being notified when this job opportunity is posted on USAJOBS and opened for three days are encouraged to sign up for a notification using the features of the USAJOBS website.

    Questions may be directed to Leo Gomez at leopoldo.gomez at nasa.gov.

  204. July 11, 2021 4:52 pm

    Open Rank (Tenure-Track/Tenured) Faculty Position in Space Physics at UCLA

    https://dps.aas.org/content/open-rank-tenure-tracktenured-faculty-position-space-physics-ucla

  205. July 11, 2021 4:52 pm

    Assistant Lecturer with Tenure Track at University of Bern

    https://dps.aas.org/content/assistant-lecturer-tenure-track

  206. July 11, 2021 4:51 pm

    Two post-doctoral scientist positions, planetary radar group, Arecibo Observatory

    The research emphasis of the group is the study and characterization of near-Earth objects and other solar system bodies. The incumbents will be expected to participate in radar data processing, analysis, and modeling of near-Earth asteroids and other solar system bodies observed using the Arecibo planetary radar system. We encourage applications from candidates with experience in any type of small bodies observations or research. Experience with radar observations and techniques, programming languages, and Linux systems is preferred, but not required.

    http://www.naic.edu/ao/scientist-user-portal/planetary-sciences/open-positions

  207. July 5, 2021 8:54 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITIONS AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY IN
    PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The PIXEL research group in the department of Astronomy and Planetary
    Science at Northern Arizona University seeks two (2) postdoctoral
    scholars to join our vibrant research team. The successful candidates
    are expected to publish scientific papers and are encouraged to lead
    the submission of proposals for external funding. The successful
    candidates will work closely within the broader research group and may
    choose to mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students, though this is
    not explicitly required. We seek candidates to work in multiple areas,
    including field analog research and complementary laboratory studies,
    remote sensing of planetary surfaces, specifically Mars, and to carry
    out mission operation roles.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    – A PhD in geoscience/remote sensing/planetary science or a related
    field
    – Experience with thermal infrared/visible-near infrared/visible remote
    sensing data of planetary surfaces, especially of Mars
    – Experience with commonly used planetary science software packages
    (including, ISIS, IDL, Python, etc.)

    For more details related to the preferred qualifications for each
    position and to apply please visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/5hes585m

  208. July 1, 2021 9:21 am

    The Planetary Exploration Group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory plans to hire a post-doctoral researcher in the field of lunar science. A job description and application instructions can be found at this link: https://prdtss.jhuapl.edu/jobs/lunar-science-postdoctoral-fellow-1603

  209. June 20, 2021 8:06 pm

    Scientific Data Analyst with the MAVEN Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph Team

    The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) team on the MAVEN mission is seeking a talented data analyst. IUVS has made important discoveries about the Mars atmosphere, including escape and evolution, aurora, nightglow, photochemistry, composition, dynamics and cloud formation, and more discoveries are anticipated. Responsibilities include: Data analysis and interpretation, scientific programming, interpretation, presentation of results at conferences and in publications. Mentoring junior team members and software support. Mission operations. Position requirements include: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in astronomy, physics, earth science, computer science or related area. Experience in scientific programming in python or IDL. Work with remote sensing data, retrievals, image processing. Experience with graphical data representation and scientific visualization. Desired qualifications include: Familiarity with planetary science, earth science or astrophysics through coursework or experience, and best practices for version control for code and data products. Inquiries to nick.schneider at lasp.colorado.edu. Please apply by 8 July at https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=31136

  210. June 20, 2021 7:34 pm

    TWO GEOLOGIST POSITIONS, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

    The Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum (NASM),
    Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) welcomes applications for
    two federal, full-time, permanent geologist positions. CEPS carries out
    cutting-edge research on the geology and geophysics of planets and
    moons across the Solar System, develops novel methods for remote
    sensing, mentors the next generation of scientists, and shares the
    excitement of planetary exploration with museum visitors. CEPS
    participates in planetary missions to rocky and icy planetary bodies,
    analyzes data returned by these missions, and studies planetary analog
    features in the field.

    The incumbent conducts scientific research in planetary and terrestrial
    geology, geophysics, and remote sensing with emphasis on data analysis
    and synthesis. Major duties include proposing to external sources for
    funding, scientific research and analysis leading to peer-reviewed
    publications that significantly advance the incumbent’s field of study,
    presentation of results in professional conferences, and active public
    outreach in the fields of Earth and planetary science. The positions
    close on Monday, June 28, 2021.

    Current or former competitive service federal employees, apply at:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604552600

    The public, apply at:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604553000

  211. June 20, 2021 7:33 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN GEOPHYSICS/PLANETARY PHYSICS

    Bavarian Geoinstitute for Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics
    (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany

    The BGI, University of Bayreuth, Germany, is seeking a candidate for a
    post-doctoral position to numerically model volatile loss processes
    occurring during planetary growth. The work will focus on describing
    the formation of vapour above magma and escape of this vapour from the
    gravitational influence of growing planetary objects, and integrating
    chemical fractionation during these processes.

    The position is part of a project that seeks to quantify the role of
    volatile loss during planetary growth and is funded by European
    Research Council Starting Grant Vaploss. As such, the candidate will
    become part of a team of two post-doctoral researchers who will work
    jointly with the PI (Dr. Remco Hin) on the project in a research
    institute with a long-standing interest in Earth and planetary
    sciences.

    The position is funded for 2 years. The salary will be based on grade
    E13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

    Applications are being received until the position is filled. For more
    details, please visit the homepage of the BGI:

    https://www.bgi.uni-bayreuth.de/?page=1&lng=de

  212. June 20, 2021 7:33 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY

    Bavarian Geoinstitute for Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics
    (BGI), University of Bayreuth, Germany

    The BGI, University of Bayreuth, Germany, is seeking a candidate for a
    post-doctoral position to investigate potassium isotope fractionation
    during Solar System formation. The candidate will develop potassium
    isotope analysis by double-spiked thermal ionisation mass spectrometry
    (TIMS) in tandem with development of measurement by collision cell
    MC-ICPMS and apply these methods to the analysis of various meteorites,
    terrestrial rocks and experimental samples.

    The position is part of a project that seeks to quantify the role of
    vapour loss during planet formation and is funded by European Research
    Council Starting Grant Vaploss. As such, the candidate will become
    part of a team of two post-doctoral researchers who will work jointly
    with the PI (Dr. Remco Hin) on the project in a research institute
    with a long-standing interest in Earth and planetary sciences.

    The position is funded for 3 years. The salary will be based on grade
    E13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

    Applications are being received until the position is filled. For more
    details, please visit the homepage of the BGI:

    https://www.bgi.uni-bayreuth.de/?page=1&lng=de

  213. June 17, 2021 8:44 pm

    For anyone interested in industry careers, we are hiring at Planet for a *TON* of positions right now where we’re looking for folks with remote sensing/GIS/calibration expertise! A few of these roles include:
    -Geospatial Data Scientist
    -Director of Product, Core Imagery
    -Geospatial Scientist, SAR Specialist
    -Hyperspectral Algorithm Scientist
    -Hyperspectral Calibration Engineer
    Also, confusingly under the “Sales” category of jobs we have a lot of things like “Pre-Sales Engineer” and “Professional Services” postings that are actually GIS tech support type roles staffed by folks with degrees related to remote sensing, so check those out too despite the names. 🙂
    A lot of our positions are (or can be) remote, so if the posting lists a specific office like San Francisco or Berlin, don’t let that deter you from applying!
    If you have any questions at all, let me know! Planet is a super awesome place to work, good benefits, really diverse and welcoming environment, and full of cool nerds. Join us!
    EDIT: Oh, and we can hire foreign nationals for a lot of roles as well, so if you’re not a U.S. citizen you might still be able to apply!

  214. June 17, 2021 8:43 pm

    Job in Space Instrumentation at the University of Oxford (UK):
    PDRA in Space Instrumentation
    Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
    Grade 07S: £32,817- £40,322 per annum
    Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Space Instrumentation.
    The post holder will join the Oxford Space instrumentation group to support the development of the Lunar Thermal Mapper (LTM) instrument for NASA’s Lunar Trailblazer mission. The LTM instrument is a novel, compact imaging infrared radiometer being developed for lunar and planetary science applications in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford. The post holder will work with the existing Oxford LTM team to assist with development of onboard software, instrument integration and testing.
    The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 24 months subject to funding
    The successful candidate will
    • Support the development of the LTM instrument flight software
    • Support LTM instrument sub-system integration with specific interests in command and data handling.
    • Support LTM instrument testing and calibration activities.
    Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or Engineering related field.
    Please direct enquiries about the role to Simon Calcutt.
    Only applications received before midday 13 July 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

  215. June 15, 2021 10:31 pm

    The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) is the scientific research unit within the National Air and Space Museum. Its scientists conduct an active research program in planetary and terrestrial geology and geophysics including work involving Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, asteroids, and icy outer-planet satellites. We are currently looking for two full-time staff scientists to join our research team. If anyone has any questions, they should feel free to reach out to me, Bob Craddock (craddockb at si.edu), or our department chair Ross Irwin (irwinr at si.edu).

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604552600

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604553000

  216. June 13, 2021 3:26 pm

    Postdoc opening at INAF-IAS, Italy

    One postdoc position is available at INAF-IAPS Italy, for modeling of surfaces of solid bodies of the Solar System and comparison with data from space probes and terrestrial analogues in the laboratory, based on projects EXOMARS / Ma_MISS, DAWN, ROSETTA/VIRTIS.

    More information at:
    https://bit.ly/2TBhzMg

    Mail: mariacristina.desanctis at inaf.it

  217. June 13, 2021 3:25 pm

    Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, St. Cloud State University

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at St. Cloud State University has a fixed-term (non-tenure track) faculty opening in Physics and Astronomy for the 2021-2022 academic year. Successful candidates will have significant expertise to support our undergraduate programs. Examples of possible courses to teach include; ASTR 106 (Concepts of the Solar System), ASTR 311 (Solar System Astronomy), ASTR 312 (Stellar Astronomy), and PHYS 231 & 232 (algebra based General Physics I & II).

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/44dda25e

  218. June 13, 2021 3:25 pm

    Postdoctoral Research Position in Planet Formation, U. Georgia

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/52f5b098

  219. June 1, 2021 6:32 pm

    Three postdoc opportunities in San Diego:
    Postdoc positions in earth and planetary science in the following areas:
    1)stable isotopes and volatile ices at the lunar poles
    2)Nano-infrared spectroscopy of planetary materials (e.g. Stardust, Hayabusa 2, OSIRIS-TEx)
    3) Nanoplastics in the environment using NanoIR
    Please see link below for more information. Review of applications will begin June 1st.

    https://sites.google.com/view/dominguezlab/open-positions?fbclid=IwAR2fVQ_ey73w3yZu8_o_rY7ILK_WKlxLBkFC2ntLnJClZIzjdoHslKr5eOw

  220. June 1, 2021 6:30 pm

    Postdoc AO open at Italy’s IAPS (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali) to work on Dawn, Rosetta and Exomars.
    http://www.iaps.inaf.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Bando-2021-15-AR_inglese.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0bpGgLcI0O-XeItEK9FtwAuO6829v9EOfKlF3uqeROwMuCckc36fQXLTk

  221. May 24, 2021 9:06 am

    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW – AETHER PROGRAM

    https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-fellow-aether-program/

    The Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL), Carnegie Institution for
    Science in Washington D.C., seeks applications for a Postdoctoral
    Fellow to investigate mantle solidification from a magma ocean state,
    including chemical interactions with a primordial atmosphere. We are
    committed to building a diverse and inclusive community at the Carnegie
    Institution for Science.

    This postdoctoral position is part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    funded AEThER (Atmospheric Empirical, Theoretical, and Experimental
    Research) team that is investigating how primary atmospheres form in
    conjunction with the solidification of the mantle during planet
    formation. The larger motivation is to aid in the search for life on
    exoplanets by understanding how planetary atmospheres form and evolve.

    Minimum qualifications: The applicant must have completed a doctoral
    degree in geophysics, physics, planetary science, or a related field at
    the time of appointment.

    The position is available September 1, 2021 and will be based at the
    Broad Branch Road campus of the Carnegie Institution for Science in
    Washington, DC. Interested parties should send a cover letter,
    curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research
    interests, and contact information for three references.

    Contact Peter Driscoll (pdriscoll at carnegiescience.edu) for more
    information.

  222. May 24, 2021 8:45 am

    Investigation Scientist for Extreme-Precision Radial Velocity, Jet

    Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

    https://bit.ly/3yBWEsK

  223. May 24, 2021 8:45 am

    NASA Astrophysics Data Systems (part-time)

    A highly motivated scientist interested in performing statistical analysis and preparing datasets of enriched/tagged full text articles to be used as training and validating material for machine/deep learning models created by ADS developers. The successful candidate for this time-limited, part-time opening is a scientist (in astronomy or closely related fields), with experience publishing in astrophysics journals, familiarity with how theoretical and observational papers are typically structured, and knowledge of Python programming and data analysis. (apply here) or here: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/about/careers/

  224. May 20, 2021 11:10 am

    500 Women Scientists Program
    Executive Director Position
    https://500womenscientists.org/executive-director

  225. May 16, 2021 9:56 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SPACE PHYSICS

    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position to study kinetic
    processes responsible for the heating and acceleration of the solar
    wind plasma. These processes will be investigated in different types
    solar wind streams as well as during solar storms. The work involves
    analysis and interpretation of high-resolution measurements at varying
    heliocentric distances made by the recently launched Solar Orbiter and
    Parker Solar Probe missions.

    We have contributed hardware to the Radio and Plasma Waves instrument
    on Solar orbiter, and actively participate in instrument operations and
    data analysis.

    The position is available at the IRF Uppsala office, Angstrom
    Laboratory, Uppsala, starting during 2021. The position is funded by a
    grant from the Swedish National Space Agency for two years.

    Contact:
    Dr. Emiliya Yordanova
    emiliya.yordanova at irfu.se
    +46-18-471-5930

    Applications: registrator at irf.se
    Quote reference number: 2.2.1-126/21
    Last Application Date: May 31, 2021

    https://bit.ly/2RXqCpU

  226. lovenstars permalink
    May 12, 2021 11:10 pm

    Astrobiologist opening at JHU APL’s Space Exploration Sector (https://civspace.jhuapl.edu )

    Are you motivated to understand the origin of life, the habitability of other planets, and whether we are alone? If so, consider applying to join our growing program in astrobiology research at JHU APL!

    As a world leader in space science and in the design, development, and operation of NASA-funded missions and instruments that will explore potentially habitable worlds, APL is poised to make major contributions to this growing field. APL is committed to expanding its astrobiology research program, particularly for Ocean Worlds, and as such we are seeking a scientist who will pursue groundbreaking advancements in developing and establishing future astrobiological initiatives, lead proposals for astrobiology research and technology development, and demonstrate scientific leadership through scholarly publications and conference presentations. The opportunity also exists for collaboration with APL’s Applied Biological Sciences Group, which maintains laboratory and informatics resources focused on microbiological and aerosol sciences, autonomous bio-sensing, and environmental metagenomics sequencing.

    At APL we offer a vibrant, inclusive atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.
    Please see here for more information! https://prdtss.jhuapl.edu/jobs/astrobiologist-1346

  227. May 12, 2021 11:19 am

    Jacobs is hiring a NanoSIMS research scientist (ADV0001I9) to join our team and work in the NanoSIMS facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. This position is open to U.S. citizens only. The requisition and instructions on how to apply can be found at: https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADV0001I9&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

  228. May 11, 2021 3:26 pm

    The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the USRA’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), both in Houston, Texas, invite applications for the prestigious McKay Postdoctoral Fellowship, honoring the accomplishments of Dr. Gordon A. McKay. Dr. McKay was a world-recognized authority on planetary igneous petrology and geochemistry, and was the leader of the ARES Research Office at JSC for over 20 years.

    The McKay Fellowship recognizes and promotes excellence in research for scientists within five years of their doctorate and is intended to encourage the development of young scientists in the field of astromaterials research that involves the study of the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the bodies of the Solar System, including the planets and their satellites, the Earth and Moon, meteorites, asteroids, comets, and dust.

    More information can be found here:

    http://bit.ly/2021McKay

  229. May 10, 2021 1:12 pm

    Postdoctoral researcher position, U. Maryland College Park

    Modeling rarefied gas drag on cometary dust.

    http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/82169

    Any questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. Christine Hartzell (hartzell at umd.edu).

  230. May 10, 2021 11:16 am

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    The Planetary Exploration Laboratory (PI: Dr. Mark Salvatore) in the
    Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona
    University is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on quantitative
    remote sensing of the McMurdo Dry Valleys (MDV) of Antarctica. The
    successful candidate will become a member of a multidisciplinary
    research project that is investigating the relationship between
    geology, hydrology, and ecology in the MDV. They will also engage in
    several other related and independent tasks, including assisting with
    outreach activities geared towards underrepresented and underserved
    populations, publishing scientific papers, presenting at national and
    international conferences and, if desired, submitting proposals for
    external funding.

    Additional information can be found at:

    https://bit.ly/3ttpXJV

    Questions: mark.salvatore@nau.edu

    The Planetary Exploration Laboratory is committed to building and
    sustaining an inclusive, collaborative, and supportive research group.

  231. May 7, 2021 5:06 pm

    The USRA’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, invites applications for the Graham Ryder Post-Doctoral Fellowship, which honors the accomplishments and legacy of Dr. Graham Ryder. Dr. Ryder was a world-recognized authority on lunar samples and the history of the Moon, and was a Staff Scientist at the LPI for nearly 20 years. The Ryder Fellowship recognizes and promotes excellence in research for scientists within five years of their doctorate. Ryder Fellows are expected to define their own research direction and foci within the planetary sciences, with an expected emphasis on topics in lunar petrology and geology.

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f03960f2-20cd-4828-9ae5-415eefc7072e&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US

  232. May 7, 2021 12:06 pm

    The Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry lab in the Solar System Exploration Division of NASA Goddard is looking to hire a geoscientist with expertise in the study of volcanoes and volcanic landforms and the use of field campaigns at volcanic features to better understand volcanic processes across the solar system.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600514400

    Additional details on the application process is provided in the “How to Apply” section of the webpage at the link above.

  233. May 7, 2021 9:15 am

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is hiring one or more scientists to serve as a civil servant Program Scientist at Headquarters in Washington, DC. SMD will fill multiple Program Scientist positions in the Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, or Biological & Physical Sciences Divisions, Exploration Science Strategy & Integration Office, Front Office, and/or other SMD program offices. Program Scientists work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, teamwork and a growth mindset toward stewarding the nation’s space-based science program.

    The NASA Headquarters Program Scientist job announcement is now live on USAJOBS. Please see link below

    HQ-21-DE-11072486-ST

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598926500

  234. May 6, 2021 8:46 am

    Postdoctoral Position in the Space Sciences

    Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants to conduct independent research as a postdoctoral fellow of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS). We welcome applicants with interests in Astromaterials, Cosmochemistry, or Meteoritics; Experimental, Theoretical, or Observational Astrophysics; Planetary Science; Particle and Nuclear Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation; and Earth as a Planet. In their application materials, the candidate should describe their research interests and list potential collaborators from among the faculty fellows of the MCSS. The initial annual salary is $65,000 with additional funds available for research expenses and travel.

    Candidates must have a PhD or be a May 2021 degree candidate. The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, renewable for a second year. Applications should include a CV and 2-page statement of interest/research proposal, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applicants are responsible for contacting referees, who will need to have their letters uploaded to Interfolio. Applications and letters are due May 24, 2021 and should be submitted through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/87253.

    Questions related to the search or application process may be directed to Jan Foster: spacesciences at wustl.edu. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  235. May 3, 2021 9:49 am

    POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

    The Planetary Surfaces and Spacecraft Lab at the University of
    Maryland, College Park has one open postdoctoral researcher position.
    We are looking for a scholar with strong computational modeling skills
    and an interest in the intersection of planetary science and aerospace
    engineering. The researcher will work on two projects: 1. modeling
    rarefied gas drag on particles ejected from comets and 2. modeling
    triboelectric charging of spacecraft interacting with regolith (e.g.
    rover wheels on the Moon). An existing experimental teststand will be
    used for subsequent validation of the triboelectric modeling. We are
    looking for a scholar with prior experience relevant to at least one of
    these two projects (e.g., rarefied flows, triboelectric charging, or
    granular materials) and/or relevant simulation tools (DSMC or DEM/MD).
    The scholar will work with Dr. Christine Hartzell develop new modeling
    capabilities using open source software, and present research results
    (via conferences and journal publications) to the wider planetary
    science and exploration community.

    Additional information can be found at:

    http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/82169

    Any questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr.
    Christine Hartzell (hartzell at umd.edu).

  236. April 30, 2021 7:21 pm

    FYI, MiraCosta College is hiring a full-time physics instructor, position to begin in August 2021.

    Position closing date is Friday, 07 May 2021.

    Full details and link to apply here. https://jobs.miracosta.edu/postings/2411

  237. April 26, 2021 4:25 pm

    Postdoctoral Position at Harvard
    The candidate will investigate the application and feasibility of metasurfaces to polarimetric imaging in support of two NASA-funded programs. The candidate will join a team of other postdoctoral scholars to mature this new polarimetric capability in collaboration with NASA partners.

    Interested candidates should apply here:

    https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10249

  238. April 23, 2021 4:08 pm

    Upcoming Job Announcement: SMD Program Scientists

    The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) will be hiring one or more scientists to serve as civil servant Program Scientists at Headquarters in Washington, DC. SMD will fill multiple Program Scientist positions in the Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, or Biological & Physical Sciences Divisions, Exploration Science Strategy & Integration Office, Front Office, and/or other SMD program offices. Program Scientists work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, teamwork and a growth mindset toward stewarding the nation’s space-based science program.

    Responsibilities

    NASA’s Program Scientists have broad responsibility for advancing NASA’s science portfolio; serving as the Headquarters science leads for one or more missions; developing and shaping multimillion-dollar scientific research grants programs selected through competitive peer review; and leading NASA’s preparation for implementing the recommendations of Decadal Surveys. Program Scientists have substantial influence over high-level strategic planning, as well as leading the long-term scientific direction of missions and programs that they oversee.

