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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 (although I generally put those on the “graduate student” page); 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

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

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  1. 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

  2. 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)

  3. 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).

  4. 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

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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 development of space instrumentation and missions. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong motivation for building bridges between planetary science, including exoplanets, and the climate and space science research programs in our department.

    Applications should include a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, a statement describing any activities, contributions, or plans related to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a list of four references with contact details. For full consideration, applications compiled into a single PDF should be received before November 15th, 2019. Applications should be addressed to clasp-fac-search at umich.edu. Questions about the position or application process can be directed to the search committee chair Jeremy Bassis (jbassis at umich.edu).

    https://clasp.engin.umich.edu/stories/faculty-position-in-planetary-science/

  17. October 27, 2019 9:01 pm

    LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY HEDS CENTER POSTDOCTORAL
    FELLOWSHIP

    For more than 60 years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has
    applied science and technology to make the world a safer place. High
    Energy Density Science is the study of matter and energy under extreme
    conditions, and we are looking for candidates with expertise ranging
    from atomic, plasma, nuclear, planetary and condensed matter physics to
    high performance computing, diagnostics, and instrumentation.

    Administrative contact: Jessica Letteer, Letteer1 at llnl.gov

    Deadline for applications is December 1, 2019.

    Website: https://heds-center.llnl.gov/fellowship

    LLNL posting: https://careers-llnl.ttcportals.com/jobs
    /4702934-high-energy-density-science-heds-center-postdoctoral-fellow

  18. October 27, 2019 9:00 pm

    EXOPLANET POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, THE JOHNS HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY

    The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has begun a
    strategic initiative to leverages our role as a leading organization in
    Solar System research and comparative planetology to make new and
    significant contributions in understanding the nature and diversity of
    exoplanets. As part of this strategic effort, we are looking to hire a
    postdoctoral researcher with experience in exoplanet characterization.
    They will work with our team of exoplanet and planetary scientists,
    including Kevin Stevenson, Kathleen Mandt, and many others to conduct
    research on exoplanet atmospheric characterization and Solar System
    comparative planetology. APL is a world leader in space science and
    the design, development, and operation of NASA-funded missions. Joining
    the APL team will open up opportunities to conduct ground- and
    space-based observations and to participate in work with space
    missions.

    APL provides generous salary, benefits, and promotes a culture that
    values healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the
    Baltimore-Washington metro area. Apply for this position here:

    https://tas-jhuapl.taleo.net/careersection/2
    /jobdetail.ftl?job=22141&tz=…

  19. October 27, 2019 8:59 pm

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN DATA SCIENCE, MACHINE LEARNING, AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING

    The department of Geophysics of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences invites applications for 1 position of Research Associate in Data Science, Machine Learning, and Scientific Programming in the group “Magnetospheric Physics”.

    Candidates should have a PhD 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.

    Deadline: 17 November 2019 For more details please see: https://tinyurl.com/PDGFZ-ML-2019

    The work will be performed in the context of the EU Horizon 2020-funded consortium PAGER led by GFZ Potsdam, and of the Helmholtz Association-funded pilot project MAP also led by GFZ. 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. In the frame of the MAP project, we aim to use ML tools to model the plasma density in the ionosphere and plasmasphere.

    For questions please contact Prof. Shprits: yshprits at gfz-potsdam.de

  20. October 27, 2019 8:58 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR IN PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS

    The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in Planetary Geophysics to work with Profs. Joseph O’Rourke and Linda Elkins-Tanton. We seek an individual with the mathematics and physics training and expertise with scientific programming to model the surface temperature of an asteroid as it receives varying insolation over the course of the year. This work will be in service to the NASA Psyche mission and in collaboration with Prof. Elkins-Tanton. This individual will also undertake related research on the formation, evolution, and/or characterization of large asteroids and protoplanets in partnership with Prof. O’Rourke. The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue research of their own interest and professional development in preparation for seeking a permanent position after their fellowship.

    The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The start date is no later than August 1, 2020. This fiscal year position comes with a competitive salary, funding for travel, moving expenses, and full health insurance coverage.

    http://apply.interfolio.com/70090

  21. October 27, 2019 8:56 pm

    GIS TEACHING POSITION

    Tulane University’s Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences seeks to fill a Professor of Practice position to begin in July 2020. The responsibilities of this position include teaching courses related to the department’s GIS Certificate Program, teaching courses in the applicant’s area of specialization, and service to the educational mission of the department and university. Opportunities exist for advising undergraduate research and development of service-learning courses. A doctoral degree in an environmental science or related field is required. Applicants will be expected to teach introductory and advanced GIS courses.

    Applications are due November 1 and details regarding the position and the application materials can be found at: http://apply.interfolio.com/64259

    Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Nancye Dawers (ndawers at tulane.edu)

  22. October 27, 2019 8:55 pm

    TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN SPACE ENGINEERING,

    SPACE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, AND/OR REMOTE SENSING FROM SPACE PLATFORMS

    The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin is searching for a tenured/tenure-track position in space engineering, space systems technology and/or remote sensing from space platforms. All ranks (assistant, associate, full) will be considered and the expected start date will be September 2020.

    Candidates are sought with expertise in space systems in support of Earth, planetary or space science and technologies. Topics in space systems include systems engineering, orbital mechanics, spacecraft dynamics, autonomy, estimation and control, embedded systems, mission design, technology miniaturization, small satellite engineering, on-board algorithms and other emerging areas in space technology. Topics in remote sensing from space platforms include satellite geodesy, GIS, climatology, oceanography, data analysis, inverse theory, modeling, and innovative instrument or systems design. It is preferred for the candidate to affiliate with the Center for Space Research and assume responsibility for growing key new capabilities of the center. The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in engineering or a related field. Successful candidates are expected to supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the engineering profession. Applications received by December 1, 2019 are assured full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Interested applicants should submit the following to https://apply.interfolio.com/69762: 1) a cover letter, 2) current vitae, 3) statements of research and teaching interests, 4) statement describing their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service, 5) a list of five references.

    The University of Texas at Austin is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For more information about the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, please visit http://www.ae.utexas.edu. These positions have been designated as security-sensitive, and a criminal background check will be conducted on the applicants selected.

  23. October 14, 2019 9:43 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN EARLY MARS GEOCHEMISTRY

    The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB) invites applications for one postdoctoral position to support investigations on the geochemical nature of the early Mars environments. We are seeking enthusiastic and excellent candidates to
    join a planetary science team funded by the European Research Council (ERC), working with Dr. Alberto Fairen in the Project “MarsFirstWater” (ERC Consolidator Grant) broadening the efforts of the Project “icyMARS” (ERC Starting Grant).

    Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in Geochemistry, and a background in Mars research and Planetary Science.

    The position, placed in Madrid, would be for two years, with possible extension to a third year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Benefits include working in a young enthusiastic team at the leading Astrobiology institution in Europe, full social benefits according to the Spanish social care system, and a very competitive salary.

    Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum with a list of publications, a brief (maximum two pages) statement of research interests, and a list of three references, no later than December 31 2019, to Alberto Fairen (agfairen at cab.inta-csic.es).

    The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than March 1, 2020.

  24. October 14, 2019 9:42 pm

    RESEARCH SPACE SCIENTIST POSITION AT NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

    The Sciences and Exploration Directorate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is currently seeking interested applicants for the position of Research Space Scientist in the Planetary Systems Lab (6930). This position is responsible for design and development of novel infrared and ultraviolet flight instruments for planetary science. For more information on this opportunity please see the ad on the USA Jobs website:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548052000

  25. October 14, 2019 9:41 pm

    RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – TENURE-TRACK FACULTY MEMBER

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, is looking to hire an assistant professor in the broad fields of mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and paleobiology, whose work relates to the co-evolution of physical, chemical, and biological systems of the Earth and/or other rocky planetary bodies. Interested applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment; start date is expected for Fall 2020.

    Please see the job ad for more details: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/102136

    Direct all inquiries to Kenneth Miller, chair of the search committee, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at kgm at eps.rutgers.edu

  26. October 14, 2019 9:41 pm

    TENURE-STREAM POSITION AT MICHIGAN STATE (MSU)

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-system faculty position in astronomy. The search is open to all fields of observational, data-intensive, or survey astronomy. The successful candidate will have
    demonstrated the ability to carry out forefront research and a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. While we expect the appointment to be at the assistant professor level, an appointment at the level of associate or full professor will be
    considered depending on the experience of the candidate.

    MSU has strong astrophysics research programs in compact objects, nuclear astrophysics, galaxy clusters, large-scale simulations, statistical and computational techniques, and particle astrophysics. MSU astronomers enjoy guaranteed access to the 4.1-m SOAR
    Telescope, which is co-located on Cerro Pachon with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. MSU is also the lead institution of the NSF’s Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics-Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE). MSU astronomers run both an astrophysics
    undergraduate major and an astronomy and astrophysics Ph.D. program.

    For more information, please see: https://astro.natsci.msu.edu/news-events/job-postings/tenure-stream-position-in-astronomy/

  27. October 14, 2019 9:40 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PLANETARY SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON,
    SEATTLE

    The University of Washington seeks an outstanding scientist working at the forefront of planetary research. The opening is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth & Space Sciences.

    The new faculty member will be specialized in one or more of the following: geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, glaciology, or geophysics of planets and interactions with their atmospheres and oceans. They may focus on observations, experiments, and/or modeling.
    We seek a colleague who can contribute collaboratively within the department, college, and across campus, for example, the university’s Astrobiology Program. Current or potential involvement in planetary exploration and/or use of remote sensing data is desirable but not
    essential.

    Candidates should demonstrate the potential to build an internationally recognized research program that addresses questions of fundamental significance. Candidates should also show potential for high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Geophysics, Geology, Planetary Sciences, or a related field at the time of appointment.

    For full applications details, please see:
    https://apply.interfolio.com/69115

    Preference will be given to applications received before December 1, 2019.

  28. October 14, 2019 9:39 pm

    JOB OPENING: NAIF NODE OF THE PLANETARY DATA SYSTEM

    NASA’s Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF), located at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is seeking a skilled, dedicated and highly motivated professional to help developthe “SPICE 2.0” Toolkit, a re-implementation of the existing SPICE 1.0 Toolkit family using the C++11 language with a multithreaded and object-oriented architecture.

    The job involves original design, thoughtful implementation, excellent code documentation and provision of thorough testing facilities, all in keeping with existing NAIF standards and practices. The applicant must have demonstrable C++11 programming experience as well as skills in the areas of mathematics and space dynamics. He or she must be willing to quickly learn SPICE technology and capabilities in order to apply this knowledge to the SPICE 2.0 development effort.

    Applicants should have a degree in Engineering or Applied Mathematics, and have several years of practical, related experience. This job is not in the domain of computer science, but a strong aptitude for practical computer programming is required. U.S. citizenship or
    equivalent is required.

    Persons interested in learning more about this offering should access
    this URL: https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2019-10884-SPICE-System-Development-Engineer

  29. October 14, 2019 9:38 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: PHOTOGRAMMETRIST

    The USGS Astrogeology Science Center is looking for a Photogrammetrist (GS-11/12 Physical Scientist). We work in coordination with NASA and other agencies to support missions to planetary objects across the Solar System. If you are looking for a rewarding position in the Federal workforce and have expertise in photogrammetry and software
    development, we need your help! Job duties include developing software, algorithms, and/or guidelines for mapping planetary data; developing planetary sensor models that define the transformation between image space and object space; producing improved geospatial knowledge of extraterrestrial bodies and planetary datasets (e.g., spacecraft ephemerides, digital elevation models, orthorectified images and mosaics, metadata, and 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 physical science, engineering, or mathematics, expertise in the concepts, theories, and principles of photogrammetry, cartography, geodesy, and/or computer vision, and experience developing and modifying software to apply these principles to highly varied datasets. Applicants must be US citizens, and a background check is required. This position is located in Flagstaff, AZ. Apply starting September 2, 2019 through USAjobs.gov announcement DEN-2019-0254.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543559200

    Contact Brent Archinal with questions: (barchinal at usgs.gov; 928 556-7083).

  30. October 12, 2019 4:00 pm

    TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    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 Professorlevel. 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 development of space
    instrumentation and missions. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong motivation for building bridges between planetary science, including exoplanets, and the climate and space science research programs in our department.

    Applications should include a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, a statement describing any activities, contributions, or plans related to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a list of four references with contact details. For full consideration, applications compiled into a single PDF should be received before November 15th, 2019. Applications should be addressed to clasp-fac-search@umich.edu. Questions about the
    position or application process can be directed to the search committee chair Jeremy Bassis (jbassis at umich.edu).

    University of Michigan is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. CLASP and the College of Engineering are especially interested in exceptionally well qualified candidates who will contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. The University is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action Employer.

    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 at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/.

    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 at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity.

  31. October 6, 2019 2:53 pm

    GRADUATE-STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES IN PLANETARY SURFACE PROCESSES AT
    STANFORD

    Prospective graduate students interested in planetary surface processes
    are invited to apply to join the Earth & Planetary Surface Processes
    group in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford, for a start
    date in the fall of 2020. We focus on utilizing the diverse planetary
    bodies of the Solar System as full scale experiments to develop and
    test our quantitative understanding of surface processes, and
    deciphering the hydrologic and climate histories of planets (including
    Earth) through the lens of surface processes.

    https://epsp.stanford.edu/

    Prospective graduate students should demonstrate strong quantitative
    skills and motivation to apply concepts of geomorphology and
    sedimentology to the study of planetary surfaces and rocks. The next
    application deadline to the department’s graduate program is January 7,
    2020. Please contact Prof. Lapotre at mlapotre@stanford.edu with any
    questions.

  32. October 6, 2019 2:52 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN GIANT PLANET MODELLING AT LMD / SORBONNE UNIVERSITE, PARIS

    A 15-month post-doctoral position in planetary atmospheric science is opened at Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique (LMD), starting late 2019 / early 2020. An extent towards a total two-year duration is possible. The position is funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) grant EMERGIANT and opened at Sorbonne Universite on the Pierre and Marie Curie campus in the heart of Paris.

    For more information see: http://www.lmd.jussieu.fr/~aslmd/post-doc-position-LMD-2019.pdf

    Applications and information requests should be sent via email to Dr Aymeric SPIGA (aymeric.spiga at sorbonne-universite.fr). The closing date is October 31, 2019. Late applications might be considered, until the position is filled.

  33. October 6, 2019 2:51 pm

    YORK UNIVERSITY TENURE-TRACK POSITION

    The Division of Natural Science, Department of Science & Technology Studies at York University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Astronomy – Planetary Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. For complete job description and application details, visit:

    http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?

    positionnumber=1988

    York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer. The AA Program can be found on York’s website at

    http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/

    or a copy can be obtained by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. The application deadline is Monday, November 4, 2019.

  34. October 6, 2019 2:50 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY
    New Mexico State University

    Las Cruces, NM

    The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2020. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated research record and continuing research programs related to the targeted area of hire, which is observational planetary science, including solar system and/or exoplanetary science, and the desire to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervise graduate students. The NMSU Astronomy Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms and supports diversity across a variety of axes, including ethnicity, race, class, ability, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

    Please see the job ad (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/1c9885fa) for more details and direct all inquiries to astfaculty at nmsu.edu.

    The application deadline is December 6, 2019.

  35. September 29, 2019 1:12 am

    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT LPI

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), part of the Universities Space
    Research Association, invites applications for a postdoctoral
    fellowship in the petrology and mineralogy of planetary materials.

    https://bit.ly/2m7LgUl

  36. September 29, 2019 1:12 am

    ACADEMIC POSITION IN EXOPLANET CHARACTERISATION AT CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

    Closing date: Thursday 7 November 2019

    Cardiff University job reference: 9049BR

    The School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University has

    one of the largest astronomy groups in the UK with 26 academic

    staff in astronomy-related activities including galactic

    and extragalactic astrophysics, ground-based and space-borne

    instrumentation development, and gravitational waves. We have

    an immediate vacancy for an open-ended academic position, at

    Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Reader level, in the field of

    exoplanet science. The appointment will be made at a level

    commensurate with experience.

    This position is part of a long-term strategic plan for astronomy

    at Cardiff to broaden current research to exoplanet science using

    space and ground based facilities. We are part of the international

    consortium that will provide the science payload for the European

    Space Agency’s ARIEL satellite, dedicated to the systematic

    characterisation of exoplanet atmospheres and scheduled for launch

    in 2028. It is expected that the new appointee will become a key

    member of the Cardiff ARIEL team and of the international ARIEL

    consortium.

    For details and applicatoin process see:

    https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs

    (under Academic Vacancies; School of Physics and Astronomy)

    Contact: Professor Matt Griffin; matt.griffin at astro.cf.ac.uk

  37. September 28, 2019 1:36 am

    OPEN RANK PROFESSOR OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University
    in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty
    position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank,
    commensurate with experience, in the field of planetary science. The
    candidate is expected to perform research in the broad area of
    planetary surfaces and processes, have or seek active involvement in
    planetary science missions, and eventually assume leadership of the
    NASA Planetary Data System Geosciences Node at Washington University.
    The ideal candidate will employ quantitative tools and will integrate
    computational approaches with remotely sensed observations.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in planetary science or a related field at
    the time of appointment. In addition, candidates at the associate or
    full professor rank must have an advanced record of research,
    publication, and teaching warranting tenure. Complete applications
    include cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and
    research interests, and names and contact information of at least four
    references, submitted via Interfolio:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/66099

    Applications must be received by October 31, 2019 to ensure
    consideration.

    An extended job description and application procedure is at:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/66099

    Contact planetarysearch at epsc.wustl.edu with questions.

  38. September 28, 2019 1:35 am

    POSTDOC ADVERTISEMENT

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), part of the Universities Space
    Research Association, invites applications for a postdoctoral
    fellowship in the petrology and mineralogy of planetary materials.

    https://bit.ly/2m7LgUl

  39. September 8, 2019 5:33 pm

    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FACULTY POSITION IN SPACE RESEARCH

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa is
    seeking an outstanding researcher active in experimental space-based
    astronomy or space physics to fill a tenure-track position at Assistant
    Professor or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2020. Duties of the
    position will consist of teaching courses at all levels and
    establishment of an active research program including the development
    of space-based instrumentation and the pursuit of external funding.
    The Department has a long history in building space-based
    instrumentation with instruments currently operating on HaloSat, Juno,
    Mars Express, and the Van Allen Probes and currently under
    construction for the TRACERS Small Explorer mission. More information
    can be found at:

    https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73714

  40. September 8, 2019 5:32 pm

    OPEN RANK PROFESSOR OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University
    in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty
    position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank,
    commensurate with experience, in the field of planetary science. The
    candidate is expected to perform research in the broad area of
    planetary surfaces and processes, have or seek active involvement in
    planetary science missions, and eventually assume leadership of the
    NASA Planetary Data System Geosciences Node at Washington University.
    The ideal candidate will employ quantitative tools and will integrate
    computational approaches with remotely sensed observations.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in planetary science or a related field at
    the time of appointment. In addition, candidates at the associate or
    full professor rank must have an advanced record of research,
    publication, and teaching warranting tenure. Complete applications
    include cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and
    research interests, and names and contact information of at least four
    references, submitted via Interfolio:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/66099

    Applications must be received by October 31, 2019 to ensure
    consideration.

    An extended job description and application procedure is at:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/66099

    Contact planetarysearch at epsc.wustl.edu with questions.

  41. September 8, 2019 5:30 pm

    UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO T.C. CHAMBERLIN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

    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 of Earth and/or other planetary bodies. 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 Fellows have included people whose research focuses on
    planetary habitability, tropical cyclones, asteroid impacts, and
    petrology/geochronology.

    Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2020. Please
    email a single pdf file containing a CV, a 2-4 page research plan, and
    names and contact information for at least three references, to:

    chamberlin at geosci.uchicago.edu

    Applicants should also arrange for letters to be sent by their named
    references to the same address. Consideration of complete applications
    (those including letters of reference) will begin October 7, 2019.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity
    / Disabled / Veterans Employer:

    http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement

  42. August 31, 2019 2:11 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES IN CHILE

    The Chilean FONDECYT opened a call for postdoctoral positions in Chile
    related to projects of 2-3 years. The applicants must already have a
    PhD from January 1st, 2016, to October 1, 2019.

    The deadline for application is: September 24th, 2019.

    The application can be written in English, please download all the
    zipped documents at the link “Formularios de Postdoctorado 2020 –
    ingles” on the following website:

    https://www.conicyt.cl/fondecyt/2018/11/15/concurso-postdoctorado-2020

    The Institute of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences of the University of
    Atacama is interested in supporting applications in the field of
    planetary sciences.

    Please contact Prof. Giovanni Leone (giovanni.leone at uda.cl) for any
    information and support.

  43. August 26, 2019 9:47 am

    Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Florida Space Institute/University of Central Florida in Small-Body Planetary Sciences

    Job Description:
    The Florida Space Institute (FSI) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position to carry out research on the physical processes on the surface of small bodies such as asteroids. The successful candidate will be expected to investigate material and mechanical properties of asteroid simulants under relevant conditions. Research will be performed with various instrumentation at the Florida Space Institute and supplemental hardware may be developed to carry out experiments. Additionally, the successful candidate will perform numerical simulations of the behavior of granular material by adapting existing Discrete Element Model code, under guidance from our collaborator at the University of Colorado Boulder. Supervision of undergraduate research assistants and publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals is expected.

    The position is expected to have a start date before November 2019 and is renewable annually for up to three years.

    FSI is associated with the Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS) and the Arecibo Observatory, providing exciting opportunities for collaboration and networking. The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 66,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at https://www.ucf.edu/.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, planetary sciences, or a related field is required.
    Preferences:
    Experience in the following is of interest:
    – Hands-on experience in hardware design, manufacturing, and operation;
    – Laboratory work with cryogenic samples;
    – Mentoring of undergraduate students;
    – One or more of the following coding languages: IDL, Python, C, C++, Fortran.

    EEO Employer:
    As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

    UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, at https://jobs.ucf.edu/cw/en-us/job/498004. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a curriculum vitae and a brief description of prior research experience.

    Additional Application Materials Required:
    In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit:
    (1) Full curriculum vitae;
    (2) Cover letter describing their related experience;
    (3) Statement of research interests;
    (4) Names, addresses and emails of three people willing to write letters of recommendation

    Questions may be directed to:
    Dr. Julie Brisset, Associate Researcher
    Florida Space Institute
    Julie.Brisset at ucf.edu

  44. August 5, 2019 8:10 am

    TENURE TRACK ASTROBIOLOGY POSITION AT IPM

    Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor

    position in the Division for Astrobiology, Institute for Planetary

    Materials, Okayama University. We seek a candidate who will be able to

    develop a novel and independent research program in one of the research

    areas in astrobiology, such as analytical or experimental studies of

    prebiotic chemistry, mineral-water-organic interactions related to the

    origin of life, the search for signatures of primitive life on the

    early Earth or in the Solar System, and also work within a

    collaborative environment with other staff to pursue joint researches

    on Earth and planetary materials.

    For further information, please contact:

    Professor Xianyu Xue

    Chair of the Selection Committee for the Faculty in the Division for

    Astrobiology, Institute for Planetary Materials

    Okayama University 827 Yamada, Misasa, Tottori, 682-0193, Japan

    Phone: +81-858-43-1215

    E-mail: xianyu at okayama-u.ac.jp

    http://www.misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp/eng/announcement/?eid=01724

  45. August 5, 2019 8:10 am

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN EXPERIMENTAL PLANETARY SCIENCE
    Columbia University

    New York, New York

    Columbia University’s Astrophysics Laboratory invites applications for a

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist to perform laboratory simulations of solar

    wind ion irradiation of Mercury’s regolith surface. The successful candidate

    will join the group headed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. Daniel Wolf Savin;

    they will participate in designing, building, and performing experiments utilizing

    a novel ion-beam apparatus to study the spectral changes and sputtering yields

    of regolith-like loose powders.

    The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up

    to two additional years; this is contingent upon the availability of funds and

    mutual satisfaction.

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or the equivalent degree in Planetary

    Science, Physics, Geology, Astrophysics, or a related field. Desired laboratory

    skills include experience with apparatus design and construction; fast ion beams;

    ion optics; ultra-high vacuum techniques; ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared

    spectral reflectance measurements; quadrupole mass spectrometers; catcher foils;

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; and associated electronics. Desired computer

    skills include programming, multidimensional data analysis, LabView, Python,

    Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, SIMION, Linux/Mac OS, and Windows OS.

    The successful candidate will have a strong background in at least some of the

    areas listed above, a proven research ability, and evidence of future research

    potential. The candidate is expected to be able to work well independently and

    cooperatively with a team and to communicate the results of his/her research

    both orally and in writing. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills

    are highly desirable. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to

    Dr. Savin at savin@astro.columbia.edu.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of

    publications) and statement of past research. In addition they should arrange

    to have three letters of reference sent directly by the writers to Dr. Savin.

    Applications will be considered only after all of the requested material has

    been received. Applications and letters should be submitted by email to

    savin at astro.columbia.edu. Screening of applicants will begin immediately

    and will continue until the position has been filled.

  46. July 28, 2019 10:47 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Astronomy at Cornell University encourages early
    career researchers in astronomy and planetary sciences to apply to the
    following postdoctoral fellowship opportunities:

    * 51 Pegasi b Fellowship
    Cornell University is among the fourteen host institutions for this
    planetary astronomy focused postdoctoral fellowship. Deadline:
    September 20th

    https://www.hsfoundation.org/programs/science/51-pegasi-b-fellowship

    * Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowship
    This prestigious new fellowship allows recipients to conduct research
    in any discipline across Cornell’s College of Arts & Sciences.
    Deadline: October 15th

    https://as.cornell.edu/klarman-postdoctoral-fellowships

    * Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship
    This program offers significant independence to top-tier postdoctoral
    researchers and scholars in all areas of study at Cornell. Deadline:
    September 2nd

    https://research.cornell.edu/content/fellowship-essentials

    Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage.
    We particularly welcome applications from individuals who belong to
    groups that have been historically underrepresented in planetary
    sciences and astronomy such as women, persons with disabilities, racial
    and ethnic minorities, gender and sexual minorities, and others who may
    contribute to diversification of the field. Our inclusive community of
    scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger
    purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s
    mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

    For more information contact Nikole Lewis (nikole.lewis at cornell.edu)

  47. July 21, 2019 6:40 pm

    PROFESSOR POSITION IN RADIATION AND REMOTE SENSING OF ATMOSPHERES IN
    BERLIN

    We now have an Associate Professor position open at Freie Universitat
    Berlin that might be of interest for planetary scientists that work
    with Earth’s atmosphere as well as planetary atmospheres and radiative
    transfer.

    Please find detail here:

    https://www.fu-berlin.de/universitaet/beruf-karriere/jobs/english/GW-
    Prof-E-W2-fuer-Strahlung-und-Fernerkundung.html

    Applications have to be submitted by August 15th via e-mail to the
    address mentioned in the link.

  48. July 21, 2019 6:40 pm

    JOB OPENING: UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO – FULL PROFESSOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR

    The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE) at UNR
    invites applications for a tenured, full professor to serve as
    Department Chair. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences
    or a related field, and a proven track record in research and service
    as well as evidence of successful personnel and financial management.
    Leadership qualities, enthusiasm, effective interpersonal communication
    and organizational skills are required. The Chair’s role includes
    representing the Department to university administration, other
    university units, industry, and to public and private agencies at the
    local, regional, national, and international levels. The Chair will be
    expected to oversee recruitment of world-class faculty, and facilitate
    their professional development. The Chair will be expected to teach a
    reduced course load, supervise graduate students and maintain a robust
    research program.

    Review of applications will begin Monday, September 16, 2019. We are
    expecting a start date of July 1, 2020.

    The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity/affirmative
    action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage
    all qualified individuals to apply.

    For additional details on the Department and UNR please see the full
    application:

    https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-
    Nevada-Reno—Main-Campus/Professor-Chair-Geological-Sciences_R0116800

  49. July 21, 2019 6:39 pm

    PLANETARY SCIENCES EXPLORATION POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

    The Department of Physics (physics.cos.ucf.edu) at the University of
    Central Florida (UCF) and the Florida Space Institute (FSI) invite
    applications for a post-doctoral position as part of the Center for
    Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS) of the NASA Solar System
    Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). We seek candidates
    with interests in exploration-related planetary science including, but
    not limited to, lunar surface mineralogy, regolith processes, primitive
    asteroid mineralogy, and in situ resource utilization (ISRU).

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in Geological
    Sciences, Planetary Sciences, or a closely related discipline. The
    successful applicant is expected to be involved in CLASS projects
    related to the physical properties of lunar and asteroidal materials,
    the scientific support of ISRU development, and lunar regolith
    processes. This will include interaction with the commercial NewSpace
    community in the development of the next generation of lunar landers,
    instruments, and experiments. Interested individuals should provide
    include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research, and a
    list of three professional references with contact information to Dr.
    Daniel Britt (dbritt at ucf.edu).

    Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

  50. July 13, 2019 9:52 pm

    FACULTY POSITION AT INSTITUTE FOR PLANETARY MATERIALS

    The Institute for Planetary Materials (IPM), Okayama University,
    Misasa, Japan, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure
    track) position in the area of Astrobiology. IPM consists of three
    divisions, the Division for Astrobiology, the Division for Planetary
    System Science, and the Division for Basic Planetary Materials Science.
    Further information about the faculty, research and facilities of the
    Institute can be found at the IPM website:

    http://www.misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp

    Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor
    position in the Division for Astrobiology.

    http://www.misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp/eng/announcement/?eid=01724

    We seek a candidate who will be able to develop a novel and independent
    research program in one of the research areas in astrobiology, such as
    analytical or experimental studies of prebiotic chemistry,
    mineral-water-organic interactions related to the origin of life, the
    search for signatures of primitive life on the early Earth or in the
    Solar System, and also work within a collaborative environment with
    other staff to pursue joint researches on Earth and planetary
    materials.

  51. June 24, 2019 10:23 am

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCES

    The Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques (CRPG) Nancy,
    located in northeast France, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher
    in Earth and Planetary remote sensing. The 2-year position is supported
    by a CNRS Momentum grant entitled ‘Spectral imagery unravels the nature
    of planetary crusts’.

    Applications are due soon (deadline: June 30th 2019). There is no
    restriction on citizenship. The position must start between September
    1st and December 15th, 2019.

    To read the full offer and apply, please visit:

    http://bit.ly/2JPTMRL

    You may contact Dr. Jessica Flahaut for more information at:
    flahaut at crpg.cnrs-nancy.fr

  52. June 24, 2019 10:22 am

    Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Organic and Inorganic
    Geochemistry at the NASA Johnson Space Center

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, part of the
    Universities Space Research Association, invites applications for a
    postdoctoral researcher to conduct NASA-supported work in research at
    the interface of organic and inorganic geochemistry:

    https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction
    =app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=920

    The successful candidate should have expertise in the analysis of
    organic molecules and their inorganic host phases for multiple research
    projects and will work with Drs. Eve Berger and Aaron Burton on two
    projects. Project one involves characterizing changes in organic and
    mineralogical composition of organic-bearing asteroidal and cometary
    simulant materials after hydrothermal and impact processing. Project
    two involves characterizing the interactions of chiral ligands with a
    variety of cations to determine if chirality has an effect on the
    resulting complex, to explore whether this could be a viable route for
    prebiotic evolution leading to homochirality.

    The position requires a Ph.D. in geochemistry or inorganic chemistry,
    and the successful candidate must have expertise in scanning electron
    microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and solution-phase coordination
    chemistry, as well as experience processing insoluble organic material
    such as kerogen for analysis. Experience with gas chromatography-mass
    spectrometry is a strong plus.

  53. June 24, 2019 10:09 am

    ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

    The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.

    The aim of these fellowships is to provide scientists in their early career,
    holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing research
    in fields related to the ESA Science Programme.

    Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and
    astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
    fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years, with the
    possible extension to three years, and are tenable at the
    European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands,
    or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo,
    near Madrid, Spain.

    Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in
    the fall of 2020. Preference will be given to applications submitted by
    candidates in an early stage of their career. Candidates not holding
    a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of
    receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

    ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA’s Social Security Scheme, which covers
    medical expenses. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.

    The deadline for applications is 1 October 2019.

    More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science,
    on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from
    http://cosmos.esa.int/fellowship

    Questions on the scientific aspects of the
    ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent
    by e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Jan-Uwe Ness
    at the address fellowship@cosmos.esa.int

  54. June 18, 2019 8:50 pm

    The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of 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 electron microscopy to explore the nature and origins of planetary materials. The initial appointment is for one year with expected renewal up to three years, pending funding and satisfactory performance. The position is expected to begin January of 2020.

    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 a 200 keV aberration-corrected Hitachi HF5000 scanning transmission electron microscope. These instruments are housed within the Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility and will play a critical role in the analysis of samples to be returned by the NASA OSIRIS-REx Mission being led by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona.

    Details on the position and how to apply can be found at https://uacareers.com/postings/39148

  55. June 16, 2019 6:42 pm

    CLEVER PLANETS POST-DOC OPPORTUNITY

    The CLEVER (Cycles of Life-Essential Volatile Elements in Rocky)
    Planets team and Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary
    Sciences at Rice University are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral
    scholar position who would explore dynamical and geochemical
    fingerprints of accretion and magma ocean processes, searching for
    conditions of producing thermo-chemically habitable rocky planets. The
    focus will be tracking the fate of life-essential volatile elements, C,
    N, H, and S in our Solar System and other exoplanetary systems from the
    protoplanetary disk to the end of magma ocean stage via dynamical and
    geochemical modeling. The contract will be initially for 1 year and is
    renewable for up to 3 years based on progress and performance. The
    salary would commensurate with experience. The position will be based
    out of Rice University but the post-doctoral candidate will also have
    the opportunity to interact with astrophysicists and planetary
    scientists at UCLA and UC Davis and other team members and
    collaborators.

    Please find more details here:

    http://cleverplanets.org/2019/06/07/post-doc-opportunity/

  56. June 5, 2019 5:41 pm

    Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    Atomic and Molecular Physics Division

    A Post-doctoral Research Fellow opportunity (theoretical) is available in the Atomic and Molecular Physics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The project will concern collisional processes for astrophysics and mid/far-infrared astronomical spectroscopy.

    Interested applicants should visit http://www.usajobs.gov and search for listing 534770200 for additional information.
    Applications must be received through the USAJOBS website by the closing date.
    After the announcement closes and application reviews are done, you may be contacted by the hiring office if further evaluation or interviews are required.

    Closing date for applications: June 17, 2019

    Informal inquiries may be sent to:
    Dr. James F. Babb (jbabb at cfa.harvard.edu)

  57. May 31, 2019 8:13 pm

    POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY IN LUNAR REGOLITH PROCESSES
    PURDUE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science at Purdue University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to lead a joint code development, modeling, and remote sensing project focused on the topographic and compositional evolution of the lunar regolith. Tasks would include development of a landscape evolution code and generation of new Moon Mineralogy Mapper spectral data products. A PhD in physics, geophysics or planetary science and experience in modeling is required along with familiarity with computer languages such as IDL, Python, FORTRAN, or C in a LINUX environment. Experience in reflectance spectroscopy or remote sensing data analysis is preferred but not required. The position is available immediately and will run for 2 years with the possibility of extension pending availability of funding. A background check is required for employment in this position.

    Please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to both Professors David Minton (daminton at purdue.edu) and Briony Horgan (briony at purdue.edu) by July 1, 2019.

    Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

  58. Elisabeth Hausrath permalink
    May 31, 2019 5:28 pm

    Postdoctoral Scholar working with algae in extreme environments, Department of Geoscience, UNLV

    We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath at UNLV growing algae under a range of conditions. Responsibilities of the position will include working with a low temperature and pressure chamber to grow different algal and microbial species under a variety of atmospheric pressures and compositions, temperatures, water, nutrient and light levels; presenting work at conferences; and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
    Desired attributes include significant experience performing laboratory experiments and a strong microbiological background. The ideal candidate will also have strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Requirements include a PhD at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will receive mentoring in scientific skills, manuscript and proposal writing, teaching, and other career skills. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information (address, telephone number and e-mail address) of three professional references to Elisabeth.Hausrath@unlv.edu. For information about our ongoing research programs please see our website here: http://faculty.unlv.edu/hausrath/index.htm.

  59. May 30, 2019 2:32 pm

    Assistant professor position

    Deadline: July 1, 2019

    The desert of Atacama is a well-known Mars analog and a real Disneyland for planetary geologists and geologists for the geologic variety of its territory. We are also developing a laboratory in the Andes Cordillera for multidisciplinary experiments. We need an experienced professional in planetary science to complete our group and a woman would be preferred for gender balance.

    You find all the application details here:

    http://inct.uda.cl/ad2.html

  60. May 27, 2019 12:49 pm

    CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR POSITIONS

    https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/careers/pdf/crc-special-call-adverstisement.pdf

    Review of applications will begin on June 19, 2019.

  61. May 26, 2019 2:54 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCES

    The Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques (CRPG) Nancy,
    located in northeast France, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher
    in Earth and Planetary remote sensing. The 2-year position is supported
    by a CNRS Momentum grant entitled “Spectral Imagery Unravels the Nature
    of Planetary Crusts”.

    Applications are now open, until June 30, 2019. There is no
    restriction on citizenship. The position must start between September
    1 and December 15, 2019.

    For more information and applications, please visit:

    http://bit.ly/2JPTMRL

    or contact Dr. Jessica Flahaut, at: flahaut at crpg.cnrs-nancy.fr

  62. May 24, 2019 1:42 pm

    Subject Matter Expert Reviewer of Proposals Submitted to NASA

    Cornell Technical Services, LLC (CTS) is support contractor to NASA.

    CTS seeks Subject Matter EXPERTS with significant experience in the design, development, and operations of missions, spacecraft and instruments relevant to NASA’s goals. We help NASA evaluate proposals and review programs for investigations intended to help answer the big questions of Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science and Astrophysics.

    As a CTS Part-time employee or Consultant you will participate as a Subject Matter Expert on review teams conducting in-depth technical, management and cost assessments of proposals and Phase A concept studies. Our work is performed remotely with travel occurring periodically during the assignment to bring the geographically distributed teams together to finalize results. An ideal candidate is willing and able to work part-time on an as-needed basis to support the tasks and has significant direct, hands-on build and space flight technical or management responsibility in one or more of the following areas:

    o § Flight Systems

    o § Mission Design and Operations, including Trajectory Analysis

    o § Design, Development and Operation of Spacecraft and Spacecraft Subsystems

    o § Space Based Instruments including Passive Remote Sensors in all Wavelengths, Active Sensors and Systems, and In-Situ Instruments for Particles and Fields or Direct Material Sampling

    o § Senior Systems Engineering for either Spacecraft or Instruments

    o § Space Communications and Ground Systems Development and Operations

    o § Mission Leadership as a Program or Project Manager

    CTS provides support to NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) on the Evaluations, Assessments, Studies Service and Support (EASSS-2) contract by assembling evaluation teams in response to Announcements of Opportunities and other acquisition requests by supporting the Technical, Management and Cost (TMC) evaluations for NASA acquisitions. The following URL will provide more information. https://soma.larc.nasa.gov

    We are currently developing the staffing plans for several upcoming SMD TMC evaluations.

    Panel Members are compensated for their time/ expertise.

    For more information, contact us via email at SMEs at CTS-LLC.com, visit us online at http://www.CTS-LLC.com, or phone 757-251-2691

  63. May 20, 2019 10:37 am

    OPEN POSITION AT NASA MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER: MSFC CHIEF
    SCIENTIST

    NASA is currently seeking highly skilled applicants for the Chief
    Scientist position at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in
    Huntsville, AL. The Chief Scientist provides scientific leadership to
    all MSFC Science and Technology Office programs, projects, and
    activities and advises center leadership on key scientific issues
    related to the health and growth of science at MSFC. The incumbent
    represents MSFC science to the external community including NASA
    Headquarters and field centers, academia, government agencies, and
    private industry and is part of a team of Chief Scientists at each
    Center.

    Please click the following link below for the full list of
    responsibilities and qualifications. The position is open to all U.S.
    citizens and is scheduled to close on Monday, June 3, 2019. This is an
    exciting time to join the NASA team as we prepare to send Astronauts to
    the Moon by 2024, followed by a sustained presence on and around the
    Moon by 2028 and then onto Mars. I encourage you to consider applying
    and accepting the opportunity to become a part of this great endeavor.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533547500

  64. May 17, 2019 2:56 pm

    *UpcomingScience Program Management (Program Scientist) Positions at NASA HQ***

    > The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) will seek to fill multiple
    > Science Program Management (GS-1301-14/15AST, Program Scientist)
    > positions inthe Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and
    > Astrophysics Divisions, and/or the SMD Front Office.
    >
    > 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, that
    > streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling
    > competitive positions. This competition is open to all U.S. Citizens.
    >
    > *The announcement will open on June 10 and close on June 14
    > athttps://www.usajobs.gov
    > .
    > The NASA Announcement Number will be HQ19H0004.*
    >
    > Please log into USAJOBS to create/update your resume, etc., in
    > advance, so as not to miss this opportunity that will be open for only
    > 5 days.

  65. May 12, 2019 3:44 pm

    ARECIBO HAS A STAFF SCIENTIST POSITION OPEN

    AO is seeking application for a staff scientist position preferably
    with VLBI experience:

    https://jobs.ucf.edu/en-us/job/497173/observatory-scientist-or-senior-
    observatory-scientist-interferometry-radioastronomy

  66. May 12, 2019 3:43 pm

    GUEST SCIENTIST OR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SPACE PHYSICS
    https://www.irf.se/jobb

    Closing date: 16 June 2019

  67. April 29, 2019 10:06 pm

    Scientist, Small Bodies of the Solar System, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

    https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2019-10610-Scientist-Small-Bodies-of-the-Solar-System-2019-10610

    Applications due June 15th.

  68. April 7, 2019 4:09 pm

    POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL
    FLORIDA

    Applications are solicited for a highly motivated postdoctoral research
    fellow to join Dr. Kerri Donaldson Hanna in the Planetary Sciences
    Group in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida
    (UCF).

    The successful applicant will combine remote sensing investigations
    with laboratory measurements to constrain compositions of airless
    bodies, particularly the Moon and asteroids. Particularly, the
    applicant will work within a team to better understand the formation
    and evolution of the Moon’s anorthositic crust. In addition, the
    applicant will help Dr Donaldson Hanna set-up her laboratory facility
    at UCF and make lab measurements of lunar and asteroid analogs under
    simulated airless body conditions. Experience with remote sensing
    datasets, ENVI, ArcGIS, MATLAB, and laboratory measurements are
    desirable.

    The applicant will be expected to carry out their own independent
    research project, give presentations at professional meetings, prepare
    publications on their work and participate in weekly group meetings.

    Interested individuals must have a Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Geology,
    Physics/Astronomy, Engineering, or a related field.

    Application materials (CV and research statement) should be submitted
    by email to Kerri.DonaldsonHanna at ucf.edu by Friday April 26, 2019.

  69. April 7, 2019 4:08 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL AND GUEST RESEARCHER POSITIONS IN SPACE PHYSICS IN
    UPPSALA, SWEDEN

    The positions are related to studies of space plasmas.

    Applications are invited for post-doctoral positions in the field of
    fundamental space plasma physics. The studies are based on data
    analysis from single and multi-spacecraft observations in various
    plasmas from macro- to micro-scales in the Earth’s environment.

    Our team performs observations, data analysis, and modeling of space
    plasma processes

    http://www.irfu.se

    We are searching for a total of three persons to work on the following
    projects:

    1) Direct observation of anomalous resistivity in collisionless
    plasmas, and its importance for magnetic reconnection, based on
    measurements of electric and magnetic fields and charged particles by
    the four NASA MMS satellites.

    2) Energy budget of the topside ionosphere and upper thermosphere,
    based on observations by the three ESA Swarm satellites.

    3) Investigation of the dynamics of the terrestrial magnetosheath
    during disturbed solar wind conditions based on multi-spacecraft
    observations (solar wind monitors, MMS, Themis, Cluster, Geotail),
    and the resulting geomagnetic responses measured by ground
    magnetometers (IMAGE, MIRACLE) at high latitudes.

    Applications should be sent, preferably by email, to:
    registrator at irf.se

    Please quote reference number: 2.2.1-111/19
    Last Application Date 2019-05-15
    Read the full description:

    https://www2.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P4&vacid=67&chosen=topical

  70. April 1, 2019 5:16 pm

    OPENING FOR A FACULTY POSITION IN ANALYTICAL PLANETARY SCIENCES AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK

    We are now recruiting to a lectureship position with a research specialism in analytical planetary sciences in the School of Physical Sciences at the Open University. This Faculty position will provide the opportunity to join a large group of planetary scientists with an
    extensive range of excellent analytical and simulation facilities and involvement in many on-going and planned planetary missions, and to contribute to our distance learning curriculum.

    The deadline for applications is April 23, 2019. See Open University website for details:

    http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/lecturer-planetary-science-15811

  71. March 16, 2019 11:53 am

    Please distribute thru your networks. Thank you

    The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) within NASA Headquarters will fill multiple Program Executive positions in the Earth Science Division, Heliophysics Division, Planetary Science Division, Astrophysics Division, or Joint Agency Satellite Division.
    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through USAJOBS, so it will only be open for 5 days. The announcement will open on March 25 and close on March 29. The NASA Announcement Number will be HQ19H0003.

    In the interest in getting a broad pool of qualified applications, we have been asked to work with our networks to ensure this opportunity is announced as broadly as possible, due to the short USAJOBS window.

    This is a fair and open competition that all U.S. Citizens and Status candidates can apply to. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority. The positions are NOT “rigged” or “fixed” for anyone. We’ve been asked to emphasize this because some applicants may have a misconception about this opportunity due to the very short window and we do not want anyone to be deterred from applying.
    Given the short period the announcement is open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before and update your resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.
    If you have not been on USAJOBS recently, your old USAJOBS username and password will not work. You will need to create a login.gov account using the same email address you use for USAJOBS. Best to work this out in advance, rather than be surprised by any login problems.

  72. March 11, 2019 9:39 am

    [NASA] GSFC CIVIL SERVANT JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration
    Division, Astrochemistry Laboratory (Code 691) at NASA’s Goddard Space
    Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking a research scientist to study the
    origin, composition, structure and evolution of the bodies of the solar
    system, including planets and their satellites, the Earth and Moon,
    Venus, and also exoplanets. This is GS-13 level position located at
    NASA-Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland near Washington, DC. The call for
    this position will run from Wednesday, March 13 through Thursday, March
    28, 2019.

    To apply, please submit your application through the USAJobs website;
    the direct link is provided below.

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526481000

    For additional information contact: Dr. Jason Dworkin, mailto:
    Jason.P.Dworkin at nasa.gov; or Dr. Natasha Johnson, mailto:
    Natasha.M.Johnson at nasa.gov

  73. March 11, 2019 9:38 am

    3 POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN MARS SCIENCE

    The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de
    Astrobiologia (CAB) invites applications for three postdoctoral
    positions to support investigations on the nature of the early Mars
    environments. We are seeking enthusiastic and excellent candidates to
    join a planetary science team funded by the European Research Council
    (ERC), working with Dr. Alberto Fairen in the Project “MarsFirstWater”
    (ERC Consolidator Grant) broadening the efforts of the Project
    “icyMARS” (ERC Starting Grant).

    Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in the field of Planetary Science
    or related discipline, and a background in Mars research. Expertise in
    Geomorphology/Sedimentology, Geochemistry, and Microbiology,
    respectively for each of the positions, is required.

    The 3 positions, placed in Madrid, would be for two years, with
    possible extension to a third year contingent upon satisfactory
    performance. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum
    with a list of publications, a brief (maximum two pages) statement of
    research interests, and a list of three references, no later than March
    15 2019, to Alberto Fairen (agfairen at cab.inta-csic.es).

    The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than Sep 1,
    2019.

  74. astrodivanz permalink
    March 4, 2019 9:49 pm

    Head of Education at the Santa Fe Institute

    The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) seeks a scientist and educator to lead all components of our education program, both in-person and on-line. This includes maintaining the excellence of SFI’s core in-person Education Activities: Complex Systems Summer School (CSSS), the Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science (GWCSS), our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Complexity Explorer (complexityexplorer.org) is SFI’s online education platform. On this platform SFI offers online courses in foundational areas of complex systems. Our online community consists of over 42,000 people from 160 countries. Collectively our courses have enrolled over 60,000 students, with a completion rate of 11%.

    In addition to maintaining and evolving the programs above, the new Head of Education will have the opportunity to initiate new, innovative educational programs. In so doing, he or she will be able to take advantage of SFI’s position as the leading research center for the study of complex systems and our ability to convene leading scholars and practitioners from a diversity of fields from across the US and the globe.

    The Head of Education is a leadership position at SFI. The successful candidate will collaborate with extraordinary staff and SFI researchers, both resident and external, to deliver in-person education programming to several hundred people yearly and online courses to thousands.

    Learn more and apply:

    santafe.edu/jobs/Head-of-Education

    The Santa Fe Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively seek and encourage applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

  75. March 3, 2019 2:13 pm

    [NASA] JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) seeks a
    Planetary Research Space Scientist at the Early-Career level (PhD plus
    postdoctoral experience) to serve the Agency at the NASA Ames Research
    Center (NASA ARC) within the San Francisco Bay Area, Moffett Field,
    California. The Ames Research Center seeks to enhance its Civil Service
    research staff in the Planetary Systems Branch of the Space Science and
    Astrobiology Division, within the realms of planetary geophysical
    processes, planetary atmospheres and climates of Solar System/Extrasolar
    bodies, and, planetary systems formation and dynamics. Applicants with
    demonstrated professional expertise within the planetary science
    research areas of: planetary systems formation/evolution processes,
    extrasolar planetary atmospheres theory/modeling, planetary geophysical
    instrumentation, planetary geophysical/geomorphological studies,
    radiative transfer theory and methods, and/or comparative planetology,
    are encouraged to apply.

    To apply, please submit your application through the USAJOBS.gov web
    page, under the Vacancy Announcement #AR19D0030:

    https://www.usajobs.gov

  76. March 3, 2019 2:12 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SPACE PHYSICS – WORK WITH DATA FROM THE
    ROSETTA ION COMPOSITION ANALYZER

    Closing date for applications is March 29, 2019.

    The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the
    Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna invites applications for a
    Postdoctoral position in Space Physics, related to the ESA Rosetta
    mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta is the first
    mission to follow a comet for an extended time, from low activity far
    from the sun to high activity around perihelion. The Rosetta mission is
    now in an intensive data analysis phase, following the ending of the
    mission in September 2016. Applications are invited both for a 2-year
    postdoc position and for shorter periods for guest scientists.

    The advertised position is a research position for studies of the
    cometary plasma environment and its interaction with the Solar wind
    primarily using ion data from the Ion Composition Analyzer (ICA) on
    board Rosetta but also using data from the other instruments that form
    the Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC). Work using numerical models of
    different aspects of the comet plasma environment is also part of the
    data analysis effort.

    More information:

    https://www2.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P3&vacid=35&chosen=topical

  77. March 3, 2019 2:12 pm

    TWO SENIOR SCIENTIST POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BAYREUTH

    The Bayerisches Geoinstitut at the University of Bayreuth in Germany is
    seeking candidates for 2 Research Associate Senior Scientist positions
    (1 tenure track and 1 fixed term) in Earth and planetary sciences.

    For further information, see the job opening descriptions posted on:

    http://www.bgi.uni-bayreuth.de/

  78. March 3, 2019 2:10 pm

    POSTDOC POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The Space Research Institute (IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
    (OeAW) is offering a postdoc position in planetary science (full-time/
    40h per week) in the area of planetary science and space plasma physics
    focusing on the BepiColombo mission for Mercury. The Space Research
    Institute in Graz leads the magnetic field experiment on board MMO
    spacecraft as a PI institute.

    For further details see:

    https://www.oeaw.ac.at/de/die-oeaw/karriere-jobs/offene-stellen/

    The application deadline is March 31, 2019. For more information,
    contact Dr. Yasuhito Narita (yasuhito.narita at oeaw.ac.at) or
    Dr. Ferdinand Plaschke (ferdinand.plaschke at oeaw.ac.at).

  79. March 3, 2019 2:10 pm

    3 POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN MARS SCIENCE

    The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de
    Astrobiologia (CAB) invites applications for three postdoctoral
    positions to support investigations on the nature of the early Mars
    environments, working with Dr. Alberto Fairen in the Project
    “MarsFirstWater” (ERC Consolidator Grant) broadening the efforts of the
    Project “icyMARS” (ERC Starting Grant).

    Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in the field of Planetary Science
    or related discipline, and a background in Mars research. Expertise in
    Geomorphology/Sedimentology, Geochemistry, and Microbiology,
    respectively for each of the positions, is required. The 3 positions,
    placed in Madrid, would be for two years, with possible extension to a
    third year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Benefits include
    working in a young enthusiastic team at one of the leading Planetary
    Sciences institutions in Europe, full social benefits according to the
    Spanish social care system, and a very competitive salary.

    Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum with a list
    of publications, a brief (maximum two pages) statement of research
    interests, and a list of three references, no later than March 15,
    2019, to Alberto Fairen (agfairen at cab.inta-csic.es).

    The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than Sep 1,
    2019.

  80. February 10, 2019 7:11 pm

    PH.D. THESIS AND POSTDOC POSITIONS IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES AT LATMOS,
    PARIS

    Two open positions in modeling planetary atmospheres funded by the ANR at LATMOS, Paris:
    A Ph.D. thesis on modeling the Martian polar CO2 clouds with a mesoscale
    model. Details and applications: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR8190-ANNMAA-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN

    Application deadline: March 28, 2019 Start date: October 1st, 2019

    A two-year full-time postdoctoral fellowship on modeling the Martian mesospheric CO2 clouds with a global climate model. Details and applications:
    https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR8190-ANNMAA-002
    /Default.aspx?lang=EN

    Application deadline: March 28, 2019 Expected (but flexible) start date: September 1st, 2019

    Contact: anni.maattanen at latmos.ipsl.fr

  81. February 10, 2019 7:09 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR, PLANETARY SCIENCE/IMPACT PROCESSES, UC DAVIS

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis seeks a
    postdoctoral scholar to study impact processes on rocky planets.
    Current research programs seek to understand the role of small and
    large collisions on the formation and habitability of rocky planets and
    the emergence of life. Applicants may pursue numerical simulations
    and/or experimental work in the department’s Shock Compression
    Laboratory. The lab’s primary research themes focus on understanding
    the role of material properties in governing the outcome of collisions,
    including the physical and chemical processes that shape planet
    formation and early Earth’s habitability. The scholar may also
    participate in ongoing collaborations in the UC Center for Matter at
    Extreme Conditions, NASA’s CLEVER Planets research team, and the Simons
    Collaboration on the Origins of Life. Further information about current
    research initiatives can be found at:

    http://sarahtstewart.net

    Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics, geology, chemistry,
    materials science or related field is required. Desired qualifications:
    Prior experience with numerical simulations of planetary collisions
    and/or experimental high-pressure techniques.

    Interested candidates should contact Prof. Sarah Stewart
    (sts at ucdavis.edu) with inquiries and apply by emailing a CV, contact
    information for three references, and a brief statement of research
    interests.

  82. February 10, 2019 7:08 pm

    DIRECTOR SOUGHT FOR THE INSTITUTION OF ASTRONOMY AND PLANETARY SCIENCE OF THE UNIVERSIDAD DE ATACAMA

    Go to: http://www.uda.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id
    =2971&Itemid=107

    Links are available in both Spanish and English languages.

    Please contact the Director of the Investigation, Dr. Cesar Echeverria (cesar.echeverria at uda.cl), for any questions.

  83. February 7, 2019 9:18 pm

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Planetary Science, UC Davis

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis seeks a postdoctoral scholar to study impact processes on rocky planets. Current research programs seek to understand the role of small and large collisions on the formation and habitability of rocky planets and the emergence of life. Applicants may pursue numerical simulations and/or experimental work in the department’s Shock Compression Laboratory. The lab’s primary research themes focus on understanding the role of material properties in governing the outcome of collisions, including the physical and chemical processes that shape planet formation and early Earth’s habitability. The scholar may also participate in ongoing collaborations in the UC Center for Matter at Extreme Conditions, NASA’s CLEVER Planets research team, and the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life. Further information about current research initiatives can be found at http://sarahtstewart.net

    Minimum qualifications: A PhD in physics, geology, chemistry, materials science or a related field is required. Desired qualifications: Prior experience with numerical simulations of planetary collisions and/or experimental high-pressure techniques.

    To apply: Interested candidates should contact Prof. Sarah Stewart (sts at ucdavis.edu) with inquiries and apply by emailing a CV, contact information for three references, and a brief statement of research interests.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

  84. February 2, 2019 5:14 pm

    EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH COORDINATOR

    The CLEVER Planets (http://cleverplanets.org/) research team and the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (EEPS: https://earthscience.rice.edu/) of Rice University is seeking a full-time education and public outreach coordinator. The position requires overseeing communication and coordination of multi-institutional, interdisciplinary NASA-funded project on planetary habitability, responding directly to the Principle Investigator (PI) and working with Co-Investigators (Co-I’s) and their students and postdocs.

    Responsibilities of this position include website maintenance (managing maintenance/updates/revisions to cleverplanets.org website), science communication (e.g., coordinating with RiceNews and Media Relations office and the EEPS department to promote CLEVER Planets research and stories), organization of outreach activities and social media, as well as facilitating the collaboration needs between scientists and students through meetings, webinars, conferences and emails. In addition to working for the aforementioned project, some additional responsibilities will also include helping promote the strategic goals of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. Initial contract will be given for one year with the possibility for extension up to the entire duration of the proposed research activities.

    Required educational qualification is a Bachelor of Science degree, although masters or higher-degree would be preferred, preferably in STEM fields such as Astronomy, Physics, Earth and Planetary Science or related fields. Experience in a university setting or with academic research is desirable. Experience with website design/maintenance using platforms such as WordPress/Squarespace, strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, particularly dissemination of science to public, and event organization and management is necessary. Some comfort with IT and IT-interfacing is desirable. Rice is an equal opportunity employer.

    Interested applicants should send their completed application materials (1. cover letter, 2. resume, and 3. writing and web-designing examples) to cleverplanets at rice.edu. The review of the applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

  85. January 27, 2019 10:56 am

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
    COLORADO BOULDER

    The University of Colorado Boulder (UC Boulder) is conducting a search for a faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank. We are accepting applications from candidates in the area of space plasma physics including, but not limited to, the Earth’s and planetary
    magnetospheres, solar wind, and ionospheres. For more information, please see posting #15519 at:

    http://www.colorado.edu/jobs

  86. January 27, 2019 10:56 am

    A) SSRN EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE CLASSIFIER POSITION

    https://dps.aas.org/content/ssrn-earth-planetary-science-classifier-position

    Earth & Planetary Science Classifier Position

    We are looking for someone to join the SSRN Team with expertise in scholarly research in the field of Earth & Planetary Science. This position will be in the direct flow of the most current scholarly research worldwide and allow you to work with one of the most progressive companies on the Internet.

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Review submitted abstracts and classify them into the appropriate Earth & Planetary Science subject oriented eJournals. The position is part time, up to 20 hours per week, and may be done from the home. Work requires a computer and email/internet experience. You must have clearance to work in the United States. Documentation will be required prior to employment.

    COMPENSATION: $15 per hour

    ABOUT SSRN: SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of scholarly research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks. SSRN is building on a history of excellence in the social sciences and is expanding into new areas, including Earth & Planetary Science. SSRN has received several excellence awards for their website: http://www.ssrn.com

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, please send email with cover letter and resume attachment to: jobs at ssrn.com

    To be considered for this position, a cover letter containing this information is required:
    1. Academic Degree
    2. Experience in field of study
    3. Associated experience in publishing

  87. astrodivanz permalink
    January 20, 2019 1:37 pm

    Position: Assistant Professor of Astrobiology

    Location: Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne

    Deadline: Dec 1, but the department is still accepting applications

    More information at: https://fit.hiretouch.com/home/jobs-board/job-details?jobID=51302&job=assistant-professor-of-astrobiology

  88. January 20, 2019 11:44 am

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
    COLORADO BOULDER

    The University of Colorado Boulder (UC Boulder) is conducting a search
    for a faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank. We are accepting
    applications from candidates in the area of space plasma physics
    including, but not limited to, the Earth’s and planetary
    magnetospheres, solar wind, and ionospheres. For more information,
    please see posting #15519 at:

    http://www.colorado.edu/jobs

  89. January 19, 2019 1:55 pm

    Position: Instructor in Physics & Astronomy
    Institute: Texas Christian University
    Department: Physics and Astronomy department
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas USA

    We are hiring a full time instructor that will begin in Fall 2019. This position has the potential for being long term, i.e., 20–30+. The instructor would teach intro physics classes (algebra and calculus based) and three different intro astronomy classes (1: planets; 2: stars, galaxies, and cosmology; 3: archeoastronomy).

    Although our deadline has recently passed, we are still accepting applications until the position is filled. We especially encourage individuals dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment to apply for this position.

    Requirements: PhD in Physics, Astronomy, Science Education, or related fields.
    AAS Job Ad: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/55045577
    Department website: https://physics.tcu.edu/

    You can contact Kat Barger at k.barger@tcu.edu if you have questions.

  90. January 18, 2019 11:53 am

    POST-DOC POSITION ON EXOPLANETS AT MEUDON OBSERVATORY

    The Laboratoire d’Etudes Spatiales et d’Instrumentation en Astrophysique (LESIA, France) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in exoplanet atmospheric and spectroscopic studies. The candidates will join the team funded by the ANR “e-PYTHEAS” (http://e-pytheas.cnrs.fr/) led by Dr. Athena Coustenis at LESIA. The initial appointment will be for 18 months, with a possible 6-month extension.

    The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Benjamin Charnay and Dr. Bruno Bézard and also interact with members of the e-PYTHEAS team, including A. Coustenis, P. Drossart, T. Encrenaz (LESIA), P. Lavvas (GSMA, France) and G. Tinetti (UCL, UK), as well as with spectroscopists in the team providing important data for these studies. He/she will also be involved in the preparation of the newly selected ESA ARIEL mission (https://ariel-spacemission.eu).

    The e-PYTHEAS team obtained new ab initio molecular line lists in the 1-17 μm wavelength region for hydrocarbons and their isotopologues such as 12CH4, 13CH4, CH3D, C2H2, C2H4 and C2H6 up to 2500 K (http://theorets.univ-reims.fr/molecules). The main goal of the postdoc project is to analyze the effects of these new line lists on transit and emission spectra of warm/hot exoplanets and to estimate the detectability of these molecules by current (HST, VLT, …) and future telescopes (JWST, ARIEL, ELT). Transit and emission spectra will be produced at low and high spectral resolution using a 1-D radiative-convective model developed at LESIA (Exo-REM). The candidate will incorporate the new molecular opacities in the atmospheric model and adapt Exo-REM to irradiated planets and transit spectroscopy. He/she will afterwards apply it to brown dwarf and young giant exoplanets observed by direct imaging (e.g. VLT/SPHERE) and to warm/hot transiting exoplanets observed by e.g. Spitzer or HST.

    The successful candidate will be hosted by LESIA in Meudon, France.

    The net salary will be around 2400€/month + reimbursement of transport fees. Benefits include complete health insurance coverage and social security, as required by French law. The position is for 18 months.