    Specifically, a Program Scientist within SMD will:

    Solve problems in implementing a balanced program across the breadth of NASA science within technological, scientific, budgetary, and programmatic constraints. Provide solutions that are strategic and tactical, and are innovative as well as implementable, in alignment with the priorities of NASA.
    Orchestrate peer reviews that evaluate the scientific merit of proposals in all areas of NASA science.
    Collaboratively define a long-term vision for the program and work collaboratively to implement it in a fast-paced environment, while leading diverse teams using influence rather than supervisory authority.
    Communicate, engage, and build consensus with multiple stakeholders, including the scientific community, external advisory committees, senior NASA leaders, programs and projects at NASA Centers, and the public.
    Manage multiple responsibilities using effective time management and organizational skills.

    NASA recognizes that candidates with non-traditional career paths, or individuals who are at earlier stages of their careers may have demonstrated experience in different ways. NASA encourages applications from such individuals.

    Additional Information

    ***For the Heliophysics Division, applicants with backgrounds in Magnetospheres, Ionosphere-Thermosphere, and Outer Heliosphere are preferred. Applicants with backgrounds in solar and inner heliosphere are also strongly encouraged to apply***

    ***For the Astrophysics Division, applicants with backgrounds in all areas of astrophysics, including cosmic origins, exoplanet exploration, and physics of the cosmos are encouraged to apply***

    ***For the Planetary Science Division, applicants with backgrounds in all areas of planetary science are encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience in field/particle-related research are of particular interest***

    ***For the Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office, applicants with backgrounds in all areas of lunar science, are encouraged to apply***

    *** For the Biological and Physical Sciences Division, applicants with backgrounds in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) physics and quantum science are preferred. Applicants with backgrounds in applications of quantum metrology to fundamental physics are also strongly encouraged to apply***

    Application Process

    The job announcement will open for applications at https://USAJobs.gov/ on Friday, May 7, and will close on Tuesday, May 11. The announcement number will be HQ-21-DE-11072486-ST.

    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through https://www.USAJOBS.gov/, so it will only be open for 3 workdays. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. It is not a reflection of the openness of the position. This competitive announcement will be open to all U.S. Citizens and Status candidates.

    Advance notice of the vacancy is being provided to allow interested scientists to prepare. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to (i) submit your resume and a transcript and (ii) answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS.

    Given the short period the announcement will be open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before the job announcement opens and update your username, password, resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.

    A transcript demonstrating that you meet the education requirements for a Federal physical scientist will be required at the time of application. Given the short period that the announcement will be open, it is a good idea to obtain a transcript in advance. While a transcript is the preferred proof of qualifying education, any of the following items will be accepted initially as proof of education:

    • An unofficial transcript,
    • A copy of an official transcript,
    • A copy of a degree (i.e., a picture or scan), or
    • A list of courses.

    Candidates interested in being notified when this job opportunity is posted on USAJOBS and opened for three days are encouraged to sign up for a notification using the features of the USAJOBS website.

  239. April 19, 2021 1:04 pm

    PH.D. POSITION IN EXO-PLANETARY SCIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL
    FLORIDA

    Prof. Ramses Ramirez is seeking a qualified Ph.D. student to join his
    new research team within the UCF Planetary Sciences Group (Department
    of Physics) in either the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters.

    The qualified candidate will work with Prof. Ramirez and develop an
    original project to model the atmospheres of potentially habitable
    exoplanets or Solar System worlds. Theoretical projects involving
    climate, atmospheric escape, photochemistry or atmospheric-surface
    interactions (among other topics) are all welcome.

    Programming experience is a must. Highly-motivated individuals with
    relevant astronomy, planetary science, geoscience, or engineering
    backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

    UCF offers a rigorous research program in Planetary Sciences, where
    students are paired with Ph.D. advisors upon admission. We offer robust
    academic and research mentoring programs and have strong ties to the
    Florida Space Institute, Arecibo, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center.

    More information about Prof. Ramirez and the Planetary Sciences Group
    (plus Ph.D. program), respectively, can be found here:

    https://habitableplanets.wordpress.com/

    https://planets.ucf.edu/

    For more information, reach Prof. Ramirez at Ramses.Ramirez at ucf.edu

  240. April 19, 2021 1:04 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST POSITION AT THE PLANETARY SCIENCE
    INSTITUTE

    Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work
    with Dr. R. Aileen Yingst in the sedimentologic and stratigraphic
    analysis of deposits in Jezero crater, and elsewhere on Mars.
    Dr. Yingst is a Co-Investigator on Mars 2020’s SHERLOC instrument, an
    arm-mounted fluorescence and Raman spectrometer coupled with a
    hand-lens scale resolution pair of RGB cameras (ACI and WATSON). The
    successful candidate will be expected to focus on analysis and
    interpretation of the fine-scale texture of rocks, grains, outcrop and
    unconsolidated targets through examination of WATSON images (WATSON
    acquires images at better than 20 um/pixel in RGB color), in
    combination with other M2020 instruments. The successful candidate will
    work collaboratively with Dr. Yingst to draw connections from the
    fine-scale data derived from WATSON to the broader analysis of
    rover-and orbital-derived images to reconstruct the local and regional
    geologic history of Jezero crater.

    Full job description and instructions for applying for this position
    can be found ati:

    https://www.psi.edu/about/hr

    To request additional information, please email:

    hr at psi.edu

  241. April 19, 2021 1:03 pm

    NEW PLANETARY SOCIETY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

    The Planetary Society invites proposals to its new grants program:
    Science and Technology Empowered by the Public (STEP) Grants. These are
    planetary science and/or technology grants chosen from an open,
    international, competed proposal process. Proposals must fit within one
    or more of The Planetary Society’s core enterprises (Explore Worlds,
    Find Life, Defend Earth). All funding will come from Planetary Society
    members and donors. Grant winners need to provide regular, short
    project updates and be willing to support The Planetary Society’s
    efforts to share the content and excitement of the project with members
    and the public. Preliminary proposals (pre-proposals) are due May 26,
    2021. Based on the pre-proposal submissions, a small number of
    proposers will be invited to submit full proposals from which grant
    selections will be made. For this first round of STEP Grants, the
    nominal expectation is two awards at approximately the US$50,000 level
    each. More information can be found at:

    http://planetary.org/stepgrants

  242. April 16, 2021 2:21 pm

    Observatory Manager of Sommers-Bausch Observatory at University of Colorado

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=29892&emailCampaignId=136
    The manager is responsible for maintaining our on-campus observatory (two 20” telescopes, one 24” telescope, heliostat, and numerous portable telescopes and other peripherals) and computer/lab spaces as well as managing 1-3 student staff, responding to faculty requests, implementing observatory upgrades, and more!
    Note that the applications are open for two weeks and will close on May 2, 2021. We’re aiming for a start date of July 1. Questions about the position should be directed to seth.hornstein@colorado.edu. Please put “Observatory Manager Position” in the subject. Anonymous questions may be directed to recruiting@colorado.edu (mention requisition number 29892).

    Detailed Job Summary:
    This position maintains and improves observing, teaching and computing facilities utilizing technical expertise in one of two main teaching laboratories of the Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences. This position requires unique expertise to be able to maintain and repair modern research-quality telescopes (currently twin 20” CDK PlaneWave telescopes on Software Bisque mounts and a Boller & Chivens 24” Ritchey-Chrétien telescope), a roof-mounted Heliostat (Solar Telescope), various smaller portable telescopes (e.g. Celestron and Meade 5-12” telescopes), and associated accessories (binoculars, CCD cameras, spectrograph, etc.) This person will instruct users how to operate each, as well as maintain the physical building and supervise student observatory staff.

  243. Nicolle Zellner permalink
    April 16, 2021 10:53 am

    The National Science Foundation is seeking a Division Director for the Division of Astronomical Sciences. The Division supports research in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics and related multidisciplinary studies. The deadline is April 30, 2021.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589506600

  244. April 11, 2021 7:01 pm

    The University of Arizona (UA) Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory (SO) invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates to work in the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics (CAAO). Successful applicants would have the opportunity to work with faculty including Jared Males, Ewan Douglas, and others within CAAO on a variety of projects, including the Magellan Extreme Adaptive Optics Instrument (MagAO-X), the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Coronagraph Instrument, the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI), the MMT AO exoPlanet adaptive secondary upgrade, and adaptive optics system design for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/cdb43d1f

  245. April 11, 2021 7:01 pm

    Astrophysicist (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) on Exoplanetary Atmospheres
    Trust Fund (Non-Federal), Temporary nominally for one year, renewable for up to three years

    The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), part of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in Dr. Mercedes López-Morales’ Research Group. The successful applicant will work on exoplanetary atmospheres studies, with focus on the analysis, modeling, and interpretation of data from ongoing ground-based and space-based surveys. The position is nominally for one year, renewable for up to three years. The nominal start date is August 1, 2021, but an earlier or later start is possible.
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/375b9cb6

  246. April 11, 2021 6:59 pm

    Faculty position in Exoplanets and Planetary Science, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

    The Faculty of Engineering and Sciences (FES) of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) in Santiago, Chile, seeks applications for a faculty position in the broad areas of exoplanets or planetary sciences. All candidates in exoplanet or planetary science, broadly defined, are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in researchers working in theory and modeling of planetary interiors and atmospheres. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to pursue a high impact research program.

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/f00e5b3a

  247. April 11, 2021 11:58 am

    GSFC CIVIL SERVANT JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – POSITION CLOSES MIDNIGHT
    MONDAY, APRIL 12

    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration
    Division, Astrochemistry Laboratory (Code 691) at NASA’s Goddard Space
    Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking a cross-disciplinary scientist to study
    agnostic biosignatures. The successful candidate will coordinate
    research across disciplines that will focus ocean worlds, astrobiology,
    and exoplanet science and technology. The research is expected to place
    an emphasis on geochemistry, biochemistry, prebiotic chemistry, and
    technology development. This is a GS-13 or 14 level position located at
    NASA-Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland near Washington, DC.

    The call for this position closes at midnight on MONDAY, APRIL 12,
    2021.

    To apply, please submit your application through the USAJobs website;
    the direct link is provided below.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597755900

    For additional information contact: Dr. Natasha Johnson,
    Natasha.M.Johnson at nasa.gov

  248. April 11, 2021 11:58 am

    NASEM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – ASSOCIATE PROGRAM OFFICER, SPACE
    STUDIES BOARD

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
    Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) is looking to fill
    the position of Associate Program Officer – Space Studies Board. The
    DEPS mission is to provide independent and authoritative science,
    technology, engineering and related policy advice to the federal
    government and to the nation and to promote communications between the
    science and technology community, the federal government, and the
    interested public.

    DEPS seeks to assess the role of science and technology in important
    public policy issues and to advance science and engineering,
    identifying needed research as well as improvements in data and
    research methods. The Associate Program Officer:
    – Leads one or more of the organization’s programs or projects
    – Conducts research and prepares research papers and/or summaries
    – Tracks relevant issues and compiles reports
    – Coordinates program or project activities, handling inquiries,
    organizing meetings and workshops, and developing materials
    – Supervises or assists with the supervision of support staff
    – Ensures the program or project meets its stated objectives
    – Assist senior staff in the development of programs/projects,
    including raising funds.

    For more information and to apply, visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/wwt7e3w

  249. April 5, 2021 11:07 am

    The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a postdoctoral position with the IMPACT group (impact.colorado.edu).

    Through a combination of modeling, theoretical and laboratory experiments, IMPACT investigates the physical processes governing dusty plasmas, which have critical roles in

    shaping the surface and near-surface properties of airless bodies, and
    ensuring human safety and long-term usability of mechanical and optical devices on airless bodies.
    The successful candidate will further develop a state-of-the-art innovative numerical framework that couples the micro-physics of grain-scaled processes with the self-consistent solution of the near-surface plasma environment. The goal of the project is to merge the qualitative understanding of the microscopic processes to the macroscopic behavior of the lunar regolith, providing a much-needed tool to advance the efficiency of dust mitigation techniques.

    We require a Ph.D. in (computational) Space/Plasma Physics or a closely related field.

    The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Details can be found on https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=29553

  250. April 4, 2021 10:05 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

    The Research Foundation of Stony Brook University seeks a Postdoctoral
    Associate to work with Prof. Scott McLennan
    (scott.mclennan at stonybrook.edu) in the Department of Geosciences. The
    position will involve supporting Mars 2020 mission operations,
    especially for the PIXL and SuperCam instruments onboard the
    Perseverance rover, and carrying out research, through the analysis of
    returned spacecraft data, related to sedimentary geology, mineralogy
    and geochemistry in the regions traversed by the Perseverance rover.
    The Stony Brook University Research Foundation Job Number is: 2100654.
    The current application deadline is April 22, 2021. Further details of
    the position description and application procedures can be found at:

    https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100654&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

  251. March 30, 2021 9:40 am

    International Space Science Institute ISSI
    Science Program Manager and Researcher
    The International Space Science Institute ISSI in Bern, Switzerland invites applications for the staff position of

    Science Program Manager and Researcher

    (full-time staff position under Swiss law)

    starting August 1st, 2021.

    We offer a full-time position of unlimited duration in a small team serving a large international community. The salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience. Employment conditions are like at the nearby University of Bern.

    The duties of the Science Program Manager include all activities in the Institute’s Science Program, which covers the Space and Earth Sciences.

    The Science Program Manager will ensure liaison with the scientific community in all scientific aspects related to their involvement in ISSI activities. She/he will

    assist in the organization of workshops, working groups, forums, and ISSI International Teams.
    prepare the annual calls for applications for International Teams.
    evaluate applications for International Teams to assess their support requests and compatibility with the Institute’s goals and resources.
    manage the scientific peer review of International Team applications and results.
    liaise with the team leaders in all matters related to the activities at ISSI.
    oversee the program supporting the participation of young scientists in ISSI activities.
    support the ISSI Scientific Committee as its secretary.
    The Science Program Manager will support the ISSI Directorate in

    maintaining relations with scientific organizations, such as the Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), and support the preparation of funding proposals or contracts with these organizations.
    the monitoring of progress and development of contracts with these organizations.
    the regular reporting to these organizations and their committees, if requested.
    the continued monitoring of the conduct of ISSI’s scientific activities and the participation of the scientific community in those activities.
    the formulation of the future scientific perspectives of the Institute’s program.
    the preparation of a periodic assessment of the Institute’s performance.
    the communication of ISSI results and activities to the general public.
    The Science Program Manager will conduct her or his own research and should

    apply for own research funding.
    publish the results in the peer reviewed literature.
    actively keep an international research profile.

    https://issibern.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=51de28ad9120232dba84ebdb1&id=a0dbeef5cb&e=e252f812f8

  252. March 28, 2021 9:15 pm

    TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PLANETARY SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF
    WASHINGTON, SEATTLE

    The University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences
    seeks an outstanding scientist working at the forefront of research in
    one of more of the following areas: planetary geology, geomorphology,
    geochemistry, glaciology, or geophysics. They may focus on
    observations, experiments, and/or modeling of surfaces, atmospheres,
    or interiors of planets, exoplanets, or moons. We seek a colleague who
    can provide high quality teaching and contribute collaboratively
    within the department, college, and across campus – for example, the
    university’s Astrobiology Program.

    Preference will be given to applications received before May 7, 2021.

    For full details, please see:

    http://apply.interfolio.com/85329

  253. March 27, 2021 5:44 pm

    Hess Research Fellowship in Earth, Ocean, Astronomy and Environmental Sciences, Victoria, BC

    https://dps.aas.org/node/2334

  254. March 27, 2021 5:43 pm

    Tenure-track asst professor in planetary science, U. Washington, Seattle

    The University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks an outstanding scientist working at the forefront of research in one of more of the following areas: planetary geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, glaciology, or geophysics. They may focus on observations, experiments, and/or modeling of surfaces, atmospheres, or interiors of planets, exoplanets, or moons. We seek a colleague who can provide high quality teaching and contribute collaboratively within the department, college, and across campus.

    Preference will be given to applications received before May 7th, 2021. For full details, please see: apply.interfolio.com/85329

  255. March 27, 2021 5:43 pm

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in cometary science, Edinburgh

    The successful candidate will join the research group led by Dr Colin Snodgrass and Dr Cyrielle Opitom at the University of Edinburgh.

    The research goal of this position is to advance our understanding of the formation, evolution, and composition of comets. The successful candidate will work together with Dr Snodgrass and Dr Opitom on a variety of projects in this area, depending on their experience and research interests. Potential areas of interest include (but are not restricted to):

    https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/722 for more information, or contact Cyrielle.Opitom at ed.ac.uk and/or Colin.Snodgrass at ed.ac.uk

  256. March 27, 2021 5:42 pm

    Faculty position in Exoplanets and Planetary Sciences, Santiago, Chile

    https://dps.aas.org/content/faculty-position-exoplanets-and-planetary-sciences

  257. March 24, 2021 2:10 pm

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is advertising for a Professor and Department Head. Our department has a good mix of terrestrial and planetary faculty, but we’ve lost some talented folks over the past few years (including Prof. Larry Taylor) and are currently in a rebuilding phase. We are seeking an experienced set of hands to provide strategic leadership and help the department grow.

    The advert is attached, and the link to apply is located here:
    https://apply.interfolio.com/85122

  258. March 22, 2021 10:48 am

    JOB POSTING: RESEARCH SOFTWARE ENGINEER AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    The PIXEL research group in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary
    Sciences at Northern Arizona University seeks a Research Software
    Engineer. We process and analyze large datasets, develop new
    instruments, perform laboratory measurements, and run computer models
    of complex systems. In this role, you will support this cutting-edge
    planetary research through the management of computational resources
    (e.g., maintain linux servers, network, VPN, firewall, internal code
    repository, etc.), large datasets and help develop new tools to support
    data processing for an ongoing mission orbiting Mars (e.g., scientific
    algorithm implementation, database management, software tool and web
    app development, and automation of data-handling operations and report
    generation.)

    Minimum Qualifications
    – MS in Physics/Geosciences/Remote Sensing or related field; OR
    – BS in Physics/Geosciences/Remote Sensing or related field and two
    years relevant research experience

    Preferred Qualifications
    – Experience working with data returned from interplanetary spacecraft
    – Experience working with database systems
    – Experience working with cloud computing systems
    – Experience working with large, complex datasets
    – Experience developing data processing pipelines and scientific
    algorithm implementation
    – Experience programming in Python/Davinci/C/IDL/Bash
    – Experience working in and managing computing environments

    https://tinyurl.com/43ykfvxz

  259. March 19, 2021 12:41 pm

    The Planetary Science Division (PSD) anticipates hiring one or more new program scientists this spring, either as civil servants, or through a detail, or the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

    PSD Program Scientists tackle a wide variety of challenges. These include: developing, operating, and maintaining Research & Analysis grants programs; serving as the Headquarters scientific lead for one or more Planetary Science missions; and helping implement and communicate the Planetary Science Division’s strategic goals. Program scientists can have substantial influence on strategic planning and can help shape the long-term scientific direction of missions and programs that they oversee.

    More information on these positions can be found at https://science.nasa.gov/about-us/job-opportunities.

  260. March 16, 2021 7:42 pm

    Staff Scientist at NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI)

    https://dps.aas.org/node/2329

  261. March 16, 2021 7:41 pm

    ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ICARUS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF POSITION

    The DPS Committee and its Publications Subcommittee are accepting applications for the position of Icarus Editor-in-Chief. We will use these applications to make a recommendation to representatives of Elsevier, the publisher of Icarus. The application, consisting of a cover letter with a 5-year vision statement and a list of skills and experience brought to the position, and a Curriculum Vita and publications list, should be submitted to the Chair of the Publications Subcommittee, Dr. Catherine Neish (cneish@uwo.ca). Review of the applications will begin on April 1, 2021; the anticipated start date is May 1, 2021.

    The Editor in Chief of Icarus is responsible for overseeing the peer review process alongside a team of Editors and working with the Editorial Advisory Board. The role includes working with the Publisher and the DPS to shape the strategy and direction of the journal as well as commissioning research articles, review articles, and special issues. We are therefore looking for a person who is committed to publication excellence and who has broad knowledge of planetary science. Ideally, the candidate will have a track record of contributing to Icarus either as an author, reviewer, guest Editor, Editor, or Advisory Board Member and should have a strong publication record. Other forms of peer reviewing expertise, such as grant review panels would also be considered as relevant experience. Elsevier will pay the Editor-in-Chief an honorarium and expenses to cover journal-related travel.

  262. March 14, 2021 6:52 pm

    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER FOR AURORAL RESEARCH

    The Swedish Institute of Space Physics is looking for a person
    interested in developing advanced tools for analysing data from a
    unique scientific auroral imaging system.

    Job description ALIS_4D is a state-of-the-art ground-based optical
    system for the measurement of the aurora, high-altitude clouds, and
    other optical atmospheric signatures at high latitude. ALIS_4D is
    composed of a grid of remote stations in regular unmanned operation.

    You will work in the ALIS_4D project upgrading existing software and
    developing advanced tools for scientific image analysis such as modern
    image processing and tomography algorithms.

    Qualifications A university degree in computer science, physics or
    other competence that the employer considers equivalent.

    The position, placed in Kiruna, is limited to 2 years with possibility
    of extension.

    Contact: Dr Tima Sergienko, +46-980-790 71, tima@irf.se

    Closing date: 30 April 2021

    Information:

    https://www.irf.se/en/news/2021/03/10/software-developer-for-auroral-research-dnr-2-2-1-73-21/

  263. March 9, 2021 7:16 pm

    Permanent academic position (Lecturer in Planetary Science) that is currently being advertised in the School of Physical Sciences at the Open University, UK.

    The post-holder will join enthusiastic teams in presenting and producing innovative learning resources across our curriculum in physics, astronomy and planetary science, and in interdisciplinary science.

    In addition, the post-holder will undertake research in analytical laboratory-based planetary science that aligns with the strategic research priorities of the School of Physical Sciences. They will be expected to obtain external funding to support a programme of internationally competitive research (commensurate with the level of appointment) and to contribute to future UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessments.