    A PhD in physics, astronomy or a related discipline is required at the time when the position starts. Expertise in radiative transfer and molecular spectroscopy modelling is required.

    Applications must be received electronically at: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR8109-SYLDES-003/Default.aspx by February 28th, 2019 for full consideration.

    The successful applicant is expected to start between April and October 2019.

  91. January 16, 2019 3:32 pm

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida

    The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (geology.ufl.edu) invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. This is a full-time, nine-month, time-limited, non-tenure accruing with the possibility of renewal for one additional academic year contingent on satisfactory performance, conduct, and funding. Opportunities exist for summer employment at the University. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. by August 15, 2019. We seek candidates whose research interests overlap with current faculty and show strong promise in research and teaching. For complete information about this position, including required qualifications and applications materials, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/59465. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 28, 2019 and continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Peter Adams (adamsp at ufl.edu).

    The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution

  92. January 14, 2019 12:42 pm

    The Department of Geology at the University of Georgia seeks to fill a position for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of petrology/mineralogy, welcoming applications from scientists in both the Earth and Planetary sciences to complement the department’s growing focus in planetary sciences. We encourage applications from petrologists/mineralogists with strong backgrounds in chemistry and physics who may employ unconventional and interdisciplinary approaches to address big-picture questions including but not limited to petrologic and /or mineralogical aspects of planetary evolution involving core, mantle, and/or crustal processes. A Ph.D. in Geology, Earth or Planetary Science or other related discipline is required by August 1, 2019. The successful candidate must be comfortable teaching our undergraduate core curriculum classes in mineralogy and/or petrology, a graduate course in their specialty, as well as introductory courses in geology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program to attract outstanding graduate students in their field, and our core electron microprobe facility with dedicated, long standing technical support may be critical to that effort. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and contact information for 3 references.

    Application materials should be uploaded to: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/58518.

    Review of applications will begin February 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by 5 PM EST February 15, 2019.

    The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

    Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; http://www.uga.edu).

  93. January 12, 2019 6:30 pm

    Two Tenure Track Positions in Lunar and Planetary Sample Return and Exploration for Space Resources

    The Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, seeks applicants for two faculty positions, one at the rank of Assistant Researcher (R-3) and one at the rank of Associate (R-4) Researcher. The assignment of rank to position will depend on the outcome of the search. These are permanent, full time (100% FTE) tenure-track positions with nine months per year of state support (75%). For each position the appointee will be required to raise the remaining 25% (3 months) of their salary support from extramural grants and contracts. Anticipated start date is after July 1, 2019.

    Position 0082103: Lunar and Planetary Sample Return: we are looking for individuals with interests and skills to take advantage of the anticipated return of new samples from the Moon, Mars, asteroids, comets, and other objects

    Position 0088583: Exploration for Space Resources: we invite candidates who can identify and aid in the assessment of resources beyond the Earth using remote sensing, analysis of in situ data, or planetary analogs. We seek individuals with strong interests in participating in, or leading, space missions beyond low-Earth orbit relevant to the areas sought. Filling this position is subject to position clearance.

    For full details of the duties, minimum and desirable qualifications, and how to apply please search for the relevant position numbers (0082103; 0088583) at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu
    The University of Hawaii is an EEO/AA Institution

  94. December 28, 2018 7:58 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION AT JPL

    We seek a postdoctoral researcher to conduct kinetics and
    spectroscopic studies on chemical processes relevant to atmospheric
    compositions of Mars and Titan. The research focus will be on
    gas-phase and gas-surface reactions involving organic molecules to
    enhance the scientific return of NASA missions to Mars, Titan and
    other planetary bodies.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related discipline with
    expertise in one or more of the following: physical organic chemistry,
    kinetics, optical and mass spectroscopy, and instrument development.

    Documented publication record in internationally circulated,
    peer-reviewed journals is essential. Initial appointment is full-time
    for one year with possible extensions based upon satisfactory progress
    and available funding. Position is available immediately; applications
    will be considered until position is filled.

    The California Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants wil lreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

    Please email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, a curriculum vitae, representative publications, and contact information for three references to:

    Dr. Xu Zhang (xu.zhang at jpl.nasa.gov)
    Dr. Stanley Sander (ssander at jpl.nasa.gov)
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology

  95. December 23, 2018 8:52 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION AT JPL

    We seek a postdoctoral researcher to conduct kinetics and
    spectroscopic studies on chemical processes relevant to atmospheric
    compositions of Mars and Titan. The research focus will be on
    gas-phase and gas-surface reactions involving organic molecules to
    enhance the scientific return of NASA missions to Mars, Titan and
    other planetary bodies.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related discipline with
    expertise in one or more of the following: physical organic chemistry,
    kinetics, optical and mass spectroscopy, and instrument development.
    Documented publication record in internationally circulated,
    peer-reviewed journals is essential. Initial appointment is full-time
    for one year with possible extensions based upon satisfactory progress
    and available funding. Position is available immediately; applications
    will be considered until position is filled.

    The California Institute of Technology is an Equal
    Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

    Please email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and
    interests, a curriculum vitae, representative publications, and
    contact information for three references to:

    Dr. Xu Zhang (xu.zhang at jpl.nasa.gov)
    Dr. Stanley Sander (ssander at jpl.nasa.gov)
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology

  96. December 17, 2018 7:51 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER OR PH.D. STUDENT OPPORTUNITY – LUNAR
    GEOCHRONOLOGY AND NOBLE GAS ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY

    The Group 18 Laboratories, School of Earth and Space Exploration,
    Arizona State University seeks either a postdoctoral research associate
    or a new Ph.D. student to participate in NASA-supported, laser
    microprobe argon isotopic studies of lunar impact melt breccias. In
    addition to 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, this project features high
    spatial-resolution mapping of Ar diffusion gradients in plagioclase
    clasts in order to place constraints on the thermal evolution of the
    breccias. For more information, please contact Professor Kip Hodges
    (kvhodges at asu.edu).

  97. December 17, 2018 7:51 pm

    RESEARCH POSITION IN DATA SCIENCE AND VISUALIZATION FOR EARTH AND
    PLANETARY SCIENCES AT RICE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Rice
    University seeks an experienced and innovative Data Scientist to build
    a new Data Science for the Earth initiative and enhance activities in
    the department’s Visualization Laboratory. The candidate will be
    willing to cross disciplines and support the software and hardware
    needs of research in geophysics, climate science, remote sensing, and
    geochemistry provided domain knowledge from students and faculty. In
    addition to serving as research/visualization support, successful
    applicants pursue externally-funded research initiatives. Similarly,
    the candidate will be willing to actively learn new techniques that
    enhance departmental research. In particular, we view machine learning,
    advanced 3D visualization and mapping, Bayesian statistics, inverse
    modeling, and optimization as central to our department’s current and
    future computational needs. This position will collaborate with Rice’s
    GIS lab and Office of Information Technology to make use of Rice’s
    existing geospatial and high performance computing infrastructure.

    Please see further information and apply here:

    https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/17720

  98. December 17, 2018 7:49 pm

    JHU/APL JOB OPENING

    Postdoctoral Fellow – Magnetospheric Physics at Johns Hopkins
    University Applied Physics Laboratory

    The Space Physics Group (SRP) of the Johns Hopkins University Applied
    Physics Laboratory Space Exploration Sector is conducting a search for
    a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Particles & Planetary Section. The
    Particles & Planetary Section research aims to understand the dynamics
    of planetary magnetospheres through novel instrument development,
    advanced modeling, and innovative data analysis methods. To this end,
    the Section conducts cutting-edge research in magnetospheric physics,
    with particular expertise in the dynamics of charged particles and
    energetic neutrals. The Section members possess considerable experience
    in advanced data analytics, modeling, instrument development, systems
    engineering, and project management. The Section scientists play
    science leadership roles in several ongoing and future space missions,
    including MMS, Juno, Cassini, JUICE, Europa Clipper, and IMAP.

    The Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in research of magnetospheric
    energetic particle dynamics using data primarily from the NASA
    Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, presenting and publishing the
    research findings at international conferences and in the peer-reviewed
    journals, as well as participating and leading NASA and NSF grant
    proposals.

    For further details please contact Ian Cohen (Ian.Cohen@jhuapl.edu) or
    Barry Mauk (Barry.Mauk@jhuapl.edu). Interested applicants can submit
    their applications online at the following link:

    https://jhuapl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=18704

  99. December 17, 2018 7:47 pm

    POSITION OPENING UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO

    University of Hawai`i – Hilo Position vacancy in the Dept of Physics
    and Astronomy for Instructor.

    Details can be found at
    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu?keywords=astronomy
    and
    http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/hr/vacancy/1138

  100. December 12, 2018 5:43 pm

    We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath at UNLV on mineral dissolution experiments with implications for formation of Mars soils. Responsibilities of the position will include:
    – Laboratory experiments reacting individual minerals and Mars-analog soils with water
    – analysis of solutions and reacted and unreacted mineral
    – Presenting work at conferences and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
    Desired attributes include significant experience performing mineral dissolution experiments, a strong geochemical background, and experience with analytical techniques. The ideal candidate will also have strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Requirements include a PhD at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will receive mentoring in scientific skills, manuscript and proposal writing, teaching, and other career skills. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information (address, telephone number and e-mail address) of three professional references to Elisabeth.Hausrath at unlv.edu. For information about our ongoing research programs please see our website here: http://faculty.unlv.edu/hausrath/index.htm.

  101. December 9, 2018 9:40 am

    POST DOCTORAL POSITION
    SPACE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DIVISION
    SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

    https://resapp.swri.org/ResApp/Job_Search_Results.aspx?DETAIL=15-01330

    Job code: 15-01330

    Job Summary:

    Join SwRI’s Space Science and Engineering team by supporting the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission as a postdoctoral planetary scientist. Our team’s investigations include a variety of lunar science questions using far-UV albedo maps of the lunar surface. Topics of study include characterization of volatiles within permanently shaded regions at the lunar poles, mapping of surface water frost and hydrates, and identifying regional space weathering effects. The far-UV map and spectra analyses to be performed include map data product creation and comparisons with other LRO and lunar datasets for detailed surveys of regions of interest. Publish results in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at professional meetings. Lead and/or assist in new business proposals and teaching/mentoring experience through our UTSA-SwRI graduate program in Space Physics.

    Education/Experience:
    Requires a PhD degree in Planetary Science, Physics, Astrophysics, Space Science, Space Physics, Space Instrumentation, or Astronomy with 0 years experience. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Requires a PhD Must have at least 3 years of related academic research. Strong computing and programming skills with Interactive Data Language (IDL), Python, and/or ArcGIS are required. Must have experience with imaging and/or spectroscopy from space-based observations. A background in scientific analysis and publication of planetary geology, volatiles, and surface reflectance spectral albedo topics is highly desirable. This position requires passing the test.

    Special Considerations:
    This is a 1 year limited term assignment with possible 1 year extension.

  102. December 9, 2018 9:38 am

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester
    Full Details:

    https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/718/research-associate-in-planetary-atmospheric-science.html
    Salary Grade 7 – £34,189 to £39,609 per annum
    Funding is available from 1 March 2019 to 31 March 2022

    Closing date: 14 January 2019

    The Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Leicester invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in Planetary Atmospheric Science.

    You will join the planetary atmospheres team led by Dr Leigh Fletcher to address the scientific aims of a European Research Council (ERC) grant to explore time- variable processes shaping the atmospheres of the giant planets. The “GIANTCLIMES” programme seeks to investigate the 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 the ultraviolet to the microwave, will be used to reconstruct these atmospheres in three dimensions to explore their temporal variability and the processes coupling different atmospheric regimes. Potential sub-projects include, but are not limited to: analysis of multi-instrument data from the Juno and Cassini spacecraft; assessments of the chemical distributions and radiative energy budgets of the four giants; numerical simulation of periodic and stochastic meteorological events (including wave phenomena); spectroscopic mapping techniques from Earth-based observatories; and assembly of data analysis pipelines to support “Guaranteed-Time” and “Early-Release” science activities ahead of the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.

    You will be expected to carry out independent and collaborative research for this project and disseminate the results to the international scientific community. There will be significant opportunities to collaborate within the Leicester’s Planetary Science team (whose existing research includes planetary magnetospheres, ionospheres, atmospheres and surface science), and with an international team specialising in radiative transfer and spectral inversion for planetary atmospheres.

    In addition to the online application form, applicants are requested to provide: [1] a CV and publication list; [2] two academic references; [3] a one-page cover letter detailing how your prior experience and future research aims are commensurate with the aims of the programme outlined above. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Leigh Fletcher on leigh.fletcher at le.ac.uk or 0116 252 3585

  103. December 5, 2018 3:13 pm

    The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of 16 August 2019. The search committees will begin reviewing applications on 31 October 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. For complete information about this and other positions, including required qualifications and applications materials, please view the job postings. The department is interested in candidates with the ability to quantify Earth or planetary processes at short and/or long timescales. Applicants using quantitative calibrations of time including, but not limited to, geochronology/thermochronology, stratigraphy (magneto-, isotope, chemo-, cyclo-, or bio-), or modern observation systems, are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee chair, Dr. Andrea Dutton. The Department of Geological Sciences resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and includes faculty with a wide range of expertise in solid Earth and planetary processes, surface processes, paleoclimate, marine geology, and paleontology. Resources include a range of modern analytical instruments including MC-ICP-MS, TIMS, noble gas and stable isotope mass spectrometers, SEM, EPMA, XRD, XRF, core analysis, magnetometers, GPS, and seismometers. Researchers also have access to the HiPerGator 2 high-performance computing cluster.

  104. December 3, 2018 10:24 am

    The State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences at Macau University of Science and Technology (https://www.must.edu.mo/en/ssi) is seeking a highly motivated researcher at the level of Full Professor in the area of planetary chemistry.

    A successful candidate should have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline with an excellent level of experience in that discipline as well as an excellent oral/writing communicative and interpersonal skill in English. The successful applicant should be able to develop his/her research programme, build his/her own research group, conduct his/her research that is recognized internationally for its originality and significance, lead peer reviewed journal publications, apply for his/her research funding, and contribute to the success of the State Key Laboratory.

    The State Key Laboratory will help the applicant to build his/her own research group and reach his/her full potential by providing a start-up package that includes the 2 million USD for new laboratory equipment, the appointment of an assistant professor in his/her group and the fund for a post-doctoral research fellow and a PhD studentship for his/her group.

    Macau University of Science and Technology is a highly ranked, rapidly rising university (ranked 21th among more than 2500 universities in the region in the year of 2018) while the State Key Laboratory plays a major leading role in the university and the region. At the present time, the State Key Laboratory has about 20 academic staff, 30 research staff and 40 postgraduate students. The official language adopted in the State Key Laboratory is primarily English, together with Mandarin.

    For informal inquiries, please contact Professor M. Zhu at zhumenghua at gmail.com or mhzhu at must.edu.mo (Tel: +853 88972024), State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences, Macau University of Science and Technology, Avenida Wai Long, Taipa, Macau

  105. December 2, 2018 12:41 pm

    ASTRONOMY AND PHYSICS LECTURER SOUGHT AT UCF
    The Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a lecturer position, anticipated to start in August 2019.

    This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position, renewable annually, with the possibility of summer teaching assignments. There is a career path for lecturers with the possibility of promotion based on years of service and performance. A relevant PhD and university-level teaching experience
    are required.

    The department’s 52 full-time faculty include much of UCF’s Planetary
    Sciences Group. We offer BS, BA, MS. and PhD degrees, including MS and PhD tracks in Planetary Sciences. UCF’s Florida Space Institute hosts additional planetary research faculty and manages the Arecibo radio telescope.

    The full posting, with instructions for submitting applications, is here:
    https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/55649

  106. November 27, 2018 10:33 am

    Postdoc position – Oxford University, England – Topic: planetary atmospheric radiative transfer. 3 Years.

  107. November 18, 2018 9:54 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki (Finland) is
    seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the Planetary
    System Research Group.

    The successful candidate is expected to carry out research within the
    framework of a project entitled “Population-level constraints on
    asteroid interior structure and composition”. The aims of the project
    are to i) understand the mechanism leading to the destruction of
    near-Earth objects (NEOs) close to the Sun, ii) develop a
    state-of-the-art model of the near-Earth-object (NEO) population that
    accounts for the thermal and tidal disruption of NEOs, and iii) enable
    and prepare for solar system science with the European Space Agency’s
    Euclid mission, currently planned to be launched in 2021.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in planetary science or a closely
    related field, and, preferably, experience with numerical modeling of
    asteroid orbital evolution and/or disruption of asteroids or asteroid
    constituents. In addition, good programming and data analysis skills
    and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team
    are considered highly advantageous.

    Deadline for applications is November 30, 2018.

    More information about the position including salary and benefits, as
    well as details on how to apply are available at:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/09a5e498

  108. November 9, 2018 5:56 pm

    TENURE TRACK FACULTY MEMBER – DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY -NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University invites
    applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant
    Professor beginning in August 2019. We are especially interested in
    candidates with a demonstrated research record and continuing research
    programs related to the targeted area of hire, which is planetary system
    science (solar system and/or extrasolar), including planetary atmospheres,
    interiors, surfaces, formation, and environments, and including research
    programs that are observational or theoretical in nature. The NMSU
    Astronomy Department is committed to creating an environment that
    affirms and supports diversity across a variety of axes, including ethnicity,
    race, class, ability, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome
    applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their
    scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

    Please see the job ad (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/8e66ce6b) for more
    details and direct all inquiries to astfaculty@nmsu.edu.
    The application deadline is January 7, 2019.

  109. November 9, 2018 5:55 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT MIT

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-position-planetary-science-mit

    The MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
    invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to join Professor
    de Kleer’s planetary astronomy group. The de Kleer group utilizes
    cutting-edge astronomical facilities at optical, infrared, and radio
    wavelengths to study a diverse array of Solar System topics including
    planetary and satellite atmospheres, satellite surfaces and geophysics,
    and small bodies. Applicants are sought from a broad range of research
    areas within astronomy and planetary science that overlap with or
    complement ongoing work in the group, including both Solar System
    and extrasolar planets. Observational experience is beneficial but not
    required. The successful candidate will have opportunities to mentor
    graduate and undergraduate students, and will benefit from the dynamic
    and interdisciplinary environment within the EAPS department and
    across the Institute

    A PhD degree in a related field (e.g. physics, astrophysics, chemistry,
    geology, planetary science) is required. Applicants must submit a 1-3
    page research statement, CV, and three letters of recommendation.
    The research statement should indicate how the applicant’s research
    interests align with areas of ongoing work in the group
    (http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~dekleer/research.html).

    Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online:

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12702

    The appointment starts on or after July 2019 and is initially for one year,
    with renewal for up to two additional years. The position offers a
    competitive salary and annual research budget. Consideration of
    applications will begin on January 10, 2019, and applications will
    be considered until the position is filled. Please contact Professor
    Katherine de Kleer at dekleer@mit.edu with questions.

  110. November 9, 2018 5:54 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES- UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

    https://dps.aas.org/content/assistant-professor-geological-sciences

    The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally
    funded research program that expands the scope of our departmental
    capabilities while complementing and integrating with our existing
    strengths. This position requires a Doctorate in planetary geosciences
    or a related field at time of application. Salary range: $67,725 – $75,250
    annually. For more information or to apply visit

    http://apptrkr.com/1320648 by 12/20/2018.

    Announcement #F000734P. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

  111. November 5, 2018 10:07 am

    UTSA DEPARTMENT CHAIR JOB POSTING

    https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/10633

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas at
    San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking a dynamic Chair that can lead the
    department to preeminence in an extraordinarily diverse University that
    is focused on a significant expansion of its research mission. Areas of
    research excellence within the department include astrophysics,
    biophysics, computational physics, condensed matter, materials science,
    nanotechnology, and space and planetary science. The Department has a
    joint Ph.D. degree with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
    allowing its faculty and Ph.D. students access to over $400M of
    research projects that include leadership roles in NASA’s space physics
    and planetary missions. UT San Antonio’s future will focus on student
    success and building one of the nation’s most diverse research
    intensive universities. The Department Chair will play a critical role
    in linking the Department to this growth and success.

    Required qualifications: a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or related area
    of physical science or engineering; an active research program with a
    distinguished publication record and a strong international
    reputation. Descriptions of current departmental research efforts can
    be found at:

    http://www.utsa.edu/physics/

    Screening of completed applications will begin immediately and will
    continue until the position is filled.

  112. November 5, 2018 10:05 am

    [NASA] PROGRAM SCIENTIST – OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR
    FOR EXPLORATION

    Position Title: AST, Science Program Management: Program Scientist
    – Office of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration

    Institution: NASA Headquarters

    Brief Job Description:

    The position will function as the Program Scientist to the DAA for
    Exploration in support of the development of exploration strategies
    and execution plans and processes for landers, rovers, instruments,
    and orbital capabilities in alignment with the Agency
    cross-directorate exploration campaign, as well as the Lunar Discovery
    and Exploration Program managed by the DAA for Exploration.

    For further details please refer to the following links.

    HQ19C0012:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515541900

    HQ19D0005:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515542200

  113. October 30, 2018 8:48 pm

    Postdoctoral Scientist Fellowships Available: Help NASA Get to Mars
    HOUSTON – (October 30, 2018) – The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine funds transformative research and technologies to enhance astronaut physical and mental wellness during deep space exploration missions.
    https://tinyurl.com/TRISH-2019-PD-Fellowship

  114. October 28, 2018 10:33 pm

    OPEN POSITION IN PLANETARY GEOLOGY

    The University of Idaho seeks a creative and dynamic person for a
    Tenured Track Planetary Science Position who will contribute to our
    department’s strong research core in lithosphere and surface processes
    and to our college’s growing interdisciplinary planetary science
    emphasis area. Areas of specialization from the broader theme of
    planetary sciences are open, but we are particularly interested in
    candidates whose field-based research examines early Earth surface
    processes including either planetary crustal dynamics or the appearance
    and evolution of early life forms as documented in the rock record.

    The Inland Northwest is a spectacular place to establish an academic
    career in geological sciences, especially for someone looking to
    integrate field-based teaching and research. Our department’s location
    in north-central Idaho provides access to a wide array of unique
    geological settings for teaching and research, including a number of
    planetary analog study sites. Close proximity to Washington State
    University allows for inter-departmental collaboration and sharing of
    research facilities.

    Information on our department can be found at:

    https://www.uidaho.edu/sci/geology

    Details on the position as well as application instructions can be
    found at:

    http://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/22809

  115. October 28, 2018 10:33 pm

    CIVIL SERVICE JOB AT GODDARD (2)

    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration
    Division, Planetary Environments Laboratory (Code 699) is seeking a
    scientist to conduct research on the habitability and exobiology of
    planetary environments in support of long-term science goals related to
    the existence and distribution of life on Ocean Worlds. The call for
    this position will close on Monday, November 26, 2018.

    Direct Link to USAJobs:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513617000

    For additional information contact: Dr. William Brinckerhoff,
    William.B.Brinckerhoff at nasa.gov; or Dr. Melissa Trainer,
    Melissa.G.Trainer at nasa.gov

  116. October 28, 2018 10:29 pm

    CIVIL SERVICE JOB AT GODDARD (1/2)

    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration
    Division, Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory
    (Code 698) is seeking a junior or more senior scientist to conduct
    research into the dynamics of Ocean Worlds and Icy Worlds in our and
    other solar systems. These postings will run until 11/8/18.

    Junior Scientist:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513174800

    Senior Scientist:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513173600

    For additional information contact: Dr. Noah Petro,
    Noah.E.Petro at nasa.gov; or Dr. Terry Hurford, Terry.A.Hurford at nasa.gov

  117. October 28, 2018 10:03 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOCHEMISTRY

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-line position in Isotope Geochemistry and Geochemistry to be hired at the rank of Associate Professor.

    The successful candidate will develop a successful program of externally funded research in isotope geochemistry and geochemistry that includes supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and technical staff. The candidate will provide primary oversight of a newly created ICP-MS core facility, which will include quadrupole and multicollector ICP-MS instruments, a laser ablation system, and a clean laboratory housed in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, located within the newly constructed Strong Hall. All laboratory spaces are new and purpose-built for the core facility, with significant university resources available for equipment purchase. Associated responsibilities include financial oversight and subsequent set-up, operation, and maintenance of a recharge-based, multiinstrument facility available for department, university, and external users. In addition, the candidate is expected to perform rank-appropriate departmental and university service. The successful candidate will instruct undergraduate courses, as well as graduate courses in the candidate’s specialty.

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in solid-earth geoscience or a related discipline, and demonstrate excellence and innovation through publications and grants/contracts in isotope geochemistry (radiogenic and/or non-traditional stable isotope) or geochemistry, with the capacity to lead research in isotope geochemistry. The specific research specialty is open. The candidate must have a minimum of 7 years of research experience beyond the Ph.D. degree, and must have first-hand experience in setting up, running, and maintaining a multiple instrument ICP-MS facility and clean laboratory.

    To apply, please email the following to epsicpms at utk.edu, with the subject line “Isotope geochemistry search:” full curriculum vitae, cover letter describing research and teaching experience, philosophy, and plans, and names of 4 references with contact information. Applications received by 7 January, 2019, are ensured review, but earlier submission is highly encouraged. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Chris Fedo (cfedo at utk.edu).

    The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The University is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

  118. October 21, 2018 7:25 pm

    ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR IN PHYSICS (MULTIPLE POSITIONS)

    The Department of Physics and Applied Physics at the University of
    Massachusetts Lowell (UML) invites applications for a number of
    teaching faculty positions to begin September 2019. We are especially
    interested in candidates who can complement and/or enhance existing
    instructional service programs in the department.

    The applicant would be expected to teach introductory-level
    high-enrollment Physics and Astronomy courses. The successful
    candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching at both the
    undergraduate and graduate levels with skills that complete and
    enhance the department’s growing base of full-time faculty. Additional
    duties would include coordination of the graduate teaching assistants
    leading the laboratory component of these high-enrollment lecture
    courses.

    Minimum Qualifications (Required):
    – Ph.D. in Physics or related field (must have Ph.D. by the time of
    appointment)
    – Demonstrated teaching ability in physics and excellent communication
    skills-Ability to work effectively with diverse groups

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please include a CV, cover letter, teaching statement/philosophy,
    evidence of teaching and teaching evaluations with your application.
    Names and contact information for three references will be required at
    the time of application.

    To apply, visit the URL:

    http://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/job/495957/assistant-teaching-
    professor-in-physics-multiple-positions

  119. October 21, 2018 7:25 pm

    DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR GEOPHYSICS

    The Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin
    (UTIG) seeks applications for the position of Director, which may
    include a concurrent faculty appointment in the Department of
    Geological Sciences. UTIG is a world leader in expeditionary-scale
    geophysical research, numerical modeling, and computational-enabled
    discovery. The UTIG Director will maintain and strengthen the culture
    of collaboration and innovation in the Jackson School of Geosciences,
    expand the reputation of the institute, promote diversity, and
    demonstrate commitment to a high-quality student experience.

    The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific
    field and will have experience in the administration of complex
    organizations and research programs, a demonstrated record of
    high-quality research and publications, and excellence in people
    management and communication skills. Involvement in international
    and/or large federal programs, and leadership in academic and
    professional activities is desired.

    An applicant should submit a letter of interest, a vision statement
    (including your perspectives on how to advance both scholarly
    excellence and diversity in the workplace at UTIG), CV, and list of
    four references (with titles and email addresses) electronically to:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/56029

    Additionally a resume must be submitted at the UT Austin Jobs website:

    https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180920010382

  120. October 21, 2018 7:25 pm

    OPEN POSTDOC POSITION: UC BERKELEY

    The Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California,
    Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar with
    a start date between 11/1/2018 and 2/1/2019. The Postdoctoral Scholar
    will work with Dr. Andrew Poppe in the fields of lunar and small body
    plasma and exospheric research as part of the DREAM2 team of NASA’s
    SSERVI. The successful applicant will join a dynamic, productive group
    investigating solar and magnetospheric plasma interactions with the
    Moon, asteroids, moons of Mars, and outer planet satellites. Research
    is conducted via both analysis of existing in-situ datasets from
    missions (e.g., ARTEMIS and MAVEN), and via numerical modeling across
    a broad range of scales.

    The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of
    renewal based on performance and available funding. Position will
    remain open until filled.

    Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, astronomy,
    planetary science, or related field.

    Desired skills and experience: – hybrid and/or particle-in-cell
    simulations of plasma interactions with airless bodies – analysis of
    particle and magnetic field data from in-situ observations – neutral
    Monte Carlo modeling of satellite exospheres

    For full information and to apply, visit:

    https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01945

    Please address inquires to Dr. Andrew Poppe at poppe at berkeley.edu

  121. October 17, 2018 1:23 pm

    The Apollo Sample Laboratory in the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at JSC is hiring a new lunar sample processor to work on the processing of Apollo samples. If you have recent bachelor- or masters-level students with relevant experience (particularly with Apollo samples), please pass this opportunity on to them.

    The detailed description for the position and the direct link to apply is at https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=AS00043P&tz=GMT-05%3A00. If you have questions about position, please contact Darren R. Locke (darren.r.locke at nasa.gov), the manager of the Astromaterials Curation Office for the Jacobs JETS contract.

  122. October 16, 2018 8:01 pm

    Job opening at at the University of Florida: full-time lecturer in Geosciences. UF lecturer positions are permanent positions with competitive salaries and a similar promotion ladder to tenure-track faculty, and there is the possibility for summer employment, including research. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.
    Lecturer in Geosciences

    The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (geology.ufl.edu) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-accruing faculty position of Lecturer in Geosciences with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. Opportunities exist for summer employment at the University. The successful candidate will have completed the Ph.D. by August 15, 2019. We seek candidates with a desire to deliver high-caliber instruction in the classroom and on-line for departmental classes, as well as in support of college-wide instructional initiatives designed to increase the quality of the educational experience by creating innovative general education science classes with relevant geoscience content. Extensive teaching resources and aids are available within the University. For complete information about this position, including required qualifications and applications materials, please visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/56484 of search website. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jonathan B. Martin (jbmartin at ufl.edu).

    The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution

  123. October 15, 2018 9:26 pm

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, is looking to hire an assistant professor in the broad area of Planetary Sciences; specific research specialty is open. Interested applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment; start date is expected for Fall 2019.
    https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/76099

  124. October 14, 2018 5:13 pm

    OPEN POSITIONS – SPACE PLASMA GROUP (U. COLORADO / LASP)

    The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
    Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU), is seeking to
    fill at least two research positions. Applicants at the level of RS-I
    (post-doctoral), RS-II (research scientist), or RS-III (senior research
    scientist) will be considered.

    Research duties include conducting studies of plasma physics phenomena
    using MAVEN data (Martian solar wind / ionosphere interactions), Parker
    Solar Probe data (near-Sun solar wind), and/or MMS data (magnetic
    reconnection in the Earth’s magnetosphere). The focus of these studies
    will be utilizing spacecraft fields and particle data to understand
    physical phenomena.

    The CU/LASP Space Plasma Group conducts a diverse research program
    encompassing data analysis, simulation, and theoretical studies of
    space plasma physics in a variety of environments, including planetary
    magnetospheres and ionospheres as well as the solar wind. The group
    maintains a robust space instrumentation program.

    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference
    Letters, Unofficial transcript(s). The cover letter should indicate
    which project the applicant is applying to work with and outline the
    contributions that the applicant envisions making to that project.

    More information: David.Malaspina at lasp.colorado.edu

    Detailed instructions:

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=13535

  125. October 14, 2018 1:24 pm

    2019 EXPLORATION FELLOWSHIP IN EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE

    SCHOOL OF EARTH AND SPACE EXPLORATION

    ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

    TEMPE, ARIZONA

    The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University

    invites applications for the postdoctoral research scholar position of Exploration

    Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s interdisciplinary

    research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-career scientists

    and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration with SESE faculty.