    The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description that can be found here: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/lecturer-planetary-science-18106

    The closing date for application is 19 Apr 2021 noon (UK time)

  264. March 7, 2021 4:51 pm

    ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

    https://dps.aas.org/content/esa-archival-research-visitor-programme

  265. March 7, 2021 4:50 pm

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Visiting) (Urey Fellowship)

    The Urey Post-doctoral Fellowship recognizes and promotes excellence in research for scientists who are at least two years past their doctorate and have a strong publication record. The Urey Fellow is expected to define their own research directions and foci within the planetary sciences. More information is found here: bit.ly/LPIUrey

  266. March 7, 2021 4:49 pm

    NanoSIMS Research Scientist

    https://dps.aas.org/content/nanosims-research-scientist

  267. March 7, 2021 4:49 pm

    Deputy Director for Science at Lowell Observatory

    https://dps.aas.org/content/deputy-director-science

  268. March 4, 2021 2:46 pm

    There is a posting just open on USAJobs for NASA’s Planetary Protection Officer, which closes 31 March. The position is an “SL” for Senior Level; these positions are above GS-15 grade but not in the Senior Executive Service. As with all civil service positions, US citizenship is required.

    Some words from the ad:

    The Planetary Protection Officer will:

    – Assess NASA’s planetary protection technical capability, challenges, and opportunities. Lead planning and coordination of activities related to NASA mission planetary protection needs.

    – Oversee the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) planetary protection research and development activities to advance scientific knowledge, tools, methods, processes, training and guidance materials. Work in coordination with the program scientist for planetary protection research to annually establish funding priorities for proposals submitted to Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES).

    – Lead independent evaluation of, and provide advice regarding, compliance by robotic and human spaceflight missions with NASA planetary protection policies, statutory requirements and international obligations on behalf of the Chief, OSMA.

    – Advise the Chief, OSMA and other officials regarding the merit and implications of programmatic decisions involving risks to planetary protection objectives. Serve as NASA liaison to inter-agency, international and commercial planetary protection forums to promote consistency with international and science-based guidelines. In coordination with relevant offices, lead interactions with Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), National Academies, and NASA’s Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) committees on planetary protection matters.

    – Promote internal and external awareness of planetary protection objectives and practices considering scientific discoveries, emerging technical capabilities, return to human exploration, and the growth of private sector space activities.

    I have no role in filling this position, and am not knowledgeable to answer any questions prospective applicants might have, so please reach out to the point(s) of contact identified in the posting for those.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594075800

  269. February 28, 2021 6:57 pm

    POSTDOC OPENING AT CU BOULDER IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERIC EVOLUTION

    LASP / CU Boulder encourages all candidates to apply for a NASA-funded
    postdoctoral position in planetary atmospheric evolution, with a focus
    on upper atmospheric modeling and observations. Work would begin
    June-July 2021, with an application received by May 1, 2021 receiving
    full consideration.

    The position focuses on understanding the water loss history of Mars
    and Venus, using modeling and observations to constrain the escape of
    hydrogen and deuterium from the upper atmosphere to space. The selected
    candidate would focus on nonthermal loss mechanisms, taking ownership
    of and extending an existing Monte Carlo modeling code. The candidate
    would bridge the gap between Mars and Venus observations and models,
    using data from the Pioneer Venus Orbiter (PVO), Mars Atmosphere and
    Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft and the Emirates Mars Mission
    (EMM) as inputs to the model and validation of its predictions.

    The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
    culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated
    to contributing to an inclusive campus environment.

    For more information, contact Mike Chaffin
    (michael.chaffin@colorado.edu). Apply at:

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=29035

  270. February 21, 2021 10:52 pm

    POSTDOC POSITION(S) IN THE EHLMANN EARTH & PLANETARY REMOTE SENSING LAB
    AT CALTECH

    The laboratory of Prof. Bethany Ehlmann plans to hire 1-2 postdocs in
    (1) Remote Sensing and Remote Compositional Analysis and (2) Aqueous
    Geochemistry/Mineralogy of Mars. Our lab employs a variety of
    techniques from geosciences and remote sensing to unravel the
    composition and history of planetary surfaces as well as advance tools
    for remote sensing (ehlmann.caltech.edu).

    We are seeking expressions of interest via a 1-2 page cover letter with
    CV. A start date is negotiable in 2021. Ehlmann lab postdocs work on
    the lab’s existing projects for the majority of their time but also
    have freedom to pursue a portion of their research fully independently.

    Review will begin March 1. For more details on the positions, see:

    https://forms.gle/dTbFniym7DYNxNFP9

  271. February 21, 2021 10:52 pm

    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN COSMIC DUST SCIENCE, SWITZERLAND

    The Astrophysical Dust Group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, invites
    applicants for a postdoctoral and phd position in the framework of the
    European Research Council funded project “The heliosphere and the dust:
    characterisation of the solar and interstellar neighbourhood”.

    https://astrodust.phys.ethz.ch

    Postdoc position:

    https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_ryjk2Yj2JM3MH3WG3w

    Ph.D. position:

    https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_Pw3MvM3kDRZTXpC26H

    Application deadline: March 31, 2021.
    For questions (not the application): vsterken [-at-] ethz.ch

  272. February 21, 2021 5:53 pm

    Webb Fellowships: Closing Date 4th March 2021

    An exciting opportunity will be advertised this week by STFC to exploit the science from the Webb space telescope and to promote community engagement. STFC will be offering 2 dedicated fellowship positions to be held in UK research institutions for up to 5 years. The UK is playing a major role in the Webb and particularly its mid-InfraRed instrument, MIRI and we are looking for excellent and dynamic early career astronomers to champion this amazing facility. Details will be found on the UKRI Funding Finder:

    https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/webb-fellowship-using-the-james-webb-space-telescope

  273. February 14, 2021 1:23 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY IN M-CLASS LAB AT UMD

    The M-CLASS Laboratory at the University of Maryland seeks a
    postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the integration and test of a
    laser-enabled Orbitrap mass analyzer, a NASA-funded protoflight
    instrument designed to characterize surface materials on the Moon and
    other planetary bodies. The primary responsibilities of the position
    include: 1) verification of component functionality and integration of
    the system-level instrument; 2) development of innovative laser
    desorption mass spectrometry (LDMS) analytical techniques, including
    2D chemical imaging; 3) demonstration of performance capabilities,
    particularly quantitative analysis of isotopic, elemental, and
    molecular signals; and, 4) coordinated measurements of lunar and/or
    other planetary analog samples. Commercial instrumentation (i.e., LTQ
    Orbitrap XL and Q Exactive, each with a custom laser source) is
    available to support comparative analyses. Interested applicants can
    request further information from the Principal Investigator, Ricardo
    Arevalo Jr. (rarevalo at umd.edu). More information on the M-CLASS
    Laboratory can be found at:

    https://mclasslaboratory.squarespace.com/

  274. February 10, 2021 7:45 pm

    Dear All,

    We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher in the field of ‘lunar resources.’

    The intended start date is 1 March 2021 or soon thereafter.

    If you are interested or know anyone else who might be interested, please see below and follow the link to submit a formal application.

    http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/pdra-lunar-resources-school-physical-sciences-17956

    Closing date for application: Thursday, 11 February 2021 Midday (UTC)

    Interviews: week commencing Monday, 22 February 2021

  275. February 7, 2021 9:43 pm

    Science Lead

    European Space Agency as Science Lead of the Planetary Science Archive and Archive Scientist of a Planetary mission, based at ESAC, near Madrid, in Spain. You can find all the details at

    https://bit.ly/3jtJyqb

    The deadline for applications is 16th of March of 2021.

  276. February 7, 2021 9:43 pm

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, TX, run by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiative Transfer Modeling in Planetary Atmospheres.

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-researcher-0

  277. February 7, 2021 9:43 pm

    Research Associate

    Planetary Atmospheres, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester

    https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/2535/research-associate-in-planetary-atmospheric-science.html
    Salary: Grade 7 £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
    Funding is available until 31 March 2022 with a possibility of extension.
    Closing date: 28 February 2021

    The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester invites applications for one or more Research Associates in Planetary Atmospheric Science.

    The Research Associates will join the atmospheres team led by Dr. Leigh Fletcher, tasked with addressing the scientific aims of a European Research Council (ERC) grant to explore time-variable processes shaping the atmospheres of the giant planets. Successful candidates would have existing skills in planetary spectral data analysis and/or numerical modelling expertise of relevance to giant planet atmospheres.

    The “GIANTCLIMES” programme investigates natural cycles of meteorology, circulation, and chemical processes shaping the environments of the four giant planets over long spans of time. Inversions of planetary spectra, from ground- and space-based facilities, will be used to reconstruct these atmospheres in three dimensions to explore their temporal variability and the processes coupling different atmospheric regimes. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and expand on our pipeline for interpreting giant planet observations from the James Webb Space Telescope. In addition, the applicant will conduct joint analyses of thermal-infrared, near-infrared, and microwave observations of giant planet tropospheres. We are therefore particularly interested in candidates with existing expertise in planetary data analysis, planetary atmospheres, and spectroscopic modelling techniques, but all applicants with a strong background in planetary science are encouraged to apply.

    Applications must be made via the link above. Informal queries are welcome and can be made to leigh.fletcher at le.ac.uk.

  278. February 7, 2021 11:52 am

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: OUTREACH AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
    ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

    The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA is
    seeking to fill an administrator position that will focus on diversity,
    equity, and inclusion. Position responsibilities will include
    coordinating departmental outreach efforts, coordinating initiatives to
    improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences at UCLA and
    beyond, teaching 1-2 courses per academic year, and writing proposals
    to support diversity and outreach activities.

    Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in geosciences or related
    field and a demonstrated commitment to improving diversity, equity, and
    inclusion. Teaching and grant writing experience are preferred.

    For more information see the full job description here:

    https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06093

    Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Mackenzie Day
    (daym at epss.ucla.edu) or Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni (clb at epss.ucla.edu)
    with questions about the position. Applications will be collected until
    February 28, 2021.

  279. February 4, 2021 1:34 pm

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Planetary Sciences

    The Small Bodies Group in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for up to two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to work with Tony Farnham and Jessica Sunshine on studies involving the composition and evolution of small bodies in the Solar System.

    For more information:
    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-research-associate-planetary-sciences

  280. January 30, 2021 12:59 pm

    Postdoctoral Position at SwRI Boulder
    Analysis of ground- and space-based data of Pluto to quantify the spatial distribution and long-term evolution of Pluto’s ices; the main goal is to further understand the mechanisms of interaction between Pluto’s surface and its atmosphere. Be involved in the development of an optical constants database for quantitative spectral analysis of small bodies in the Solar System; this will be achieved through the synergy between laboratory measurements and computational analysis.
    See more info at:
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/5fe67e7a

  281. January 24, 2021 6:54 pm

    ASTROBIOLOGY POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR AT UC BERKELEY

    The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California,
    Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Postdoctoral Scholar
    in the area of astrobiology. The anticipated start date for the
    position is between March 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021. For more
    information about the position, including required qualifications
    application materials, and deadlines, go to:

    https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02835

    The successful applicant will join a dynamic team working on the
    development and optimization of space flight instrumentation and
    methods for the detection of trace organic molecules in solar system
    exploration. The instrument is a microfluidic capillary electrophoresis
    analyzer which sensitively probes for bioorganic molecules. Work is
    conducted jointly at the Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab and Department
    of Chemistry.

    For questions, please email:

    Dr. Anna Butterworth (butterworth at berkeley.edu)
    Dr. Richard Mathies (ramathies at berkeley.edu)

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
    without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
    gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran
    status.

  282. January 21, 2021 12:56 pm

    The Open University: Postdoctoral researcher in the field of ‘lunar resources.’

    The intended start date is 1 March 2021 or soon thereafter.

    If you are interested or know anyone else who might be interested, please see below and follow the link to submit a formal application.

    http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/pdra-lunar-resources-school-physical-sciences-17956

    Closing date for application: Thursday 11 February 2021 Midday (UTC)

    Interviews: week commencing Monday 22 February 2021

  283. January 18, 2021 11:37 am

    POSTDOC POSITION: COUPLED INTERIOR ATMOSPHERE EVOLUTION OF VENUS AND VENUS-LIKE EXOPLANETS

    The Institute of Planetary Research at the German Aerospace Center
    (DLR) in Berlin invites applications for a postdoc position within the
    framework of a DLR junior research group. The group investigates the
    thermochemical evolution of Mars and Venus and employs an
    interdisciplinary approach that combines large-scale geodynamical
    models of thermal evolution with petrological and geological datasets.
    The successful candidate will use the geodynamical code GAIA and study
    the coupled evolution of the interior and atmosphere of Venus and
    Venus-like exoplanets. The goal of this postdoc project is to
    investigate the effects of partial melting and outgassing processes on
    the interior dynamics, lithosphere and crust of Venus and Venus-like
    exoplanets over their thermochemical history.

    Candidates should hold a PhD in Planetary Science, Geophysics or
    closely related fields.

    For more information please visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/y3xpsse2

    Contact information: Dr. Ana-Catalina Plesa (ana.plesa at dlr.de)

  284. January 18, 2021 11:37 am

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN YOUNG STARS AND PLANET FORMATION AT THE
    UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University
    of Hawai’i on circumstellar disks, planet formation, and variability
    of young stars. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Eric
    Gaidos and other investigators in the UH node of a NASA
    Interdisciplinary Consortium for Astrobiology Research, and become a
    leading member of a Key Project of the Las Cumbres Observatory. The
    project uses occultation by circumstellar dust to study the inner
    planet-forming regions around young stars, including disks,
    planetesimals, and “exocomets”.

    A PhD in physics, astrophysics, astronomy or related field is required.
    Applicants with experience with transient astronomy, photometry
    surveys, and/or machine learning are especially welcome. The
    appointment will be for two years, with additional years dependent upon
    funding, satisfactory performance, and compliance with federal/state
    laws.

    Start date: Between August 1 and the end of 2021.
    Annual salary: ~$69,500.
    Deadline: March 12

    Submit cover letter with statement of research interests and career
    goals, CV, publication list, and names of three references) should be
    sent to Eric Gaidos (gaidos at hawaii.edu). Applications after that date
    may be considered if the position is still available.

  285. January 18, 2021 11:36 am

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Dept. of
    Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, to work on
    planetary geochemistry using a combination of lab work and numerical
    modeling. The position will be supervised by Prof. David Catling. The
    postdoctoral researcher will be expected to contribute to NASA-funded
    research about the nature of brines on Mars and the chemistry and
    habitability of Enceladus’ ocean. We are also interested in a person
    who can contribute to research about the geochemical environment for
    the origin of life on early Earth and early Mars.

    Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field, e.g., Planetary
    Science, Chemistry, Geology/ Earth Sciences, Physics. Experience in
    practical work involving geochemistry is strongly desirable, as well as
    experience in – or the confidence to learn – numerical modeling of
    aqueous geochemistry. The successful candidate will also be encouraged
    to cooperate with researchers and students in the university’s
    cross-campus Astrobiology Program. Applications received by Feb 15,
    2021, will receive higher priority.

    For full details, please see:

    https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=68370

  286. January 18, 2021 11:35 am

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN PLANETARY SCIENCES

    Planetary Sciences Group, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
    Application deadline: February 8, 2021

    As a Research Associate, the tasks include:
    – Independent research in the field of computer-based and theoretical
    modelling of processes in the Solar System, especially concerning the
    dynamics of impacts on planetary surfaces and cosmic dust dynamics.
    – Observation planning and data analysis for space missions in which
    the research group is involved, especially in the fields of imaging
    observations (planets, moons, rings, asteroids, comets) and cosmic dust
    dynamics.
    – Establishing and maintaining scientific collaborations, and
    interdisciplinary linking of research results, within the university as
    well as nationally and international colaborators, presentations at
    internal and international events and conferences.
    – Acquisition of third-party funding.
    – Planning and implementation of courses within the framework of the
    international Master’s programme “Planetary Sciences & Remote Sensing”,
    with focus on planetary physics (e.g. planetary magnetic fields and
    plasma, celestial mechanics and space missions.)
    – Supervision and advising of doctoral candidates, students and
    (visiting) scientists.

    Requirements of employment:
    – Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences, Physics, Astronomy or Geology.
    – At least 5 years of professional experience

    More information:

    https://tinyurl.com/y37mejjg

  287. January 16, 2021 7:45 pm

    Postdoctoral Scholar Position, Exoplanet Habitability with Aomawa Shields, UC Irvine

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-scholar-position-exoplanet-habitability

  288. January 11, 2021 9:55 pm

    INAF POSTDOC FOR DAWN AND EXOMARS

    A postdoctoral fellowship is available at the National Institute for
    Astrophysics (INAF) Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology
    working with Dr. Maria Cristina de Sanctis on “Analysis of Oxia Planum
    from remote sensing data and terrestrial laboratory analogues of Mars
    and Ceres.”

    For more information, go to:

    Click to access Bando-2020-36-AR_inglese.pdf

    Applications are due January 22, 2021.

  289. January 5, 2021 6:41 pm

    The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona (https://www.lpl.arizona.edu) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the fields of electron microscopy and planetary materials. The successful applicant will be part of the planetary materials research group (https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/PMRG/) that uses microscopy to explore the nature and origins of planetary materials. This is a year-to-year appointment up to 2 years contingent upon funding and performance. The position is expected to begin in the Spring 2021 semester. The University of Arizona has recently invested in electron microscopy, and the postdoctoral candidate will have access to a Cameca SX-100 electron microprobe, two Hitachi scanning electron microscopes, a ThermoScientific Helios focused-ion-beam scanning-electron microscope, and an aberration-corrected Hitachi HF5000 scanning transmission electron microscope. These instruments are housed within the Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility (https://kmicf.lpl.arizona.edu) and will play a critical role in the analysis of samples to be returned by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission.

    The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects aimed at understanding material origins including refractory materials that compose ancient stardust, the first solar-system solids, as well as samples returned from asteroids and the moon. The position will involve correlative microscopy and the candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own techniques using the facilities within KMICF. The applicant must be able to work independently as well as in in a group environment that includes undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff members. Also expected is the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with materials scientists and astrochemists and the ability to produce timely reporting of results at international conferences and in refereed journal publications.

    For more information on the position, please visit https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/3736?c=arizona.

  290. January 3, 2021 12:36 pm

    Two open job positions (post-doc and PhD) at the Kiruna Space Campus of Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) in the area of small satellite missions for technology demonstrations and scientific investigations supporting cis-lunar, lunar and deep-space exploration:

    – PostDoc Position in Small Satellite Systems: https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=4273&rmlang=UK
    – PhD Student Position in Small Satellite Systems: https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=4271&rmlang=UK

    The application deadline for both positions is 10th of January 2021.

  291. December 20, 2020 9:37 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

    Work on Vera Rubin Observatory solar system discovery pipelines and system commissioning. Job opening extended to 5pm PST on Dec. 24th. https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/cd75520f

  292. December 20, 2020 6:06 pm

    GRADUATE STUDENT AND POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN COMET / ASTEROID SCIENCE

    The Technical University Braunschweig (Germany) is seeking
    applications for one graduate student and two postdoctoral positions
    in comet / asteroid science.

    Complete job descriptions and instructions on how to apply can be
    found under the following links:

    http://bit.ly/2Km5Pck_phd
    http://bit.ly/3asyMxZ_postdoc

  293. December 13, 2020 10:44 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE AT LOWELL OBSERVATORY

    Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona is currently seeking
    applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Near-Earth Objects
    Studies.

    A complete job description and instructions on how to apply can be
    found on our employment page:

    https://lowell.edu/about/employment/

    Inquiries may be sent to Catie Blazek at humanresources at lowell.edu

  294. December 9, 2020 8:56 pm

    NASA Johnson Scientist Positions:

    For the full ad for the LA-MC-ICP-MS Isotope Geochemist position go to: https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=AER0005BR&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

    For the full ad for the Experimental Petrology/EMPA Researcher position go to: https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=AER0005BV&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

  295. December 6, 2020 6:33 pm

    Postdoctoral Associate in Exoplanet Science

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-associate-exoplanet-science

  296. December 6, 2020 6:33 pm

    Postdoctoral Associate – Near-Earth Object Studies

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-associate-near-earth-object-studies

  297. December 6, 2020 6:32 pm

    JOB DESCRIPTION: PLANETARY ASTRONOMER

    The SETI Institute is seeking a Planetary Astronomer to support the work of the Ring-Moon Systems Node (RMS) of NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS). We seek a curious and creative individual who is eager to work with data from diverse instruments and missions. The curation of planetary data requires someone who is able to understand the data’s scientific importance, assess the data’s validity, converse knowledgeably with fellow scientists, and confirm that documentation and descriptive metadata are sufficient for the needs of current and future scientists.

    The astronomer will collaborate closely with the Node Manager, Dr Matt Tiscareno, on all aspects of RMS Node planning and task management. They will understudy with longtime RMS Deputy Manager, Dr Mitch Gordon, and prepare to carry on his work as he approaches retirement.

    This is a full-time position with full benefits. However, the astronomer will be encouraged to seek additional research funding on any topic of their choosing including, but not limited to, topics related to the Node’s extensive data holdings. The position offers substantial growth potential for applicants who are able to demonstrate mastery of the key requirements.

    For details: https://seti.org/jobs/planetary-astronomer

  298. December 2, 2020 6:34 pm

    SSERVI NPP Opening – https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/details/?ro=18906. The due date is March 1, 2021.

  299. November 19, 2020 4:11 pm

    Cooper Union full-time tenure track position in astrophysics. 50/50 position jointly with the Center for Computational Astrophysics of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute.

    https://cooper.edu/work/employment-opportunities/albert-nerken-school-engineering-physics-tenure-track-faculty

  300. November 19, 2020 4:11 pm

    NASA Hubble Fellowship- #0049161
    https://dps.aas.org/content/nasa-hubble-fellowship-0049161

  301. Nicolle Zellner permalink
    November 19, 2020 8:25 am

    Bridge to Faculty Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

    The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago has established a program that aims to attract and retain “promising scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on individuals from groups who are underrepresented in their discipline.”