    Research areas within SESE encompass theoretical and observational astrophysics,

    astrobiology, cosmology, earth and planetary science, instrumentation and systems

    engineering, and science education. Anticipated start date for the position is July 2019.

    More information about the Exploration Fellowship can be found at:

    http://sese.asu.edu/exploration-fellowship

    More information about the department can be found here: https://sese.asu.edu/

    Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

  126. October 14, 2018 1:23 pm

    GSFC RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN NOBLE GAS ANALYSIS

    Applications are now being accepted for a Research Associate to work on the
    development of Ar-Ar analysis and dating of geologic samples at NASA/GSFC.
    This position may be filled at the postdoctoral level or for more senior researchers
    as a visiting scholar. The successful candidate would join scientists in the Noble
    Gas Lab to develop the capability for Ar-Ar geochronology on our multicollector
    instruments, and use it to address questions about solar system materials, for
    example, the origin of meteorites, the age of aqueous alteration, or other research
    of mutual interest. The MNGRL facility comprises two multicollector magnetic
    sector mass spectrometers (Nu Noblesse and Thermo Helix) with various modes
    of gas extraction (laser and furnace), two in situ geochronology development
    projects, and sample examination and preparation capabilities. Applicants should
    hold a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field and have experience in noble gas
    analysis of geologic samples, either terrestrial or extraterrestrial. US citizenship
    is not required. Applications are due by November 2, 2018; package materials and
    address can be found at https://cresst2.umd.edu/opportunities/researchopp.html.
    For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Cohen (Barbara.A.Cohen at nasa.gov).

  127. October 9, 2018 12:52 pm

    Scientific Research Positions and Recruitments
    The CRESST II cooperative agreement enables scientists, normally at the Ph.D. level, to come and work on-site at GSFC, as employees of the partner universities for period of ~ 6 months to many years. They are recruited to work on one-to-many individual space science and technology research projects related to the disciplines of Astrophysics and/or Solar System Exploration Sciences. These positions are soft-money, with no guarantee of long term funding. Many scientists see the GSFC research as a step in building toward a long term career in astronomy; some of our scientists are remain associated with GSFC for their entire career. Research may be observational, theoretical, modeling, or instrument development.test

    https://cresst2.umd.edu/opportunities/researchopp.html

    From Barb Cohen:
    We have a position open in our laboratory for Ar-Ar dating. We are targeting postdocs and/or researchers who may be interested in an exchange or sabbatical position. Such researchers would be appointed as “visiting scholars” and would work with one of our nearby universities as well as in our laboratory. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if this appeals to you or someone you work with.

  128. October 6, 2018 4:21 pm

    The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida is hiring two Assistant Professors. One of the positions is in Timescales and Rates of Earth (and Planetary) Processes. It is very broadly defined and thus would include things like geochronology of planetary materials and systems, among other areas. Although not a planetary position, we’re also hiring in the area of Plate Margin Dynamics and Environments. Please spread the word to anyone that would be interested.

    Timescales position:
    https://apply.interfolio.com/55844

    Plate margins position:
    https://apply.interfolio.com/55931

  129. October 5, 2018 4:25 pm

    Tenure track position(s) in Planetary Science, Purdue University
    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science at Purdue University, invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions in planetary atmospheres and/or planetary physics. These appointments will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Growth in planetary science is part of large-scale interdisciplinary hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science. This position comes at a time when the College is under new leadership and with multiple commitments of significant investment.

    Candidates should be able to develop a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized theoretical, experimental, and/or observational research program that addresses research questions of fundamental importance. Possible areas of study in planetary atmospheres could include observing and/or modeling of the atmospheres of jovian, terrestrial, exosolar planets or small bodies, and/or the origin of life and habitability. Possible areas of study in planetary physics could include computer modeling of impact processes, planetary origins, or planetary interiors.

    Candidates are expected to develop a program that is complementary to existing research within the department and teaching needs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The potential to develop interdisciplinary, collaborative research that cuts across specialty areas within the department, the College of Science, and Purdue’s research community is desirable. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences or related field at the time of employment. Within EAPS and Purdue, candidates will find supportive colleagues, a diverse and vibrant academic community, with ample opportunities for professional and personal growth.

    Purdue University’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

    Interested applicants should visit https://hiring.science.purdue.edu, submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for at least 3 references. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions related to this position should be sent to David Minton (daminton@purdue.edu). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution.

    Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

  130. October 1, 2018 1:18 pm

    New Program for Hiring Postdoctoral Fellows at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
    ECCC has implemented in collaboration notably with Natural Resources Canada the interdepartmental Postdoctoral Research Program (PRP) to hire postdoctoral fellows (PDFs). The PRP will continue to allow PDFs to conduct research notably in atmospheric sciences in a federal government environment and contribute to government priorities that affect Canadians and their environment. The program is advertised on GC Jobs (https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=785734)and is now open for application. For more information on the new postdoctoral research program please see the website hosted by Natural Resources Canada (http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/careers/17880).

    https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=785734

  131. September 30, 2018 9:25 pm

    GRAD STUDENT/POSTDOC OPPORTUNITIES IN PLANETARY SURFACE PROCESSES AT
    UT AUSTIN

    Applications are solicited for graduate students and a postdoctoral
    fellow to join the newly formed UT Austin Planetary Surface Processes
    Group, headed by Dr. Tim Goudge, in the Department of Geological
    Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Graduate student
    applications will be considered for Fall of 2019, while the start date
    of the postdoctoral fellow could be as early as January 2019.

    The area of focus for graduate student projects is open within the
    broad field of planetary surface processes, and will be selected based
    on research topics of mutual interest. Prospective students can find
    out more here:

    http://www.timgoudge.com/Files/Goudge_Student_Ad_2018.pdf

    The two year postdoctoral fellow position will involve research on the
    incision of paleolake outlet canyons on Mars. Prospective applicants
    can find out more here:

    http://www.timgoudge.com/Files/Goudge_Postdoc_Ad_2018.pdf

    Dr. Goudge is strongly committed to building an inclusive research
    group with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Applicants from
    historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields, with
    non-traditional backgrounds, and/or with a demonstrated interest in
    efforts to improve inclusion and diversity in STEM are especially
    encouraged to apply.

    Prospective applicants with questions about these opportunities can
    contact Dr. Goudge at tgoudge jsg.utexas.edu.

  132. September 30, 2018 9:24 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION COMETARY ATMOSPHERES

    The Physics Department at Auburn University invites applicants for a
    post-doctoral research position within the Atomic, Molecular and
    Optical Physics group in the field of cometary atmospheres.

    http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/physics/research/atomic.htm

    The successful candidate will analyze images of comet 9P/Tempel 1
    taken during the flyby of NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft. These images
    were acquired with comet specific narrowband filters and allow for a
    detailed study of the gas and dust surrounding the nucleus. The goal
    of this project is to connect this gas and dust to specific areas on
    the nucleus, to investigate chemically heterogenous outgassing, and to
    identify atomic and molecular processes that alter the inner coma.

    Familiarity with planetary science and/or atomic and molecular physics
    is preferred. Substantial familiarity with a commonly-used scientific
    programming language (e.g. IDL, Python) is highly desirable. Review of
    applications will begin October 19th, 2018 and continue throughout the
    year as the positions become available.

    The contact for this activity is Prof. Dennis Bodewits
    (dennis at auburn.edu).

    More details and information on how to apply can be found at:

    http://www.auburn.edu/~dzb0059/Bodewits_postdoc.pdf

  133. September 30, 2018 9:24 pm

    BATEMAN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, YALE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University announces
    an annual competition for a Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship. We
    welcome applicants with research interests across the full range of
    disciplines within earth and planetary sciences (geophysics, planetary
    sciences, tectonics, oceans, atmosphere, climate dynamics,
    geochemistry, paleoclimatology, geobiology, and the evolution of
    life). The Postdoctoral Associate position is awarded for two years,
    providing a stipend ($60,000/yr) and base research funds ($5,000/yr),
    plus health care benefits and limited relocation expenses. Applicants
    should contact a sponsor in the Department to discuss potential
    research projects, and then submit a short (2-3 page) statement of
    research interests and proposed research, a curriculum vitae with a
    full list of publications, an endorsement letter from the sponsoring
    faculty member, and three confidential letters of reference.
    Applications should be submitted online at:

    http://apply.interfolio.com/54659

    The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 15,
    2018, and successful candidates are expected to begin their program at
    Yale between July 1 and December 31, 2019. Yale University is an
    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity
    among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes
    applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected
    veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

  134. September 30, 2018 9:23 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS OR ASTRONOMY AT ITHACA COLLEGE

    The Ithaca College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites
    applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin in August
    2019. The successful candidate will embrace our commitment to
    undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentorship, will establish an
    active experimental physics or astrophysics research program or an
    observational astronomy research program with significant
    undergraduate student involvement, and will contribute to the
    operation and improvement of the department, school, and college.

    The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in physics,
    astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field by August 1, 2019.
    Experience as a teacher of record or as a teaching assistant at the
    undergraduate level is required.

    For the complete position announcement and to submit an application,
    please visit:

    https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com

    Please upload a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching
    experience and philosophy, a description of research plans, and a
    statement that addresses how they will contribute to a culture of
    inclusion and to diversity at Ithaca College. Applicants must also
    provide names and email addresses of three individuals who will be
    asked to submit letters of reference. To ensure full consideration,
    complete applications must be received by October 8, 2018.

  135. September 29, 2018 6:12 pm

    Research Associate in Planetary Science (Postdoc)
    The newly formed Exploration of Planetary Ices and Climates (EPIC) group at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is seeking to fill a research position in planetary geophysics and remote sensing. Candidates at the levels of RS-I and RS-II will be considered.

    Research duties include conducting studies of the atmospheres and surfaces of planets and their natural satellites, including Earth’s moon, using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and/or legacy datasets such as Cassini and Galileo. Candidates with expertise in numerical modeling and simulation of physical phenomena including ice/vapor transport, dynamical processes, or impact cratering are especially encouraged to apply. Studies of exoplanets and exomoons may also be supported.

    The CU/LASP EPIC group conducts a diverse research program encompassing data analysis, simulation, and theoretical studies to understand the atmospheres and surfaces of icy planets and moons. The group maintains strong involvement in both active and future NASA planetary missions. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the EPIC group, which consists of students at all levels, and a faculty mentor (Paul Hayne).

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Research-Associate-in-Planetary-Science/13406

  136. Sarah Crites permalink
    September 26, 2018 12:27 am

    Call for Application
    2018 Fall JAXA International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF)
    JAXA is seeking talented, energetic and highly motivated employees to join the ITYF team.
    Purpose and Ideal Candidate:
    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) was established as a new fellowship program in 2009 with the purpose of inviting world’s top-level young researchers to work at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS)/JAXA.

    ITYF fellows are expected to contribute to the following activities in ISAS/JAXA in addition to producing outstanding academic achievements in their areas of specialization:
    * Active interaction with researchers inside and/or outside ISAS to create new academic trends.
    * Active participation or initiative in planning new space science mission projects.
    * Active participation in developing research networks of ISAS and the related foreign institutes.

    We also expect positive impact of ITYF fellow’s activities on ISAS researchers and students.
    Application Deadline:
    Not later than 17:00 PM (JST) / 8:00AM (UTC) on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Please see the below link for further details.
    [http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/researchers/ityf/]

    Contact Information
    E-mail: [ITYF_ADMIN@ml.jaxa.jp] ( mailto:ITYF_ADMIN@ml.jaxa.jp )

    For general information on careers at ISAS/JAXA:
    [http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/researchers/job/files/Careers_at_ISASJAXA.pdf]

  137. September 25, 2018 6:39 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLOMBIA

    https://dps.aas.org/content/assistant-professor-atmospheric-science
    The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a related field and should be investigating processes relating to the field of atmospheric science, with research in the Earth’s atmosphere or planetary atmospheres. All aspects of atmospheric science are of interest, including but not limited to, weather patterns and extreme events under climate change, fundamental processes in coupled climate systems, or boundary layer dynamics.
    The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded and internationally recognized research program, successfully supervise graduate students, participate in departmental activities and demonstrate the potential to participate and collaborate in the atmospheric sciences programme. EOAS is dedicated to practicing excellence in teaching and evidence demonstrating interest in innovative teaching methods is desirable, along with demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
    Research and teaching interests in EOAS, the top-ranked and largest Earth Sciences department in Canada, span the history of the Earth and the evolution of its structure from core to stratosphere (http://www.eoas.ubc.ca/). We seek candidates who complement existing departmental strengths and have capacity and interest in interacting with other research groups both within and outside the department.
    Candidates should possess a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience.
    Applications should include: i) a cover letter, ii) a detailed curriculum vita, iii) a one-page summary of research interests and accomplishments, iv) a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program, v) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, vi) three recent publications and vii) three (3) letters of reference. Directions for how to submit your application can be found at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php posting #31310.
    In addition, the names and contact details of three referees should be entered here: https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/content/atscirefsub. We will contact your referees and ask them to submit reference letters. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their referees submit their letters before November 1, 2019.
    Review of applications will start November 1, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start in July 2019 or at a date of mutual agreement. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
    Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Raymond Andersen, by email at raymond.andersen at ubc.ca

  138. September 25, 2018 6:36 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I AT MANOA

    The Reaction Dynamics Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the areas
    of i) gas phase reaction dynamics and combustion chemistry, ii) condensed phase chemistry (astrochemistry), and iii) planetary sciences (water formation on the Moon). The prime directive of the experimental gas phase studies is to investigate the formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in
    extreme environments (combustion systems; deep space) exploiting crossed molecular beams along with mass spectrometry (QMS; ReTOF) and ion imaging (Hawaii) and a pyrolytic micro reactor (Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory). The condensed phase (ice) studies aim to untangle the formation of complex organic molecules on interstellar nanoparticles by ionizing radiation exploiting fragment free photoionization techniques. The planetary science project seeks to elucidate the formation of water on the lunar surface.

    For each position, the appointment period is initially for one year, but can be renewed annually based on avail­a­b­ility of funds and satisfactory progress. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Successful applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the following: experimental reaction dynamics, molecular beams, combustion chemistry, UHV tech­nology, pulsed laser systems, low temperature chemistry. Solid communication skills in English (written, oral), a publication record in internationally circulated, peer-reviewed journals, and willingness to work in a team are man­da­to­ry. Only self-motivated and energetic candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Please send a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, CV, and publication list to Prof. Ralf I. Kaiser, De­partment of Chemistry, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822-2275, USA [ralfk at hawaii.edu]. The review of applications will start October 1, 2018 and continues until the
    positions are filled. A description of our current research group can be found at http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/Bil301new/index.html

  139. September 25, 2018 6:34 pm

    T. C. CHAMBERLIN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

    https://dps.aas.org/content/t.c.-chamberlin-postdoctoral-fellowship-0

    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
    of Earth and other planetary bodies–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. We encourage people with interests in
    any aspect of the Earth and planetary sciences to apply. To give a sense of the
    diverse interests of our Chamberlin Fellows, in recent years Fellows have
    included people whose research focuses on the effect of clouds on climate,
    asteroid impacts, biogeochemical cycling, and petrology/geochronology.

    Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2019. The initial term of
    the Fellowships will be one year, renewable for a second year. A competitive
    salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Please
    email a single pdf file containing a CV, a 2-4 page research plan, and names
    and contact information for at least three references, to:
    chamberlin at geosci.uchicago.edu Applicants should also arrange for letters
    to be sent by their named references to the same address. Consideration of
    complete applications (those including letters of reference) will begin
    October 8, 2018, and exceptional applicants will be contacted after review to
    schedule on campus interviews.

  140. September 25, 2018 6:33 pm

    NASA HUBBLE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (NHFP)

    On behalf of the NASA Astrophysics Division, the Space Telescope Science
    Institute (STScI) announces the second annual call for applications for
    postdoctoral fellowships under the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program
    (NHFP) #02904, to begin in the Fall of 2019.

    The Announcement of Opportunity, which includes detailed program policies
    and application instructions, is available at the website: http://nhfp.stsci.edu.
    The application submission page will be open today until November 1, 2018.
    Please share this employment announcement with your friends, networking
    groups, mailing lists, and social connections using this link.

  141. September 25, 2018 3:35 pm

    Research Opportunities: Fluid migration in Titan’s ice shell

    As part of the new NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) project “Habitability of Hydrocarbon Worlds: Titan and Beyond”, led by Rosaly Lopes at JPL, I am investigating the mechanisms and pathways by which biosignature-hosting materials might be transported from a habitable ocean environment to the surface, where they could be recognized by remote sensing instruments. These mechanisms might include cryovolcanism, solid state convection in the ice shell, fracture/fault propagation, and the formation of subsurface fluid reservoirs that might facilitate fluid migration to the surface. See nai.nasa.gov/teams/can-8/jpl-titan/ for a more detailed description of the overall project.

    Opportunities exist in this area at the University of Hawaii (UH) for:

    A graduate student to pursue their PhD, enrolled through the Department of Earth Sciences (formerly known as Geology and Geophysics; soest.hawaii.edu/GG/), but hosted within the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP; http://www.higp.hawaii.edu). The deadline for applying to graduate school at UH is January 15 for Fall 2019 admission; more details at http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/admissions/gg_admissions.html
    A postdoctoral researcher to develop a proposal for the NASA Astrobiology Postdoctoral Program, to be hosted at HIGP. The next deadlines for this program are November 1 and March 1; more details at nasa.gov/funding/postdoctoral-fellowship-program
    In both cases, individuals are sought who have solid physics/math backgrounds, and interests/expertise in numerical modeling, cryomagmatism, ice physics, Titan and/or other icy satellites.

    Please contact Sarah Fagents at fagents at hawaii.edu for more information.

  142. September 24, 2018 5:08 pm

    TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT WESTERN
    WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Physics/Astronomy and the Geology Department at
    Western Washington University invite applications for a tenure-track
    assistant professor of planetary science, starting September 2019.
    Teaching assignments will be focused in Geophysics, a program shared
    between the departments. We seek applicants whose research examines the
    role of physical processes in planet formation and evolution, planetary
    interiors, surfaces, atmospheres and/or magnetospheres, small bodies,
    solar system dynamics, or related topics. 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, and tectonics, to engage students in this
    research, and to teach undergraduate courses at all levels, using
    student-centered instructional approaches when appropriate. Applicants
    must hold a Ph.D. in geophysics, physics, geology, astronomy or closely
    related field by time of appointment.

    For more details and to apply:

    http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496058/assistant-professor-of-
    planetary-science

    Inquiries: Melissa Rice (melissa.rice at wwu.edu)

    Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2018.

    We encourage applications from candidates with diverse experiences and
    from underrepresented backgrounds, including (but not limited to)
    women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.

  143. September 24, 2018 5:07 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COMETARY SCIENCE/ASTROCHEMISTRY

    We are currently seeking expertise in millimeter/submillimeter
    spectroscopy and observations with ground-based facilities including
    single dish and interferometers at these wavelengths (e.g. ALMA, JCMT,
    IRAM 30m, NOEMA, APEX, etc.). Familiarity with cometary science and/or
    astrochemistry is preferred. Details on the position can be found
    through NASA’s Postdoctoral Program (NPP) at this link:

    https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/details/?ro=18599

    The Theory and Observation Group in the Astrochemistry Laboratory at
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD) undertakes research in
    astrochemistry and molecular astrophysics aimed at understanding those
    astronomical environments that are to be studied by current and future
    NASA missions. We are particularly interested in the chemical
    connections between different stages in the Galactic evolution of
    matter, specifically issues related to the birth and death of stars,
    the formation and evolution of the Solar System, and prebiotic
    chemistry.

    Applications are due November 1, 2018. Details about NASA Postdoctoral
    Positions, applications, eligibility, benefits are found at:

    https://npp.usra.edu/

    We encourage interested applicants to please contact us with a brief
    description of research interests, experience, and a current CV no
    later than October 1, 2018. Please send information to Stefanie Milam
    (stefanie.n.milam at nasa.gov).

  144. September 17, 2018 9:37 am

    Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Earth/Planetary Processes

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University (http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in geochemistry. Any analytical, experimental and theoretical/computational approach to understanding the origin and chemical evolution of the Earth and planets will be considered. Some examples include, but are not limited to, cosmochemistry, planetary petrology, non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry, early Earth evolution, volcanology, and interactions of planetary materials with hydrospheres and atmospheres. Preference will be given to candidates whose strengths complement departmental research expertise in Geochemistry and Petrology, Planetary Geoscience, Geophysics, and Climate and Environment. We seek scientists whose research integrates field observations, geochemical analyses, experimental studies, and geochemical theory and/or modeling. We are interested in scientists whose research transcends traditional boundaries in geochemistry, such as between high-temperature and low-temperature geochemistry, geochemistry and geophysics, and terrestrial and planetary. The successful candidate will maintain an active, externally funded research program and enjoy a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is considered important.

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, descriptions of research and teaching interests and a list of at least three potential referees via the website http://apply.interfolio.com/51680. Inquiries and other communications may be directed to: DEEPS at Brown.edu. Applications received by November 1st, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. The start date for this position is July 1st, 2019. For more information visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/about/job-openings.

    Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

  145. September 16, 2018 9:19 pm

    POSTDOC POSITIONS IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown
    University is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associate(s) with a
    background in planetary geophysics, data analyses, or applied math.

    Possible research topics include, but are not limited to volcanology,
    hydrology, tectonics, analysis of gravity/topography datasets,
    planetary mantle thermochemical evolution, magnetohydrodynamics, crater
    statistics, and Solar System chronology. Research would include
    quantitative or qualitative analyses of planetary mission data and/or
    numerical modeling. The successful candidate will be expected to carry
    out independent research, give presentations at professional meetings,
    and prepare publications on the work.

    Interested individuals should have a Ph.D. in Planetary Science,
    Geophysics, Geology, Physics/Astronomy, Mathematics, Statistics, or a
    related field. If interested, please send a brief statement of research
    interests and future research goals along with your CV to Alex Evans at
    alex_evans [at] brown [dot] edu.

    For questions or more information on the position, please visit:

    http://brown.alexjevans.com/2018/09/11/looking-for-postdocs

  146. September 16, 2018 9:19 pm

    T.C. CHAMBERLIN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

    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 of Earth and other planetary bodies-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. We encourage people with interests in any aspect of the
    Earth and planetary sciences to apply.

    Details can be found at:

    https://geosci.uchicago.edu/news/article/t.c.-chamberlin-postdoctoral
    -fellowship1

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity
    / Disabled / Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis
    of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
    national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a
    disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other
    protected classes under the law. For additional information please see
    the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at:

    http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement

  147. September 9, 2018 8:20 pm

    ASSISTANT AND ASSOCIATE RESEARCHER, EARTH AND PLANETARY
    EXPLORATION USING SMALL SATELLITES

    Department: Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
    University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, HI

    Application Due Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Web Link: http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/28814/5026769/1/postdate/desc

    The Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) at the University of Hawai’i (UH) seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members (one
    appointment will be made at the assistant level, the other at the associatelevel) to lead the development of small/micro/cube satellite missions (or the development of key subsystems, such as payloads) to support new Earth and planetary science missions.

    For further details, including minimum/desirable qualifications and application procedures, please see
    http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/28814/5026769/1/postdate/desc.

    The search is open until the positions are filled. Position Type: Faculty (tenure or tenure-track)

  148. August 29, 2018 10:07 am

    OPEN POSITIONS AT NASA HEADQUARTERS:
    PLANETARY SCIENCE DIVISION DIRECTOR AND NASA’S DEPUTY CHIEF SCIENTIST

    From: James L. Green, NASA Chief Scientist

    NASA is now advertising for the Director of the Planetary Science
    Division in the Science Mission Directorate. The Director is
    responsible for overseeing the science content and execution of
    planetary program missions and activities. To find a detailed
    description of this position and additional information on
    qualifications and application procedures, please click on the USAjobs
    link below:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509092900

    In addition, NASA is now advertising for the Deputy Chief Scientist
    in the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). The OCS represents all of
    the scientific endeavors in the agency, ensuring they are aligned with
    and fulfill the administration’s science objectives. The OCS advises
    the NASA Administrator and other senior officials on agency science
    programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related Investments.
    To find a detailed description of this position and additional
    information on qualifications and application procedures, please click
    on the USAjobs link below:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507003600

    The vitality of our science programs begins with the best people
    working at NASA Headquarters, so please take a moment to think about
    the future of the field and your role in making great things happen
    for the science community. I encourage you to apply to these fabulous
    opportunities.

  149. August 29, 2018 9:44 am

    RESEARCH PHYSICAL SCIENTIST POSITION AT NASA ARC

    The Exobiology Branch at National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    (NASA) Ames Research Center (ARC) is currently seeking interested
    applicants for the position of a Research Physical Scientist. The
    Research Physical Scientist conducts research that emphasizes the
    conception and development of flight instruments that are suitable for
    detecting evidence of life, including extant life, and/or identifying
    and characterizing habitable environments beyond Earth.

    This position will be filled at the GS-12 grade level only; the FPL
    (full promotion level) is at the GS-14 grade level. Selectee can be
    promoted without further competition.

    The vacancy announcement, AR18D0056 – Research Physical Scientist,
    Research AST, Chemical and Biological Evolution, can be found at USA
    JOBS at this link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508618500

    Applications are being accepted until 9/21/2018.

  150. August 29, 2018 9:43 am

    STAFF SCIENTIST – OCEAN WORLDS
    JET PROPULSION LABORATORY,
    CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, invites
    applications for a staff Scientist position in areas relevant to understanding
    Ocean Worlds. The position is to conduct Ocean Worlds-related scientific
    research within the fields of Geochemistry and Astrobiology. It is expected
    that the successful candidate will develop an independently funded research
    program and will pursue new mission and/or instrument opportunities
    focusing on Ocean World exploration.

    The position requires a Ph.D. in planetary science, or related scientific
    discipline, along with demonstrated experience in conceiving, defining,
    and conducting independent scientific research, with a strong interest in
    applying those efforts to problems related to Ocean Worlds exploration.
    The successful candidate will have a demonstrated professional reputation
    as a productive researcher with a track record of publications in peer-
    reviewed journals.

    Please visit https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/opportunities/experienced/
    (Job ID 2018-9596). For a full description.

    Applications received by September 30, 2018, will receive full consideration.

    B) POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS – EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF COMETARY ACTIVITY

    The Universities of Bern (Switzerland) and Braunschweig (Germany)
    invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar at each institution to
    conduct experimental studies of cometary activity within the framework
    of a 3-years joint research project (“D-A-CH” project) between Bern,
    Braunschweig and Graz (Austria). The detailed descriptions of both
    positions and instructions to apply can be found at:

    http://www.space.unibe.ch/research/research_groups/planetary_imaging
    _group_pig/open_positions/index_eng.html

    The review of complete applications will begin in September and the
    positions will remain open until suitable candidates are hired.

  151. August 19, 2018 8:19 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN ISOTOPE COSMOCHEMISTRY AND PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State
    University (ASU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in
    Isotope Cosmochemistry and Planetary Science.

    The NSF supported National SIMS Facility at ASU has an opening for a
    prestigious Postdoctoral Scholar position. The NanoSIMS laboratory,
    part of the ASU-SIMS facility, is used by a wide range of users in
    cosmochemistry, geology and geochemistry, microbiology and engineering.
    We are looking for candidates who aim to develop NanoSIMS methodologies
    that can advance the analytical capabilities of the instrument.

    Early expressions of interest and inquiries can be sent to
    mbose2@asu.edu. Complete applications will be reviewed on 15th
    September and will continue until the position is filled. Additional
    information about this position is located at:

    https://bit.ly/2MkJjzz

  152. August 19, 2018 8:18 pm

    TENURE-TRACK FACULTY IN EXPERIMENTAL BIOPHYSICS

    The Department of Physics at Boise State University seeks an experimental
    biophysicist with a PhD in physics or biophysics, or a closely related discipline,
    and an undergraduate degree in physics, for a tenure-track physics faculty
    position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position starts August 2019.

    The successful hire will build a vigorous externally-funded research program
    that engages, mentors and supports both undergraduate physics majors and PhD
    students in Boise State’s interdisciplinary Biomolecular Sciences PhD program
    https://biomolecularsciences.boisestate.edu/.

    A passion for teaching and learning
    (https://ctl.boisestate.edu/contact/mission-statement/)
    at the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. The successful candidate
    will have a commitment to excellent teaching, and to making thoughtful use of
    evidenced-based active-learning approaches in course instruction.

    Requirements Preferred Qualifications: Experience carrying out post-doctoral
    research Strong publication record attesting to a successful research program
    Experience of leadership and collaboration in scientific research

    Apply online at physics.boisestate.edu/biophysics by November 15, 2018.
    Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
    Veterans Preferences.

  153. August 19, 2018 8:18 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION STUDYING MARTIAN DUST DEVILS

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology invites
    applications for a postdoctoral research position in the Geophysics and
    Planetary Geosciences group, which is in the Planetary Sciences Section
    within the Science Division. This project focuses on changes in dust devil
    tracks over time in order to measure dust settling timescales, amounts, and
    rates on Mars. In addition, other projects of the candidate’s choosing are
    also possible, for example involving geomorphology and/or active processes
    (aeolian, impacts, mass-wasting, etc.) on planetary bodies, especially Mars.
    Dr. Ingrid Daubar will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate.

    Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. (within 5 years) in Planetary Science,
    Geology, Astronomy, Physics, Remote Sensing, or a related field. Experience
    with remote sensing data analysis, Geographical Information Systems (e.g.
    ArcGIS), and orbital data, including HiRISE and CRISM, is highly desirable.
    Diverse and enthusiastic candidates with demonstrated collaboration and
    communication skills encouraged to apply.

    Potential applicants are welcome to contact Dr. Ingrid Daubar to discuss
    the position. More information here:
    https://postdocs-jpl.icims.com/jobs/9754/jpl-postdoctoral-position-studying-martian-dust-devils/job

  154. August 19, 2018 8:16 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION – ASTROPHYSICAL INSTITUTE OF THE CANARY ISLANDS

    A 2-year post-doctoral position is available at the Astrophysical Institute
    of the Canary Islands (in Tenerife, Spain) to work within its Solar System
    Group, led by Drs. Javier Licandro and Julia de León. The project is focused
    in the compositional characterization of primitive asteroids from ground-
    and space-based observations, including near-Earth asteroids accesible to
    spacecraft. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Physics/
    Astrophysics/Planetary Science. Observational experience (photometry
    and spectroscopy) as well as skills in data mining will be valuable.
    Interested candidates can find more information at:
    http://www.iac.es/info.php?op1=26&id=746
    For questions please contact Dr. Julia de León
    (jmlc at iac.es / juliadeleon23 at gmail.com)

  155. August 11, 2018 2:15 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN EXPERIMENTAL PLANETARY SCIENCE

    Columbia University’s Astrophysics Laboratory invites applications for
    a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to perform laboratory simulations of
    solar wind ion irradiation of Mercury’s regolith surface. The
    successful candidate will join the group headed by Senior Research
    Scientist Dr. Daniel Wolf Savin; they will participate in designing,
    building, and performing experiments utilizing a novel ion beam
    apparatus to study the spectral changes and sputtering yields of
    regolith-like loose powders.

    Details can be found at:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/fda7bf1d

  156. August 7, 2018 2:51 pm

    Post-doctoral Fellowship here at the National Air and Space Museum in the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.
    https://airandspace.si.edu/support/get-involved/fellowships/postdoctoral-earth-and-planetary-sciences

  157. August 4, 2018 4:12 pm

    LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy has a sudden need for an introductory astronomy instructor to teach three sections (the semester starts in 2 weeks). Contact Geoff Clayton if interested, gclayton at phys.lsu.edu

  158. July 21, 2018 10:08 pm

    TWO POSITIONS OF ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSIDAD DE ATACAMA, CHILE

    Dear colleagues,

    I would like to draw your attention towards these two positions of
    assistant professor at the Universidad de Atacama.

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c54dbaa6

    Planetary scientists are the welcome. Please contact Prof. Mauro
    Barbieri (mauro.barbieri at uda.cl) for further information about these
    positions.

  159. July 18, 2018 9:40 pm

    Job opportunity at ESA/ESTEC in lunar samples for EU/ECS nationals:

    Career Opportunities: Internal Research Fellow (PostDoc) Lunar Samples, Research and Application (7501)

    https://career2.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=esa&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_GB&career_job_req_id=7501&selected_lang=en_GB&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=KSpoxYhDUoMOQWl4Ek0U1Ium0jw%3d

  160. July 16, 2018 4:15 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN GEOPHYSICS AND GEOCHEMISTRY

    AT THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

    The MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
    invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty
    position. The search is in the broad area of geophysics and
    geochemistry encompassing the Earth and other planetary bodies in the
    solar system. We seek candidates who use theory, observation, and/or
    experimentation and particularly encourage applicants whose work
    crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. Candidates should have
    the potential for innovation and leadership in research and a
    commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geoscience or related field by the
    start of employment. Our intent is to hire at the assistant professor
    level, but more senior appointments may also be considered. A complete
    application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one- to
    two-page descriptions each of research and teaching plans, and three
    letters of recommendations. We request that in their cover letter,
    applicants explicitly commit to our department’s code of conduct:

    https://eapsweb.mit.edu/about/code-conduct

    Submit applications at:

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11380

    To receive full consideration, complete applications must be received
    by November 1, 2018.

    Search Contact:
    Ms. Karen Fosher, HR Administrator, EAPS, 54-924
    kfosher at mit.edu

  161. June 16, 2018 5:49 pm

    ESA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN PLANETARY SCIENCE

    https://dps.aas.org/content/esa-research-fellowship-space-science-1

    The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.

    The aim of these fellowships is to provide scientists in their early career,
    holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing research
    in fields related to the ESA Science Programme.

    Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and
    astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
    fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years, with the
    possible extension to three years, and are tenable at the
    European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands,
    or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo,
    near Madrid, Spain.

    Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in
    the fall of 2019. Preference will be given to applications submitted by
    candidates in an early stage of their career. Candidates not holding
    a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of
    receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

    ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA’s Social Security Scheme, which covers
    medical expenses. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.

    The deadline for applications is 1 October 2018.

    More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science,
    on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from
    http://cosmos.esa.int/fellowship

    Questions on the scientific aspects of the
    ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent
    by e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Bruno
    Altieri at the addressfellowship at cosmos.esa.int

  162. June 13, 2018 9:10 am

    ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

    The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.

    The aim of these fellowships is to provide scientists in their early career,
    holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing research
    in fields related to the ESA Science Programme.

    Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and
    astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
    fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years, with the
    possible extension to three years, and are tenable at the
    European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands,
    or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo,
    near Madrid, Spain.

    Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in
    the fall of 2019. Preference will be given to applications submitted by
    candidates in an early stage of their career. Candidates not holding
    a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of
    receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

    ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA’s Social Security Scheme, which covers
    medical expenses. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.

    The deadline for applications is 1 October 2018.

    More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science,
    on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from
    http://cosmos.esa.int/fellowship

    Questions on the scientific aspects of the
    ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent
    by e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Bruno
    Altieri at the address fellowship@cosmos.esa.int

  163. June 7, 2018 9:18 am

    Post-Doctoral Position in Planetary Atmospheric Science

    A post-doctoral position is available at York University (in Toronto) in the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS) under the supervision of Professor James Whiteway. The project involves advancement of laser remote sensing for investigation of the exchange of water between the atmosphere and surface of Mars. The project follows from the LIDAR instrument that was operated on the Phoenix Mars mission. Scientific investigations will be carried out in the laboratory using a chamber that will provide environmental conditions equivalent to the surface of Mars. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Planetary Science, Atmospheric Science, Physics, or Engineering. The skills required or developed for the project concern laser optics, Raman spectroscopy, light detection, data acquisition, atmospheric thermodynamics, soil science, and data analysis. The duration of the position is one year. Interested candidates should contact Professor James Whiteway (whiteway at yorku.ca) and provide a CV, a sample of written work, and contact information for three references. Applications will be assessed until the position is filled.

  164. June 6, 2018 9:03 am

    NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) position open
    Astrochemistry Laboratory Group
    NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA

    We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work in our Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center.

    Information about this position can be found at: https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/details/?ro=19171

    Our group studies the composition, evolution, as well as the physical and chemical properties of interstellar and planetary materials. More particularly, we focus on the evolution of astrophysical ices (on interstellar grains in dense molecular clouds, on grains in protoplanetary disks, in comets, or on the surface of icy worlds in our Solar System) and their interaction with energetic radiation (photons and energetic particles). We are particularly interested in how this leads to the formation of organic residues that contain a large variety of organic molecules including compounds of astrobiological interest. Such astrophysical ice analogs are produced in the laboratory under conditions that are realistically close to those expected in the interstellar and/or interplanetary medium (low temperatures, high vacuum), and analyzed using a range of analytical techniques which include infrared (IR) spectroscopy and microscopy, gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS), fluorescence microscopy, and X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. We also study the chemical and isotopic properties of the organic residues produced in our experiments, as well as the effects of energetic radiation on the composition and structure of these residues. The study of these materials provides us with qualitative and quantitative information to: (1) interpret astronomical observations; (2) interpret data taken from extraterrestrial samples (cosmic dust, meteorites, samples returned by spacecraft missions); (3) interpret data obtained by missions going to other Solar System objects; (4) help improve existing astrophysical and astrochemical models which need experimental inputs; and (5) guide instrument development for future missions. For more information on the Astrophysics & Astrochemistry Laboratory, visit our Web site at http://www.astrochem.org.

    Applications must be submitted through the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) website: https://npp.usra.edu/ AFTER contacting us first (see contact information on the research opportunity webpage). Information about the application process and requirements can be found at: https://npp.usra.edu/apply/information/. The next application deadline is July 1st, 2018, at 6:00 pm/18:00, U.S. Eastern Time (GMT -05:00). If selected, the postdoc appointment would be for 2 years, with the possibility to extend it to a third year. We expect the position to start sometime in Fall 2018.

    NPP fellowship benefits include competitive stipend rates (which vary with the cost of living at the location of the appointment), relocation expenses, travel allowance ($10,000 annually), and health insurance. More information about these benefits can be found at: https://npp.usra.edu/about/benefits/.

    Applicants must have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy or a related discipline and
    have some experience with experimental astrochemistry, cryovacuum systems, spectroscopy (IR, UV, XANES), and chemical analysis (HPLC, GC-MS, etc.). Knowledge in basic organic chemistry and photochemistry is a plus.

    Applications from U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders), and foreign nationals are accepted. However, please note that applicants who are citizens from Designated Countries will not be accepted at this time, unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the United States. A complete list of Designated Countries can be found at: http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/.

  165. June 2, 2018 6:01 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE AT INSTITUT D’ASTROPHYSIQUE SPATIALE, UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-position-available-institut-d’astrophysique-spatiale-université-paris-sud

  166. May 30, 2018 8:31 am

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP IN ASTEROID ENGINEERING

    Lulea University of Technology invites applications for a Postdoctoral
    Research Scholarship in Asteroid Engineering.

    The successful candidate will focus on projects aiming to understand
    the mechanisms leading to the disruption of asteroids close to the Sun
    by planning, executing, analyzing, and modeling heating experiments on
    meteorites and asteroid-analogue materials carried out in the new
    Asteroid Engineering Laboratory in Kiruna, Sweden.

    A Ph.D. in planetary science, astronomy, geosciences, geoengineering,
    space engineering, or a related field is meriting, as well as
    experience in numerical modeling and experimental research on
    meteorites and/or other geological materials.

    Deadline for applications is June 30, 2018.

    More information available at:

    https://www.ltu.se/ltu/stipendier-priser/postdoc-stipendier?l=en

  167. May 30, 2018 8:29 am

    Nature Geoscience is looking for a locum planetary science editor.

    The position is for at least 6 months. While temporary, I’ve been told it’s not uncommon for such editors to move on within Nature. The job is to be based in London, and visas may be difficult for a short-term position, so EU/UK planetary scientists are preferred.

    Applications due June 10th.

    https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=23905&company=C0001215517P&username=
    Career Opportunities: Locum Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Geoscience (23905)

  168. May 17, 2018 3:16 pm

    The Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is opening a Planetary Scientist civil service position at the GS-13 level. The candidate will join the MSFC Planetary Science group, performing research focused on geologic and related investigations of planets, asteroids, and/or moons. We are especially interested in adding capability in instrument design and development that complements our existing expertise in geology, geomorphology, surface processes, volcanology, and geophysics. The candidate is also expected to bring or build a strong independent scientific research program through peer-reviewed proposals to NASA programs and/or through involvement in NASA planetary missions. Additionally, the candidate will join a team of science subject matter experts advocating for the integration of science into exploration endeavors, including the Space Launch System.

    All candidates must use the USAJobs.gov website to prepare and submit applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for this civil service position. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Renee Weber, renee.c.weber nasa.gov, 256-961-7705. A how-to guide for preparing responsive applications using the USAJobs.gov site will be provided upon request.

    The position will open tomorrow 05/18/2018 and close on 06/01/2018.

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499938900

  169. May 13, 2018 7:22 pm

    POST-DOC IN MACHINE LEARNING/DATA MINING FOR EARTH AND PLANETARY
    SCIENCE

    Information science has developed modern research through innovative
    tools for mathematical modeling, simulation, big data, machine
    learning, data mining, deep learning, high-performance computing, and
    image processing. Earth and Planetary Science is one of the areas
    where the impact is potentially huge: instruments become extremely
    productive with the ability to obtain complex information on billions
    of objects. The range of application will depend on the candidate and
    could encompass geomorphology characterization (including crater
    detection), imaging-spectroscopy, geochemistry, etc.

    The grant includes salary, equipment and mission costs. An extra
    engineer will be also hired for this project.

    This project will benefit from the local Center of Data Science:

    https://www.datascience-paris-saclay.fr/

    Please send your CV as soon as possible, in any case before 18th May
    2018.

    Condition: PhD defense after 31st December 2010
    Location: Universite Paris Saclay, GEOPS, France
    Duration: 3 years, starting in 2019.
    Contact: frederic.schmidt at u-psud.fr

  170. May 13, 2018 7:21 pm

    DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION POSITION OPEN AT SETI INSTITUTE

    The SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, is seeking a creative
    and visionary leader to serve as its Director of Education and to
    continue and expand its broad-based program in formal and informal
    education. The role requires close collaboration with Institute
    scientists, outside organizations, and with a range of funding
    agencies. For more information and to apply, please go to:

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment
    /recruitment.html?cid=00a1b65c-cc0d-4122-b885-a8f7012f8acf&jobId=77948

  171. May 13, 2018 7:18 pm

    German Aerospace Center is currently hiring new staff members to work on an exciting Moon landing mission, see info in links below:

    Engineer Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Atumation Technology or similar
    http://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-27174/

    Engineers in the Field of Embedded Software Engineering, Aerospace/Space Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar
    http://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-27175/

    Engineers in the Field of Embedded Systems, Aerospace/Space Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer Science, Electronics, or similar
    http://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-27162/

    Engineers Aerospace/Space Engineering, Control Engineering, Mathematics or similar (Navigation)
    http://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-27169/

    Engineers Aerospace/Space Engineering, Control Engineering, Mathematics or similar (Guidance & Control)
    http://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-27164/

  172. April 29, 2018 5:28 pm

    LECTURER POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE

    Lecturer / Laboratory Director position in the Department of Earth and
    Planetary Sciences

    Further details and instructions for applying are at:

    https://webapps.utk.edu/humanresources/utjoblist/

    We seek to hire a dynamic educator to teach introductory geoscience
    courses (including planetary science), coordinate laboratory sections
    and mentor graduate students. This is a 12-month position with a
    competitive salary and would be a great fit for those interested in
    geoscience education and curriculum development. Although the initial
    appointment is for one year, the contract is renewable. The University
    of Tennessee, Knoxville has a three-tiered promotional structure for
    lecturers, so career advancement and wage increases are expected,
    contingent upon performance evaluations. Knoxville has a growing arts
    and culture scene, fantastic outdoor recreational opportunities and
    provides excellent quality of life.

  173. April 29, 2018 5:26 pm

    THREE-YEAR POSTDOC POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

    Position Summary

    The IceCrystal project has a post-doctoral fellowship available. The
    individual will be expected to perform visible-near infrared
    reflectance (VNIR) spectral analysis of terrestrial basaltic lava flows
    with particular emphasis on unaltered glassy surfaces. Spectral
    measurements will be conducted during field campaigns, which involves
    travel to rugged and remote volcanic regions located in Idaho, Iceland,
    and Alaska. This individual will then compare spectral signatures of
    glassy basalts from different regions and apply these findings to lava
    flows on Mars using the CRISM dataset. The work will be performed in
    collaboration with NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute.
    Starting date for the position is as soon as August-2018.

    Please contact erader at uidaho.edu with questions about the position and
    application instructions.

  174. April 29, 2018 5:25 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COMETARY PLASMA PHYSICS AT IRF IN UPPSALA,
    SWEDEN

    The Swedish Institute of Space Physics is seeking candidates for a
    postdoctoral position in space physics to study the complex dynamics of
    a cometary ionosphere. Our group is responsible for one of the plasma
    instruments on the Rosetta spacecraft to comet 67P, and we collaborate
    closely with other Rosetta teams. In this project, there will also be
    collaboration with a team doing particle-in-cell plasma simulations.
    The work involves both analysis of Rosetta data and theoretical
    modeling. Experience in the analysis of space plasma data is expected,
    and experience in relevant theoretical modelling is an advantage.

    Candidates should have completed a PhD during 2015 or later. Candidates
    planning to obtain their PhD degree no later than September 2018 can
    also apply.

    The position is available at our Uppsala office for 2 years. At IRF
    Uppsala some 20 researchers work on the space plasma mainly around
    Earth, Saturn, Mars and comet 67P using data from our own instruments
    on Rosetta, Cluster, MMS, Swarm and Cassini as well as other data. The
    project is financed by the Swedish National Space Board.

    More information:

    http://www2.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P4&vacid=62

    Closing date: 15 May 2018

  175. April 29, 2018 5:25 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN VENUS OR MARS SCIENCE, WESLEYAN
    UNIVERSITY

    Wesleyan University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
    Planetary Sciences Group is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate
    for one of two potential projects to work under the direction of Prof.
    Martha Gilmore. The funds will be available July 1, 2018 for two
    years.

    Venus Surface Mineralogy – we seek someone with expertise in
    geomorphology, remote sensing and mineralogy to undertake analysis of
    radar properties of the Venus surface to constrain the origin and
    composition of tessera highlands and the lowland plains materials. We
    will also examine chemical changes in relevant minerals exposed to
    Venus conditions using a number of analytical techniques.

    Mars Geochemistry and Spectroscopy – The project is to create a series
    of Mars analogue brines and precipitate them under terrestrial and
    martian conditions in a Mars chamber. VNIR spectra of the precipitates
    will be collected in situ and compared to data collected by CRISM in
    Mars orbit.

    The Planetary Sciences Group comprises 6 core faculty, 7 affiliated
    faculty and postdocs across the sciences and offers both graduate and
    undergraduate planetary curricula.

    http://www.wesleyan.edu/planetary

    Wesleyan University is in Middletown CT, a New England college town
    midway between New York and Boston.

    To apply:

    https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6316

    Questions: Prof. Martha Gilmore, mgilmore at wesleyan.edu

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

  176. April 16, 2018 2:08 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN EXPERIMENTAL PLANETARY SCIENCE
    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK

    Columbia University’s Astrophysics Laboratory invites applications for a
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist to perform laboratory simulations of solar
    wind ion irradiation of Mercury’s regolith surface. The successful candidate
    will join the group headed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. Daniel Wolf Savin;
    they will participate in designing, building, and performing experiments utilizing
    a novel ion beam apparatus to study the spectral changes and sputtering yields of
    regolith-like loose powders.

    The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to
    two additional years; this is contingent upon the availability of funds and mutual
    satisfaction.

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or the equivalent degree in Planetary
    Science, Physics, Geology, Astrophysics, or a related field. Desired laboratory
    skills include experience with apparatus design and construction, fast ion beams,
    ion optics, ultra-high vacuum techniques, visible and near infrared spectral reflectance
    measurements, quadrupole mass spectrometers, catcher foils, X-ray photoelectron
    spectroscopy, and associated electronics. Desired computer skills include programming,
    multidimensional data analysis, LabView, Python, Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks,
    SIMION, Linux/Mac OS, and Windows OS.

    The successful candidate will have a strong background in at least some of the
    areas listed above, a proven research ability, and evidence of future research potential.
    The candidate is expected to be able to work well independently and cooperatively
    with a team and to communicate the results of his/her research both orally and in writing.
    Demonstrated written and oral communication skills are highly desirable.
    Questions regarding this position can be addressed to Dr. Savin at
    savin at astro.columbia.edu.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of
    publications) and statement of past research. In addition they should arrange
    to have three letters of reference sent directly by the writers to Dr. Savin.
    Applications will be considered only after all of the requested material has been received.
    Applications and letters should be submitted by email to
    savin at astro.columbia.edu. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and
    will continue until the position has been filled.

  177. April 16, 2018 2:08 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
    National Research Council Canada (NRC)
    Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (HAA)
    Victoria, BC, CANADA

    NRC’s Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre is seeking a
    Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out Kuiper belt research with an emphasis on
    interpretation of ground and spacecraft data acquired for/by NASA’s New
    Horizons Kuiper Extended Mission (KEM). Fellowships will be for two years
    contingent on satisfactory progress achieved during the first year. It would be
    highly desirable for the successful candidate to start work by September 2018.

    KEM is providing distant fly-by observations of about a dozen Kuiper belt
    objects over a large range of phase angles. KEM will conduct the first ever
    close encounter with a cold classical Kuiper belt object when it flies within
    5000 km of 2014 MU69 on 1-Jan-2019. During its brief and tightly orchestrated
    encounter KEM will obtain extensive optical and infrared observation of the
    object’s surface. NRC scientists have been part of the KEM planning and a
    PDF working with NRC will have the opportunity to join the KEM science
    team to assist in the primary fly-by encounter mission as well as the monitoring
    of more distant KBOs from within the Kuiper belt. The successful candidate
    will work with Dr. JJ Kavelaars and his group, and will closely collaborate with
    other members of the Research Centre and KEM science team.

    Candidates should have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) within the past three
    years (PhD received on or after July 1, 2015) or expect to complete their PhD
    within 6 months of appointment.

    Please apply online at NRC Careers – Apply Here no later than 23:59 Eastern
    Time on 10 May 2018.

    As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates
    to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible
    minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for
    accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.

    NRC offers a wide range of benefits including dental, extended health, disability
    insurance, as well as generous leave entitlements. To learn more, go to:
    http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/careers/nrc_advantage.html.

    Pour obtenir des renseignements sur le programme de stagiaire de recherche
    postdoctorale en français ainsi que pour postuler, veuillez visiter le site web
    suivant : Stagiaire de recherche postdoctorale

    Please direct your questions to:

    Cindy Stowe
    Cindy.Stowea at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

  178. April 16, 2018 2:04 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN EXOPLANET ATMOSPHERES
    Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, Arizona

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-research-associate-exoplanet-atmospheres

    The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar & Planetary Laboratory of the
    University of Arizona has an opening for Postdoctoral Research Associate in
    the field of exoplanet atmospheres. The department is at the forefront of
    planetary science, including research into the atmospheres of exoplanets as
    well as the planets and satellites in the solar system. The successful candidate
    will join the Planetary Atmospheres and Exoplanets groups
    (https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/research) and work with Dr. Tommi Koskinen on
    simulations of exoplanet upper atmospheres. In addition to model development
    and maintenance, the candidate will participate in the interpretation of exoplanet
    upper atmosphere observations and preparation for the NASA Colorado Ultraviolet
    Transit Experiment (CUTE).

    We seek a candidate with a background in numerical modeling of planetary atmospheres.
    Previous experience in modeling upper atmospheres and escape is
    an advantage. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in planetary science,
    exoplanets or a related field.

    Interested candidates should apply for Job Posting P20545 at http://www.uacareers.com.
    Applicants will be expected to submit a cover letter (1 page), Curriculum Vitae, a
    statement of research interest highlighting past achievements and future plans
    (up to 3 pages) and contact details for two referees.

  179. April 2, 2018 2:32 pm

    EARLY CAREER RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT CORNELL

    The Planetary Remote Sensing group at Cornell University is seeking an
    early career Research Associate, (Postdoc equivalent), to join our
    diverse team. The position will be for an initial one‐year appointment,
    but is renewable with continuation for a second and third year
    contingent upon performance, and interest. Continuation beyond three
    years will be contingent on continued availability of funds. The nominal
    starting date is flexible.

    The successful candidate will work with Professor Alexander Hayes and
    his group, and closely collaborate with other members of the
    department (and their groups) including Professors Jonathan Lunine,
    Steven Squyres, and Philip Nicholson. While there is considerable
    latitude in the science program that can be pursued, specific topics
    of interest include numerical modeling and photogrammetric analysis
    with applications to Titan, 67P/Churyumov‐Gerasimenko, and Mars.

    Applicants should apply through Academic Jobs online:

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10944

    Position and Academic requirements as well as benefit information can be
    found through posting.

    Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Woman and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We
    are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected
    Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

  180. March 27, 2018 3:56 am

    Two announcements (one job) are now open for the NASA SSERVI Director position. One for civil servants and one for the general public. Please apply to the appropriate call if you intend on applying. Announcements are accepting applications now, set to close at midnight EST on 5/7/18.

    AR18C0035: NASA employees only (internal)
    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494970100

    AR18D0021: Public (external)
    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494969900

  181. March 11, 2018 5:30 pm

    TENURE-TRACK PLANETARY SCIENCES FACULTY POSITION AT CALTECH
    The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute
    of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty
    position in planetary science at the assistant professor level. We are especially
    interested in individuals whose research complements that in the Division,
    which covers the full spectrum of the earth and planetary sciences. We are
    particularly interested in applicants with solar system-focused research programs
    in planetary geophysics/geology, planetary atmospheric sciences, or small bodies
    research; but those in other sub-disciplines will be considered. Review will begin
    March 16, 2018.

    For more details and to apply for the position: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/ps

  182. March 11, 2018 5:28 pm

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    The Planetary Remote Sensing group at Cornell University is seeking
    a Research Associate to join our diverse team. The position will be for
    an initial one‐year appointment, but is renewable with continuation for a
    second and third year contingent upon performance, and interest. Continuation
    beyond three years will be contingent on continued availability of funds.
    The nominal starting date is flexible.

    The successful candidate will work with Professor Alexander Hayes and
    his group, and closely collaborate with other members of the department
    (and their groups) including Professors Jonathan Lunine, Steven Squyres,
    and Philip Nicholson. While there is considerable latitude in the science
    program that can be pursued, specific topics of interest include numerical
    modeling and photogrammetric analysis with applications to Titan,
    67P/Churyumov‐Gerasimenko, and Mars.

    A Ph.D. in Planetary Science or a related field is required and applicants
    should have one to two years post PhD research experience. Applicants
    should have prior experience in, and a strong interest in Planetary Remote Sensing.

    Applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications) and a brief
    (1‐2 page) description of research interests, all in a single pdf file, to Ms.
    Lynda Sovocool at lmk3 at cornell.edu . (Please note “Planetary Research
    Associate” in the subject heading.) They should also arrange for three letters of
    recommendation to be sent to the same email address (Please note the applicant’s
    name and Remote Sensing RA in the subject heading). Applications will be
    accepted until the position is filled, although we will begin reviewing dossiers
    in mid‐March. Applicants may also apply through Academic Jobs online.
    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10944.

    Included Benefits: Benefit information can be reviewed at:
    https://www.hr.cornell.edu/benefits/

    Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a
    recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans,
    and Individuals with Disabilities.

  183. March 11, 2018 5:26 pm

    POSTDOC IN PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown
    University will have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate
    in the areas of planetary geophysics and statistical data analyses
    starting in Fall 2018

    The successful candidate will carry out research on a project selected
    to match the candidate. Possible research topics include, but are not
    limited to Martian volcanology, Martian hydrology, analysis of lunar
    gravity data, planetary thermochemical evolution, magnetohydrodynamics,
    and lunar chronology. Research would include quantitative or
    qualitative analyses of planetary mission data and/or numerical
    modeling. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out
    independent research, give presentations at professional meetings, and
    prepare publications on the work.

    Interested individuals should have a Ph.D. in Planetary Science,
    Geology, Physics/Astronomy, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related
    field. If interested, please send a brief statement of research
    interests and future research goals along with your CV to Alex Evans at
    alex_evans [at] brown [dot] edu.

    For questions or more information on the position, please visit:

    http://brown.alexjevans.com/2017/12/11/looking-for-postdocs/

  184. March 5, 2018 9:31 am

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: RESEARCH SPACE SCIENTIST, AST, PLANETARY STUDIES

    Vacancy Announcement Number: GS18D0069
    Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-1330-14
    Code: 690.1
    Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
    Closing Date: 03/29/2018

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492472300

    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration
    Division, Solar System Exploration Data Services Office (Code 690.1) is
    seeking a scientist to support the Planetary Data System (PDS) Project
    Office located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). This
    individual will be a key member of a small team providing oversight and
    leadership of the PDS that provides a distributed archive of data
    products from planetary missions. NASA’s PDS archive enables data
    archiving from planetary missions to ensure the long-term usability of
    NASA data and to stimulate advanced research. More information about
    PDS can be found at:

    https://pds.nasa.gov

    The applicant will also conduct research utilizing data archived in PDS
    data holdings, and participate in planetary data projects. This
    research may include: big data research and techniques as applied to
    data from asteroids and comets; utilization of data from all PDS nodes,
    including the Minor Planet Center, to conduct research; and utilization
    of data from the PDS archive on other nodes to study solar system
    planets and satellites, their surfaces, exospheres, and/or the solar
    wind.

  185. February 21, 2018 7:47 pm

    Are you interested in thinking about seismology on other planets? Get ready to deal with a very different set of challenges than doing it on Earth. We’re looking for someone to think about how best to do seismology with a single station, whether on Mars, Europa, Titan, or other planetary body, and work with a growing research group at JPL.

    https://postdocs-jpl.icims.com/jobs/9214/postdoctoral-position-in-planetary-seismology/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=854&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

  186. February 19, 2018 12:42 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN MARS AND MOON RESEARCH

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa is
    searching for a postdoctoral research scientist to study the
    interaction between the solar wind and the atmospheres and magnetic
    fields of Mars and the Moon. 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 and
    ARTEMIS teams. More details and application instructions are available
    at:

    http://physics.uiowa.edu/~jhalekas/MAVEN_ARTEMIS_Postdoc_long.txt

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

  187. February 19, 2018 12:40 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES AT MPS, GERMANY

    The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Gottingen,
    Germany, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in
    Planetary Atmospheres. Application deadline: March 15, 2018.

    Details are found at:

    http://www-astro.physik.tu-berlin.de/exoplanet-diversity/sites/default
    /files/data/position-exoplanets_mr.pdf

  188. February 9, 2018 8:21 am

    Five Postdoctoral Positions in Dynamics and Planetology
    Sao Paulo State University – UNESP in Guaratingueta / National Institute for Space Research – INPE in Sao Jose dos Campos (applications due by March, 3, 2018)

  189. February 9, 2018 8:19 am

    In tandem with the establishment of the Gordon A. McKay Fellowship, the Lunar and Planetary Institute has also established a new, prestigious Graham Ryder Fellowship. Dr. Ryder was a world-recognized authority on lunar samples and the history of the Moon, and served as a Staff Scientist at the LPI for nearly 20 years.

    Please see this link for details:

    https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=716

  190. February 7, 2018 8:51 pm

    Gordon McKay Post-doctoral Fellowship

    Direct link: https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=723

    The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at NASA Johnson Space Center and the Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), both in Houston, Texas, are proud to announce a new, prestigious Gordon A. 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. McKay Fellows are expected to be self-motivated and to define their own research direction and foci within the planetary sciences (defined inclusively). The McKay Fellow will be in residence at JSC while also being an employee of USRA and active at the LPI, and be expected to interact with scientists of both organizations (see http://www.lpi.usra.edu and https://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/). Fellows will also enjoy access to all of JSC’s laboratories and analytical instruments on the same basis as scientific staff.

    Applicants for this position should have a Ph.D. in a planetary and space sciences-related field before taking up the position. McKay Fellows will be provided highly competitive levels of salary, research support, and travel support for two years, with possible extension for another year. The candidate must be able to pass a detailed government background investigation. And due to security issues, citizens of U.S. State Department Designated Countries (see link under “ECP Notices” at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/) are not eligible.

    Questions can be addressed to Dr. Louise Prockter (prockter at lpi.usra.edu) and
    Dr. David Draper (david.draper at nasa.gov). Interested applicants should apply to the posting at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/ and must submit a curriculum vita with list of publications, a two to three page statement of research interests, and a list of three professional references. Further information on current research and facilities at the LPI and at JSC can be found through the websites given above.

    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.

  191. February 4, 2018 7:06 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT LASP WORKING WITH THE LANGMUIR
    PROBE AND WAVES INSTRUMENT ON MAVEN MISSION

    The space physics and planetary group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric
    and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado (CU) are
    involved in several current and near-term space flight missions. We
    invite applications for a postdoctoral research position to work with
    data from the Langmuir Probe and Waves (LPW) instrument on the MAVEN
    mission. The LPW instrument main observation regime is in the
    ionosphere, hence candidates with experience of data analysis of
    ionospheres are encouraged to apply. Also candidates experience with
    electric field measurement, Langmuir probes, and spacecraft charging is
    also encouraged to apply. The candidate will be working closely
    together with Dr. Andersson. The work will include improve existing
    software routines for data production, process the instrument data, and
    operate the instrument. The position will initially be a one-year
    contract with possible extension. Salary will be commensurate with
    hiring level, experience and qualifications. Evaluations will begin
    immediately and we will continue to accept applications. More
    information can be found at:

    https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers

    Enter job #12448

    Please contact Laila Andersson (laila.andersson at lasp.colorado.edu) or
    Molly Hand (molly.hand at lasp.colorado.edu) with any inquiries.

  192. February 4, 2018 7:05 pm

    CURTIN UNIVERSITY POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

    A 3-year post-doctoral research position to study the chronology of
    Mars using automated crater counting methods working with Assoc. Prof.
    Gretchen Benedix is available in the Planetary Science Group at Curtin
    University (Perth, Australia).

    Integrating image processing, high performance computing, geochemical
    and geochronological studies, this project aims to determine a detailed
    and accurate geologic timescale for Mars. The project aims to apply
    novel automated feature recognition techniques to high resolution
    space-craft derived images of the surface of Mars. Combining this with
    formation ages of Martian meteorites, the anticipated goal of the
    project is to define an absolute chronology for Mars. A more complete
    timescale will provide context for the geologic processes that affected
    Mars and may help to better understand the past habitability of the
    planet. The aim of this research is to combine two geochronology
    datasets – crater counting and new radiometric ages – in an innovative,
    multi-disciplinary way.

    Applicant must have a PhD in planetary geology, geophysics, or related
    field. Experience studying and interpreting Mars surface geology via
    image processing or machine learning highly desired. Experience with
    mineralogy/petrology of Martian rocks is also a plus.