    Read a summary at

    https://www.lpi.usra.edu/planetary_news/2020/11/11/bridge-to-faculty-program-at-the-university-of-illinois-at-chicago/

    Get more information about the program at

    https://eaes.uic.edu/people/open-positions/

  302. November 17, 2020 3:04 pm

    The University of Arizona Department of Astronomy is offering a Prize Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics. While open to all topics, planet formation theory is certainly welcome. The job ad is on AAS, has a Dec. 13, 2020 deadline and more info is here.
    https://www.as.arizona.edu/directors-message

  303. November 16, 2020 10:01 am

    The Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility (KMICF) at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona (https://kmicf.lpl.arizona.edu) invites applications for the position of Research Scientist III. KMICF is an analytical facility dedicated to research excellence in imaging, spectroscopy, and analysis of heterogeneous materials from the millimeter to atomic scale. Laboratories include electron microprobe, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy. The staff scientist will work with the instrument scientist and be responsible for managing daily operations of the focused-ion-beam and scanning electron microscope laboratories.

    The Research Scientist will have access to world-class electron- and ion-beam instrumentation and the opportunity to work in a dynamic research environment. KMICF will figure prominently in the analysis of samples to be returned from asteroid Bennu by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission (https://www.asteroidmission.org), and so the successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in measurements of the returned sample.

    The successful candidate will be a highly organized individual with knowledge of electron and ion-beam instrumentation and laboratory practices. A professional demeanor and demonstrated interpersonal skills are required for working with all levels of users including: students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, other staff scientists, their guests and visitors, as well as the general public.

    Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more.

    The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

    For more information on the position including how to apply, please visit https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/3156?c=arizona. The position will remain open until filled.

  304. November 13, 2020 5:14 pm

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, the University of Notre Dame. The Department of Civil & Env. Eng. & Earth Sciences is seeking a motivated post-doctoral research associate to conduct focused research into the geomechanical properties of lunar regolith and related simulants. The foci of such research will be on trafficability, construction, and resource extraction of regolith materials, areas of critical importance for advancing humanity to the Moon and beyond. Research activities will include design of experiments, modeling of results, and theoretical investigations. Individuals are sought with relevant engineering and/or geoscience backgrounds and should send an application to Clive R. Neal (cneal at nd.edu) containing a description of qualifications to conduct the proposed research, a full CV, and contact information for 3 referees for letters of evaluation. Applications will be considered upon receipt and should be submitted by 10 January 2021.

  305. November 10, 2020 12:25 pm

    PH.D. AND POSTDOC POSITIONS ON EXOPLANETS IN OSLO, NORWAY

    The University of Oslo, Department for Geosciences, Centre for Earth
    Evolutions and Dynamics invites applications to two positions in
    Planetary/Exoplanetary Sciences. The successful Ph.D. candidate is
    expected to evaluate the variability of terrestrial planet interior
    structures based on experimental and computational mineral physics.

    https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/193760/phd-research-fellow-in-planetary-sciences-exoplanetary-research

    The successful postdoc candidate is expected to evaluate extensively
    the range of protoplanetary disk composition for hypothetical
    terrestrial planet formation.

    https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/193685/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-planetary-sciences-exoplanetary-research

    Application deadline November 15, 2020

  306. November 6, 2020 4:07 pm

    Job Title: Software Engineer (MCSS.1756)

    Location of job: Mission Control Space Services, Ottawa ON, Canada

    Deadline for Applying: November 15, 2020

    Brief Job Description:
    Mission Control is seeking enthusiastic candidates for the position of Software Engineer to play a key role in the full product lifecycle for software for commercial space exploration missions. We’re looking to grow our software team to ramp up development of our Mission Control Software and we are looking for candidates who are passionate about space exploration and robotics who want to contribute to growing a small company from the ground up (literally and figuratively)! You will be exposed to a wide variety of tasks with abrupt changes to deadlines and scope, so applicants must be versatile self-starters who work well in teams and aren’t afraid to learn something new and get outdoors to test your code on our robots (probably in a desert somewhere).

    Full Posting here: https://missioncontrolspaceservices.com/join-the-team/

    Application Instructions: Please send your cover letter and resume addressed to Dr. Michele Faragalli to: hr@missioncontrolspaceservices.com

  307. November 2, 2020 10:19 am

    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN SPACE PLASMAS AT LASP, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

    The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
    Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) invites
    applications for multiple open positions for research scientists at
    different rankings (RS-I, RS-II, or RS-III). Research projects include:

    (1) data analysis of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission and
    accompanying modeling efforts to study magnetic reconnection,
    turbulence, acceleration, shocks, and/or other kinetic plasma
    processes,
    (2) application of machine learning to space weather, especially
    Earth’s radiation belt and ionospheric phenomena,
    (3) analysis of Parker Solar Probe data to study near-Sun solar wind
    plasma and field phenomena, and
    (4) Mars data analysis with key interest in the Langmuir Probe and
    Waves (LPW) data from the MAVEN mission.

    The candidates must hold Ph.D. in physics or similar discipline. The
    candidate should indicate their research interests, and how they could
    enhance the research projects above. Depending on the science topic,
    demonstration of their skills in data analysis, MHD/PIC simulation, or
    machine learning is highly desirable.

    Application deadline: January 31, 2021.

    Required materials: Cover letter, resume/CV, contact of three
    professional references, unofficial transcript (if graduated in 3
    years):

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=27442

    For more information, please contact: Xiangning.chu@lasp.colorado.edu

  308. November 2, 2020 10:18 am

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION OPEN AT THE PLANETARY SCIENCE INSTITUTE,
    COLORADO OFFICE

    The Planetary Science Institute is seeking a Research Assistant to
    support operations of the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument onboard
    NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft, to participate in
    the development of a new Planetary Orbital Radar Processing and
    Simulation System (PORPASS), and to contribute to other research
    projects in our Lakewood, Colorado office.

    Key responsibilities:

    – Develop software for PORPASS and the Colorado SHARAD Processing
    System (CO-SHARPS).
    – Provide technical support to end users of PORPASS and CO-SHARPS.
    – Assist in planning new observations to be taken by SHARAD in the
    ongoing MRO mission.
    – Participate in research projects involving the study of Mars’
    surface and subsurface properties using orbital radar soundings,
    thermophysical observations, and other data.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    – Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or mathematics
    – Experience in web application development, including SQL and PHP
    scripting
    – Proficiency with Linux operating systems and scripting
    – Proficiency with Python, IDL, MATLAB, or similar programming
    languages
    – A demonstrated ability to work well with others

    For full job posting and application procedures, please go to:

    https://www.psi.edu/about/hr

    To learn about working at PSI, go to:

    http://www.psi.edu

  309. November 2, 2020 10:18 am

    VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SOUGHT

    Albion College in south-central Michigan is seeking a Visiting
    Assistant Professor. The successful candidate would teach Introductory
    Astronomy + lab and Astrophysics I + lab in Spring 2021, and
    Introductory Astronomy + lab and any physics courses that need coverage
    in Fall 2021. Extending the position to Spring 2022 is a possibility.

    Please apply at:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/80281

    Contact Nicolle Zellner (Department Chair, Physics) at
    nzellner_at_albion.edu with questions about the position.

  310. November 2, 2020 10:17 am

    JPL RESEARCH SCIENTIST II, PLANETARY AND EXOPLANETARY ATMOSPHERES

    Location: Pasadena, CA

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology,
    invites applications for a staff Scientist position in observational
    studies of the atmospheres of the Gas and Ice Giant planets from
    ground-based and airborne facilities. It is expected that the
    successful candidate will develop an independently funded research
    program and will pursue new lines of research focusing on the dynamics
    and chemistry of the giant planets of the Solar System.

    The position requires a Ph.D. in planetary science, planetary physics,
    astronomy, or related scientific discipline, along with demonstrated
    experience in conducting observations with large ground-based or
    airborne telescopes, with a successful track record and strong interest
    in applying those efforts to problems related to planetary science. The
    successful candidate will have a demonstrated professional reputation
    as a productive researcher with a track record of publications in
    peer-reviewed journals.

    For a full description and to apply, please visit:

    http://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-12485-Research-Scientist-II-Planetary-and-Exoplanetary-Atmospheres

    Applications received by November 23, 2020, will receive full
    consideration.

  311. October 31, 2020 7:54 pm

    TWO FACULTY POSITIONS IN EXOPLANETS AND PLANETARY SCIENCES
    Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
    Santiago, Chile

    https://dps.aas.org/content/two-faculty-positions-exoplanets-and-planetary-sciences

  312. October 31, 2020 7:54 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW – GEOPHYSICS – MARS 3D ICECAP RADAR IMAGING
    Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics – Golden, Colorado

    The Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics invites applications for
    a postdoctoral researcher in 3D imaging of the Mars ice caps using orbital radar data.

    The successful candidate’s responsibilities will consist of developing custom radar processing
    and imaging software, as well as the processing of large 3D data volumes obtained from Mars
    orbiters equipped with radar systems (SHARAD and MARSIS). We seek an outstanding individual
    holding a Ph.D. in geophysics, (electrical) engineering, or a related discipline with demonstrated
    – experience with orbital radar instrumentation and data processing;
    – experience with large scale numerical modeling, imaging, and inversion;
    – excellent programming skills in C++ and Python, or equivalent languages;
    – experience with high-performance distributed computing.

    All candidates applying for this position should be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary framework and to interact closely with other team members at Mines and partner institutions. The candidate is expected to work independently, demonstrating initiative, strong organizational and communication skills, and respect for project deadlines.

    For more info and for full consideration, please submit applications by November 15, 2020, via the Mines application portal:
    https://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/494592/postdoctoral-fellow-geophysics-mars-3d-icecap-radar-imaging

    Please send any questions to Dr. Paul Sava (psava at mines.edu).

  313. October 30, 2020 4:31 pm

    BROWN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL DIVERSITY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

    The Brown University Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship
    program is seeking candidates for its 2021-2023 cohort. This program
    seeks promising Ph.D. graduates from underrepresented groups and/or
    those who have demonstrated support for underrepresented groups through
    their teaching and research to spend up to two years at Brown
    University. The program continues to be a priority for Brown in
    bringing diverse scholars to the university with the ultimate goal of
    changing the professoriate here and beyond. The application and more
    information can be found here:

    https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/institutional-diversity/initiatives/presidential-diversity-postdoctoral-fellowship

  314. October 19, 2020 3:53 pm

    Upcoming Planetary Science Research Positions at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

    The Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, plans to offer multiple positions seeking scientists to conduct research and develop applications to solve challenging Planetary Science problems. Outstanding candidates have the potential to be selected for federal employment, joining more than 30 other federal employees, academic staff, and contractors supporting Planetary Science efforts within the Branch, a subset of the Science Research and Projects Division, and the Science and Technology Office at Marshall Space Flight Center.

    Research Space Scientist positions will be offered for researchers in planetary science, with expertise in remote sensing of planets, moons, and asteroids, and the development of instrumentation for planetary science investigations. The selected candidates will add substantive capability synergistic with the current staff and the goals of NASA’s Artemis program and MSFC’s strategy to integrate human space flight and science robotic capabilities in the Artemis era. The candidates will have an opportunity to lead the development of research proposals for new activities, execute funded projects, and share their accomplishments through conference participation and appropriate peer-reviewed literature.

    The positions are expected to be announced in autumn 2020 under the category of Research Space Scientist and at the GS-13 grade level. Successful candidates will have had experience applying advanced tools, techniques, and/or data analysis/mining/machine learning techniques to datasets collected with remote sensing measurement techniques. Candidates should have made regular contributions to a research team with some guidance and direction, developed new analysis techniques to solve challenging problems, made contributions to peer-reviewed proposals in response to technical solicitations, and have contributed to peer-reviewed publications as part of a demonstrated publication record.

    The formal announcement of the opportunity and related requirements will be posted in the near future at USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) and can be found by searching with keyword NASA and location of Huntsville, Alabama. Applications are only accepted through the USAJobs portal, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for these civil service positions. Candidates are encouraged to create a USAJobs profile well in advance to populate their resume and may also subscribe to USAJobs alerts received via email. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. David McKenzie, david.e.mckenzie@nasa.gov, 256-961-7896.

  315. October 18, 2020 8:17 pm

    POSTDOC WITH MAVEN’S IMAGING ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROGRAPH TEAM

    The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the
    University of Colorado Boulder seeks a talented scientist for the
    Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) team on MAVEN. IUVS is making
    important discoveries in Mars atmosphere, including escape and
    evolution, aurora, nightglow, photochemistry, composition, dynamics and
    cloud formation.

    Key Responsibilities: Observational studies of the Mars atmosphere
    through ultraviolet spectroscopy and imaging. Scientific analysis of
    data obtained, publication of results in scientific journals,
    conference presentations. Support for mission/instrument operations and
    observation planning. Operation and enhancement of automated data
    processing pipelines. Mentoring student researchers.

    Qualifications: Ph.D in Planetary Science, Astronomy, Atmospheric
    Science, Physics or similar. Coding proficiency in python, IDL or
    similar. Skill with data analysis, image processing, statistics.
    Familiarity with Mars atmospheric science, including one or more of the
    following: atmospheric structure, dayglow, nightglow, aurora,
    photochemistry, ultraviolet spectroscopy, atmospheric evolution,
    climate, waves and tides, General Circulation Models, numerical
    simulation.

    For more on CU/Boulder, LASP, benefits, please see:

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/jobDetail?jobId=21086

    We are committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty,
    staff, and students contributing to an inclusive campus environment.
    Application review begins on 15 November. Remote work during the
    pandemic is negotiable. Contact nick.schneider at lasp.colorado.edu.

  316. October 18, 2020 11:06 am

    Upcoming Planetary Science Research Positions at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

    The Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, plans to offer multiple positions seeking scientists to conduct research and develop applications to solve challenging Planetary Science problems. Outstanding candidates have the potential to be selected for federal employment, joining more than 30 other federal employees, academic staff, and contractors supporting Planetary Science efforts within the Branch, a subset of the Science Research and Projects Division, and the Science and Technology Office at Marshall Space Flight Center.

    Research Space Scientist positions will be offered for researchers in planetary science, with expertise in remote sensing of planets, moons, and asteroids, and the development of instrumentation for planetary science investigations. The selected candidates will add substantive capability synergistic with the current staff and the goals of NASA’s Artemis program and MSFC’s strategy to integrate human space flight and science robotic capabilities in the Artemis era. The candidates will have an opportunity to lead the development of research proposals for new activities, execute funded projects, and share their accomplishments through conference participation and appropriate peer-reviewed literature.

    The positions are expected to be announced in autumn 2020 under the category of Research Space Scientist and at the GS-13 grade level. Successful candidates will have had experience applying advanced tools, techniques, and/or data analysis/mining/machine learning techniques to datasets collected with remote sensing measurement techniques. Candidates should have made regular contributions to a research team with some guidance and direction, developed new analysis techniques to solve challenging problems, made contributions to peer-reviewed proposals in response to technical solicitations, and have contributed to peer-reviewed publications as part of a demonstrated publication record.

    The formal announcement of the opportunity and related requirements will be posted in the near future at USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) and can be found by searching with keyword NASA and location of Huntsville, Alabama. Applications are only accepted through the USAJobs portal, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for these civil service positions. Candidates are encouraged to create a USAJobs profile well in advance to populate their resume and may also subscribe to USAJobs alerts received via email. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. David McKenzie, david.e.mckenzie at nasa.gov, 256-961-7896.

  317. October 12, 2020 1:27 pm

    WEISS POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP POSITION AT RICE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice
    University invites applications for the Weiss Postdoctoral Research
    Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research
    interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our
    department. Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research
    to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection
    criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan
    to address questions at the forefront of their field of study,
    independent research ideas and new directions beyond the applicant’s
    Ph.D. work, and research synergies with at least one faculty.
    Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate
    independence and originality.

    A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, but candidates must
    have received their Ph.D. no more than 3 years before their start date
    at Rice. Domestic and international applicants are welcome. The
    research fellowships will be supported for two years, pending
    satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual
    stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual
    discretionary research allowance of $3,500. Applications due
    December 1, 2020. Further details available here:

    https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/24791

  318. October 11, 2020 8:36 pm

    Our team at Koya Leadership Partners is leading the search for the first Executive Director of Yerkes Future Foundation. At Koya, we partner with clients to identify and recruit mission-driven senior leaders.

    About Yerkes Future Foundation & Yerkes Observatory

    Yerkes Observatory, the birthplace of modern astrophysics, is a majestic, iconic building with a rich history of science discovery and education on the shores of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Yerkes Observatory was established in 1897 and for its first 120+ years was funded and operated by the University of Chicago. In 2018, the University transferred ownership to the Yerkes Future Foundation.

    The mission of the Yerkes Future Foundation (“YFF”) is to preserve and protect Yerkes Observatory, celebrate its history and continue to foster its goals of research, education and astronomical observation. In this next chapter, the goal of YFF is to create breakthrough programs and experiences that advance its mission and vision in powerful new ways resulting in new access to astronomy and science education. Yerkes Observatory also seeks to establish itself as a year-round, world-renowned destination by offering unique ways to engage with the historically significant buildings and grounds, history and STEM learning. It is important to note that first and foremost, YFF seeks to be a place of scientific research that re-captures the underlying academic foundations upon which the Observatory was originally conceived.

    The Opportunity (click here for the Position Profile)

    The Executive Director provides full oversight of all aspects of the organization, including strategy, fundraising, finance, administration, marketing, community engagement, operations and property management, education programs, tours, rental activities, as well as the organizational structure and personnel to maintain the facility. Additionally, the ED will be responsible for interpreting the 48 acres of Olmsted designed grounds for programming, events and public use.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial and visionary leader to partner with an ambitious Board of Directors and build an organization from the ground-up. This includes the hiring of staff, the development of ambitious research and educational programs, and fundraising to support these initiatives.

    Leaders with experience leading a nonprofit organization or related for-profit entity are appealing. Proven fundraising experience is highly desired. A concentration in some area of science, including but not limited to astronomy, is not a requirement but will be beneficial. Experience in facilities management will be helpful but is not required.

    Potential candidates are encouraged to express interest here. We welcome recommendations of potential candidates via this email or yerkesfuturefoundation@koyapartners.com. Feel free to thoughtfully share this opportunity in your networks.

    Please note: If you are interested in connecting for a conversation, but now is not a good time, please feel free to respond with “follow up later,” and we will follow up in a few weeks.

  319. September 29, 2020 5:59 pm

    Postdoctoral Research Position @ Washington University in St. Louis:

    Come join the NASA SSERVI ICE Five-O team at WashU. We are looking to
    hire a postdoc to research space-weathering effects in extreme
    conditions on the Moon and volatile-silicate interactions within the
    regolith. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists in
    the Physics and Earth and Planetary Sciences Departments at WashU to
    study Space weathering and volatile-regolith interactions through
    experiments and electron microscopy. They will also collaborate with the
    ICE Five-O team to investigate topics related to volatile evolution and
    regolith development.

    https://jobs.wustl.edu/

    Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Physics – 49129

    Any questions please contact Jeffrey Gillis-Davis, ICE Five-O PI, at
    j.gillis-davis at wustl.edu.

  320. September 27, 2020 2:41 pm

    JPL POSTDOC IN OCEAN WORLDS ICE SHELLS

    https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-12443-Postdoctoral-Researcher-Ocean-Worlds-Ice-Shell-Modeling

    In search of an enthusiastic researcher to join a wonderful group of
    icy explorers at JPL! JPL is accepting applications for a postdoctoral
    research position in geophysical modeling relevant to the icy layers of
    Jupiter’s moon Europa, and potentially to other ocean worlds. This may
    involve modeling of tectonic processes, constructing analytical or
    first-principles arguments, describing ice shell evolution, melting,
    freezing, and/or non-ice chemistry incorporation. These results will be
    used to understand the potential for future measurements by robotic
    spacecraft, and to derive environmental constraints on potential future
    concepts for subsurface and ocean access. Dr. Samuel Howell, an ocean
    worlds research scientist in the Planetary Interiors and Geophysics
    group, will serve as the primary postdoctoral advisor. Please contact
    samuel.m.howell at jpl.nasa.gov with any questions. Candidates should have
    a recent Ph.D. in geology, planetary science, physics, or a related
    field, with a strong background in analytical, numerical, and/or
    statistical analysis as applied to geophysical research. Experience in
    research relevant to the outer planet satellites and the impacts of
    geophysical processes on habitability are highly desirable

  321. September 23, 2020 8:58 am

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, SCIENCE (VISITING) (GEOCHEMISTRY AND PETROLOGY OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL MATERIALS)

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), part of the Universities Space Research
    Association (USRA), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the area
    of geochemistry and petrology of extraterrestrial materials.

    The successful candidate will work as part of a team of planetary scientists at NASA
    Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The project is funded by NASA to investigate
    the effect of shock on H mobility in nominally anhydrous minerals and apatite. The work
    will involve impact shock experiments on geological materials, and their analysis by a
    variety of in-situ techniques. Candidates with a strong background in petrology or
    geochemistry, and preferably experience with H analysis by FTIR or SIMS and shock
    effects and experimental petrology in minerals and meteorites, are encouraged to apply.

    Completion of the PhD by the beginning of the appointment is required. The position
    would be for one year, with a possible extension to a second year. The candidate must
    be able to pass a detailed government background investigation. Technical questions
    should be addressed to Dr. Anne Peslier (anne.h.peslier@nasa.gov). Interested applicants
    should apply to the posting before October 1, 2020 at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/
    and must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications, a two- to three-
    page statement of research interests and plans, and a list of at least three professional
    references. For general information about LPI please go to https://www.lpi.usra.edu/.

    USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts
    of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and
    technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science,
    astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications
    ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Females / Protected
    Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

  322. September 23, 2020 8:57 am

    PLASKETT FELLOWSHIP 2020 NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA

    https://career17.sapsf.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=10684&company=nationalreP

    The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is seeking a dynamic postdoctoral
    Research Associate to work within one or more of the multiple areas of astronomy
    research within the NRC’s Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre
    (NRC-HAA) located in Victoria BC. The chosen candidate would be someone who
    shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
    The successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in astrophysics
    or another closely related discipline who is highly motivated to engage in scientific projects
    at the NRC’s Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (NRC-HAA).
    Plaskett Fellows undertake leading-edge research activities in the field of astronomy
    and astrophysics.