    Apply by February 16th at:

    https://webkiosk.curtin.edu.au/recruit/WK8127$.startup?Z_VACANCY_CAT=
    ACAD

    (#5235)

    Questions: g.benedix at curtin.edu.au

  193. February 4, 2018 7:05 pm

    PLANETARY DATA SYSTEM PROJECT OFFICE SUPPORT

    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration
    Division, Solar System Exploration Data Services Office (Code 690.1) is
    seeking a scientist to support the Planetary Data System Project Office
    located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. This individual will be
    a key member of a small management team providing oversight and
    leadership of the Planetary Data System that provides a distributed
    archive of data products from planetary missions. NASA’s Planetary Data
    System consists of multiple science and engineering nodes that enable
    data archiving from planetary missions to ensure the long-term
    usability of NASA data and to stimulate advanced research. Additional
    details will be posted soon on the USAJobs site and information
    regarding the PDS GSFC office can be found at:

    https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/solarsystem/

    and

    https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/solarsystem/dataarchives/

  194. February 3, 2018 10:56 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN ASTRONOMY/ASTROPHYSICS

    Howard University

    Washington, DC

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/738558be

  195. January 29, 2018 11:48 am

    Tenure-Track Planetary Sciences Faculty Position at Caltech

    The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in planetary science at the assistant professor level. We are especially interested in individuals whose research complements that in the Division, which covers the full spectrum of the earth and planetary sciences. We are particularly interested in applicants with solar system-focused research programs in planetary geophysics/geology, planetary atmospheric sciences, or small bodies research; but those in other sub-disciplines will be considered. Review will begin March 16, 2018. For more details and to apply for the position:
    https://applications.caltech.edu/job/ps

  196. January 26, 2018 10:17 pm

    JOB OPENING 1: Planetary Scientist with expertise in exospheres at Goddard Space Flight Center
    The Planetary Magnetospheres Laboratory of the Solar System Exploration Division (SSED) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) located in Greenbelt, Maryland has a U.S. civil service position open for a Planetary Scientist, with expertise in exospheres, at the GS-13 (Junior) level. The Solar System Exploration Division conducts theoretical and experimental research to explore the solar system and understand the formation and evolution of planetary systems. For more information about the duties of this position and requirements or to apply please see

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/489402400

    More Information about the SSED can be found at science.gsfc.nasa.gov/solarsystem. The job opening closes on 9 February. Specific questions about the SSED and this position can be directed to Michael.e.purucker at nasa.gov.

    JOB OPENING 2: Planetary Scientist with expertise in magnetometry at Goddard Space Flight Center

    The Planetary Magnetospheres Laboratory of the Solar System Exploration Division (SSED) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) located in Greenbelt, Maryland has a civil service position open for a Magnetometry Scientist, at either the Junior or mid-career levels. The Solar System Exploration Division conducts theoretical and experimental research to explore the solar system and understand the formation and evolution of planetary systems. For more information about the duties of this position and requirements or to apply please see: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487865100 (GS-13 position) and http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487885200 (GS-15 position)
    We will be hiring a single individual, at either a junior or mid-career level, to fill this position. More Information about the SSED can be found at science.gsfc.nasa.gov/solarsystem. These job openings close on 5 February. Specific questions about the SSED and this position can be directed to Michael.e.purucker at nasa.gov

  197. January 23, 2018 3:04 pm

    ESA have opened a Research Fellowship position to support preparations for the future utilisation of lunar resources.

    https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=5121&company=esa&username=

    An emphasis is placed on the potential utilisation of cold trapped lunar volatiles, including water ice, and the chemical reduction of lunar minerals. The research to be performed should be related to one or more of the following:
    • lunar resource prospecting through in-situ measurements and remote sensing
    • laboratory analysis of lunar materials
    • lunar regolith excavation, handling and beneficiation
    • handling and preservation of ices in the lunar environment
    • resource extraction or processing

    The Research Fellow will be based at ESA ESTEC ( http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC ), and will work closely with the both Lunar Lander Team and Strategy and Innovation Team in the Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration. The role of the Fellowship and research performed is to support In-Situ Resource Utilisation aspects of ESA’s exploration activities, including the PROSPECT resource analysis package on Luna-27 (http://exploration.esa.int/moon/59102-about-prospect/) and future mission studies and technology developments. The research will be targeted at work that supports the integration of these activities into an overall strategy for ISRU. This is likely to involve working closely with different groups within ESA, science and technology research communities in academia and the private sector.

    Where needed, access to laboratories or research facilities, in particular those existing within ESA-ESTEC, and resources needed to support research activities may be agreed on a case by case basis.

  198. January 5, 2018 10:24 am

    If you feel excited when the words “space” and “lasers” come together in the same sentence, this job announcement is for you!
    An exciting opportunity has just come up for a motivated and talented Researcher or Engineer to join the Australian National University Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at Mount Stromlo Observatory near Canberra (http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/aitc).
    The ANU AITC is leading the development and installation of the first adaptive optics-assisted ground-based telescope for laser tracking and manoeuvring of space debris. The system will be deployed on Mount Stromlo this year (2018) in the context of the Space Environment Management Cooperative Research Centre (SERC), also headquartered at Mount Stromlo Observatory.
    More information on this and other projects undertaken by the ANU AITC to image satellites and space debris, and mitigate the threat of space missions and assets colliding with space debris can be found on the SERC web site at: http://www.serc.org.au
    There are two 12-month fixed-term positions open to enable candidates with a preference for either an academic or a professional position to apply:
    – A Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) or Research Fellow (Level B) position – Please apply at: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/519204/postdoctoral-fellowresearch-fellow

    – An Instrumentation Engineer (ANUO7) position – Please apply at: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/519205/instrumentation-engineer

    This position will be open until filled, with a desirable starting date in early to mid-February 2018. The first round of applications will be reviewed on 10 January 2018. Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible.
    For additional information, please contact: Associate Professor Celine d’Orgeville, by e-mail: celine.dorgeville@anu.edu.au or phone: +61 2 6125 6374.
    The ANU AITC offers a supportive environment for parents and carers. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
    ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion
    ANU also actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via: indigenous.employment at anu.edu.au

  199. December 28, 2017 1:53 pm

    PLANETARY IMPACT GEOCHEMIST POSITION

    Applications are invited for a position at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight
    Center in the Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry
    Laboratory. We are looking for someone with demonstrated capability in
    geochemical studies of impact event ages and developing scientific
    requirements for conducting in situ geochemical studies on the surfaces
    of the moon, planets, planetary satellites, and small bodies.
    Demonstrated expertise in geologic field studies of terrestrial analogs
    and conducting in situ and laboratory geochemical studies of physical
    and chemical characteristics of impact processes on planetary surfaces
    is required. Previous experience in developing approaches to improve in
    situ instrumentation and measurement techniques for constraining impact
    event ages, is required. The incumbent will apply scientific research,
    mission operations and engineering perspectives to develop unique, new,
    or improved techniques for planning, designing, and testing of science
    operational scenarios that feed into the definition of science
    requirements for future surface mission operations.

    To view the full vacancy announcement (open 12/27/17 – 1/11/18)
    containing additional information, including how to apply, go to:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487348300

    For information about the Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and
    Geochemistry Lab, please contact Lori Glaze (301-614-6466,
    Lori.S.Glaze at nasa.gov).

    U.S. citizenship required. NASA, GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  200. December 20, 2017 9:52 pm

    NASA JOB OPENING IN LABORATORY ASTROCHEMISTRY

    A NASA civil-servant position is available in the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Astrochemistry Laboratory in Greenbelt, Maryland. The work will be in the Cosmic Ice group on problems relevant to low-temperature, low-pressure chemical changes and physical properties related to solar-system and interstellar materials. See the Cosmic Ice Laboratory’s website at: https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/691/cosmicice/ for information on the group’s recent work.

    Candidates should have good oral and written communications skills, laboratory experience in cryogenic, vacuum, and infrared spectral measurements, and preferably some familiarity with radiation-chemical or photochemical studies. Duties in this research position will include investigating astrochemical problems connected to NASA missions and projects.

    This position will be at the GS-13 level or, depending on the applicant’s qualifications, GS-14. Interested persons can apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487185400 between 12/27/2017 to 01/31/2018. US citizenship at the time of the application is a requirement for this position.

  201. December 18, 2017 10:20 am

    PROGRAM SCIENTIST AT NASA HEADQUARTERS

    NASA is looking for experienced scientists to join the staff as Program
    Scientists in the Planetary Science Division of the Science Mission
    Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.

    A program scientist:

    Performs a range of scientific program planning duties. Takes
    responsibility for the science content of flight mission programs or
    projects to carry out Science Mission Directorate (SMD) investigations.
    Develops, reviews, and provides recommendations for proposed program
    requirements, expected results, and budgetary estimates. Establishes
    methods and procedures to reduce program costs. Provides expert advice
    to management on strategic planning and program development. Presents
    issues and proposes solutions to NASA senior management. Manages
    research elements within a broad Research and Analysis (R&A) Program.
    Develops solicitations and evaluate research proposals. Initiates and
    monitors research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.
    Provides technical decisions, advice, and consultations affecting the
    planning, management, coordination, and critical problems related to
    safety, costs, and economics of Division Programs. Provides advice on
    measurement and instrumentation related to space science
    investigations. Establishes validity criteria for studies. Represents
    scientific disciplines to NASA senior management and serves as an
    advocate for the communities’ scientific interest.

    These positions are being filled at the GS/14-15 level (salary range
    $112,021 – $161,900). Applications will be accepted only through
    USAJOBS.gov.

    Schedule: Open January 2, 2018, to January 31, 2018.

    NASA Announcement Number: HQ18C0015

  202. December 18, 2017 10:20 am

    POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITY OF REIMS

    A position of Director of Research (senior researcher) is open at the
    CNRS (4th section), with the possibility for an external recruitment
    (e.g. foreigners), for the GSMA (Group of Molecular Spectrometry and
    Atmosphere) at the University of Reims:

    http://www.univ-reims.fr/gsma/

    The topic of the section 4 – “Atoms and molecules, optics and lasers,
    hot plasma physics” – explicitly includes atomic spectroscopy applied
    to astrophysics. This competition may therefore concern candidates
    producing research at the intersection of themes of Section 4 and GSMA
    Planetary Sciences research (Planetary atmospheres and exoplanets).

    Section 4 website (description):

    http://www.cnrs.fr/comitenational/sections/section.php?sec=04

    CNRS pages for the competition:

    http://gestionoffres.dsi.cnrs.fr/fo/offres/detail-en.php?&offre_id=9

    GSMA website:

    http://www.univ-reims.fr/gsma

    GSMA Planetology Team:

    https://planeto.univ-reims.fr/

    Contacts:
    GSMA Director / georges.durry@univ-reims.fr
    Planetology Group / pascal.rannou at univ-reims.fr

  203. December 12, 2017 4:21 pm

    CLYDE AND PATRICIA TOMBAUGH SCHOLAR POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTMENT
    NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
    LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO

    The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University seeks
    applications for a postdoctoral appointment, the Clyde and Patricia
    Tombaugh Scholar. This position, established in honor of the contributions
    of Dr. Clyde Tombaugh to Astronomy, is a research fellowship targeted
    to recent recipients of a PhD. This position will be for a two year period,
    with a possibility of extension to a third year depending on performance
    and funding. A research fund will be available for travel and/or publications.

    We are particularly interested in individuals whose research areas align with
    or complement those of our current faculty, namely in the areas of solar
    physics, planetary science, stellar populations, interstellar medium, galaxy
    formation and evolution, or cosmology (see http://astronomy.nmsu.edu for
    more details). The department is a member of the Astrophysical Research
    Consortium, with access to the ARC 3.5m telescope and NMSU 1m telescope
    at Apache Point Observatory. We are a participant in the Sloan Digital Sky
    Survey IV project.

    The position is targeted to start in August 2018. A requirement for individuals
    who fill this position is to present a public lecture to the local community.
    Candidates must have obtained their PhD prior to starting this position. Please
    submit a curriculum vitae with a publication list, description of research goals
    through the NMSU Jobs site at https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/30143 by
    January 15, 2018. Three reference letters are also required to be emailed to
    tombaugh at astronomy.nmsu.edu. Inquiries may be sent to
    tombaugh at astronomy.nmsu.edu. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled
    persons are encouraged to apply. Offer of employment is contingent upon
    verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.
    NMSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

  204. December 8, 2017 8:18 am

    ADNET Systems, Inc., in support of the Solar System Exploration Division (SSED) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), is seeking Outreach Coordinators/Public Engagement Writers. Duties include:
    • Planning and execution of events, programs, and social media campaigns to engage and inform the public about Goddard’s work in the area of planetary science and exploration
    • Collaborations with GSFC scientists involved in GSFC’s public engagement efforts
    • Serve as a resource to members of the public and stakeholder groups who want to learn more about the SSED planetary science and exploration efforts
    • Production of written SSED-relevant content for websites, e-books, social media, exhibits, and other, related, social media products
    • Engagement with GSFC scientists and Communications staff on citizen science projects
    • Coordination and engagement with other GSFC organizations, NASA Headquarters, NASA Centers and JPL to coordinate public engagement projects

    For information on requirements, or to apply, see positions SS088 and SS089 at:
    https://sesda.com/careers/

    For questions about the positions, please contact Lora Bleacher, Lora.V.Bleacher@nasa.gov. Lora will be at AGU in New Orleans from Dec. 10-14 if you would like to meet in person to discuss them.

  205. December 7, 2017 11:02 pm

    Saint Mary’s College of California: Fulltime Saint Mary’s College: School of Science: Environment & Earth Science (EES)
    Assistant Professor in Environmental Science
    https://apply.interfolio.com/46070

  206. December 7, 2017 5:25 pm

    Postdoctoral Job Opportunity
    Research Geologist (IS-11)
    Department of Mineral Sciences
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    SALARY: $66,510
    OPEN PERIOD: Nov. 1, 2017 until filled
    DUTY LOCATION: Washington, DC

    The Department of Mineral Sciences invites applications for the position of Research Geologist in support of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission on topics related to global geologic mapping and sample-site selection. The postdoctoral fellow will undertake a variety of short- and long-term science tasks throughout the mission in collaboration with mission Co-Investigators at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD, and at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO. Before the sample site selection process they will participate in building software to integrate maps of hazardous objects and regions, and to combine numerous geologic and imaging maps to aid the construction of global and local maps of “sample-ability”. Throughout the mission they participate in mapping the global geology of Bennu and in the interpretation of the observed geology. This position will require travel for proximity operations to Tucson and/or Boulder at one trip per month for the period July 1, 2018 to Nov. 30, 2019, travel to team meetings during the entire period of appointment, and travel to professional meetings.

    Candidates should have some geologic mapping experience. Candidates should demonstrate strong programming skills (C, C++, statistical) and expertise in GIS, including ArcInfo and/or ENVI, to lead the effort translating data products between map formats and platforms. Expertise with JMars, JAsteroid, or Small Bodies Mapping Tool (SBMT) would be beneficial. Experience with irregular bodies, primitive bodies, or organic-rich bodies is preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of published research commensurate with level of experience.

    The Dept. of Mineral Sciences consists of experts in meteoritics, petrology, volcanology, and mineralogy, housing world-class collections in these areas. While the major focus of the fellowship is geologic mapping, the selected fellow will have access to instrumentation for the characterization of meteorites that may be relevant to understand lithologic variation on Bennu. The ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences, including the public, is essential. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in museum activities, such as educational outreach activities, and to be involved with professional associations and other organizations within the scientific community.

    Full-time, temporary appointment to be filled initially for a period of one year beginning on or about July 1, 2018, renewable up to three (3) years upon satisfactory performance. Full Smithsonian benefits at the IS-11 level, equivalent to Federal GS-11. Proof of authorization to work in US required. The museum’s authorized salary for this position at this time is $66,510 per annum.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Pre-employment Background Investigation must be successfully completed.
    • Must be able to travel and work independently as well as within a team environment.

    Candidates may qualify for this position by demonstrating the experience outlined above, by completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position, or by a combination of experience and education.

    The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits. For a complete description of benefits, please visit http://www.sihr.si.edu.

    Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae (CV) (heavily annotated as explained below), names and contact information for three referees, and a cover letter that includes a research statement and other qualifications relevant to the position to mccoyt at si.edu. Please include the position title in the subject line of your e-mail. CVs should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week – please note that this information is required to be considered for this position. Reference letters will be requested from select candidates at a later date. Qualified candidates who are referred to the hiring official will be asked to submit educational transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. This is absolutely required in order to be considered.

    To learn more about the Department of Mineral Sciences please visit http://mineralsciences.si.edu/

    For more information, contact Tim McCoy, Supervisory Research Geologist, 202.633.2206, mccoyt at si.edu.

    The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  207. November 26, 2017 8:16 pm

    TENURE-TRACK POSITION, ANALYTICAL COSMOCHEMISTRY

    The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory/Department of Planetary Sciences,
    University of Arizona, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
    position in the area of Analytical Cosmochemistry. Review of
    applications begins on January 2, and continues until position is
    filled. Starting date for the appointment is August 2018. Detailed
    information and link to apply is at:

    https://lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs

    Position is focused on developing a research program in spatially
    resolved isotopic analysis and overseeing a NanoSIMS laboratory.
    Candidate will be expected to lead proposal efforts to acquire a
    state-of-the-art NanoSIMS instrument, building on substantial
    University support in terms of existing laboratory space and matching
    funds. The NanoSIMS instrument will be housed in the Kuiper Imaging and
    Characterization Facility. Successful candidate is expected to work
    within this collaborative environment by consulting with other faculty,
    laboratory managers, technical coordinators, students, and other
    facility users. LPL faculty and research staff are engaged in many
    aspects of planetary science, employing tools such as theoretical
    studies and data analysis, laboratory and field investigations,
    telescopic observations, remote sensing, and spacecraft development,
    operations, and instrumentation. Candidates are encouraged to support
    the department’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be
    especially supportive of underrepresented communities including women
    and minorities.

  208. November 17, 2017 8:57 pm

    Dr. Nick Schmerr is seeking a well-qualified recent Ph. D. graduate in planetary geophysics for a 2-year postdoctoral position at the University of Maryland for seismological studies of Icy-Ocean Worlds. Anticipated start date is for early 2018 (negotiable), but you must have a Ph.D. at the start of the appointment. This postdoctoral scholar will use forward models of seismic wave propagation to constrain the science and instrument requirements needed for a seismometer to detect waves interacting with the interior of Europa and other Icy Worlds. These constraints will be a key component for designing an experimental concept for a seismometer instrument placed on the surface of Europa (or elsewhere, like the Moon!) by a future lander. Expertise in running super-computing and numerical modeling is desired.

    To apply, please send as a single pdf, 1) your CV, 2) a statement of your research interests and qualifications, 3) and a list of your publications, to the address below with the subject “UMD Icy Worlds Postdoc” by November 30, 2017. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation from referees of your choice. If you need more information, please contact Prof. Nicholas Schmerr at nschmerr at umd.edu.

    The University of Maryland, College Park is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

  209. November 12, 2017 9:18 pm

    Two jobs at Brigham Young University:

    A) PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY FACULTY
    BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    PROVO, UTAH

    https://dps.aas.org/content/physics-astronomy-faculty

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University
    (BYU) in Provo, Utah, invites applications for a faculty position to begin in
    August 2018. The new faculty member will be expected to provide excellent
    teaching and research mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
    All new faculty members are also expected to develop externally-funded
    research programs of significance. We are seeking applicants in the fields
    of Acoustics, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Astronomy, Condensed
    Matter Physics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Numerical Relativity, Physics
    Education Research/Astronomy Education Research, Plasma Physics, Quantum
    Information, or Theoretical Physics to strengthen and complement existing
    research programs (see http://www.physics.byu.edu). Interested candidates
    should complete an online faculty application at https://yjobs.byu.edu (posting
    66856), with a cover letter outlining teaching and research experience and
    aspirations, a current CV, and provide the contact information for three references.
    For additional info, contact physicsjob@byu.edu. Completed applications
    received by November 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. BYU, an
    equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty members to observe the
    university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is
    given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the
    affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Contact Email:
    physics-job at byu.edu

    B) VISITING FACULTY
    BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    PROVO, UTAH

    https://dps.aas.org/content/visiting-faculty

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University
    (BYU) in Provo, Utah, invites applications for a one-year (but renewable up
    to three years) visiting professional faculty position to begin in 2018. The
    new faculty member will be expected to support existing research programs
    (see http://www.physics.byu.edu), with particular emphasis on providing
    excellent mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels and on building
    connections with industry. Interested candidates should complete an online
    faculty application at https://yjobs.byu.edu (posting 66871), with a cover
    letter outlining research and industrial experience as well as professional
    aspirations, a current CV, and provide the contact information for three
    references. For additional info, contact physicsjob@byu.edu. Completed
    applications received by November 1, 2017 will be given full consideration.
    BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty members to
    observe the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards.
    Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing
    of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Contact Email:
    physics-job at byu.edu

  210. November 12, 2017 3:26 pm

    The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is accepting applications through December 1st for the 2018 review cycle.
    The Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites applications for postdoctoral and graduate fellowships. Active areas of research include mineral spectroscopy, biomineralogy, environmental mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology, experimental petrology, volcanology, meteorite studies, solar system formation, and planetary formation and evolution. The department also 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 our website.
    Postdoctoral candidates may request up to 24 months and predoctoral candidates up to 12 months of support; 10-week graduate fellowships may also be proposed. A special funding pool is available to doctoral candidates at big ten schools. Fellowships are funded through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program and NMNH Peter Buck Fellowship Program, with a single application providing consideration from both programs. 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 and Internships. The application deadline is December 1st, 2017. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  211. November 12, 2017 1:45 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN EXOPLANET ATMOSPHERES

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the
    Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park.
    The successful candidate will work with Professor Eliza Kempton on
    theoretical radiative transfer calculations for exoplanet atmospheres.
    Applicants should have previous experience in modeling (exo)planetary
    atmospheres, although a variety of backgrounds may be relevant. The
    position is for a period of up to three years, starting in fall 2018,
    contingent on positive yearly progress evaluations. A Ph.D. in Physics,
    Astronomy, or a related field is required prior to the start date. A
    competitive salary and funds for research and travel will be provided.

    The University of Maryland hosts a vibrant astrophysics research
    community and is also located within short driving distance to
    exoplanet researchers at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Space
    Telescope Science Institute (STScI), and Carnegie Department of
    Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM). The successful candidate will also be a
    member of the Center for Theory and Computation (CTC) at the University
    of Maryland.

    All materials should be received by December 15 for full consideration.

    Additional information can be found at:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/14e64131

  212. November 2, 2017 8:37 am

    Research Space Scientist, AST, Planetary Studies
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483320200
    Opening to apply: 11/01/2017 to 11/24/2017

  213. October 29, 2017 9:35 pm

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Leicester

    Ref SEN00931
    Full Details: https://goo.gl/UTxqvx
    Salary Grade 7 – £33,518 to £38,833 per annum
    Full-time open-ended contract subject to external fixed-term funding.
    Funding is available for 3 years
    Closing date: 23 November 2017

    The Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Leicester
    invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in
    Planetary Atmospheric Science. You will join a planetary science team
    led by Dr. Leigh Fletcher, addressing the scientific aims of a European
    Research Council (ERC) grant to explore atmospheric processes on the
    giant planets of our Solar System. You will use world-leading ground-
    and space-based observations of the gas and ice giants to prepare data
    analysis procedures for the James Webb Space Telescope, due for
    launch in 2019. This will develop the expertise and tools required for
    the first publications exploiting JWST infrared maps of these distant
    worlds, to be observed as part of a Guaranteed-Time programme of
    Solar System observations. The PDRA position will initially be for a
    period of three years, with the possibility of extension depending on
    progress and funding considerations.

    The ERC “GIANTCLIMES” project
    (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/207884_en.html) seeks to assemble
    a comprehensive climatology of the four giant planets over large spans
    of time, investigating the natural cycles of meteorology, circulation, and
    chemistry shaping the environments on these worlds. Inversions of
    planetary spectra, from the ultraviolet to the microwave, will be used to
    reconstruct these atmospheres in three dimensions to explore both their
    temporal variability and the processes coupling different atmospheric
    regimes. You will analyse subsets of existing data from Cassini, Spitzer
    and ground-based facilities to prepare planetary mapping and spectral
    simulation software for upcoming JWST observations, and will participate
    in the analysis of the first datasets from the observatory. We are therefore
    particularly interested in candidates with a background in planetary
    atmospheres and spectroscopic modelling techniques, but all applicants
    with a strong background in planetary science are encouraged to apply.

    You will carry out independent and collaborative research for this project
    and disseminate the results to the international scientific community.
    There will be significant opportunities to collaborate within Leicester’s
    Planetary Science team (whose existing research includes planetary
    magnetospheres, ionospheres, atmospheres and surface science), Earth
    Observation group, and with an international team specialising in radiative
    transfer and spectral inversion for planetary atmospheres.

    In addition to the online application form, applicants are requested to
    provide: [1] a CV and publication list; [2] two academic references; [3]
    a one-page cover letter detailing how your prior experience and future
    research aims are commensurate with the aims of the programme outlined
    above.

    Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr. Leigh Fletcher
    on leigh.fletcher at le.ac.uk or 0116 252 3585

  214. October 29, 2017 9:34 pm

    PLANETARY/METEOR PHYSICIST
    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

    http://www.jacobs.com/join-us#apply-for-a-job
    As a Planetary/Meteor Physicist, the selected candidate will support the
    Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) within the Natural Environments
    Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The selected
    candidate will work to improve NASA’s understanding of the meteoroid
    environment, particularly with regard to those particles posing a hazard
    to spacecraft throughout the Solar System.
    Duties will include the following:
    Developing and refining the MEO’s Meteoroid Engineering Model (MEM), meteor shower forecasts, and supporting models. These models are essential for assessing hazards to spacecraft and astronauts in low Earth orbit and beyond.
    Analyzing data from visual observers, meteor camera networks, telescopic instrumentation, and in-situ measurements to derive models of meteor speeds, fluxes, masses, and densities.
    Tracking meteor events and updating the US Government and the public on the circumstances surrounding these events.
    Required Qualifications:
    PhD (preferred) in Astronomy or Physics from an ABET accredited institution, or equivalent degree and experience, with a specialty in solar system dynamics or small body dynamics.
    Must have published papers as first author on solar system dynamics in peer-reviewed astronomical journals such as Icarus; Earth, Moon, and Planets; the Astronomical Journal; or the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
    Experience with three-body and N-body simulations of planetary systems.
    Expertise in one or more computer languages, preferably Python or the C family.
    Experience studying orbital resonances and stability is desired.

    Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D.,
    a minimum of a Masters with at least 2 years of experience, or BS
    with at least 6 years of experience.

    Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

    Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
    qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
    regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
    national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics
    protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

  215. October 29, 2017 9:33 pm

    PRIZE POSTDOCTORAL POSITION
    Department of Astronomy
    University of Maryland
    College Park, Maryland

    Applications are invited for a Prize Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical
    Astrophysics at the Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland,
    College Park. Established in 2006, this postdoctoral program is connected
    with the Maryland Astronomy Center for Theory and Computation whose
    faculty maintain active research programs in the areas of planetary/solar-system
    dynamics, exoplanet atmospheres, cosmology and galaxy formation, and
    high-energy astrophysics (including compact object physics). Candidates
    with a strong background in these fields, but particularly with a planetary/
    exoplanetary focus for this cycle, are encouraged to apply. The successful
    candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field by
    the start date of the appointment. A Fall 2018 start date is envisaged, but
    earlier dates are also possible and the appointment term is 2-3 years. To apply,
    please send a CV, publication list, and a 3 page statement of research interests
    and experience, packaged as a single PDF, to the above e-mail address by
    December 15, 2017. Candidates must also arrange for three letters of
    recommendation to be sent to the same e-mail address by this date. Please
    put “CTC Prize Postdoc” in the subject line of all correspondence. Applicants
    for this position may also be considered for other postdoctoral positions in
    the Astronomy Department at Maryland. For further information, please
    contact Prof. Douglas Hamilton at dphamil at astro.umd.edu. The University
    of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed
    to excellence through diversity.

  216. October 29, 2017 1:31 pm

    PLANETARY LASER ALTIMETRY POSITION

    Applications are invited for a position at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight
    Center in the Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry
    Laboratory. We are looking for someone with demonstrated capability in
    interpretation of planetary laser altimetry and radiometry data in
    areas such as characterization of planetary surface properties,
    instrument performance, and measurement accuracy for spaceflight
    altimeters. Demonstrated expertise in developing innovative approaches
    that combine laser altimetry ranges with stereo imaging is required.
    Previous experience in development, implementation, planning, and
    interpretation of new operation modes for flight instruments,
    leveraging sophisticated modeling tools such as illumination modeling
    algorithms, is required. The incumbent will develop new techniques for
    extracting quantitative ranging and ancillary information acquired by
    laser altimeters. The incumbent is expected to participate in the
    development of new and advanced approaches to laser altimetry
    instrumentation and acquisition of surface topography for the planets,
    Moon, asteroids and satellites.

    To view the full vacancy announcement containing additional
    information, including how to apply, go to:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482296700

    For information about the Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and
    Geochemistry Lab, please contact Lori Glaze (301-614-6466,
    Lori.S.Glaze at nasa.gov).

  217. October 24, 2017 11:38 am

    NASA Job Opening Anticipated in Laboratory Astrochemistry

    A NASA civil-servant position is anticipated for early 2018 to work in the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Astrochemistry Laboratory in Greenbelt, Maryland. The new employee’s work will be in the Cosmic Ice group on problems relevant to low-temperature, low-pressure chemical changes and physical properties related to solar-system and interstellar materials. The successful candidate will have laboratory experience in cryogenic, vacuum, and infrared spectral measurements, and preferably some familiarity with radiation-chemical or photochemical studies. Duties in this research position will include investigating astrochemical problems connected to past, current, and future NASA missions and projects. Opportunities for collaborations with other NASA science teams exist.

    Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, physics, or a closely related field, with post-doctoral experience desired. Good oral and written communications skills, such as experience writing papers and proposals, are required.

    It is anticipated that this position will be at the GS-13 level or, depending on the applicant’s qualifications, GS-14. Interested persons should watch for the official announcement, with additional details, on the USAJOBS website. Note that US citizenship is a requirement for this position.

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Jason Dworkin (jason.p.dworkin@nasa.gov), Reggie Hudson (reggie.hudson@nasa.gov), or Perry Gerakines (perry.a.gerakines@nasa.gov).

    For information on the group’s recent work, see the Cosmic Ice Laboratory’s website at https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/691/cosmicice/

  218. October 9, 2017 7:01 pm

    ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, PLANETARY SCIENCE INSTRUMENTALIST,
    UCF

    The Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida invites
    applications for a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate
    professorship, anticipated to start in August 2018.

    We seek candidates with expertise in space instrumentation for
    planetary missions that would complement current research. The
    successful applicant is expected to establish an independent,
    internationally competitive, externally funded research program and
    have a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in graduate and
    undergraduate education.

    Information about the UCF planetary group:

    http://planets.ucf.edu

    which is housed in Physics and the Florida Space Institute:

    http://fsi.ucf.edu

    This group has over 40 researchers, including 8 (soon to be 10)
    professors, 2 lecturers, 8 soft-money researchers, 15 PhD students,
    postdocs, and undergraduate researchers. Research ranges from
    planetesimal formation to icy satellites to in-situ resource
    utilization.

    See details and application procedures at:

    https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51177

    Application review will begin November 15, 2017. New application
    review will continue until the position is filled. Please upload all
    materials simultaneously; one submission is allowed. Updates to
    complete applications may be emailed.

    Contact: Joshua Colwell

    As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages
    all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans,
    individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally
    underrepresented populations.

  219. October 9, 2017 7:00 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, EXOPLANETARY ATMOSPHERIC THEORIST, UCF

    The Planetary Sciences Group in the University of Central Florida’s
    Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant
    professorship, anticipated to start in August 2018.