    For background information on the Plaskett fellowship program, please go to:
    https://nrc.canada.ca/en/corporate/careers/plaskett-fellowship

    Information on NRC-HAA staff and their research interests is available at http://astroherzberg.org.

    Full details of this position can found here:
    https://career17.sapsf.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=10684&company=nationalreP

  323. September 21, 2020 5:35 pm

    UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)-funded PDRA position

    Further details can be found at: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/pdra-lunar-volatiles-17622

  324. September 13, 2020 9:47 am

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, FACULTY
    POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
    at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge,
    Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position
    in the broad area of Planetary Science. EAPS is an academic community
    of approximately 40 faculty, 100 research staff (including postdocs),
    and 180 students, who together form leading research programs on all
    aspects of Earth, planetary, geo-biological, ocean, atmospheric,
    and climate sciences, some of which reside within the MIT WHOI
    Joint Program. To receive full consideration, complete applications
    must be received by November 1, 2020.

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16642

  325. September 13, 2020 9:47 am

    JPL OPEN POSITION: RESEARCH SCIENTIST, OUTER PLANET MAGNETOSPHERES AND MOON INTERACTION

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
    invites applications for a Research Scientist position in planetary
    science, with a focus on research and instrument/mission development in
    the areas of magnetospheres, magnetosphere-moon interactions and
    astrobiology.

    In this position you will conduct planetary science research with a
    focus on modeling of magnetospheric charged particle interactions and
    other exogenous weathering effects, and applying such results to inform
    remote sensing observations and biosignature detection. It is expected
    that the successful candidate would develop an independently-funded
    research program and would pursue new mission and/or instrument
    opportunities focusing on the exploration of habitable environments in
    the Solar System, in particular the icy moons of the Ice Giant planets.

    This position requires a Ph.D. degree in space physics, planetary
    science, planetary physics, or a related field along with expertise in
    outer planet magnetospheres and moon-magnetosphere interactions
    (ideally Ice Giants).

    To view the full description and apply, please visit:

    http://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-12409-Research-Science-Outer-Planet-Magnetospheres-and-Moon-Interactions.

    Applications received by October 12, 2020, will receive full
    consideration.

  326. September 6, 2020 9:13 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

    The School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma is seeking a
    Postdoctoral Researcher to work with a diverse team of planetary
    scientists, geoscientists, geoengineers, and social scientists on a
    2-year project aimed at identifying, empowering, and rewarding
    diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) champions within the geosciences
    by aligning hiring, promotion, award, and other evaluation systems with
    institutional and community goals to promote diversity and inclusion
    within the Geosciences, including Planetary Science. The postdoc will
    work with the proposal team to survey programs nationally and interview
    faculty in focus departments to establish how faculty are currently
    evaluated in geoscience departments, then determine how DEI efforts fit
    within evaluation, tenure, promotion, and award frameworks. This
    postdoc is funded 75% by an NSF grant, with additional funding provided
    by endowed funds. We expect the postdoc to spend 0.75 FTE working on
    this project, with the remaining 0.25 FTE available to pursue other
    research interests. We are open to flexible work arrangements,
    including a possible remote postdoc. For more information and
    application instructions, please visit our website:

    https://meem.oucreate.com/nsf-golden-rewards-postdoc/

  327. September 6, 2020 9:04 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University invites
    applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in
    astronomy or planetary sciences. The successful candidate should have a
    proven track record of research in their respective area and is
    expected to attract extramural research funding, publish scholarly
    articles, and teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate
    levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to oversee the
    department’s Mendenhall Observatory and coordinate outreach activity at
    the site:

    https://physics.okstate.edu/research/mendenhall-observatory

    OSU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university committed
    to increasing the diversity of its faculty (currently 25% of the
    Physics Department faculty are from underrepresented groups). The
    Department of Physics welcomes applications from outstanding
    candidates, who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will
    contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Physics Department. A
    Ph.D. in Physics or an allied field is required as well as the promise
    of excellence in teaching and the ability to mentor underrepresented
    students.

    An appointment at the Assistant Professor level is expected with a
    start date of August 17, 2021. Review of applications will begin on
    January 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Apply at:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/77415

  328. September 3, 2020 11:53 am

    Planet is currently hiring for a couple of roles potentially relevant to folks here!

    -Scientific Computing/Geospatial Software Engineer (image calibration stuff)
    https://boards.greenhouse.io/planetlabs/jobs/2292161

    -Data Visualization Associate (processing satellite imagery to look pretty for things like media releases, marketing, etc.)
    https://boards.greenhouse.io/planetlabs/jobs/2284791

  329. August 23, 2020 3:24 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DATA VISUALIZATION FOR PLANETARY AND SPACE
    SCIENCES

    https://virtualplanet.wustl.edu/postdoc-position-in-data-visualization-for-planetary-sciences/

    The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Washington University
    in St. Louis seeks a postdoctoral research associate to manage a unique
    data visualization program within the Fossett Laboratory for Virtual
    Planetary Exploration. The Fossett Lab is a leader in developing
    applications and outreach experiences that leverage Augmented Reality
    (AR) technology for education and research in Earth, planetary, and
    space sciences. The successful candidate will maintain apps for
    Microsoft HoloLens, iOS, and Android devices; build new AR experiences
    that serve needs of Washington University instructors and scholars; and
    coordinate education and outreach.

    The candidate selected for this position will also conduct independent
    research as an associate of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences
    (MCSS). In their application, the candidate should describe research
    interests and list potential collaborators from among MCSS faculty.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth, planetary, or space science. The
    initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year.
    Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, contact Phil
    Skemer, Director of the Fossett Lab, with a statement of interest, CV,
    and names and contact information for three professional references.

    pskemer at wustl.edu

    http://virtualplanet.wustl.edu

  330. July 27, 2020 1:51 pm

    Postdoctoral Position in Data Visualization for Planetary and Space Sciences

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis seeks a motivated postdoctoral research associate to manage a unique data visualization program within the Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration. The Fossett Lab is a leader in the development of applications and outreach experiences that leverage Augmented Reality (AR) technology for education and research in Earth, planetary, and space science. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Director of the Fossett Lab to maintain a suite of apps for Microsoft HoloLens, iOS, and Android devices; build new AR experiences that serve the needs of Washington University instructors and scholars; and coordinate education and outreach activities with students, faculty, administrators, and alumni.

    The candidate selected for this position will also conduct independent research as an associate of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS), and will contribute to this vibrant research community studying planetary materials, surfaces, and processes. In their application materials, the candidate should describe their research interests and list potential collaborators from among the faculty fellows of the MCSS.

    Candidates must have a PhD in Earth, planetary, or space science and a record of excellent scholarship. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated interest in science communication, data visualization, and programming for AR/VR environments.

    The initial appointment will be for a one year period and is renewable for a second year. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Research and travel funding will be available. Washington University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

    To apply, please contact Professor Phil Skemer, Director of the Fossett Lab, with a statement of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

    Email: pskemer at wustl.edu
    Web: virtualplanet.wustl.edu

  331. July 20, 2020 10:12 am

    U.S. NAVAL OBSERVATORY ASTRONOMER
    The Nautical Almanac Office AA Department is hiring for an Astronomer GS-1330-11/12
    APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent/Full-Time
    LOCATION: Washington, DC
    ANNOUNCEMENT: DE-10859318-20-DMM
    OPEN DATE: 7/17/20
    CLOSE DATE: 7/27/20
    WHO MAY APPLY: ALL US CITIZENS

    To view the full vacancy announcement, please use the link provided below:
    The URL is: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573609400

    For more information, please see the DON USAJOBS Link:
    https://donusajobs.gov/

  332. July 20, 2020 10:11 am

    RESEARCH PHYSICAL SCIENTIST – USGS ASTROGEOLOGY SCIENCE CENTER

    The USGS Astrogeology Science Center is accepting applications for a Research
    Physical Scientist term position. The position requires a combination of expertise
    in machine learning and multivariate statistics, as well as in spectroscopy and planetary
    science. The researcher would work on software development and data analysis for
    ChemCam, SuperCam, and similar instruments. This position is equivalent to a post-doc,
    although a PhD is not necessarily required if the applicant has an appropriate combination
    of education and experience. Applications will be accepted through July 22, or until 65
    applications have been received. Only US citizens are eligible for this position. Start
    date is flexible but would be no earlier than mid-August.

    Please refer to the job posting for more details:
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573169300
    Contact Ryan Anderson (rbanderson at usgs.gov) with any questions.

  333. July 5, 2020 7:04 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ASTEROID CERES EVOLUTION AT NISER, INDIA

    Looking for a postdoc for 3+2 years to work on Dawn mission spectral
    data and geochemical models investigating the geologic evolution of
    asteroid Ceres. PhDs with Planetary Science / Geoscience /
    Cosmochemistry / Astronomy or relevant background may apply.

    The project Max Planck India Partner Group is funded by
    Max-Planck-Society (MPG). It is primarily in collaboration with MPS,
    Germany, and others from France, US and Canada. Opportunities to visit
    the collaborators’ lab and also attend international conferences shall
    be provided.

    For more information, please contact Guneshwar Thangjam, School of
    Earth and Planetary Sciences, NISER (National Institute of Science
    Education and Research), Bhubaneswar, India, thangja at niser.ac.in,

    https://www.niser.ac.in/users/thangjam

  334. July 5, 2020 6:51 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS

    Applications are now being accepted for two postdoctoral scientists to
    work with the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Planetary Magnetospheres
    Laboratory in Greenbelt, MD. The position is funded through the CRESST
    II.

    Position 1: The postdoctoral researcher will work for either the Juno
    project with the primary responsibility of conducting analysis and
    publishing the magnetometer results. In addition, the candidate will
    assist with the magnetometer data validation and calibration.

    Position 2: The data scientist’s primary responsibility will be to
    develop a data production pipeline for future magnetometer missions.
    This involves taking raw magnetometer data, applying the appropriate
    transformations and calibrations, and producing the final public data
    products. The data scientist is encouraged to pursue their own research
    interest. Candidates for this position should have earned a Ph.D. in
    physics, astronomy, planetary science, space physics, geosciences, or
    related fields. Successful candidates should also have expertise with
    one or more programming languages commonly used in space science and a
    demonstrated track record in analyzing spaceflight data, especially
    magnetometer data and experience with the NAIF SPICE software package
    is highly desired. Applications received by July 15, 2020 will receive
    the best consideration. Link to full job posting:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/bb0cf722

  335. July 5, 2020 6:50 pm

    PROGRAM SCIENTIST JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS IN ASTROPHYSICS,
    HELIOPHYSICS DIVISIONS AND THE EXPLORATION SCIENCE STRATEGY AND
    INTEGRATION OFFICE

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate anticipates releasing a USAJOBS
    announcement to fill multiple Program Scientist positions across the
    directorate at Headquarters in Washington, D.C., including the
    Heliophysics division, Astrophysics division, and Exploration Science
    Strategy and Integration Office (ESSIO). SMD Program Scientist(s) will
    work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include
    excellence, integrity, transparency, and teamwork.

    The USAJOBS announcement opened on June 29 and closes on July 6.
    See full ad text:
    http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=53826

  336. July 1, 2020 1:54 pm

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate anticipates releasing a USAJOBS announcement to fill the position of Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Research (ADAAR) in Washington, DC. The ADAAR will work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, and teamwork.

    Application Process:

    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through https://www.USAJOBS.gov/, so it will only be open for 5 days. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS.

    Given the short period the announcement is open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before and update your username, password, resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.

    The USAJOBS announcement will open on July 20, 2020 and close on July 27, 2020.

  337. June 23, 2020 7:24 pm

    Anticipated NASA Job Announcement: Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office Program Scientist(s)

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate anticipates releasing a USAJOBS announcement to fill multiple Program Scientist positions across the directorate at Headquarters in Washington, D.C., including within the Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office (ESSIO). ESSIO Program Scientist(s) will work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core mission is to advance scientific investigations through collaboration between NASA Mission Directorates, the commercial sector, and international partners.

    The USAJOBS announcement will open on June 29 and close on July 6. The announcement number is HQ20H0021

    Application Process

    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through https://www.USAJOBS.gov/, so it will only be open for 5 days. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS.

  338. June 7, 2020 2:30 pm

    POSTDOC POSITION IN PLANETARY SEISMOLOGY

    The Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has an
    immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of
    planetary seismology. The new hire will engage in a project to
    establish bounds on the nature and amount of seismic activity on
    Venus, assemble a catalog of Venus-analog events using
    records from a variety of traditional and non-traditional seismic
    sources, and then use the catalog to evaluate the viability of
    potential instrument designs and analysis algorithms for an eventual
    seismograph on Venus. This is a one-year project, but a strong
    performer could transition into a multi-year position conducting a TBD
    mix of terrestrial and planetary seismology. Candidate is expected to
    be well-versed in earthquake seismology; familiarity with planetary
    science is desirable but not required. More information can be found
    here:

    https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/robertherrick/resources/postdoc-advertisement?authuser=0.

    Directions on how to apply:
    https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/514947/planetary-seismology-postdoctoral-fellow.

    Review of applications will begins June 22, but applications will be
    accepted until the position is filled; our desire is to have a person
    in place by late summer.

  339. May 26, 2020 2:07 pm

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate anticipates releasing a USAJOBS announcement to fill multiple Program Scientist positions across the directorate at Headquarters in Washington, D.C., including within the Heliophysics Division. The anticipated release of the openings is June 2020. The Heliophysics Program Scientist(s) will work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, teamwork and a growth mindset toward stewarding the nation’s Heliophysics program.

    Responsibilities
    The strategic objective of NASA’s Heliophysics Division is to understand the Sun and its interactions with Earth, the Solar System and the interstellar medium, including space weather. Heliophysics incorporates studies of the interconnected elements in a single system that produces dynamic space weather and that evolves in response to solar, planetary, and interstellar conditions. Studying this system allows us to discover the fundamental physics governing how the universe works, and also helps protect our technology and astronauts in space. The study of the coupled Solar-Terrestrial system can also teach us more about the habitability of planets in other stellar systems throughout the universe.

    SMD Program Scientists have broad responsibility for advancing NASA’s science portfolio. Program Scientists have substantial influence over high-level Heliophysics strategic planning, as well as leading the long-term scientific direction of missions and programs that they oversee.

    Specifically, a Program Scientist within the Heliophysics Division:
    Plans, directs, and leads the integration of cross-functional scientific programs in various technical disciplines.
    Implements balanced programs across the breadth of a science portfolio within technological, scientific, budgetary, and programmatic constraints.
    Oversees and manages flight projects across the breadth of a science portfolio to enable scientific mission success within budgetary and programmatic constraints.
    Oversees research and analysis programs, including
    developing proposal solicitations;
    implementing the review of submitted proposals;
    developing recommendations to management for selections that integrate proposal review and programmatic considerations; and
    initiating and monitoring research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.
    Provides innovative and implementable solutions that are strategic and tactical, and in alignment with the priorities of NASA and the nation.
    Communicates, engages, and builds consensus with multiple stakeholders, including the scientific community, external advisory committees, senior NASA leaders, interagency and international partners, and programs and projects at NASA Centers.
    Manages multiple and competing responsibilities using effective time management and organizational skills.
    Actively promotes diversity and inclusiveness, within NASA appointed teams and committees, and within the science community.

    NASA recognizes that candidates with non-traditional career paths, or individuals who are at earlier stages of their careers may have demonstrated experience in different ways. NASA encourages applications from such individuals.

    Application Process
    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through https://www.USAJOBS.gov/, so it will only be open for 5 days. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS.

    Given the short period the announcement is open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before and update your username, password, resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.

    Further Information
    Candidates interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact NASA well in advance so they can make a well informed decision on submitting an application during the very short (5 day) window when the job opportunity will be open for applications. Questions about these anticipated openings for a Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters may be directed to Simon Plunkett, Program Scientist, Heliophysics at simon.p.plunkett at nasa.gov.

  340. May 20, 2020 8:32 pm

    NASA NEXSS POSTDOCTORAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP

    The NExSS (Nexus for Exoplanet Systems Science) has a new opportunity for a NASA Postdoctoral Management (NPMP) fellowship. NExSS is an interdisciplinary research network including experts in Earth Science, Planetary Science, Heliophysics, and Astrophysics (http://nexss.info). The main goal of NExSS is to apply a “systems science” perspective to the study of exoplanets, so we can study their diversity, histories, and habitability. Teams extrapolate our knowledge of Earth as a planet and the examples provided by the Sun and planets in our Solar System to better understand exoplanets, and vice versa. As a coordinated network, NExSS fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative work and facilitates access to diverse skill sets and a broad knowledge base.

    This position will be split equally between research and policy/management work. The research will be composed of an independent research project led by the postdoctoral fellow, that leverages the NExSS science community. The management work involves interfacing with the NExSS science community in the pursuit of strengthening and expanding that community. Efforts in this area could include: facilitating collaborations; coordinating webinars, workshops, and other virtual meetings; leading or organizing the writing of white papers; improving communication both within and beyond the network, and contributing to the strategies for pursuing the above goals.

    The successful candidate will join the NExSS management team. This management team is led by two co-directors, Victoria Meadows (University of Washington) and Dawn Gelino (NExScI/Caltech/JPL). They work with two program managers, Mary Voytek (NASA HQ) and Doug Hudgins (NASA HQ); and a program facilitator, Shawn Domagal-Goldman (NASA GSFC), to enact programs that strengthen the exoplanet and astrobiology communities. Shawn Domagal-Goldman will serve as the NPMP’s host at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. We seek creative individuals with leadership skills and a deep interest in strategic planning and collaborative research.

    Please see https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/details/?ro=19326 for more information.
    The deadline for applications is July 1, 2020.

  341. May 18, 2020 4:04 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OR GUEST SCIENTIST POSITIONS IN SPACE PHYSICS

    Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) invited applications for positions in the field of space plasma physics. The topics of the
    respective positions:
    – Investigation of electron dynamics in a cometary ionosphere. The work involves analysis of Rosetta data at comet 67P.
    – Particle energization by collisionless shocks at electron scales. The work involves analysis of data from Magnetospheric Multiscale mission at the Earth’s bow shock.

    Our team performs observations, data analysis and modelling of space plasma processes. The team has decades of experience in developing and operating instruments to measure electric fields, plasma temperature, density and density fluctuations for spacecraft missions.
    The positions are available at IRF’s Uppsala office (Angstrom Laboratory).
    Funded by grants from the Swedish National Space Agency for 2 years.
    Applications: registrator at irf.se
    Reference number: 2.2.1-137/20
    Closing date: 31 May 2020

    Information: https://www.irf.se/en/news/2020/04/29/postdoctoral-or-guest-scientist-positions-in-space-physics-ref-nr-2-2-1-137-20/

    Contact:
    Dr. Eriksson: anders.eriksson at irfu.se
    Assoc. Prof. Khotyaintsev: yuri.khotyaintsev at irfu.se

  342. May 18, 2020 4:03 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, SCIENCE (VISITING) (RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODELING IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES)

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), run by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiative Transfer Modeling in Planetary Atmospheres.

    The successful candidate will join Dr. Germán Martínez on the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) science team of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, and will participate in analysis and interpretation of measurements made by the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS), one of the six environmental sensors comprising MEDA. TIRS is the first in situ Martian infrared radiometer including upward- and downward-looking channels, and it will measure the upward and downward thermal infrared radiation at the surface, the reflected solar radiation at the surface, the surface brightness temperature, and the near-surface vertical temperature profile. The successful candidate may also participate in operations planning for the MEDA instrument.

    Read more at https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1041&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992390&company_id=16640&version=1&byBusinessUnit=&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city

  343. May 18, 2020 3:49 pm

    JPL OPEN POSITION: RESEARCH SCIENTIST, ASTROBIOLOGY AND OCEAN WORLDS

    Location: Pasadena, CA

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a Research
    Scientist to join the Astrobiology and Ocean Worlds Group within the
    Planetary Science Section. You will do the following:

    – Lead development of instrumentation and/or mission concepts to
    explore the subsurface of Mars and other habitable environments.
    – Write proposals for advancing research and instrument/mission
    development.

    Required Qualifications:

    – Ph.D. degree in Earth or Planetary Sciences or related scientific or
    technical discipline.
    – Demonstrated working knowledge at the forefront in the fields of
    planetary habitability, geophysics, geodynamics, aqueous
    geochemistry, modeling and biology/astrobiology, including but not
    limited to the Mars subsurface.
    – At least 5 years experience following the Ph.D. in research in one or
    more of the aforementioned fields.
    – Peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals in the
    aforementioned fields.
    – Well-established record in obtaining funding as PI for scientific
    research and/or mission/instrument development.
    – Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability
    to both work as part of a team and lead a team.

    To view the full description and apply, please visit:

    http://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11866-Research-Scientist-III-Astrobiology-and-Ocean-Worlds

    Applications received by June 8, 2020, will receive full consideration.

  344. May 18, 2020 3:49 pm

    USGS ASTROGEOLOGY CARTOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN (TERM GS-07/08, FPL GS-09)

    The USGS Astrogeology in Flagstaff AZ is hiring a Cartographic
    Technician at the GS-07/08 level (Term position renewable up to 4
    years). Duties include using planetary data sets to assist in the
    generation of high-fidelity foundational spatial data products (e.g.,
    photogrammetrically controlled image mosaics, digital elevation models)
    to support the planetary science community. A bachelor’s degree or
    higher is required. Experience generating cartographic products using
    the USGS’ ISIS software, Ames Stereo Pipeline, and/or SOCET SET/GXP
    workstations, and familiarity with scripting languages such as bash or
    python is preferred. Apply through USAJOBS at:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567869800

    Position open 5/18/2020 to 6/1/2020 and is limited to the first 65
    applicants. An applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. Send inquires to
    Michael Bland (mbland at usgs.gov).

  345. May 18, 2020 3:48 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS

    Applications are now being accepted for two postdoctoral scientists to
    work with the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Planetary Magnetospheres
    Laboratory in Greenbelt, MD. The positions are funded through
    CRESST II.