    We seek candidates in exoplanet atmospheric theory who can add to or
    complement ongoing research in exoplanet characterization. The
    successful applicant is expected to establish an independent,
    internationally competitive, externally funded research program and
    demonstrate excellence and innovation in graduate and undergraduate
    education.

    Information about the UCF planetary group:

    http://planets.ucf.edu

    which is housed in Physics and the Florida Space Institute:

    http://fsi.ucf.edu

    This group is over 40 researchers, including 8 (soon to be 10)
    professors, 2 lecturers, 8 soft-money researchers, 15 PhD students,
    postdocs, and undergraduate researchers. Research ranges from
    exoplanets to surfaces to space medicine.

    See details and application procedures at:

    https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51176

    Application review will begin November 15, 2017. New application
    review will continue until the position is filled. Please upload all
    materials simultaneously; one submission is allowed. Updates to
    complete applications may be emailed.

    Contact:
    Joseph Harrington
    atmos-queries at physics.ucf.edu

    As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages
    all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans,
    individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally
    underrepresented populations.

  220. October 5, 2017 11:19 am

    The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen, Germany,
    invites applications for postdoc positions in the field of cometary science.

    Two positions will be in the working group on the role of comets in the
    formation of the planetary system. The following research topics – in order
    of their priority
    – are identified for collaboration in the working group:
    – The growth of cometary nuclei
    – The size and mass distribution of cometary dust and solids
    – The Carbon-chain material in cometary nuclei
    – The elemental composition of cometary material
    Details of the positions and the application are found at
    http://www.mps.mpg.de/5074883/job_full_offer_11530192?c=2169

    One position will be in a newly forming group on activity in comets and asteroids,
    funded by an ERC Starting Grant. The position will focus on one of the following
    topics:
    – Physical, thermal, and optical properties of cometary material
    – Activity in comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a Rosetta
    multi-instrument perspective
    – Activity in asteroids
    Details of the position and the application are found at
    http://www.mps.mpg.de/5066843/job_full_offer_11485198?c=2169

  221. October 5, 2017 11:18 am

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in astronomy at
    the University of California, Irvine. The postdoctoral researcher will work
    with Prof. Aomawa Shields at UCI on theoretical climate modeling studies
    of potentially habitable exoplanets, including systems discovered by NASA’s
    Kepler mission, the upcoming Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS),
    and other space- and ground-based observatories. Desirable qualifications
    include experience in climate modeling in 1D, 2D, and/or 3D; research
    experience and interests related to atmospheric science, orbital dynamics,
    glaciology, or land surface geology; strong written and oral communication
    skills; an interest in interdisciplinary science education; and an ability to work
    well in a collaborative environment.

    The appointment can begin as early as summer 2018, with a negotiable starting
    date. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possibility of extension
    to longer terms contingent upon availability of funds and successful performance.
    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrobiology, physics, or one of the
    earth science disciplines prior to beginning the appointment. Salary will be
    commensurate with experience.

    Candidates should submit a CV, publication list, and a statement of research
    interests (in pdf format) through the UC Irvine academic personnel recruiting
    portal at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04311.Through this site, applicants
    will also provide names and email addresses of three referees who will be
    contacted to submit letters of reference. For full consideration, applications and
    reference letters should be received by December 15, 2017. All application
    materials must be submitted through the UCI RECRUIT website.

    Information on postdoctoral appointments and resources at UC Irvine is available at
    http://www.grad.uci.edu/postdoctoral-scholars.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
    Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive
    consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
    orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran
    status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

  222. September 29, 2017 9:42 am

    Application still open for:
    **Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Arizona**
    The University of Arizona, Dept. of Geosciences, is advertising a post-doc position studying the interaction between ice sheets and the solid earth in the Earth Dynamics Observatory. Applicants with backgrounds in geodesy, geodynamics, seismology, climate science, applied math, or other areas of geophysics/related fields will be considered.
    The successful candidates will build on our previous work using spatio-spectral localization of satellite gravimetry to study the response of the cryosphere to climate change. They will work to investigate regional differences in cryosphere mass balance and the role these play in ongoing sea-level rise. Possible projects include, 1) using gravity field data and geodynamic models to investigate lateral variations in upper mantle viscosity and their relation to contemporary ice sheet mass balance, and 2) investigating the spatial relationships between ice sheet mass balance and the changes to the climate which drive ice mass changes, such as temperature data, etc.
    Familiarity with ice-sheet physics, geodynamic codes running on high-performance computing environments, global climate model output, strong writing skills, and the ability to program in MATLAB or a similar environment are preferred.
    The UA Dept. of Geosciences is one of the top rated geosciences departments internationally, with a collaborative and collegial group of researchers. The University is located in Tucson, in the geologically and ecologically diverse Sonoran desert.
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, contact information for three references, a writing sample, and a C.V. More details are included at the official announcement/posting at: https://uacareers.com/postings/16197 More than one hire is likely. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send informal inquiries to Chris Harig: charig at email.arizona.edu

    http://polarice.geo.arizona.edu/

  223. September 29, 2017 9:40 am

    Assistant Professor in Geochronology, Purdue University
    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of geochronology.
    We encourage applicants from all areas of geochronology and thermochronology, spanning timescales from deep time to modern, who will diversify our expertise and build instrumentation capabilities. The successful candidate will complement and strengthen areas of research in the department, which include cosmogenic nuclides and accelerator mass spectrometry, Quaternary geology, tectonics, stable isotope geochemistry, petrology, planetary science and sedimentary geology.
    Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric, or Planetary Science, or a related field at the time of employment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program and to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
    Purdue University’s College of Science/Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
    Interested applicants should visit https://hiring.science.purdue.edu, submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for at least 3 references. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions related to this position should be sent to Dr. Darryl Granger, chair of the search committee (phone: 765-494-0043, email dgranger at purdue.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
    Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
    http://www.eaps.purdue.edu

  224. September 22, 2017 9:54 pm

    USGS Astrogeology is hiring! The following positions are now open on USAJobs:

    The vacancy announcement DEN-2017-0326 for the Physical Scientist, GS-1301-13, has been successfully posted to USAJOBs.
    You may view the announcement through the following link:
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480163500

    The vacancy announcement DEN-2017-0342 for the Physical Scientist, GS-1301-13, has been successfully posted to USAJOBs.
    You may view the announcement through the following link:
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480165100

    Responsibilities
    As a PHYSICAL SCIENTIST within the ASTROGEOLOGY SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

    Propose, manage, lead, and sustain a robust portfolio of scientific and/or cartographic development projects.
    Develop new cartographic and/or scientific tools and/or products for use by the planetary science community and space exploration missions.

  225. September 20, 2017 6:38 pm

    ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY EXPLORATION FELLOWSHIP IN EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE

    Tempe, Arizona
    Deadline : November 15, 2017

    The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University
    invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will serve as an
    Exploration Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s
    interdisciplinary research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-
    career scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration
    with faculty. Research areas within the School encompass Earth and planetary
    science, astrophysics, astrobiology, cosmology, instrumentation and systems
    engineering, and science education. Anticipated start date for the position is
    July 2018. Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $63,000 with
    health benefits, plus $9,000 per year in discretionary research funds.
    A relocation allowance will be provided.

    https://sese.asu.edu/about/opportunities/sese-exploration-postdoctoral-fellows

  226. September 18, 2017 8:19 pm

    TENURE TRACK POSITION IN GEOLOGY OR EARTH SCIENCE

    Berea College invites applications for a tenure‐track appointment in
    Geology/Earth Science (or closelyrelated field) starting fall 2018.

    Teaching responsibilities will consist of core introductory geology courses
    such as Physical Geology, more advanced Geology/Earth Science courses
    in the applicant’s area of expertise, and eventual contributions to Berea’s
    general studies program. While Berea College’sGeology program has been
    inactive recently, its long history started nearly a century ago and has produced
    many successful geologists. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in
    hand, help rebuild the Geology Program, and begin teaching and pursuing
    undergraduate research in Berea College’s brand new Margaret A. Cargill
    Natural Sciences and Health Building, slated to open in summer 2018.

    Berea College is committed in its mission to provide a quality education to
    high‐ability students of limited economic means, to foster interracial and
    intercultural education, and to serve the Appalachian region. Berea seeks faculty
    committed to excellence in teaching, invested in scholarship and their discipline,
    dedicated to involving students in research, and who are also supportive of
    Berea’s core mission.

    Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate
    academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, research proposal,
    and three letters of recommendation to geologysearch@berea.edu. Applicants
    should also complete and send the Faculty Application available at
    http://www.berea.edu/FacApp along with other materials.
    Review of materials will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the
    position is filled.

    Contact Email: geologysearch at berea.edu

  227. September 18, 2017 8:18 pm

    T.C. CHAMBERLIN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AVAILABLE

    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
    of Earth and other planetary bodies — 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. Start date is negotiable,
    with a target of October 2018. The initial term of the Fellowships will be one
    year, renewable for a second year. A competitive salary will be offered, plus
    benefits. Research funds are also available. Applications should be received
    before 16 October 2017 to receive full consideration, and exceptional applicants
    will be contacted in November to schedule on-campus interviews in January 2018.
    Please email a single pdf file containing a CV, a 2-4 page research plan, and names
    and contact information for at least three references, to:
    chamberlin@geosci.uchicago.edu.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/
    Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
    color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin,
    age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic
    information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information
    please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at
    http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application
    process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu
    with their request

  228. September 18, 2017 7:46 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT SWRI (OSIRIS-REX)

    The Department of Space Studies at Southwest Research Institute
    (Boulder) seeks a postdoctoral researcher to support activities of the
    Spectral Analysis Working Group of the OSIRIS-REx mission prior to and
    during spacecraft operations at the asteroid (101955) Bennu. The
    successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to carry out
    independent research in the area(s) of solid surface planetary and/or
    laboratory spectroscopy, and is expected to publish scientific papers
    on a regular basis. This position entails regular travel (~two weeks
    duration, every other month) to Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), travel to
    science team meetings (two/year, usually in Tucson AZ), and co-location
    in Tucson AZ for mission-critical events, primarily in the first half
    of calendar year 2019. The desired start date is 2 January 2018; the
    position is for two years, with the potential to extend for a third
    year.

    Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement
    of research interests and contact information for three professional
    references.

    Applications will be accepted immediately, with reviews starting 15
    October, and the application deadline is 5:00 pm CDT, 30 October 2018.
    For more information on desired qualifications and to submit an
    application go to:

    https://resapp.swri.org/ResApp/Job_Search_Results.aspx?DETAIL=15-01241

    Contact: Vicky Hamilton (hamilton at boulder.swri.edu)

  229. September 18, 2017 7:45 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

    The Research Foundation of Stony Brook University seeks a Postdoctoral
    Associate in the field of Planetary Science to work with Prof. Scott
    McLennan in the Department of Geosciences. The successful candidate
    will assist with remote operations of the Mars Science Laboratory
    Curiosity rover on Mars and carry out sedimentary petrological research
    using data returned from Curiosity. Further details of the position
    and application procedures can be found at:

    https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/post_docs/jobdetail.ftl?job
    =1702401&tz=GMT-04%3A00.

    The position number is Postdoctoral Associate-1702401. The application
    deadline is October 31, 2017.

  230. September 18, 2017 7:44 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO

    The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University
    of Nevada, Reno seeks an Earth Scientist for a tenure-track faculty
    position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in the general
    theme of Earth Surface Dynamics. This geoscience discipline includes
    the coevolution of landscapes, climate, tectonic systems, life, and the
    study of Earth’s sedimentary record. The specific field of interest is
    open, but preference will be given to candidates who can fortify and/or
    complement our existing areas of expertise in tectonics, sedimentary
    geochemistry, geomorphology, micropaleontology and paleolimnology,
    geological engineering, natural hazards, economic geology, geothermal
    systems, and/or planetary geology.

    Applications are due by November 30, 2017, and review will begin
    shortly after. For full details and to apply to the position go to:

    https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25909

    The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes
    excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged
    community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and
    staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

    Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the head of the
    search committee, Dr. Paula Noble, at noblepj at unr.edu

  231. September 18, 2017 7:30 pm

    GEOSCIENCES LABORATORY MANAGER, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO

    The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University
    of Nevada, Reno seeks a full-time Lab Manager to oversee the use and
    maintenance of the department’s major equipment and analytical
    facilities. These facilities include two modern scanning electron
    microscopes, and a Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass
    Spectrometer (LA-ICP-MS). The Lab Manager is responsible for the
    operation, maintenance, business development, budgeting and accounting
    for the SEM and LA-ICP-MS facilities. Applications are due by October
    9, 2017 and review will begin shortly after. All interested applicants
    should view the application and submit their materials at:

    https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25906

    Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the head of the
    search committee, Philipp Ruprecht, pruprecht at unr.edu. The University
    of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
    Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

  232. September 8, 2017 10:20 am

    Postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical astrochemistry at The Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP)

    The Institute for Theoretical Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical astrochemistry.
    Research areas include, but are not limited to, primordial chemistry, and atomic and molecular processes in interstellar space and exoplanet atmospheres.
    The awardee will be selected through a rigorous competition for an initial two years and can be extended to a third year. Applications process will be accepted in early September through November 17, 2017.
    Interested applicants are encouraged to visit itamp.harvard.edu for further information and access the online application process.
    A statement of proposed research and a description of current research, in addition to a biographical sketch and letters of recommendation are to be included with all applications.
    Preference will be given to applicants who have recently been awarded their degrees.

    ITAMP is the premier institute of theoretical atomic molecular and optical (AMO) physics in the United States and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

    Application Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017

    Application link and more information at https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/itamp-postdoctoral-fellowship

  233. September 8, 2017 10:20 am

    A 3-year postdoctoral position is available within the Molecular
    Astrophysics group of Prof. dr. E.F. van Dishoeck located at Leiden
    Observatory focused on protostellar and protoplanetary disk chemistry
    models, with the ultimate goal to follow the chemistry from collapsing
    cores to exoplanet atmospheres.

    The position is part of the Dutch Astrochemistry Network funded by the
    Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project
    is linked to guaranteed time JWST-MIRI observations and aims to
    develop non-LTE excitation models of small molecules to analyze the
    JWST spectra and infer abundances and physical parameters. In
    addition, the sensitivity of chemical networks to photodissociation
    branching ratios will be investigated. The postdoc is expected to
    co-supervise PhD or MSc students and is encouraged to also pursue a
    personal research program. The position can start anytime up to fall
    2018.

    Candidates with a Master degree in astronomy, chemistry or physics and
    with an interest in astrochemistry are encouraged to apply.

    Applications should include a curriculum vitae, publication list, and
    a brief statement of research experience and interests, and arrange
    for at least two letters of reference to be uploaded on the relevant
    website. Review of applications will start on November 1 2017.

    Website for submission: http://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2017/dishoeckPD/

    Dutch Astrochemistry Network:
    http://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/Astrochemistry

    Leiden Observatory: http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~ewine/

  234. September 4, 2017 11:22 am

    Fall recruitment has begun for the 2017 JAXA International Top Young Fellow position:
    JAXA is seeking talented, energetic and highly motivated employees to join the ITYF team.

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) was established as a new fellowship program in 2009 with the purpose of inviting world’s top-level young researchers to work at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS)/JAXA. ITYF fellows are expected to contribute to the following activities in ISAS/JAXA in addition to producing outstanding academic achievements in their areas of specialization.
    Active interaction with researchers inside and/or outside ISAS to create new academic trends.
    Active participation or initiative in planning new space science mission projects.
    Active participation in developing research networks of ISAS and the related foreign institutes.
    We also expect positive impact of ITYF fellow’s activities on ISAS researchers and students
    Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Natural Sciences or Engineering or equivalent or higher ability, and must have degrees earned within less than 8 years from the hire date (those expected to earn their degrees by the hire date are eligible to apply).

    Application Web Page: http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/researchers/ityf/
    Application Deadline: No later than 17:00 PM (JST)/8:00 AM (UTC) on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    General inquiries:
    E-mail address:ITYF_ADMIN at ml.jaxa.jp
    Secretariat
    JAXA International Top Young Fellowship Steering Committee
    ISAS/JAXA

  235. September 3, 2017 8:04 pm

    ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ICARUS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF POSITION

    The DPS Committee, its publications subcommittee and representatives of
    Elsevier, publisher of Icarus, are accepting applications for the position of Icarus
    Editor-in-Chief. The application, consisting of a cover letter with a 5-year vision
    statement and skills and experience brought to the position, Curriculum Vita and
    publications list, should be submitted here.

    Application deadline is October 8, 2017.

    Questions, contact Lucy McFadden or Kate Hibbert.

    Please distribute this announcement widely among our colleagues.

  236. September 3, 2017 2:37 pm

    SIX POSTDOC POSITIONS IN ORIGINS OF LIFE RESEARCH

    The Origins Center is a recent, multidisciplinary and multi-institute,
    Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO funded initiative
    of a large number of top tier scientists in the Netherlands. Over 17
    Dutch universities and research institutes participate in the Center
    that is coordinated by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

    Within the Center we are now recruiting postdoctoral research fellows
    for five three-year pathfinder projects that together should lay the
    groundwork for a future, far larger research programme which aims at
    game-changing understanding of the origin of life and of life-bearing
    planets, predicting evolution, building and steering life from molecule
    to biosphere, finding extra-terrestrial life and of the mathematical
    concepts needed for bridging large spatial, temporal and organisatorial
    scale differences:

    http://www.origins-center.nl/vacancies

    Fellowships are available within each of the following five projects:

    Developing, testing and operating the Origins Simulator
    Identifying factors enabling predictability of evolution
    Building and directing life
    Modelling planet earth as an exoplanet
    Mathematically understanding downward causation

    Candidates should have a strong background in astronomy, biophysics,
    chemistry, microbiology, ecology, evolutionary biology, mathematics,
    computational science, molecular biosciences or planetary and
    geosciences, and be able to perform innovative and multidisciplinary
    research.

  237. September 3, 2017 2:36 pm

    TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN MARS SCIENCE

    The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de
    Astrobiologia (CAB) invites applications for two postdoctoral positions
    to support investigations on the nature of the early Mars environments.
    The successful candidate will work with Dr. Alberto Fairen in the
    ERC-funded Project “icyMARS”.

    Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in the field of Planetary
    Science or related discipline, and background in sedimentology of
    ice-covered lakes, or in biology of psychrophilic microorganisms.

    The positions, placed in Madrid, would be for one year, with possible
    extension to a second year contingent upon funding availability and
    satisfactory performance. Benefits include working in a young
    enthusiastic team at one of the leading Planetary Sciences institutions
    in Europe, full social benefits according to the Spanish social care
    system, and a very competitive salary.

    Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum with a list
    of publications, a brief (maximum two pages) statement of research
    interests, and a list of three references, no later than September 10,
    2017, to Alberto Fairen (agfairen at cab.inta-csic.es).

    The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than Jan 1,
    2018.

  238. September 3, 2017 2:35 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY, CORNELL UNIVERSITY

    The Cornell University Astronomy Department invites applications for a
    tenure-track assistant professor appointment to begin July 1, 2018. We
    will consider applications from observers, experimentalists and
    theorists working in any area of extrasolar and solar system planetary
    science.

    Applicants should upload their applications, including a CV, list of
    publications, statement of research interests, and statement on
    teaching plans and philosophy to:

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9548

    Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation
    submitted to Academic Jobs Online.

    Inquiries may be sent to Jill Tarbell (jtm14 at cornell.edu), assistant
    to the Chair of the Department.

    Applications are due by November 1, 2017.

    Cornell University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
    and Educator. The Department of Astronomy, and the College of Art &
    Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will
    create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and
    genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities
    to apply.

  239. August 29, 2017 1:40 pm

    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is seeking to fill the manager position for the Science Research and Projects Division of the Science and Technology Office. The work involves coordinated management of five research focus areas: High Energy Astrophysics; Heliophysics and Space Weather; Planetary Science; Earth Science Research and Analysis; and Earth Science Applications.

    The internal announcement number (for current civil servants) is MS17C0109 and the link is
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477820700

    The external announcement number is MS17D0052 and the link to the announcement is
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477817200

    Interested parties are invited to apply. Please direct questions to Sherry Hopper 256-544-5446 (sherry.l.hopper at nasa.gov)

  240. August 8, 2017 10:06 am

    Williams College has two open positions, jointly held between the Astronomy and Physics deparments, that are very broadly defined. There would be interest in seeing applications from people in the planetary field.
    https://employment.williams.edu/faculty/
    https://apply.interfolio.com/42943
    https://apply.interfolio.com/42942

  241. July 24, 2017 11:46 am

    POSTDOC IN PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA LPL
    The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher in the areas of planetary geology and geophysics. The successful applicant will carry out research on a project selected to match the applicant. Possible research topics include martian volcanology, martian hydrology, and analysis of lunar gravity data. Research will include quantitative and qualitative analyses of spacecraft data and/or numerical modeling. The applicant will be expected to carry out independent research, give presentations at professional meetings, and prepare publications on the work. For full position details and to apply online, see https://uacareers.com/postings/20418. To request more information, contact Jeff Andrews-Hanna at jcahanna at lpl.arizona.edu.

  242. July 22, 2017 11:33 pm

    CELESTIAL DYNAMICIST

    https://dps.aas.org/content/celestial-dynamicist

    As a CELESTIAL DYNAMICIST the selected candidate will support the Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) within the Natural Environments Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The selected candidate will work to improve NASA’s knowledge of the meteoroid environment, particularly with regard to those particles posing a hazard to spacecraft.

    Duties may include the following:

    Assisting in the development and improvement of meteoroid environment models throughout the Solar System
    Analyzing the data obtained from visual observers, meteor camera networks, telescopic instrumentation, and in-situ measurements to derive quantities (speeds, fluxes, masses, densities, etc.) pertinent to the development of meteor models
    Developing supplemental models to support the MEO’s main products (the Meteoroid Engineering Model and meteor shower forecasts)
    Tracking meteor events and updating the US Government and public on the circumstances surrounding these events

  243. July 22, 2017 11:32 pm

    SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

    https://dps.aas.org/content/solar-system-exploration-postdoctoral-fellow

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (http://eps.jhu.edu) at Johns Hopkins University working with the new SSERVI team Project ESPRESSO (https://www.espresso.institute). The Postdoctoral Fellow will be working under the supervision of Prof. Sarah Hörst (www.sarahhorst.com) but will be expected to participate as a full member of the Project ESPRESSO Team, which 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. Additional opportunities may also be available to participate in microgravity flight campaigns and other Project ESPRESSO efforts. Dr. Hörst is committed to building a diverse and inclusive research group and candidates with a demonstrated history of efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in STEM are especially encouraged to apply.

  244. July 22, 2017 11:31 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL TEACHING ASSOCIATE IN GEOPHYSICS
    UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (http://web.eps.utk.edu)
    at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville invites applications for a Post-
    doctoral Teaching Associate position in Geophysics starting as early as
    August 1, 2017. The position is a 9-month appointment and includes benefits.
    Successful candidates will be expected to teach physical geology at the
    100-level and specialized geophysical courses at the upper division
    undergraduate or graduate level. Candidates will also be encouraged to
    participate in departmental research projects and/or work on their own
    research. UT–Knoxville is the state’s flagship research institution, located
    in East Tennessee close to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Great
    Smoky Mountains National Park. The Department of Earth and Planetary
    Sciences comprises an energetic group of tenure-track and research faculty,
    post-doctoral researchers, and ~150 graduate and undergraduate students.
    Applicants should e-mail résumé, description of teaching and research
    interests, and contact information for 3 references in PDF format to Melody
    Branch, Business Manager, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996; Phone: 865-974-5498;
    E-mail: . Review of applications will begin immediately
    and will continue until the position is filled.

  245. July 22, 2017 11:31 pm

    NASA HQ VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – PLANETARY PROTECTION OFFICER

    NASA has posted a position in the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary
    Protection. It has a very short response time, with applications due by 2017-08-14.

    This position is now assigned to Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for
    Planetary Protection. Planetary protection is concerned with the avoidance of
    organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space
    exploration. NASA maintains policies for planetary protection applicable to all
    space flight missions that may intentionally or unintentionally carry Earth
    organisms and organic constituents to the planets or other solar system bodies,
    and any mission employing spacecraft, which are intended to return to Earth
    and its biosphere with samples from extraterrestrial targets of exploration. This
    policy is based on federal requirements and international treaties and agreements.

    Current Agency policy requires the SL appointments be time-limited. The initial
    appointment will be for 3 years, with the possibility of extending for an additional
    2 years. This temporary promotion may be converted to permanent without further
    competition.

    NOTE: This announcement is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals.

    For additional information regarding the position, as well as qualifying and application
    procedures, please review the complete announcement at:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474414000#hiring-paths

    Additional questions regarding this position can be directed to:

    Contact

    Human Resources Management Division
    Email : HQ-NASAHQ-Jobs at mail.nasa.gov

  246. July 9, 2017 10:31 pm

    PROGRAM COORDINATOR EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH

    New Mexico State University is seeking a program coordinator to manage the education and public outreach program at the Sunspot Astronomy Visitor’s Center.

    Duties include: Oversees operations of public access to exhibits and daily tours around Sunspot Observatories. Initiates and provides local tours, plans and operates star parties: Coordinates visits from local schools and interested groups; Ensures visitor center facility is staffed during operational periods for visitors and tours as needed; Develops a business plan to ensure visitor center solvency; Manages gift shop including stock ordering, pricing and design and/or selection of gift shop merchandise; Manages exhibits including coordination of repairs and updates as needed; Responsible for fiscal management of Visitor’s Center; and may require grant writing and cooperative agreements with other local tourist attractions and of state and federal agencies. Manage staff as required.

    A bachelor’s degree and/or a strong background in and knowledge of astronomy is preferred.

    Job Closing Date: 08/31/2017
    Targeted Start Date: 10/01/2017

  247. July 9, 2017 10:31 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN NEAR EARTH OBJECTS
    AT LAS CUMBRES OBSERVATORY

    Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) seek a postdoctoral scientist to work on the follow up of Near Earth Objects (NEOs) and the creation of a citizen science program. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated expertise in observations of Solar System objects and experience with software development, although candidates from other astrophysical fields with a software background are also encouraged.

    This position is funded by a grant from NASA to:
    1) develop and exploit the LCO global network of robotic telescopes for NEO follow-up;
    2) lead photometric and spectroscopic characterization of NEOs; and
    3) assist in the creation of a web-based citizen science environment for Solar System
    investigations by the general public.

    LCO currently operates ten 1 meter and two 2 meter robotic telescopes, which will be used in this program. The 2 meter Faulkes Telescopes in Haleakala, Hawaii, and Siding Spring, Australia feature both imagers and robotic FLOYDS low-resolution spectrographs. The 1 meter telescopes have imagers and are located at McDonald Observatory in Texas, CTIO in Chile, Siding Spring in Australia, and SAAO in South Africa.

    Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and research statement, and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to lcojobs at lco.global. Applications complete by August 4, 2017 will receive full consideration and the preferred start date is October 1, 2017. A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline is required. The term of this position is 1 year, with a possibility of extension pending a successful funding outcome.

    Applications should be sent to Sarah Rettinger (lcojobs at lco.global); inquiries can be sent to Dr. Tim Lister (tlister at lco.global)

  248. July 9, 2017 8:44 pm

    SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMER, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

    The Small Bodies Node (SBN) of NASA’s Planetary Data System, based in
    the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College
    Park, is seeking a programmer with analytic experience who would work
    with a larger group of planetary scientists and programmers. The ideal
    candidate will also work closely with programmers at the Minor Planet
    Center at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, concerned with
    small body astronomy and orbital calculation. 5 years experience is
    required, including some system administration experience or training,
    and with some experience either designing or implementing IT security
    measures in a Linux network environment. A familiarity with relational
    database management is also desired. A Bachelor’s or Master’s level
    degree in computer science or a related field is preferred, but previous
    work experience will also be considered. Near-term tasks include
    developing a cross-identification database for all bodies represented
    in the archive, overseeing the security plan for the SBN, back-end
    development and user interface development, and reporting to NASA.

    For more details and to apply, visit:

    https://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/9151374

    To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by August
    25, 2017.

  249. July 9, 2017 8:43 pm

    SENIOR SUPPORT SCIENTIST IN NASA’S SMD ASTROPHYSICS
    DIVISION

    Arctic Slope Technical Services is seeking a Senior Support Scientist
    to support programs in the Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science
    Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. The Senior Support Scientist
    has broad responsibility for developing and maintaining scientific
    research grants programs; serving as the Headquarters science lead for
    one or more missions; and overseeing NASA’s concept studies for the
    2020 Decadal Survey. It is expected that the position will be located
    at NASA HQ.

    Summary of Requirements:
    Demonstrated experience in the science operations of NASA Astrophysics
    missions.
    A Ph.D. or equivalent Advanced Degree in Astrophysics, together with at
    least 10 years of relevant scientific research work experience.
    Disciplinary expertise in one or more areas of the astrophysics program
    Experience in the development of international space science
    partnerships is preferred.
    Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
    The candidate must be able to pass a basic background screening for
    admission into a Federal facility.

    If interested in applying, go to:

    http://www.asrcfederal.com/careers/jobs

    Type in 17001368 in the Job Number field and click the “Search for
    Jobs” button. At this site, you can read the position description as
    well as apply on-line.

  250. July 9, 2017 8:42 pm

    SPACE PLASMA POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

    A space plasma data scientist postdoctoral position has become
    available at the CNRS LPC2E laboratory for the analysis of in situ data
    of the ESA’s Rosetta mission. The research activity will focus on
    multi-instrument data analysis of the induced magnetosphere of comet
    67P/CG and its interaction with the solar wind, within the Rosetta
    Plasma Consortium RPC, focusing on the cometary plasma dynamics and its
    interaction with the solar wind.

    The LPC2E laboratory (CNRS, Orleans, France) is a member of the RPC, as
    responsible for the RPC-MIP experiment (PI: P. Henri), designed to
    measure the plasma density and characterize the cometary plasma
    together with the other RPC experiments. Experiments similar to the
    RPC-MIP will be launched with the space exploration missions
    BepiColombo and JUICE.

    Required skills: Physics & Mathematics skills (plasma dynamics); data
    analysis; computational skills (IDL or equivalent); team work and
    interactions with international research teams.

    The position is opened until closed. The initial contract is for 1
    year, with a possible extension for a 2nd year. Potential candidates
    are invited to send a CV + publication records + cover letter through
    the CNRS job portal:

    https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR7328-PIEHEN-001/Default.aspx

    or directly to pierre.henri at cnrs-orleans.fr

  251. July 5, 2017 2:57 pm

    [NASA] PLANETARY GEOPHYSICIST/GEODESIST POSITION

    Applications are invited for a position at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight
    Center in the Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry
    Laboratory. We are especially interested in someone with demonstrated
    capability in using radio signals for precision orbit determination and
    planetary gravity field determination, specifically with expertise in
    measurement modeling and the development of innovative inversion
    techniques. Candidates must have experience in spacecraft instrument
    modeling, data reduction, and analysis. Demonstrated expertise in
    applying these to develop value-added products (e.g., crustal
    thickness, crustal density, internal structure, and localized gravity
    representations) is required. Previous experience on recent lunar
    and/or planetary mission science teams (e.g., GRAIL, MESSENGER, MRO)
    and experience with analysis of recent planetary spacecraft mission
    data for gravitational field determination are required. The incumbent
    is expected to participate in the development of new flight mission
    concepts and mission proposals that improve knowledge of planetary
    topography and gravity fields.

    To view the full vacancy announcement, which contains further
    information, including how to apply, go to:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473260000

    For information about the research program, please contact:

    Lori Glaze
    Chief, Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Lab
    Lori.S.Glaze at nasa.gov

    U.S. citizenship required. NASA, GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  252. May 1, 2017 2:47 pm

    LUNAR AND PLANETARY INSTITUTE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR STAFF
    SCIENTIST

    The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences or in
    a related discipline, and at least 10 years of experience in the field.
    The candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident, and
    be able to pass a detailed government background investigation. The
    successful candidate will be expected to design and conduct research in
    planetary science, propose for and receive external funding for
    research, support and advise post-doctoral fellows and/or graduate
    students, seek involvement with spacecraft missions if appropriate, and
    participate with NASA and the science community in review panels,
    analysis and advisory groups, etc. We are particularly interested in
    hearing from prospective candidates who have expertise beyond that of
    our existing staff scientists.