    Position 1: The postdoctoral researcher will work for either the Juno
    project with the primary responsibility of conducting analysis and
    publishing the magnetometer results. In addition, the candidate will
    assist with the magnetometer data validation and calibration.

    Position 2: The data scientist’s primary responsibility will be to
    develop a data production pipeline for future magnetometer missions.
    This involves taking raw magnetometer data, applying the appropriate
    transformations and calibrations, and producing the final public data
    products. The data scientist is encouraged to pursue their own research
    interest.

    Candidates for these positions should have earned a Ph.D. in physics,
    astronomy, planetary science, space physics, geosciences, or related
    fields. Successful candidates should also have expertise with one or
    more programming languages commonly used in space science and a
    demonstrated track record in analyzing spaceflight data, especially
    magnetometer data and experience with the NAIF SPICE software package
    is highly desired.

    Applications received by July 15, 2020, will receive the best
    consideration. Link to full job posting:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/bb0cf722

  346. May 18, 2020 3:47 pm

    JPL OPEN POSITION: RESEARCH SCIENTIST, PLANETARY INTERIORS AND
    GEOPHYSICS

    Location: Pasadena, CA

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a Scientist who
    will bring new expertise to and ensure continuity of existing
    capabilities at JPL in planetary science. The successful candidate will
    develop models for the chemical evolution of Europa, Enceladus, Titan,
    Ganymede, and other ocean worlds in support of the Icy Worlds, Titan,
    and Vital Signs teams. The candidate will investigate the detailed
    chemical evolution of Europa’s interior and its ice. Perform NASA
    funded research, including setting up and conducting novel experiments
    to measure chemical properties and processes applicable to planetary
    interiors. Investigate the metamorphic evolution of Ceres’ rocky
    mantle and support mission formulation as a subject matter expert on
    ocean world chemistry.

    This position requires the following qualifications:

    – Ph.D. in geochemistry, planetary geophysics, or a related field.
    – 3-4 years expertise in applying meteoritics, petrology, aqueous
    geochemistry to problems in astrobiology.

    The following qualifications are preferred:

    – Knowledge of geophysical forward modeling and inverse theory,
    high-pressure experimental design and implementation.

    Applications are due by May 26, 2020 or until filled and should be
    submitted at:

    https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11799-Research-Scientist-II

  347. May 12, 2020 11:33 pm

    Postdoctoral position opening to study Venus upper atmosphere with IPSL Venus GCM

    The LMD Planetary Science team (Paris, France) is happy to announce an open postdoctoral position, starting in autumn 2020, for two years.
    This position is opened in the context of the development of the Venus Climate Database funded by ESA, a new reference model for the atmosphere of Venus, based on the simulations done with the IPSL Venus GCM. These simulations will cover the altitude range from surface to exobase, near
    250 km.
    The studies proposed for this postdoctoral position will focus on the upper atmosphere of Venus, from the cloud-top to the thermosphere. Among the topics, the successful applicant will use available observations to validate the simulations in this region, work on the interpretation of these observations, and investigate the physical processes controlling dynamics from the upper mesosphere to the exobase. Comparison studies with other thermospheric GCMs could be proposed, to assess the robustness of these investigations.

    Knowledge in planetary science and expertise in atmospheric dynamical modeling will be appreciated.
    Work will be conducted at the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique premises on the Pierre & Marie Curie campus of Sorbonne Universite, Paris, France.
    More details available at this link.

    Interested applicants should contact Sebastien Lebonnois:
    sebastien.lebonnois at lmd.jussieu.fr

  348. May 7, 2020 12:09 pm

    INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST AT NASA GSFC

    The Planetary Environments Lab (PEL) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight
    Center, is seeking an instrument scientist, with an emphasis on mass
    spectrometry, for a civil servant position opening. The candidate must
    have expertise in a variety of mass spectrometry techniques, with
    experience in the development, testing, and implementation of current
    and next generation mass spectrometer techniques. The PEL has developed
    mass spectrometers and sampling systems for a variety of planetary
    missions, including: Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) on the Curiosity
    rover, MOMA on the ExoMars rover, MAVEN NGIMS, Cassini-Huygens GCMS,
    Cassini INMS, LADEE NMS, and is presently developing mass spectrometers
    for lunar missions and the mass spectrometer on the Dragonfly mission
    to Titan.

    Information on NASA GSFC’s Planetary Environment Lab:

    https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/solarsystem/atmosenvironments/

    Application Process

    A full vacancy announcement, which contains further information
    including qualification requirements and application instructions, will
    be posted on May 18 to:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/

    and remain open for five days. The short period that the announcement
    is open is due to the type of hiring authority, and is not a reflection
    of the openness of the position.

    Questions may be directed to the Chief of the Planetary Environments
    Lab: Charles Malespin, charles.a.malespin at nasa.gov.

  349. May 2, 2020 11:21 pm

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST, MASS SPECTROMETRY, AT NASA GSFC

    The Planetary Environments Lab (PEL) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
    in Greenbelt, MD is seeking an instrument scientist, with an emphasis on mass
    spectrometry, for a civil servant position opening. The candidate must have expertise
    in a variety of mass spectrometry techniques, with experience in the development,
    testing, and implementation of current and next generation mass spectrometer techniques.
    The PEL has developed mass spectrometers and sampling systems for a variety of
    planetary missions, including: Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) on the Curiosity rover,
    MOMA on the ExoMars rover, MAVEN NGIMS, Cassini-Huygens GCMS, Cassini INMS,
    LADEE NMS, and is presently developing mass spectrometers for lunar missions and the
    mass spectrometer on the Dragonfly mission to Titan.

    For more information on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Planetary Environment
    Lab, please visit: https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/solarsystem/atmosenvironments/.

    NASA recognizes that candidates with non-traditional career paths, or individuals
    who are at earlier stages of their careers may have demonstrated experience in different
    ways. NASA encourages applications from such individuals.

    Application Process

    Please note that this is a fair and open competition that all U.S. Citizens and Status
    candidates can apply to.

    A full vacancy announcement, which contains further information including qualification
    requirements and application instructions, will be posted to https://www.usajobs.gov/ on
    May 18, and remain open for Five (5) days. The short period that the announcement is
    open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and
    assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. It is not a reflection of the openness
    of the position. Advance notice of the vacancy is being provided to allow interested
    scientists to prepare. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to submit
    your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information through
    USAJOBS.

    Given the short period the announcement will be open, it is a good idea to log into
    USAJOBS before and update your username, password, resume, etc., to facilitate the
    timely submission of an application.

    Candidates interested in being notified when this job opportunity is posted on USAJOBS
    and opened for five days are encouraged to sign up for a notification using the features
    of the USAJOBS website.

    Further Information

    Candidates interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact NASA well in
    advance so they can make a well informed decision on submitting an application
    during the very short (5 day) window when the job opportunity will be open for applications.
    Questions about this anticipated opening may be directed to the Chief
    of the Planetary Environments Lab: Charles Malespin, charles.a.malespin at nasa.gov.

  350. April 28, 2020 11:21 am

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST II AT THE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a Scientist who will bring new expertise to and ensure continuity of existing capabilities at JPL in planetary science. The successful candidate will develop models for the chemical evolution of Europa, Enceladus, Titan,
    Ganymede, and other ocean worlds in support of the Icy Worlds, Titan, and Vital Signs teams. The candidate will investigate the detailed chemical evolution of Europa’s interior and its ice. Perform NASA funded research, including setting up and conducting novel experiments to measure chemical properties and processes applicable to planetary
    interiors. Investigate the metamorphic evolution of Ceres’s rocky mantle and support mission formulation as a subject matter expert on ocean world chemistry.

    Qualifications:
    * PhD in geochemistry, planetary geophysics, or a related field.
    * 3-4 years expertise in applying meteoritics, petrology, aqueous
    geochemistry to problems in astrobiology.

    The following qualifications are preferred:
    * Knowledge of geophysical forward modeling and inverse theory,
    high-pressure experimental design and implementation.

    Applications are due by May 26, 2020 or until filled and should be
    submitted at:
    https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11799-Research-Scientist-II

  351. April 28, 2020 11:19 am

    LECTURER OF ASTRONOMY AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University seeks a lecturer to teach and develop courses for our growing undergraduate program in astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to teach across a full range of classroom environments, from large introductory lectures to small upper-division courses, and to
    organize, supervise, and occasionally teach introductory astronomy labs. Responsibilities may also include curriculum development and student mentoring.

    Application review begins May 15, 2020. For additional information, please visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/ybuqn6vu

  352. April 16, 2020 6:04 pm

    From Philip Metzger: I am hiring a post-doctoral researcher to work with me on “Applied and Economic Planetary Science” at the University of Central Florida. The work will include studies of how rocket exhaust blows lunar soil to support NASA’s Artemis mission returning humans to the surface of the Moon. Ability to analyze video and photographic data from lunar landings and experiments is a vital skill. A highly desirable skill is ability to model the rocket exhaust plume during lunar landings using a compressible flow solver. (Many of the terrestrial experiments that will be analyzed are not rarefied, so Navier Stokes flow modeling is adequate for the present work.) Depending on funding, the position may also work on lunar ice mining and other technologies to interact with the lunar regolith. The successful applicant will join the team of planetary science researchers at the University of Central Florida: https://planets.ucf.edu.

    Details on the position and how to apply are here:

    https://jobs.ucf.edu/en-us/job/499145/postdoctoral-scholar-planetary-science

  353. April 13, 2020 12:46 pm

    OPEN POSITION AT NASA AMES: DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE

    From: James L. Green, NASA Chief Scientist

    It is my pleasure to let you know that NASA is now advertising for the
    Director of Science at NASA’s Ames Research Center. The Ames Science
    Directorate conducts basic and applied research, and technology
    development, in support of NASA astrobiology, astrophysics, planetary
    sciences, biological sciences and Earth sciences and has developed
    critical systems for NASA such as the Mars Climate Modeling Center and
    the Earth Exchange.

    To find a detailed description of this position and additional
    information on qualifications and application procedures, please click
    on the USAjobs link below:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/565004700

    Current NASA SES candidates can apply through NASA’s Talent
    Marketplace, Opportunity #7993. This vacancy is open until May 8, 2020.

  354. April 5, 2020 9:21 pm

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST II AT THE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a Scientist who will bring new expertise to and ensure continuity of existing capabilities at JPL in planetary science. The successful candidate will develop an independently funded research program, provide scientific leadership and support research conducted within the laboratory studies group. The candidate will publish in peer reviewed scientific journals, and present papers at scientific conferences.

    Qualifications:

    * PhD. degree in experimental chemistry or physics.
    * Demonstrated working knowledge at the forefront of experimental laboratory studies with direct planetary science applications (i.e., relevance to icy moons, Kuiper Belt Objects, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and Solar System evolution).
    * Demonstrated experience with a range of relevant experimental techniques (e.g., matrix isolation, UV an IR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, temperature programmed desorption) and apparatus (e.g., cryogenic systems, UHV systems).
    * Demonstrated reputation as a productive researcher with a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

    The following qualifications are preferred:

    * 3-5 years of related post-doc experience.
    * History of writing successful external research funding proposals.
    * Demonstrated working knowledge of planning, execution, and analysis of astronomical observations.

    Applications are due by May 3, 2020 or until filled and should be
    submitted at:

    https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11716-Research-Scientist-II-Laboratory-Studies

  355. April 3, 2020 8:59 am

    EMIRATES MARS MISSION POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

    The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) and Khalifa University (KU) are
    inviting applications for up to 5 postdoctoral research fellowships. We
    seek candidates interested in spacecraft observations and models of the
    Martian atmosphere relevant to EMM observations. EMM will arrive at
    Mars in early 2021 and carries an imaging system with several visible
    and UV bandpasses (EXI), a thermal IR spectrometer (EMIS), and a UV
    imaging spectrometer (EMUS).

    Postdocs will split their time between a U.S. or French host
    institution affiliated with the EMM science team and KU in Abu Dhabi,
    United Arab Emirates. While at KU the postdocs will continue their EMM
    research and participate in the formation of a new space science and
    technology center. One or more of the postdocs may be able to
    transition to a tenure-track faculty position at KU during or after the
    postdoc period.

    Applicants should have met the requirements for a Ph.D. in a relevant
    field by May 2020. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis,
    with initial review starting May 23.

    Please contact KUMarsPostdoc@lasp.colorado.edu with questions.
    A complete posting with additional information can be found at:
    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=24229

  356. April 3, 2020 8:58 am

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL IN ITALY

    The National Research Council (CNR) in Italy is offering a
    post-doctoral position at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and
    Information Technology in Milan. The project is entitled “Co-orbital
    motion and three-body regimes in the Solar System”, and the scientific
    supervisor is Dr. Elisa Maria Alessi.

    The aim is to analyze co-orbital motion using perturbation
    methods and the restricted three-body problem and the
    corresponding invariant objects. The focus will be to understand the
    relationship between the two approaches and the possible transition
    towards different orbital regimes. A special emphasis will be given to
    apply the analysis and the results to asteroid motion.

    The official call can be found here:
    http://www.imati.cnr.it/index.php/opportunities?layout=edit&id=826

    The duration of the position is 12 months, renewable 6 more months.
    Application deadline is April 24, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 emergency,
    the interview will be held remotely. In addition, the researcher may be
    allowed to work from her/his place, upon agreement with the Director of
    the Institute and the supervisor of the project.

    For further information contact Dr. Alessi: em.alessi at mi.imati.cnr.it

  357. April 3, 2020 8:58 am

    SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION POSTDOC AT THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department
    of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University working
    with the new SSERVI team Project ESPRESSO.

    http://eps.jhu.edu
    https://www.espresso.institute

    The Postdoctoral Fellow will be working under the supervision of Prof.
    Sarah Hörst https://www.sarahhorst.com

    but will include collaborations with Prof. Kevin Lewis in EPS and
    ESPRESSO Team Members at other institutions. The Postdoctoral Fellow’s
    primary responsibilities will include laboratory measurements of
    optical constants and a candidate with experience in these types of
    measurements and data analysis is preferred. Secondary responsibilities
    of the Postdoctoral Fellow will include participation in fieldwork and
    data analysis of geological materials using LIBS and Raman spectroscopy
    under the supervision of Prof. Kevin Lewis.

    Applicant must have a Ph.D. in a related field.

    Applicants should submit their CV (including publications), a 1-2 page
    statement of research interests, and contact information including
    email addresses for 3 references. Please contact Prof. Hörst with any
    questions about the position (sarah.horst at jhu.edu). Review of
    applications will begin on April 15, 2020.

    More information including application submission found here:
    http://apply.interfolio.com/75174

  358. March 31, 2020 4:53 pm

    Job Vacancies in
    Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    31st March 2020

    Dr. Dali Kong is a research professor at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is now leading a team mainly working on planetary fluid mechanics and magnetohydrodynamics, under funding received from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Space Agency. The themes of researches include planetary interior structure, equation of state (EOS), rotating convection and planetary dynamo. Especially, in the vision of China’s future space exploration missions, relevant applicational studies are also carried out. For the above reasons, the research team is now recruiting assistant professors and/or post-doc fellows, who are supposed to work independently on the three grounds as below outlined.

    1. China is pushing forward an ambitious Solar-system exploration agenda. Scientific expertise is critical for mission planning, scheduling and implementing. Because of that, we are looking for a candidate who is devoted to mission-oriented studies of planetary space, surface or interior conditions. The candidate is expected to have a good knowledge of fluid mechanics or magnetohydrodynamics.

    2. We are building an experimental apparatus conducting laboratory simulations of precession/libration driven fluid dynamics. This mechanism is believed to be one of possible power sources of planetary dynamo. The fluid experiment will also be extended to study fluid-terrain coupling near planetographic boundary. We therefore demand engineering staffs whose profession is in civil engineering, electrics, data acquisition, controlling, mechanics or other helpful fields.

    3. Geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics usually requires massive-scale computations. It is not easy to develop a numerical software that can make full use of the potential hardware power of computing facilities. We are looking for an expert in numerical computing who can make significant progress in designing dedicated algebraic pre-conditioners in order to achieve an ever-best scalability of fully 3D finite-element simulations based on general non-structured polyhedral meshes.

    Any queries about the salary package, working conditions or job application are welcome to Dr. Kong directly via either email: dkong at shao.ac.cn

  359. March 29, 2020 9:24 am

    ASTRONOMY LECTURER AT UCF

    UCF Physics seeks an astronomy lecturer (a ranked, career position). Lecturers teach Astro 101, Stellar Atmospheres, Life in the Universe, Galaxies and Cosmology, and General Relativity, and are encouraged to conduct research. UCF manages Arecibo Observatory and has a strong planetary science program with 30% women faculty. UCF is a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have strong mentoring for all faculty, paid parental leave for both parents, maternity parking, and other benefits and programs to ensure a successful career and support for faculty with families. Applicants must have defended their PhDs by 16 April (position closing date) and have taught a class as instructor of record. The position starts in Fall 2020.

    UCF posting and application:
    https://jobs.ucf.edu/en-us/job/498747/lecturer-physics

    Apply ASAP, as we are scheduling phone interviews. Letters solicited only for interviewees.

    For more about astronomy at UCF, see:
    https://planets.ucf.edu/
    https://fsi.ucf.edu/

    See postings for contact details.

    The full job posting can be found at the following link:
    https://cresst2.umd.edu/opportunities/researchopp.html

  360. March 26, 2020 4:33 pm

    This upcoming NASA SMD job announcement will open on March 30 and close on April 3. The USAJOBS announcement number will be HQ20H0013.

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of Earth, the Sun and solar system, and the universe. SMD will be releasing a USAJOBS announcement to fill the position of Senior Program Executive for Scientific Data and Computing (AST, Technical Management/GS-801-15).

    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through USAJOBS, so it will only be open for 5 days. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. This is a term position of up to three years, with an option to extend an additional three years.

    In the interest in getting a broad pool of qualified applications, please work with your networks to ensure this opportunity is announced as broadly as possible, due to the short USAJOBS window. Please note that this is a fair and open competition to which all U.S. Citizens and Status candidates may apply.

    Given the short period the announcement is open, interested applicants are encouraged to log into USAJOBS ahead of time and update your username, password, resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.

  361. March 26, 2020 4:32 pm

    The postdoctoral research associate will work with Dr. Catherine Elder to study lunar surface processes using a combination of thermal modeling and observations by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment (Diviner). Diviner observations can constrain the material properties of the lunar surface and shallow subsurface which leads to a better understanding of the geologic history of the Moon. Topics of particular interest include volcanism, regolith formation and evolution, and impact processes.

    Candidates should have a recent PhD in planetary science, physics, geology, or a related field. Candidates should have experience with numerical modeling and a strong background in physics. Experience using remote sensing data is preferred but not required. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible.

    Applications are due by April 25, 2020 (or until filled) and should be submitted at: https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11715-Understanding-lunar-surface-processes-using-LRO-Diviner

  362. March 25, 2020 6:16 pm

    I wanted to draw your attention to a job posting in Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry laboratory. We are seeking a Research Space Scientist to provide expertise in the analysis of planetary spacecraft radiometric tracking data and apply it to a wide range of geophysical studies.

    More details and application details are available at the link below.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563566700

  363. March 19, 2020 5:47 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS

    Applications are now being accepted for several postdoctoral scientists
    to work with the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Planetary
    Magnetospheres Laboratory in Greenbelt, MD. The position is funded
    through the CRESST II.

    Position 1: The postdoctoral researcher(s) will work for either the
    Juno or MAVEN projects with the primary responsibility of conducting
    analysis and publishing the magnetometer results. In addition, each
    candidate will assist with the magnetometer data validation and
    calibration.

    Position 2: The data scientist’s primary responsibility will be to
    develop a data production pipeline. This involves taking raw
    magnetometer data, applying the appropriate transformations and
    calibrations, and producing the final public data products. The data
    scientist is encouraged to pursue their own research interest.

    Candidates for this position should have earned a Ph.D. in physics,
    astronomy, planetary science, space physics, geosciences, or related
    fields. Successful candidates should also have expertise with one or
    more programming languages commonly used in space science and a
    demonstrated track record in analyzing spaceflight data, especially
    magnetometer data and experience with the NAIF SPICE software
    package is highly desired.

    Applications received by April 30, 2020 will receive the best
    consideration. Link to full job posting:

    https://cresst2.umd.edu/opportunities/Postdoctoral%20Researcher
    %20in%20Planetary%20Magnetospheric%20Physics.pdf

  364. March 19, 2020 5:47 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OR GUEST RESEARCHER POSITION IN SPACE WEATHER

    Swedish Institute of Space Physics is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow
    or Guest Researcher in Space Weather.

    The position is related to space weather research in the field of
    space plasma physics.

    The research is based on the investigation of the space weather link
    between the dynamics of the terrestrial magnetosheath during coronal
    mass ejection passages using multi-spacecraft observations (solar
    wind monitors, Solar Orbiter, Parker Solar Probe, MMS, THEMIS, Cluster,
    Geotail), and the resulting geomagnetic responses measured by ground
    observations (IMAGE, MIRACLE, SuperMAG and SuperDARN) at high
    latitudes.

    The position is available at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
    Uppsala, Sweden, for two (2) years.

    Last Application Date: April 17, 2020

    Contact: Emiliya Yordanova, Andrew Dimmock
    (emiliya.yordanova at irfu.se)

    More information can be found here:

    http://www.irf.se/jobb

  365. March 19, 2020 5:46 pm

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN DATA SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING

    Deadline: March 24, 2020

    The department of Geophysics of GFZ German Research Centre for
    Geosciences invites applications for 1 position of Research Associate
    in Data Science and Scientific Programming in the group “Magnetospheric
    Physics”.

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. in space physics, plasma physics, or
    related field. Experience in programming (in particular in code
    development), as well as a strong knowledge of programming languages
    and operating systems is also required. Experience in machine
    learning, data mining, and data assimilation is a plus.

    For more details please see:

    https://tinyurl.com/PDGFZ-2020

    The work will be performed in the context of the EU Horizon
    2020-funded consortium PAGER led by GFZ Potsdam. The primary aim of
    PAGER is to provide space weather predictions initiated from
    observations on the Sun and to predict radiation in space and its
    effects on satellite infrastructure. The PAGER team will combine
    state-of-the-art models covering all the way from the Solar surface to
    the Earth’s inner magnetosphere. We will also run ensembles of
    physics-based and machine-learning models to make probabilistic
    predictions of the space weather conditions 1-2 days in advance.

    For questions please contact Prof. Shprits: yshprits at gfz-potsdam.de

  366. March 19, 2020 5:45 pm

    POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY IN PLANETARY GEOSCIENCE AT JET PROPULSION
    LABORATORY

    https://postdocs-jpl.icims.com/jobs/11162/postdoc-opportunity-in
    -planetary-geoscience/job?mode=view

    The successful applicant will join Dr. Yang Liu in continuing the study
    of volatiles in impact melt pockets in Martian meteorites and in
    participating in new studies of planetary materials. The successful
    applicant is also encouraged to design and conduct his/her own research
    with opportunities to use laboratories at the JPL and the Division of
    Geological and Planetary Science at Caltech. The applicant will be
    expected to carry out the research project, give presentations at
    professional meetings, and prepare publications on their work.
    Experience with mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and laboratory
    measurements are desirable.

    If interested, please use the above link to submit your applications.

  367. March 10, 2020 10:05 am

    The LPI has openings for postdoctoral researchers wanting to be involved in lunar studies with the LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration. Applications are being accepted immediately. I will be available at LPSC to discuss research objectives.

    Details are posted at

    https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1017&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992390&company_id=16640&version=1&byBusinessUnit=11&bycountry=0&bystate=1&byRegion=US_US-TX&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=NULL&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=

  368. March 10, 2020 9:44 am

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY IN
    PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The Edwards Research Group in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary
    Science at Northern Arizona University seeks a postdoctoral scholar to
    join the research team. The Edwards Group works primarily on
    characterizing the surfaces of rocky planets and instrument
    development. Specifically, we seek candidates to help determine the
    surface roughness of Bennu from the OSIRIS-Rex Thermal Emission
    Spectrometer and develop a thermal correction utilizing this roughness
    model to correct longer wavelength (greater than ~2.6um) OSIRIS-REX
    Visible and InfraRed Spectrometer data. The successful candidate is
    expected to publish scientific papers and, as appropriate, submit
    proposals for external funding.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    – A Ph.D. in geoscience/remote sensing/planetary science or a related
    field
    – Experience with investigations of planetary surfaces, especially the
    Moon, Mars or Bennu
    – Experience with thermal modeling or spectral modeling of planetary
    surfaces

    Preferred Qualifications:
    – Experience using laboratory/field instruments to address outstanding
    problems in geoscience/planetary science
    – A strong working knowledge of laboratory and spacecraft spectroscopic
    methods

    Applications must include a curriculum vitae, statement of research
    interests and contact information for three professional references.

    For questions, please contact: Christopher.Edwards at nau.edu

    http://bit.ly/NAUOREX

  369. March 10, 2020 9:40 am

    SURA has an open position for a senior scientist to support research and technology development under the Laboratory Support Services and Operations (LASSO) contract at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The scientist will work to understand and predict – through modeling and experimentation – the way particles move in the lunar surface environment, particularly when the surface is impinged upon by rocket engine blasts or under highly charged (electrostatic) conditions. More information: http://www6.sura.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Position-Description-LASSO-SME-Physics.pdf

    CRESST II (Center for Research and Exploration in Space Sciences and Technology II) is seeking a post-doctoral associate to work in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory and the Detector Systems Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Specifically, they are looking for submillimeter instrumentalists who are broadly interested in the development of superconducting kinetic inductance technologies, low-temperature photon detectors, and electro-optical instruments. More Information: https://cresst2.umd.edu/opportunities/Postdoctoral%20Researcher%20in%20Submillimeter%20Detector%20Technology%20and%20Instrumentation.pdf

  370. March 10, 2020 9:35 am

    The Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project was established in 2020 to address fundamental questions about the interactions within the Earth-Moon system. The project will focus on the integration of multi-disciplinary research as it pertains to improving our understanding of the relevance of the Moon for Earth processes including plate tectonics, core and mantle convection/geochemistry, magnetohydrodynamics, the geodynamo and the evolution and future of life on Earth. The project is collaborative in nature and will give the postdoctoral fellow (PDF) opportunities to continue existing and establish new collaborations with international research groups in geodynamics and planetary sciences. The PDF is expected to conduct original research within the scope of this project and serve as an integrator of geoselenic research. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate a willingness to conduct integrative research to solve fundamental science questions. The research background can be theoretical, numerical or applied, but must address global scale processes. The project will further fund one PhD student and host an international workshop in geoselenic research during the tenure of the PDF.

  371. March 1, 2020 10:20 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    The Habitability, Atmospheres, and Biosignatures Laboratory in the
    Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona
    University seeks a postdoctoral scholar to join the research group.

    http://www.hablab.net

    The HABLab works primarily on understanding techniques for
    characterizing exoplanetary atmospheres for signs of habitability and
    life. These investigations are carried out using spacecraft data as
    well as a variety of tools for modeling planetary climate and
    radiation. We seek candidates that will explore applications of
    retrieval analyses to simulated direct imaging observations of
    Earth-like exoplanets to constrain surface properties and habitability.
    The successful candidate will carry out research related to the
    qualifications listed. The successful candidate is expected to publish
    scientific papers and may choose to mentor undergraduate and/or
    graduate students (though this is not required).

    Applications are due by March 30, 2020. For additional information,
    please visit:

    https://bit.ly/2vsXsEe

  372. March 1, 2020 10:19 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN SPACE PHYSICS

    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position studying on the
    plasma environment around Venus. The studies are based on data analysis
    using observations made by the Venus Express spacecraft.

    The ion mass spectrometer on-board measured ions in the energy range 10
    eV-36 keV and distinguished between ions with different masses, such a
    H+, He2+, He+ and O+/O2+. The focus of the 2 year position is to
    investigate the ion velocity distributions and their implications.

    Knowledge of the form of the ion velocity distributions functions is
    essential to understand microphysical processes such as heating,
    acceleration and wave-particle interaction.

    The position is placed in Kiruna and will be part of the Solar System
    Physics and Space Technology research programme. Starts during 2020.
    Funded by a grant from the Swedish National Space Agency.

    Contact:
    Dr. Gabriella Stenberg Wieser, gabriella at irf.se, +46-980-79 014

    Stop date: 12 March

    https://www.irf.se/en/news/2020/02/20/post-doctoral-position-in-space-
    physics-plasma-processes-around-venus-using-ion-distribution-functions-
    ref-2-2-1-58-20-2/

  373. March 1, 2020 10:18 pm

    JOB OPENING AT THE PLANETARY SOCIETY

    The Planetary Society is seeking a Digital Community Manager with space
    science or science communication expertise who is savvy at using social
    media and online forums to discuss space exploration, answer audience
    questions, and engage with followers. Responsibilities include
    community engagement as well as writing and production of science
    outreach content. More information here:

    https://www.planetary.org/get-involved/jobs/digital-community-manager.
    html

  374. February 28, 2020 3:34 pm

    2020 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Open

    Now through March 30, 2020, NASA is accepting applications for its 32nd Annual Planetary Science Summer School. Offered by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, PSSS is a 3-month long early career development experience to help prepare the next generation of planetary science and engineering mission leaders. Participants learn the process of developing a hypothesis-driven robotic space mission in a concurrent engineering environment while getting an in-depth, first-hand look at mission design, life cycle, costs, schedule and the trade-offs inherent in each.

    Science and engineering doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D.s, postdocs, junior faculty, and certain master’s degree students, who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents (and a very limited number of Foreign Nationals from non-designated counties), are eligible. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Partial financial support is available for a limited number of individuals.

    Session 1: Preparatory Sessions May 11-July 17. Culminating Week at JPL July 20-24

    Session 2: Preparatory Sessions May 11-July 31. Culminating Week at JPL August 3-7

    Roughly equivalent in workload to a rigorous 3-hour graduate-level course, participants spend the first 10-11 weeks in preparatory webinars acting as a science mission team, prior to spending the final culminating week at JPL being mentored by JPL’s Advance Project Design Team, or “Team X” to refine their planetary science mission concept design, then present it to a mock expert review board.

    The deadline is March 30, 2020. To apply and learn more about the NASA Science Mission Design Schools:

    http://go.nasa.gov/missiondesignschools

  375. February 26, 2020 11:36 am

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has an immediate need for one or more scientists with expertise in planetary science to serve as Program Scientists in the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Division is responsible for the scientific exploration of our Solar System and for improving our understanding of planets. These opportunities are being made available under a standard detail arrangement if you are a NASA civil servant, or under the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

    NASA Program Scientists tackle a wide variety of challenges. These include: developing, operating, and maintaining Research & Analysis grants programs; serving as the Headquarters scientific lead for one or more Planetary Science missions; and helping implement and communicate the Planetary Science Division’s strategic goals. Program scientists can have substantial influence on strategic planning and can help shape the long-term scientific direction of missions and programs that they oversee.

    Under authority granted to NASA in the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-201, 118 Stat. 461 (5 U.S.C. 9801 et seq.)), the initial IPA appointment will be for up to two years, with the possibility of reappointment up to a total of six years. The Intergovernmental Personnel Act provides for the temporary assignment of personnel between the Federal Government and state and local governments, colleges and universities, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and other eligible organizations; all applicants must be from an IPA-eligible organization.

    This provides a unique opportunity for scientists to gain insight into Planetary Science policy and programs, to better understand the proposal review process, and to run scientific programs with multimillion-dollar budgets.

    The time spent at NASA Headquarters allows visiting scientists excellent career growth: some return to their home institutions to continue academic research, while others move on to management and leadership positions in the Federal government, academia, at observatories, or in the non-profit sector. Training and mentoring programs are available, on both a formal and informal basis, which further enables our visiting scientists to advance their careers. NASA also offers its visiting scientists regular travel back to their home institutions.

    It is preferable for most Program Scientists in the Planetary Science Division have at least 6 years of post-Ph.D. experience. The ideal candidate will be skilled at working in a collaborative team environment; will be able to adapt to work simultaneously on numerous programs and missions; and will be able to foster productive relationships with staff working on the space missions they oversee, and with the US astrophysics community at large. Disciplinary expertise in one or more areas of planetary science is essential, but the ability to place this knowledge in the broader context of planetary science is equally important for the success of the Division’s programs.

    Applicant Eligibility

    Not every employee of a non-Federal entity is eligible to participate in the IPA program. The following lists indicate which employees of eligible non-Federal entities are eligible and which are not eligible to participate in the IPA program:

    Eligible:
    · Employees of non-Federal entities provided that they occupy a career position and have been with the entity for at least 90 days.

    · If an employee changes from one non-Federal entity to another, he or she does not have to begin a new 90-day period provided that both organizations are eligible to participate in the IPA program.

    · Since non-Federal entities do not always use the precise terms that are used in the Federal Government, it is important to examine the actual situation. For example, a university professor may not be called permanent, but may have worked at an institution for many years and is expected to continue working there. In such a case, the individual would be eligible to participate.

    Not Eligible:

    Students employed at institutions of higher education in research, graduate, or teaching assistant positions.

    Elected officials of state and local governments.

    Conflicts of interest

    Duties and responsibilities to be performed for NASA must take into account possible conflicts of interest that may arise as a result of the assignee’s continued employment at his or her home institution. Before selection of an assignee, SMD will consider the particular matters on which the assignee would work, the interest of the assignee’s home institution in those matters, and how the assignee’s participation may affect the home institution’s interest. SMD will also consider whether the applicant is involved in any outside activities that may create additional conflicts. These conflicts of interest arise as part of the Program Scientist’s role in the proposal review process, flight project lifecycle reviews, and policy implementations that may affect future procurements.

    Additionally, assignees will not communicate on NASA’s behalf with their home institution, continue to work on matters for their home institution, or represent their home institution or other third party to NASA or any other federal agency. Part-time IPAs may present unique conflict and representational concerns given their continued work with their home institution.

    As previously mentioned, these opportunities may also be filled by NASA employees on detail from their Center. Individual research time while serving as a visiting scientist is negotiable. Positions are available from June 2020, though the start date is flexible. Applicants should email a curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single PDF file by April 10, 2020 to EMAIL. For more information about the position, please contact Stephen Rinehart at Stephen.A.Rinehart at nasa.gov.

  376. February 21, 2020 12:40 pm

    Universities Research Association
    Position Description

    POSITION TITLE: LASSO Subject Matter Expert – Physics REPORTS TO: Director, Space Science and Technology Programs

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    SURA is seeking a senior scientist to support research and technology development under the Laboratory Support Services and Operations (LASSO) contract at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The scientist will work to understand and predict – through modeling and experimentation – the way particles move in the lunar surface environment, particularly when the surface is impinged upon by rocket engine blasts or under highly charged (electrostatic) conditions. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Assist in designing experiments and models to analyze and measure dust particles in atmospheres and vacuums.
    • Perform standard scientific work requiring application of techniques and procedures.

    • Detect problems when using standardized procedures because of sample conditions, difficulties with the equipment, etc.
    • Lead and/or conduct specific phases of projects.

    • Propose appropriate analytical methods and techniques. Provide advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.
    • Utilize mathematical principles to analyze data to derive mathematical equations and models.

    • Draw conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.

    • Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

    • Draft and finalize documentation, including both professional and project related.

    • Support proposal development.

    • Assist in other activities as assigned.

    EDUCATION:
    − Ph.D. with 5-20+ years of experience.

    TYPE AND AMOUNT OF SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
    − Knowledge and understanding physics and advanced mathematics, particularly surface and granular physics.
    − Experience with modeling software; Mathematica or COMSOL highly desirable.
    − Experience with material engineering is desirable, and aerospace experience is a plus.
    − Must be able to manage multiple projects in different research areas simultaneously.

    − Must be comfortable working in a dynamic environment where goals and plans change.
    − Must process strong communication and writing skills, and have proficiency in general PC computing.

    APPLICATION:
    To apply, send cover letter and CV to SURA.LASSOjobs at gmail.com by March 20, 2020. Salary commensurate with experience.

    SURA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply. EOE/M/F/D/V

    Visit the Lunar-L website at: http://www3.nd.edu/~cneal/Lunar-L/

  377. February 18, 2020 12:11 pm

    The Space Resources Program and the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines invite applications for a tenure-track position in Space Resources at the Assistant Professor level. We welcome applications from candidates who have expertise in planetary geology and the field of space resources, including, but not limited to, the mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry of lunar, asteroidal, and planetary materials, the study and exploration of extraterrestrial mineral/volatile/gaseous resources by remote sensing and ground truth methods, the integration of geological science with in situ resource utilization technologies, and economic geology.

    We look forward to receiving your applications. The link containing more information can be found here:
    http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/494287?lApplicationSubSourceID=

  378. February 16, 2020 7:34 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION AT THE LUNAR AND PLANETARY
    INSTITUTE IN PLANETARY RADAR

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral
    Fellow in Planetary Radar Studies to work with Drs. Patrick A. Taylor and Edgard
    Rivera-Valentín to conduct detailed studies of near-Earth objects and planetary
    surfaces via radar observations, data analysis, and modeling. Additionally, the
    successful candidate is expected to carry out an independent research program
    and contribute to public engagement events at the LPI.

    Required expertise includes: a recent Ph.D. in planetary science, astronomy,
    physics, geoscience, electrical engineering, or a related field, experience in
    numerical and statistical techniques, proficiency in a common astronomy
    programming language (e.g., IDL, MATLAB, Python), and demonstrated
    knowledge of planetary radar studies. Direct experience with radar observations
    and techniques is strongly desired, but not required. Complementary experience
    with astronomical or Solar System observations (e.g., optical or infrared), small-
    body geophysics, or astronomical instrumentation is preferred, but not required.

    Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research
    interests, and contact information for at least three professional references.

    Application deadline: February 24, 2020 or until filled
    For questions, please contact: ptaylor at lpi.usra.edu

    For more information and to apply, please see:
    https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=993

  379. February 7, 2020 6:29 pm

    Support Astronomer at Lowell Observatory

    https://lowell.edu/about/employment/

  380. February 3, 2020 2:56 pm

    Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University

    The Edwards Research Group in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University seeks a postdoctoral scholar to join the research team. The Edwards Group works primarily on characterizing the surfaces of rocky planets and instrument development. Specifically, we seek candidates to help determine the surface roughness of Bennu from the OSIRIS-Rex Thermal Emission Spectrometer and develop a thermal correction utilizing this roughness model to correct longer wavelength (greater than ~2.6µm) OSIRIS-REX Visible and InfraRed Spectrometer data. The successful candidate is expected to publish scientific papers and, as appropriate, submit proposals for external funding.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A PhD in geoscience/remote sensing/planetary science or a related field
    • Experience with investigations of planetary surfaces, especially the Moon, Mars or Bennu
    • Experience with thermal modeling or spectral modeling of planetary surfaces

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience using laboratory/field instruments to address outstanding problems in geoscience/planetary science
    • A strong working knowledge of laboratory and spacecraft spectroscopic methods

    Applications must include a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information for three professional references.

    Application deadline: March 3, 2020 @ 11:59PM MST
    For questions, please contact: Christopher.Edwards@nau.edu

    https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=604820&PostingSeq=1

  381. January 26, 2020 8:44 pm

    The Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking a new public engagement team member to support their planetary science missions and research teams.

    The new hire will initially support public engagement activities for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and two teams in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), and coordinate logistics for planetary science field campaigns to remote locations, as well as public engagement efforts, for Goddard’s Instrument Field Team.

    Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested.

    https://sesda.com/careers/ss096-science-outreach-and-logistics-coordinator/

  382. January 26, 2020 8:41 pm

    POST-DOC ON ASTEROID/COMET OBSERVATIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

    The Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is offering
    a post-doc position on asteroid/comet observations, funded as part of
    the EU NEOROCKS programme on near-Earth asteroids. This is a one year
    position, which will hopefully be extended depending on future
    applications for funding to extend the work for other surveys (e.g.
    LSST, maybe EUCLID). The main goal will be to develop software that
    will be useful for surveys to search for faint comet-like activity.

    To view details, go to:

    https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk

    and enter vacancy reference 051083.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Colin Snodgrass, csn at roe.ac.uk

  383. January 26, 2020 8:41 pm

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST (ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL) SENIOR FELLOW – SPACE
    SCIENCES LABORATORY

    The Space Sciences Lab at the University of California, Berkeley is
    recruiting for a Ph.D. Scientist who has demonstrated leadership and
    creativity in the space sciences. The anticipated start date for the
    position is between August 2020 and October 2020. For more information
    about the position, including required qualifications application
    materials, and deadlines, go to:

    https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02469

    The position will remain open until filled.

    For questions, please email Caylen Garrie at cgarrie at berkeley.edu.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
    without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
    gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran
    status.

  384. January 23, 2020 8:58 am

    The Planetary Geologic Mapping Group at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center is hiring! Two positions are advertised: One for an IT Specialist (GIS) and one for a Research Scientist (Tanaka-Greeley Fellowship). Be advised that the latter is not a post-doc position.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556831100
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/557280200

  385. January 13, 2020 11:14 am

    ARECIBO OBSERVATORY SCIENTISTS

    The Arecibo Observatory (AO) in Puerto Rico, preeminent for its research in
    astronomy, planetary studies, and space and atmospheric sciences, is home to
    the world largest and most sensitive single dish radio telescope. Arecibo enables
    world-class radio astronomy, studies of the Earth’s atmosphere, and radar observations
    of solar system bodies. AO, part of the University of Central Florida (UCF), is
    seeking applicants for two full-time, non-tenure earning, junior level observatory
    scientists in the Planetary Radar group. The research emphasis of the group is the
    study and characterization of near-Earth objects and other solar system bodies.

    The incumbents will be expected to participate in radar observations, data processing,
    archiving, and modeling of near-Earth asteroids and other solar system bodies with
    the Arecibo planetary radar system.

    The application period is open until January 23rd, 2020. For more information and
    to apply, go to:
    https://jobs.ucf.edu/en-us/job/498649/observatory-scientist-planetary-radar

    Thank you,
    Anne Virkki

  386. January 11, 2020 1:21 am

    The State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences based in Macau (China) is offering a PhD position in the field of impact crater studies.

    Our Space Science Institute is fast developing into one of the leading centres for planetary research set in the city with the highest GDP per capita in the world and the site of huge investments in science and research.

    The candidate will be based at the Macau University of Science and Technology but will be expected to spend time at the TU Dortmund University in Germany, too.

    They will be competent in computing programming (preferably, but not necessarily, R, MATLAB, and ArcGIS), with some experience in machine learning and simulation modelling, and statistics.

    A good geological background will also represent a valuable asset.

    For more information please contact the PI:
    Roberto Bugiolacchi (rbugiolacchi at must.edu.mo).

  387. January 11, 2020 1:10 am

    POSTDOC IN MODELING PLASMA ENVIRONMENT OF EXOPLANETS

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University
    of Massachusetts Lowell with Dr. Ofer Cohen. The successful applicant
    will develop MHD codes to simulate modulation of stellar radio emission
    by transiting exoplanets, star-planet interaction, and will perform
    coupled simulations of the plasma environment around short-orbit
    exoplanets.

    Minimum qualifications for the position include:
    1. Ph.D. in Space Physics, Astrophysics, computational physics or
    related field.
    2. Model development experience, plasma physics modeling experience,
    strong background in space plasma physics or astrophysical plasmas.

    Other qualifications:
    1. Experience with parallel coding (MPI), Fortran 90 (preferred, but
    not required).
    2. Good communication and writing skills.

    The postdoc will be expected to demonstrate ability to do science work
    and submit research proposals independently, and work with
    undergraduate/graduate students. Opportunities to gain teaching
    experience may also be available.

    To apply, go to:

    https://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/job/503644/postdoctoral-
    research-associate-modeling-exoplanets-plasmas

    or:

    https://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/listing/

    and search for position number 503644.

    Include CV, cover letter, and research summary with application. Names
    and contact information of three references will be required during the
    application process.

  388. January 11, 2020 1:10 am

    POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP POSITION IN BEIJING, CHINA

    One postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the planetary
    science research group at the National Space Science Center in Beijing
    China. We seek candidates who are interested in studying the geology,
    morphology, and mineralogy of Mars, the Moon, and other planetary
    bodies using remote sensing data sets to understand their surface
    processes and evolution. The potential research projects include but
    not limited to: (1) investigating water-rich paleo-environments and
    implications for habitability of Mars; (2) study composition and
    physical properties of lunar surface materials and evolution of the
    Moon; (3) spectroscopy study of small bodies in the solar system.
    Successful candidates will have opportunities to be involved in the
    ongoing China’s Chang’E 4 mission and China’s upcoming Mars 2020 and
    Chang’E 5 missions.

    This is a two-year postdoc position with possibility to extend to 3
    years. The successful candidate will receive up to CNY 250,000
    (pre-tax) per year with additional subsidy for apartment renting. The
    deadline for this application is March 1, 2020. The starting time is
    negotiable. For those who are interested in this position, please send
    your CV to Prof. Steve Yang Liu via email: yangliu at nssc.ac.cn

  389. December 22, 2019 1:26 pm

    PROCESSING OF AMINO ACIDS FROM ICE RADIATION EXPERIMENTS AT GSFC/NASA

    The Cosmic Ice Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD)
    is seeking candidates for a postdoc position in the field of
    astrochemistry. This research will involve a systematic study of the
    formation of prebiotic molecules through a combination of experimental
    ice radiation and aqueous chemistry. The successful candidate will
    perform high-vacuum ice irradiation experiments, aqueous chemistry in
    high pressure reaction cells, and will analyze the results using
    liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry.

    This research will focus on organic compounds of astrobiological
    interest formed by ice radiation chemistry. Additionally, it will
    examine the role of hydrothermal processing in modifying these
    organics, comparing the findings to organic materials previously
    detected in extraterrestrial samples (e.g., meteorites).

    The applicants should have a PhD in chemistry or a related field at
    the start of the position and must be within five years of the receipt
    of their doctoral degree. Ideally, candidates will have experience
    with some or all of the following: cryo-vacuum apparatus, radiation
    chemistry, infrared spectroscopy, ultrahigh-performance liquid
    chromatography with UV fluorescence and time of flight mass
    spectrometry detection (LC-FD/ToF-MS) , high-pressure reaction cells.

    For more information, please see:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/48567aac

  390. Christopher Materese permalink
    December 17, 2019 7:54 pm

    The Cosmic Ice Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher. The team’s work will involve a systematic study of the formation of molecules of potential astrobiological importance through a combination of experimental ice radiation and aqueous chemistry.

    The detailed job listing can be found at this link.

  391. December 17, 2019 2:43 pm

    CHAIRED PROFESSOR IN ONBOARD SPACE SYSTEMS

    Lulea University of Technology invites applications for the position
    of a chaired professor in the field of Onboard Space Systems. The
    position is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, Sweden.

    Kiruna is referred to as Sweden’s Space Capital, because it is home of
    many space-related actors such as the ESTRACK Kiruna Station of the
    European Space Agency, the European Space and Sounding Rocket Range
    Esrange, the scientific headquarters of EISCAT, and the Swedish
    Institute of Space Physics.

    LTU’s Division of Space Technology offers a Master programme in Space
    Engineering with national intake, an international master programme in
    Spacecraft Design, and the international Joint Master Programme in
    Space Science and Technology – SpaceMaster. These programmes gather
    more than 100 students from all over the world to Kiruna every year.

    The current projects in Onboard Space Systems focus on near-Earth
    objects and CubeSats. The newly established NanoSat and Asteroid
    Engineering laboratories offer many opportunities for scientific
    experiments and technological tests.

    Candidates with documented experience in ongoing or completed space
    missions are especially encouraged to apply.

    The deadline for applications is January 5, 2020.

    More information available at:

    https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=3548&rmlang=UK

  392. Larry R Nittler permalink
    December 17, 2019 10:17 am

    Staff Scientist in Petrology or Geo/Cosmochemistry

    The Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus) invites applications for a staff scientist in petrology or geo/cosmochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates in research areas that will amplify our strengths in field and laboratory-based investigations, with an emphasis in igneous petrology, magmatic volatiles, or geo/cosmochemical approaches to investigate the origin and evolution of Earth and other rocky planets. We encourage applications from those interested in cross-disciplinary areas that complement or expand our existing strengths in Earth, planetary, and exoplanet science. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from individuals with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and perspective.

    The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization committed to exploring intriguing scientific questions. Carnegie staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. Staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.

    Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory are merging into a single division that will continue to provide staff scientists with the resources to pursue fundamental research on planet formation and evolution, including state-of-the-art experimental and analytical laboratories, computer clusters, and machine shop and electronics support. In a separate ad, we are searching for a second staff scientist with interests in astronomy or planetary science. Information about our current research programs can be found at http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/research and https://gl.carnegiescience.edu/our-research. Our vision for interdisciplinary planetary research can be found at https://planets.carnegiescience.edu/. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and propose a world-class research program.

    To apply, please submit (1) cover letter with the names of three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of publications, (4) abstracts of your two most relevant and important papers, (5) a 2-3 page summary of previous research, and (6) a research plan of up to 5 pages through the Apply Now button below. You may email staffposition@carnegiescience.edu with any questions.

    Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of 18 February 2020.

    The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

  393. Larry R Nittler permalink
    December 17, 2019 10:16 am

    Staff Scientist in Astronomy or Planetary Science

    The Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus) invites applications for a staff scientist in astronomy or planetary science. We are particularly interested in candidates with research emphases in laboratory experiment, theory, or observation of planet formation or (exo)planetary atmospheres. We encourage applications from those interested in cross-disciplinary areas that complement or expand our existing strengths in Earth, planetary, and exoplanet science. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from individuals with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives.

    The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization committed to exploring intriguing scientific questions. Carnegie staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. Staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.

    Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory are merging into a single division that will continue to provide staff scientists with the resources to pursue fundamental research on planet formation, (exo)planets, and planetary evolution, including state-of-the-art laboratories, computer clusters, and a partnership with Carnegie’s Observatories that includes access to Las Campanas Observatory. In a separate ad, we are searching for a second staff scientist with interests in planetary petrology, magmatic volatiles, or geo/cosmochemical approaches to planet evolution. Information about our current research programs can be found at http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/research and https://gl.carnegiescience.edu/our-research. Our vision for interdisciplinary planetary research can be found at https://planets.carnegiescience.edu/. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and propose a world-class research program.

    To apply, please submit (1) cover letter with the names and addresses of three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of publications, (4) abstracts of your two most relevant and important papers, (5) a 2-3 page summary of previous research, and (6) a research plan of up to 5 pages through the “Apply Now” button below. You may email staffposition@carnegiescience.edu with any questions.

    Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of 18 February 2020.

    The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

  394. December 4, 2019 12:33 pm

    A) LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER IN GEOPHYSICS

    The University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences seeks an outstanding candidate for a permanent Lectureship appointment within the broad area of geophysics. Research areas include the use of physics to study any aspect of the interior, surface, or atmosphere of the Earth or other planetary bodies. We welcome applications with either a pure or applied focus.

    The School of Earth Sciences is internationally leading in research, teaching, and impact (2nd in UK, top-15 internationally). The Geophysics group currently consists of 7 permanent academics, 1 technician, 15 postdocs/research fellows, and 20 PhD students. Research spans a wide range of geophysical topics including seismology, potential fields, remote sensing, earth observation, tectonics, mineral physics, geodynamics, atmospheric science, and planetary science.

    The successful candidate will conduct world-class, innovative and agenda-setting research that complements and extends the research portfolio of the existing geophysics group and the broader School. A demonstrated track record of research excellence and ability to obtain external funding are essential.

    The post holder will also be enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students and will have a strong commitment to classroom and fieldwork teaching. We offer undergraduate BSc and MSci degree programmes in Geophysics, Geology,Environmental Geoscience, and Palaeontology and Evolution (~80 students per year total). The School also has two postgraduate taught MSc programmes in addition to a vibrant cohort of postgraduate research students (~100 total).

    Application deadline: 7 January 2020

  395. December 1, 2019 5:46 pm

    POSTDOC POSITION: EVOLUTION AND PRESENT-DAY STATE OF MARS’ SUBSURFACE
    ENVIRONMENT

    The Institute of Planetary Research at the German Aerospace Center
    (DLR) in Berlin invites applications for a postdoc position within the
    framework of a DLR junior research group. The group investigates the
    thermochemical evolution of Mars and Venus and employs an
    interdisciplinary approach that combines large-scale geodynamical
    models of thermal evolution with petrological and geological datasets.
    The successful candidate will combine geomorphological analysis of the
    Martian surface with modeling of the subsurface thermal environment of
    Mars. The goal of the project is to collect a large and diverse dataset
    about the geomorphology, spectroscopy and mineralogy of the Martian
    surface. These data, combined with results from large-scale
    geodynamical models of the Martian interior, will be applied to
    interpret the evolution and present-day state of the subsurface
    environment of Mars. In particular, this work will be used to provide
    constraints on the past and present-day distribution of potential
    subsurface water on Mars and to identify possible habitable regions in
    the Martian subsurface.

    Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Planetary Science, Geology,
    Geophysics or closely related field.

    For more information please visit:

    https://static.daad.de/media/daad_de/pdfs_nicht_barrierefrei
    /in-deutschland-studieren-forschen-lehren/420_pd_mars_water.pdf

    Contact information:

    Dr. Ana-Catalina Plesa (ana.plesa at dlr.de)

  396. December 1, 2019 5:46 pm

    SPACE SCIENTIST, AST, PLANETARY STUDIES AT THE NASA JOHNSON SPACE
    CENTER

    The Astromaterials Research Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center
    (JSC) is seeking a civil service planetary scientist to perform
    world-class research on the origin and evolution of our Solar System
    and its planetary bodies through in situ high-spatial resolution
    isotopic measurements. This position involves leadership of a core
    analytical laboratory supporting directed astromaterials sample
    analysis research and mission support. The candidate will serve as
    the laboratory manager of the ARES NanoSIMS laboratory and is expected
    to secure research funding through NASA R&A proposals, publish in
    peer-viewed publications, and manage the contractor staff supporting the
    lab. Other duties include: collaboration with existing ARES scientists
    and external partners in detailed isotopic studies of astromaterials,
    support for human and robotic missions, and providing service to NASA
    and the scientific community as required in their area of expertise
    (panel reviews, publication reviews, etc). US citizenship is required.
    This position will open on December 9 and close at midnight December
    13. Applications are accepted through the USAJobs website:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551912100

    Please refer to the USAJobs website for additional specifics and
    requirements for this position. Direct questions to Dr. Lindsay Keller
    (lindsay.p.keller at nasa.gov).

  397. November 29, 2019 7:28 pm

    University of Oxford, UK, for an Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of the Geology of Planetary Processes at the Department of Earth Sciences. Full details can be found at the following link:

    https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=144125

  398. November 27, 2019 12:08 pm

    Space Scientist, AST, Planetary Studies at the NASA Johnson Space Center

    The Astromaterials Research Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) is seeking a civil service planetary scientist to perform world-class research on the origin and evolution of our solar system and its planetary bodies through in situ high-spatial resolution isotopic measurements. This position involves leadership of a core analytical laboratory supporting directed astromaterials sample analysis research and mission support. The candidate will serve as the laboratory manager of the ARES NanoSIMS laboratory and is expected to secure research funding through NASA R&A proposals, publish in peer-viewed publications, and manage the contractor staff supporting the lab. Other duties include: collaboration with existing ARES scientists and external partners in detailed isotopic studies of astromaterials, support for human and robotic missions, and providing service to NASA and the scientific community as required in their area of expertise (panel reviews, publication reviews, etc). US citizenship is required. This position will open on December 9 and close at midnight December 13. Applications are accepted through the USAJobs website (http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551912100). Please refer to the USAJobs website for additional specifics and requirements for this position. Direct questions to Dr. Lindsay Keller (lindsay.p.keller at nasa.gov).

  399. November 17, 2019 1:28 pm

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR OF SPACE INSTRUMENTATION

    Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road in association
    with St Edmund Hall, Oxford

    The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor
    (or Professor) of Space Instrumentation to commence in post by 31 July
    2020 or before. The successful candidate will also be offered a
    Tutorial Fellowship at St Edmund Hall under arrangements described in
    the further particulars.

    The postholder will join a vibrant community of scientists in
    Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) which is one of the
    six sub-departments that together make up the Department of Physics.
    AOPP members conduct fundamental research into atmospheres, oceans and
    surfaces and their interactions, on Earth, (exo)planets, moons and
    asteroids. The issues addressed are among the most significant and
    pressing, ranging from the search for planetary conditions suitable to
    support life to the physics underpinning our understanding of climate
    change.

    For further details please see:

    https://bit.ly/2KcRFaj

    Or contact philip.stier@physics.ox.ac.uk or
    neil.bowles at physics.ox.ac.uk

    The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 December 2019.

    Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority
    ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in
    Oxford.

  400. November 17, 2019 1:27 pm

    TENURE TRACK POSITION IN COSMOCHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO,
    BOULDER

    The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the
    University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a
    tenure-track assistant professor position to start in August 2020, in
    the general field of Cosmochemistry. The successful candidate is
    expected to establish a vigorous program, complementary to the ongoing
    research of the Institute for Modeling Plasmas, Atmospheres, and Cosmic
    Dust (IMPACT):

    http://impact.colorado.edu

    which is a node in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual
    Institute (SSERVI). Areas of interest include: Analysis and
    interpretation of composition measurements of cosmic dust and their
    significance for studies of the origins and evolution of the solar
    system. Development of new laboratory experiments at the Colorado Dust
    Accelerator Facility to support instrument development and data
    analysis. Using dust composition measurements to model the chemical
    evolution of Solar System bodies: Moon, asteroids, comets, and all
    other planetary objects. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics,
    Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, or related areas completed by March 15,
    2020. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020 and will
    continue until the position is filled. For consideration, applications
    must be submitted online:

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Assistant-Professor-in-
    Cosmochemistry/22080

    Contact Email: cosmochemist.search at colorado.edu

  401. November 17, 2019 1:26 pm

    TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY GEOLOGY/GEOPHYSICS AT
    WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Geology and the Department of Physics & Astronomy at
    Western Washington University (WWU) invite applications for a tenure
    track Assistant Professor of Planetary Geology/Geophysics. The position
    has an expected start date of September 2020.

    We seek applicants whose research program and teaching focuses on the
    role of physical processes in topics such as planet formation and
    evolution, planetary interiors, surfaces, or potential fields, small
    bodies, Solar System dynamics, or related areas. The preferred
    candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research
    program that complements existing strengths in remote sensing,
    planetary geology, seismology, magnetism, tectonics and/or stellar
    astrophysics. We seek applicants who will engage students in research,
    teach undergraduate and graduate courses using student-centered
    instructional approaches, and foster an inclusive classroom and
    research environment. Teaching assignments will be split between the
    Geology and Physics & Astronomy departments to support the Geophysics
    BS (https://www.wwu.edu/majors/geophysics-bs).

    For more details and to apply for the position:

    https://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497337/assistant-professor-of-
    planetary-geologygeophysics

    Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2019.

    Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Jackie Caplan-Auerbach (caplanj at wwu.edu).

  402. November 16, 2019 10:17 am

    The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona is searching for a new director/department head. Details on LPL, the position, and how to apply can be found at https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/director-department-head. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020

    Additional information or questions can be directed to Shane Byrne (Professor and Assistant Department Head) at shane at lpl.arizona.edu.

  403. November 15, 2019 9:54 pm

    A position is available now for the study of Solar System and presolar materials at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for laboratory study of space weathering of lunar and asteroidal samples, including newly released ANGSA soils, meteoritic organic matter, and preserved stardust in meteorites.

    Experience in electron microscopy is required (SEM or TEM). Familiarity with EDS, EELS, and FIB methods are preferred. Experience in one or more complementary analysis methods, such STXM, Raman, IR or atom probe is desirable.

    Interested candidates may send inquiries to rhonda.stroud at nrl.navy.mil. Please include a CV and publication list. Due to security regulations at NRL, this position requires US citizenship or permanent residency.

  404. November 14, 2019 6:59 pm

    TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (GEOCHEMISTRY), DEPARTMENT OF
    GEOSCIENCES, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in low-temperature geochemistry. We seek a candidate with the potential to complement one or more of the department’s current and traditional research strengths in sedimentary and isotope geochemistry, environmental geochemistry, and planetary surfaces and who will be an effective teacher. Details of the department’s areas of research emphasis and current facilities may be found at:

    http://www.stonybrook.edu/geosciences

    Applicants should apply through AcademicJobsOnline.org (Position ID:
    15294) at:

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15294

    Further details of the position and application procedure should be
    obtained at:

    http://www.stonybrook.edu/jobs/

    Applications should be sent by January 16, 2020, and questions may be
    directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Deanne Rogers
    (Deanne.Rogers at stonybrook.edu).

    Stony Brook University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
    employer and educator.

  405. November 9, 2019 6:06 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER WITH THE MAVEN IMAGING ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROGRAPH TEAM
    Summary: The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a talented scientist to work with the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) team on the MAVEN mission. The IUVS team has made important discoveries in the areas of Mars aeronomy, atmospheric escape and evolution, aurora, nightglow, photochemistry, composition, dynamics and cloud formation, and more discoveries are anticipated. The team is led by Nick Schneider.

    Key Responsibilities: Observational studies of the Mars atmosphere through ultraviolet spectroscopy and imaging. Scientific analysis of data obtained, publication of results in appropriate scientific journals and presentation at conferences. Support for mission/instrument operations and observation planning. Operation and enhancement of automated data processing pipelines including retrievals of atmospheric properties. Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate student researchers.

    Position Requirements: Ph.D in Planetary Science, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Physics or a related field. Coding proficiency in python, IDL or other scientific computing languages.

    Desired Qualifications: Skill with data analysis, image processing and statistics. Familiarity with Mars atmospheric science, including one or more of the following: atmospheric structure, dayglow, nightglow, aurora, photochemistry, ultraviolet spectroscopy, atmospheric evolution, climate, waves and tides, familiarity with General Circulation Models and numerical simulation.

    Please see https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/jobDetail?jobId=21086 for additional information about the University, LASP, benefits, etc. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Review of applications begins on 15 December. Start date is negotiable.

  406. November 9, 2019 6:05 pm

    COSMOCHEMISTRY POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER

    The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to start in August 2020, in the general field of Cosmochemistry. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous program, complementary to the ongoing research of the Institute for Modeling Plasmas, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT:http://impact.colorado.edu), a node in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

    Areas of interest include: Analysis and interpretation of composition measurements of cosmic dust and their significance for studies of the origins and evolution of the solar system. Development of new laboratory experiments at the Colorado Dust Accelerator Facility to support instrument development and data analysis. Using dust composition measurements to model the chemical evolution of solar system bodies: Moon, asteroids, comets, and all other planetary objects. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, or related areas completed by March 15, 2020.

    Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For consideration, applications must be submitted online: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Assistant-Professor-in-Cosmochemistry/22080. Contact Email: cosmochemist.search at colorado.edu.

  407. November 3, 2019 8:57 pm

    POST-DOC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    U.S. Geological Survey – Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program –
    Research Opp. #18-27. Evaluating mineral resources on Mars for
    exploration and colonization. Closing date: January 6, 2020. GS-12
    two-year appointment. Duty station: Lakewood, Colorado, USA. Areas of
    Ph.D.: Geology, planetary geology, imaging spectroscopy, and mineral
    spectroscopy or related fields. The Denver Spectroscopy Group is
    seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research focused on creating
    mineral maps of the Martian surface using orbital imaging spectrometer
    and broadband data emphasizing key minerals to pinpoint sites most
    favorable for habitat location. A related research topic involves
    spectrally mapping relict hydrothermal deposits to answer stubborn
    questions about their origin and where to focus future rover efforts to
    potentially discover evidence of past life. A research proposal is the
    most important part of the application package and will be evaluated by
    an expert panel. Applicants are strongly urged to coordinate the
    development of their proposal with the USGS research advisor (i.e.,
    Gregg Swayze; gswayze at usgs.gov).

    https://www.usgs.gov/centers/mendenhall/18-27-evaluating-mineral-
    resources-mars-exploration-and-colonization

  408. November 3, 2019 8:56 pm

    JOB POSTING: LOCKHEED MARTIN SPACE SEEKS A RESEARCH SCIENTIST

    Lockheed Martin Space seeks a Research Scientist to join teams that
    design, develop, and operate planetary missions and space-science
    instrumentation. The Deep Space Exploration (DSE) directorate of
    Lockheed Martin has a long history of providing spacecraft and hardware
    solutions for many planetary missions, including missions to the Moon,
    Mars, asteroids, comets, and Jupiter. The Advanced Technology Center
    (ATC) is the research lab for LM Space, and within the ATC the Space
    Science and Instrumentation (SS&I) pursues fundamental space-science
    research and the development of prototype flight instruments and
    payloads. The successful candidate will play a key technical and
    leadership role in Planetary Science as part of these teams. The
    position is based in the Lockheed Martin facility in Littleton, CO.

    More details are available at the following link:

    https://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/job/littleton/deep-space-planetary-
    research-scientist/694/13948660

    Please contact Tim Linn (timothy.m.linn at lmco.com) and Beau Bierhaus
    (edward.b.bierhaus at lmco.com) with any questions.

  409. October 29, 2019 9:23 am

    Faculty Position in Planetary Science

    The Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of planetary science. Although the position is open to all ranks, we especially seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level.
    We look for candidates who are capable of developing an internationally recognized research program, successfully competing for external funding, mentoring doctoral students, and participating in our educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We welcome applications from candidates whose research addresses cross-disciplinary areas that build upon our existing strengths in climate science (including radiative transfer, atmospheric dynamics/chemistry and cryospheric processes), composition, structure, chemistry, and the origin and evolution of planetary atmospheres, planetary surface-atmosphere coupling, and the de