    For more information about the position, please contact the LPI
    Director, Dr. Louise Prockter at prockter at lpi.usra.edu. Applicants
    should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita with a list of
    publications, a brief (maximum three pages) statement of research
    interests, and a list of three references to:

    https://usracareers.silkroad.com/

    Further information on current research and facilities at the LPI can
    be found on our website at:

    http://www.lpi.usra.edu

  253. May 1, 2017 2:46 pm

    NATIONAL ACADEMIES: SPACE POLICY PERMANENT JOB

    The National Academies Space Studies Board is looking to add a program
    officer and is now accepting applications. See job announcement at:

    https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws
    =1&rid=8650

  254. April 7, 2017 9:26 pm

    NAU is an EEOC compliant employer and is always looking for candidates of all walks of life.

    Postdoctoral Scholar Positions at Northern Arizona University in Planetary Science and Instrument Development (2 positions available)

    The Edwards research group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University seeks two postdoctoral scholars. This group works on characterizing the surfaces of rocky planets and instrument development. The successful candidate will carry out independent research related to the job, is expected to publish scientific papers and, may submit proposals for external funding.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    •A PhD in geoscience/remote sensing/planetary science or a related field

    Preferred Qualifications (Job 603079) (AKA the kinds of things you’ll be doing):
    •Experience with thermal infrared/visible-near infrared/visible remote sensing data of planetary surfaces, especially the Moon or Mars
    •Experience with planetary science software packages (e.g. ISIS, IDL, Python, etc.)
    •Strong background in scientific programming
    •Experience with GIS, thermal modeling and/or spectral modeling of planetary surfaces

    Preferred Qualifications (Job 603080) (AKA the kinds of things you’ll be doing):
    •Strong working knowledge of laboratory spectroscopic methods
    •Experience using laboratory/field instruments to address outstanding problems in geoscience/planetary science
    •Optical instrument development experience
    •Solid modeling and thermal modeling experience

    Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research interests and contact information for three professional references.

    Application deadline: April 20, 2017 @ 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=603079&PostingSeq=1

    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=603080&PostingSeq=1

  255. April 3, 2017 2:18 pm

    This is a one year position at Regis University in Denver:
    The Physics and Astronomy Department seeks a term instructor to teach lower-division physics and astronomy courses. The successful candidate will teach 20 to 22 credits (the equivalent of seven courses) during the 2017-2018 academic year, including general physics and introductory astronomy lecture and laboratory classes, and will hold at least five hours per week of office hours. Minimum qualification is a Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a related discipline, but the preferred qualification is Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related discipline; experience teaching university-level physics and astronomy courses.

    https://jobs.regis.edu/postings/2738

  256. April 2, 2017 12:31 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

    The NSF-funded SIMS facility at Arizona State University (ASU) is
    seeking a Postdoctoral researcher to start in August 2017. This
    position is in the laboratory of Dr. Maitrayee Bose, a new Assistant
    Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE), who will
    oversee the NanoSIMS (Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry) instrument at
    ASU. She investigates the isotopic properties of dust grains and
    organics formed in stellar and nebular environments. She also studies
    the volatile component of tiny grains, including samples from asteroid
    Itokawa. Details of research projects will be discussed in person, but
    will involve use and development of high resolution isotopic
    measurements using the NanoSIMS.

    Prior analytical experience with SIMS/NanoSIMS instrumentation is
    required, but familiarity with the specific research involved is not a
    prerequisite. The successful candidate should have a PhD before Aug
    2017 in a relevant field (e.g. geology, physics, materials physics,
    solid state chemistry) and should have a track record of publication in
    peer-reviewed international journals, together with good communication
    skills for presenting results at international meetings.

    Candidates interested in the above position should contact Maitrayee
    Bose (mbose2 at asu.edu or 480-965-4244) as soon as possible.

  257. Elisabeth Hausrath permalink
    March 30, 2017 6:16 pm

    We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath at UNLV on snow algae-microorganism-mineral interactions and astrobiology education and public outreach. Responsibilities of the position will include:
    – Sampling in remote field environments of mineral, snow, algae, and bacteria,
    – Laboratory analysis of collected biological and geologic samples
    – Growth experiments of snow algae and microorganisms in the presence of minerals
    – Presenting work at conferences and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
    – Curriculum development of astrobiological materials and education and outreach in the local school system
    Desired attributes include significant experience performing laboratory and field work, a strong geochemical and microbiological background, and experience with fine scale analytical techniques, with experience with synchrotron techniques a plus. The ideal candidate will also have strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Requirements include a PhD at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will receive mentoring in scientific skills, manuscript and proposal writing, teaching, and other career skills. For information about our ongoing research programs please see our website here: http://faculty.unlv.edu/hausrath/index.htm or contact Elisabeth.Hausrath@unlv.edu.

  258. March 23, 2017 10:29 am

    The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego (http://scripps.ucsd.edu ) invites applications for one or more full-time Researcher positions to be funded by extramural research grants and contracts. The Researcher series at SIO parallels the Professor series in terms of research and service, but carries no teaching requirements. Researchers receive nine-month appointments with 25% salary support from institutional sources. Researchers are expected to establish an independent, externally funded, research program to provide the remainder of their salary support, which can include an opportunity for summer salary. Researchers at SIO often obtain lecturer appointments in the SIO department and serve as graduate student advisors.
    We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scientist who will develop a vigorous research group and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise in the Earth Sciences. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in research as well as service and building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Researcher level, but exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for the Associate Researcher or Full Researcher levels.
    The specific research area within Earth Science is open, but we are especially interested in researchers working in geophysics (including acoustics, cryospheric geophysics, electrical methods, geodesy, geomagnetism, inverse theory, planetary science, potential fields, rock physics, seismology, tectonophysics, theoretical geophysics, and volcanology) or who would utilize advanced instrumentation of wide use in the geosciences.
    The position requires a PhD in a relevant field and candidates should have a competitive record of publication, as well as evidence of the ability to conduct and fund an active research program consistent with career level. Salary level will depend on the experience of the successful applicant and will be based on the UCSD pay scales.

    For full consideration, please apply by the 4/18/17 deadline.

    Assistant Researcher at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01346 Associate or Full Researcher at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01347
    (Current Assistant level candidates with a strong record of research are encouraged to submit materials through both links.)

    SIO is a world-renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

    The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

  259. March 22, 2017 11:48 am

    WGBH is seeking Earth/Planetary scientists who are interested in being a content advisor/reviewer for WGBH’s “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classroom” project—a NASA-funded initiative to produce multi-media instructional resources for the K-12 STEM classroom (see link below for an example resource collection). Our 2017 production cycle (April through July) will focus on Earth science topics (weather and climate systems and geoscience processes related particularly to land and water features). The 2018 production cycle will focus on Planetary and Astro (space science). There is a stipend.
    All resulting resources will be distributed FREE via PBS LearningMedia, public media’s platform for instructional content which reaches 1.9 million educators and over 65% of the public schools in the US.
    https://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/npls/

  260. March 21, 2017 11:56 am

    PDRA job opening at Leicester in the UK to work in the planetary science group with support from the European Research Council.

    Topic is planetary atmospheres (primarily the giants) via spectral inversion techniques. https://t.co/Yiba5vV5gv

  261. February 27, 2017 9:52 am

    PLANETARY GIS DATA SPECIALIST
    CARL SAGAN CENTER FOR RESEARCH
    SETI INSTITUTE
    Mountain View, California

    Application Due Date: March 24, 2017

    http://www.seti.org/seti-institute/news/seti-institute-hiring-planetary-gis-data-specialist
    https://dps.aas.org/content/planetary-gis-data-specialist-0

  262. February 23, 2017 11:33 am

    Park Ranger (Interpretation – Astronomy), GS-0025-05
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456230200
    Closes Tuesday 2/28/2017

  263. February 20, 2017 10:19 pm

    Brown University: Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.
    Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Planetary Geological Processes.

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (http://www.geo.brown.edu/ ), Brown University, will soon be formally inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Planetary Geological Processes. Candidates should complement our current planetary science strengths (http://www.planetary.brown.edu/) in crustal evolution, volcanism, impact cratering, and remote sensing and departmental focus areas of Climate and Environment, Geophysics, and Geochemistry. Recent and ongoing missions to Mars, the Moon, Mercury, asteroids (Ceres, Vesta, NEOs, etc.) outer planet satellites and Pluto have produced unprecedented high spatial and spectral resolution data on the nature of planetary bodies and the geological, chemical and mineralogical processes that modify them. From these emerge important new avenues of research in planetary science. Candidates with interests in the following areas will be encouraged to apply: the chemistry and mineralogy of early planetary processes, weathering and alteration processes of different environments, evolution of the Earth-Moon system, processes associated with the interaction of water and solar system materials, quantitative geomorphology of planetary processes, the geologic record of climate changes on planets, chronology and early history of the planets, astrobiological implications of planetary evolution processes, and interactions of the crust of planets with the atmosphere and space environments. The successful candidate will maintain an active, externally-funded research program and enjoy a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level. This search will be finalized in the coming academic year. The formal announcement with instructions on how to apply will appear in the near future. In the meantime, please contact Professor James Head (James_Head at brown.edu ) with expressions of interest and any questions. Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status.

  264. January 22, 2017 2:36 pm

    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, PLANETARY SCIENCES, AT BALL

    Seeking to fill a full-time position to support the Ball Civil Space
    business unit as business development lead for planetary science. This
    includes creating, finding, pursuing, developing, and winning business
    with civil governmental and non-governmental organizations in the areas
    of: pure science missions, technology development programs, and support
    for NASA centers and FFRDCs. Develop and execute a broad strategy to
    grow Ball’s planetary business and market share. Successfully
    collaborate with Ball’s Washington, DC, office, Communications, and
    other business units at Ball Aerospace. Engage principal investigators
    to develop highly competitive teams for science missions and technology
    development opportunities.

    More information may be found at:

    http://careers.ball.com/psc/HCMPCG91/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c
    /HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId
    =660124&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

  265. January 22, 2017 2:35 pm

    SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST IN MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS, TENURE TRACK

    The Department of Geophysics of the German Geophysical Center (GFZ)
    seeks exceptional candidates for a senior research scientist in
    magnetospheric and space physics. Candidates will be illegible to apply
    for a permanent position within 3 years of the start date. Expertise of
    a successful candidate may include, but is not limited to
    magnetospheric physics, ionospheric physics, heliophysics, or planetary
    magnetospheres. The successful candidate is expected to conduct
    independent research, develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded
    research program in a field within the addressed areas, to mentor
    students at graduate level. She/he will be expected to teach classes or
    participate in teaching classes.

    Please submit your application by 15th February 2017 quoting the
    reference no. 93/23/16 G via email to applications at gfz-potsdam.de.
    Please combine your application documents (statement of research and
    teaching strategy, CV including list of publications and 3 reference
    contacts) into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes.

    The details of the position and how to apply may be found at:

    http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/career/job-offers/job
    /932316-g-senior-research-scientist-in-magnetospheric-physics-mf/

  266. January 17, 2017 3:35 pm

    SCIENTIST LEVEL II, EXOPLANET AND COMPARATIVE PLANETARY SYSTEMS SCIENCE
    JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
    PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

    https://jobregister.aas.org/node/58363

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
    invites applications for a staff Scientist position under the Exoplanetary
    Science Initiative. We are seeking a scientist who will take an active
    role as a leader and collaborator in the area of exoplanet and comparative
    planetary science. The successful candidate benefitswill also contribute
    to the development of mission and instrument concepts, science analysis
    plans, and support science program management. The candidate will be
    expected to develop a strong research program, and to maintain
    communication with astrophysics and planetary scientists at JPL and Caltech,
    including with the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), the
    NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI), and the NASA Exoplanet
    Exploration Program. We require a Ph.D. in astrophysics, planetary science,
    or related field, with a record of publications in exoplanet or planetary
    science, or related field. The candidate is expected to take initiative in
    collaborating across exoplanet and planetary sciences, to support
    planning, development, and implementation activities related to these,
    and to demonstrate effective presentation and communication skills.

  267. January 10, 2017 12:16 pm

    B612 Fellow for Computational Astrodynamics Group – JRID57663
    Deadline to Apply for Job: January 31, 2017

    B612 is a nonprofit institution dedicated to protecting the Earth from major asteroid impacts.

    B612 is hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on orbital dynamics problems related to Planetary Defense from asteroid impacts on Earth. The fellow is expected to conduct original research in collaboration with B612 and University of Washington researchers. Areas of research could include asteroid deflection scenarios and mission planning, the evolution of individual asteroid impact probabilities, implications of near term asteroid discovery improvements on the catalog of known asteroid risks and the distribution of asteroid deflection cases, as well as other topics in Planetary Defense. The applicant is expected to be based in either Silicon Valley or Seattle. The position will collaborate closely with University of Washington faculty and members of the LSST team.

    Examples of Responsibilities:

    Travel & present research results at professional conferences.
    Collaborate with professional scientists.
    Publish papers in peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
    Write and assist with the writing of research proposals to external sponsors.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Earned PhD or equivalent in Astronomy, Planetary Science, or appropriate related field from an accredited research institution

    Preferred Qualifications
    Prior research experience in dynamical astronomy or orbital dynamics
    Record of publication in peer-reviewed literature

    Instructions:
    The applicant should enclose a short summary of research interests and description of proposed areas of research during the Fellowship. Include a CV, and three references.

    Contact: jobs at b612foundation.org
    http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=57663

  268. January 10, 2017 10:02 am

    Post-doc position: Comet science/Infrared/Rosetta
    Department: LESIA
    City: Meudon
    State/Province:
    Category: AtmospheresSpectroscopy
    Country: France
    Contact Person: Dominique Bockelee-Morvan
    Institution: LESIA, Observatory of Paris
    Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Web Link:
    Position Type: Post-doctoral or Fellowship
    Post-doctoral position for the analysis of VIRTIS/Rosetta data

    A 2-year post-doctoral position in cometary science is opened at the Observatory of Paris (LESIA, CNRS, Meudon). Successful candidates will be expected to start their fellowship before October 2017.

    The successfull applicant will analyse infrared spectra of the atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyomov-Gerasimenko obtained with the high-spectral resolution channel of the VIRTIS/Rosetta instrument (Visible Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer) built at the Observatory of Paris. The project will focuss on the study of the distributions of H2O, CO2 gases and organics, and their seasonal, diurnal, and regional variations to understand the processes which control cometary activity. Other topics of interest could be considered. The applicant will benefit of a dynamic research environment, with the possibility to interact with scientists involved in several Rosetta instruments. Conference travel and equipment support will be provided.

    A PhD in astrophysics is required. The following skills will be considered in the evaluation process of the applicants :

    – working knowledge in planetary science, and comets

    – expertise in the reduction of infrared spectroscopic observations

    – knowledge in radiative transfer

    – previous experience in space missions, in particular Rosetta, is an asset.

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a short review of previous works and statement of research interest. They should arrange for two reference letters. Applications should be sent via email to dominique.bockelee at obspm.fr. The closing date is 28 February 2017.

  269. January 6, 2017 3:23 pm

    Tenure Track Research positions in Planetary Astrophysics at The Instituto de Ciencias F´ısicas de la Universidad Nacional Aut´onomade M´exico (Institute of Physical Sciences of the UNAM)
    http://www.fis.unam.mx/pdfs/noticias/Convocatoria_plazaICF.pdf
    Application Deadline Feb. 10

  270. December 24, 2016 8:12 am

    RESEARCH SUPPORT SPECIALIST III-
    SPIF DATA MANAGER/GIS SPECIALIST-
    CORNELL UNIVERSITY

    The Cornell Center for Atmospheric and Planetary Science seeks
    candidates with GIS experience to fill our Spacecraft Planetary
    Imaging Facility, (SPIF) Data Manager’s/GIS Specialist position.
    The SPIF Manager is responsible for the management of all aspects
    of SPIF operations. Assisting users in locating, processing and
    analyzing spacecraft data stored in NASA Planetary Data Systems.

    The successful candidate will hold yearly workshops on ArcGIS,
    SOCET, SET/GPX, and PDS data processing using USGS ISIS
    software package. They will also develop and maintain education/public
    outreach programs alongside existing center outreach personnel.
    To apply and see additional information please go to:
    https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/
    Ithaca-Main-Campus/SPIF-Data-Manager-GIS-Specialist_WDR-00009712-1.
    Questions may be directed to Lynda Sovocool,
    Finance and Human Resource Manager, lmk3 at cornell.edu.

  271. December 24, 2016 8:11 am

    PART-TIME CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER

    SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM

    The Summer Science Program (SSP) is a residential enrichment program
    for academically gifted high school students, operated by a small,
    independent nonprofit. SSP seeks a Chief Academic Officer (CAO)
    to oversee the quality and direction of its academic content.

    Applications should include a CV, two letters of recommendation, and
    a statement of interest that connects the candidate’s experience with SSP’s
    mission. Candidates should also familiarize themselves with the website
    (http://www.summerscience.org). SSP is an unusual educational organization,
    and this is a new position. Please help us get to know you by including
    any questions and/or comments with your application. Application
    materials and inquiries should be emailed to SSP’s Executive Director,
    Richard Bowdon: rbowdon at summerscience.org.
    We will begin reviewing applications on February 1st.

  272. December 20, 2016 11:38 am

    FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    The Department of Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Institute
    of Technology invites applications for a permanent faculty position
    beginning August 2017. This position is at the rank of assistant
    professor, but higher ranks may be considered for senior or well-
    established candidates. While applicants from all branches of
    planetary science will be considered, those with active research
    involving Mars are strongly encouraged to apply. We are especially
    interested in applicants with experience that overlaps other
    research areas in our department, and that can make best use of
    our available research facilities. Candidates should be committed
    to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels,
    and to developing or bringing a leading research program in
    planetary science. In a single PDF provide a cover letter, CV,
    statements of research and teaching experience and interests, and
    the names and contact information of at least three references.
    Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications
    will be accepted until the position is filled. Florida Tech is
    an equal opportunity employer. For additional information visit:

    http://cos.fit.edu/pss/position-pss705.php

  273. December 20, 2016 11:37 am

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT UNIVERISTY OF MARYLAND TO WORK WITH MINOR
    PLANET CENTER

    We are seeking a research scientist with experience related to the
    Minor Planet Center and/or NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations
    program. The candidate will work with Michael A’Hearn in managing
    the integration of the Minor Planet Center into the Small Bodies Node
    of the Planetary Data System and will provide continuity of expertise
    beyond A’Hearn’s retirement. Research in relevant fields is an
    appropriate portion of the position.

    Further details are available at:

    http://www.astro.umd.edu/employment/index.html#planetary-mpc

    Questions should be addressed directly to Professor A’Hearn
    (ma at astro.umd.edu).

    Applications should include a standard CV and a short (up to two
    pages) summary of relevant experience.

    Funding for the position is anticipated in January.

  274. December 20, 2016 11:37 am

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

    The Department of Geology at the University of Georgia seeks to fill
    a position for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of
    petrology/mineralogy, welcoming applications from scientists in both
    the Earth and Planetary sciences to complement the department’s
    growing focus in planetary sciences. We encourage applications from
    petrologists/mineralogists with strong backgrounds in chemistry and
    physics who may employ unconventional and interdisciplinary
    approaches to address big-picture questions including but not limited
    to petrologic and/or mineralogical aspects of planetary evolution
    involving core, mantle, and/or crustal processes.

    The successful candidate must be comfortable teaching our
    undergraduate core curriculum classes in mineralogy and/or petrology,
    a graduate course in their specialty, as well as introductory courses
    in geology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an
    externally funded research program to attract outstanding graduate
    students in their field, and our core electron microprobe facility
    with dedicated, long-standing technical support may be critical to
    that effort.

    Find more information on the application materials, which should be
    submitted by 5 PM January 16, 2017, at:

    https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1336

  275. December 12, 2016 2:44 pm

    The Physics & Astronomy Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Astrophysics. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning Fall 2017, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor. In addition to teaching courses in physics and astronomy (4.5 courses per year), the incumbent will establish an active research program involving undergraduate students; laboratory space and start-up funds will be provided. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in astrophysics, astronomy, physics, or related fields (in hand or expected by Fall 2017).

    Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellent undergraduate teaching and mentored research. Postdoctoral research experience is desirable as is teaching experience at the undergraduate level. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/3682

  276. December 5, 2016 2:40 pm

    RESEARCH SPACE SCIENTIST, GS-1330-13/14

    The Planetary Systems Branch (Code SST) within the Space Science and
    Astrobiology Division (Code SS) of the Science Directorate (Code S) at
    the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field CA 94035, is currently
    seeking interested applicants for the position of a Research Space
    Scientist. The incumbent conducts scientific research and provides
    expertise in the area of planetary atmospheres (theory/modeling), in
    particular, the Mars atmosphere and its climate system, and/or
    terrestrial-like planetary atmospheres. For further details and
    applications procedures, please see the following USAJOBS.gov link:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458306400

  277. December 5, 2016 2:40 pm

    [NASA] AMES SEEKS SPACE SCIENCE DIVISION DIRECTOR

    NASA is seeking applicants for the position of Division Chief of the
    Space Science and Astrobiology Division at NASA Ames Research Center
    (ARC) in Silicon Valley, California. The ARC Space Sciences and
    Astrobiology Division is comprised of over 150 scientists and
    engineers, including nearly 60 civil servants. The Division Chief
    provides technical and administrative supervision and management for a
    Division that conducts fundamental research in astrobiology, planetary
    sciences, and astrophysics. He/she is responsible for the formulation,
    strategy, advocacy, and direction of the key research, technology,
    applied sciences, and science-enabling activities pursued by the
    Division. The incumbent works with and advises the ARC Science
    Directorate management on the strategic direction and implementation of
    the Space Sciences and Astrobiology programs at the Center.

    The vacancy announcement, AR17D0015, Supervisory Space Scientist,
    AST, Space Sciences, GS-1330-15, opens on Wednesday, November 30, and
    will close on Friday, December 16. The vacancy announcement may be
    found at USAJobs.gov by accessing the link at:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/457765800

    All applications must be submitted within USAJobs.gov before the
    posted deadline. For further information, a contact email is given in
    the vacancy announcement at USAJobs.gov.

  278. December 5, 2016 2:39 pm

    NAIF JOB OPENING

    NASA’s Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility, developers of the
    “SPICE” observation geometry system used worldwide in support of
    planetary missions, is looking for a permanent new staff member.
    Interested persons should read the detailed announcement at:

    http://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/naif/newhire_R2.pdf

    and may apply for the job through the JPL Human Resources website,
    here:

    https://experienced-jpl.icims.com/jobs/search

    selecting Requisition ID 2016-7626.

  279. November 27, 2016 7:47 pm

    DIRECTOR FOR ASTROPHYSICS POSITION AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE
    SCIENCE INSTITUTE, BERN, SWITZERLAND

    Dear Colleagues,

    ISSI invites applications for Director for Astrophysics Position

    Under the leadership of the Executive Director, each of the three
    Directors of ISSI provides the inspirational scientific environment
    of the Institute in her/his area of research, namely:

    (i) Earth Observations,
    (ii) Physics of the solar system and planetary sciences, and
    (iii) Astrophysics and Cosmology.

    The directors are the driving force behind the various activities
    taking place at ISSI in their fields of research: scientific workshops,
    forums, working groups and international teams. Their recognized
    scientific stature ensures the visibility and guarantees the high
    scientific standardsof the Institute.

    Scientists corresponding to the above profile, working in any area
    of space sciences in relation to Astrophysics and Cosmology are
    encouraged to apply. The new Director is expected to spend about
    30% (negotiable) of her/his time working for ISSI at the Institutes
    premises in Bern, Switzerland, starting in July 2017 or by agreement.
    The appointment will be for a period of four years renewable once.
    Interested scientists should submit their applications (a letter
    of motivation and curriculum vitae) in one single pdf file,
    simultaneously to the chair of the Search Committee and the
    secretariat of ISSI, at their earliest convenience but no later than
    February 28, 2017.

    Contacts:
    Prof. Jean-Pierre Swings
    jpswings at ulg.ac.be

    Silvia Wenger
    silvia.wenger at issibern.ch

  280. November 27, 2016 7:46 pm

    TENURED SCIENTIST POSITION AT SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS

    Applications are invited for a tenured position at the Swedish
    Institute of Space Physics in Uppsala for studies of the magnetosphere
    of the Earth, and its interaction with the upper atmosphere, in
    response to extreme solar wind driving conditions such as violent
    coronal mass ejections. Of particular interest are energy and plasma
    exchange between the two major regimes of plasma in the near-Earth
    environment, and the related flow of very intense electric currents
    in the auroral and sub-auroral zone under extreme storm-time
    conditions. We aim to better understand the mechanisms leading to
    strong geomagnetically-induced currents affecting man-made equipment
    on the ground.

    Our research group carries out research to better understand extreme
    space weather events and allow improved prognoses of such events
    and their potential impacts. We conduct scientific studies utilising
    all sources of available solar wind and magnetospheric data, such as
    the missions at L1, multi-satellite missions in magnetospheric
    orbits, other spacecraft in lower orbits and a variety of ground-
    based instrumentation.

    Contact: Professor Hermann Opgenoorth
    (opg at irfu.se)

    Closing date: 18 December 2016
    Reference number: 2.2.1-304/16

    More information: http://www.irf.se/jobb

  281. October 31, 2016 10:52 am

    Job opening at CU Boulder:

    The Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2017. The search is open to all areas of planetary science. Areas of interest to the APS department include giant planets, planetary magnetospheres, icy bodies and the distant outer solar system, ocean worlds, observations of small bodies, the origin and dynamics of the solar system, comparative planetology, planetary evolution, and remote sensing. This position requires a commitment to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs and the ability to develop and conduct an independent research program. Applicants should hold a PhD and have research and teaching experience commensurate with the appointment level. Review of applications will begin December 1.

    For more information on our department, see http://www.colorado.edu/aps/.

    For more information on the job and application process see https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers, and specifically see job 06668.

  282. October 23, 2016 3:35 pm

    FACULTY POSITION AT ROWAN UNIVERSITY

    The School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University is seeking an
    Assistant Professor for the Department of Geology. We seek outstanding
    candidates who hold a Ph.D. (by Sept 1, 2017) in Geology/Geoscience, or
    a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will have
    demonstrated early success at research and publication. Postdoctoral
    experience is desirable. We seek candidates who have a global focus –
    established international collaborations are a plus. The areas of
    expertise are open, however, preference will be given to applicants
    engaged in the following research: nearterm and/or long-term
    paleoclimate studies (biotic or abiotic), sea level science and coastal
    sustainability, geohazards, polar research, Earth systems processes,
    and planetary science in general, however, the science of impacts or
    the dynamical evolution of airless planetary bodies would be of
    particular interest.

  283. October 9, 2016 7:52 pm

    CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER 2) IN PLANETARY SCIENCE

    Faculty position commencing at the level of Assistant or Associate
    Professor
    Department of Earth and Space Science & Engineering
    York University
    Toronto, Ontario

    Applications are solicited from candidates with successful research
    programs in planetary science. Research areas that complement current
    activity within the department are laboratory investigations,
    development of measurement instrumentation, data analysis, and
    numerical modeling in support of planetary exploration missions.

    For a more detailed description, please visit the web site:

    http://lassonde.yorku.ca/esse-crc-planetary-science

  284. October 6, 2016 1:38 pm

    Assistant Professor of Planetary Materials

    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science, Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Planetary Materials. The Planetary Science Group within EAPS has an international reputation, extensive involvement in spacecraft missions, and newly developed undergraduate and graduate programs. We seek to grow and are looking for someone who conducts laboratory analysis of planetary materials or their terrestrial analogues. Candidates must have completed their PhD in an appropriate field. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program and to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Applications should be submitted electronically at https://hiring.science.purdue.edu. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a teaching statement, and contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference. Questions related to this position should be addressed to Dr. Chris Andronicos (candroni at purdue.edu), Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/about/employment.html

  285. October 3, 2016 10:48 am

    MARS MISSION SCIENTIST AT JSC

    The Astromaterials Research Office, part of the Astromaterials Research
    and Exploration Science (ARES) Division of the Exploration Integration
    and Science Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center, seeks to fill a
    GS-13 Planetary Scientist civil service position with expertise in
    Mars-related research and mission science. This emphasis may include
    studies of astromaterials and/or analogs; generation and/or
    interpretation of Mars landed or remotely-sensed mission datasets;
    experimental studies of martian atmospheric, surficial, and/or interior
    processes; or combinations of these. The selectee will be expected to
    attract funds through peer-reviewed proposals, and/or through
    involvement in NASA planetary missions, especially those to Mars.
    Contributions to other ARES enterprises, such as research that advances
    curation knowledge for Mars sample return.

    All candidates must use the USAJobs.gov website to prepare and submit
    applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible
    for this civil service position. Please go to:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451675100

    to apply for this position. Applications will be accepted from
    6 to 26 October 2016. Interested parties may direct informal inquiries
    to Dr. David Draper, Manager, Astromaterials Research Office,
    david.draper at nasa.gov. A how-to guide for preparing responsive
    applications using the USAJobs.gov site, prepared by JSC Human
    Resources, will be provided upon request.

  286. October 3, 2016 10:48 am

    HIRISE SPACECRAFT OPERATIONS ENGINEER POSITIONS

    HiRISE (uahirise.org) is hiring two Spacecraft Operations Engineers
    to work at the HiRISE Operations Center on the University of Arizona’s
    Tucson campus. This is a full-time position working with HiRISE team
    scientists and JPL and other MRO instrument operations staff to plan
    and command high resolution images of Mars.

    The successful candidates will support HiRISE personnel in carrying
    out operational activities including the following: Plan observation
    sequences and perform command load generation for HiRISE. Interact
    and collaborate with HiRISE and MRO scientists and technicians to
    choose targets and plan the observation sequences in detail, including
    choosing camera settings with a detailed understanding of the MRO
    mission, the HiRISE camera and Mars. Verify that the imaging carried
    out during a planning cycle was properly commanded, identify potential
    problems, and implement solutions.

    An educational background in geosciences or remote sensing, or
    experience with flight operations for remote sensing instruments is
    preferred. Due to federal regulations, the position is restricted to
    U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

    The University of Arizona encourages diverse candidates to apply,
    including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with
    disabilities.

    Apply at:

    https://uacareers.com/postings/13857

    (job number A21171)

  287. October 2, 2016 6:09 pm

    We have a new position at the University of Georgia for the rank of assistant professor in the general field of petrology/mineralogy of planetary and earth processes. Feel free to share this with anyone you know may be interested!

    The Department of Geology at the University of Georgia seeks to fill a position for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of petrology/mineralogy, welcoming applications from scientists in both the Earth and Planetary sciences to complement the department’s growing focus in planetary sciences. We encourage applications from petrologists/mineralogists with strong backgrounds in chemistry and physics who may employ unconventional and interdisciplinary approaches to address big-picture questions including but not limited to petrologic and/or mineralogical aspects of planetary evolution involving core, mantle, and/or crustal processes. A Ph.D. in Geology, Earth or Planetary Science or other related discipline is required by August 1, 2017. The successful candidate must be comfortable teaching our undergraduate core curriculum classes in mineralogy and/or petrology, a graduate course in their specialty, as well as introductory courses in geology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program to attract outstanding graduate students in their field, and our core electron microprobe facility with dedicated, long-standing technical support may be critical to that effort. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and contact information for 3 references. Application materials should be uploaded to facultyjobs.uga.edu. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017. The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by 5 PM January 16, 2017.

    The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; http://www.uga.edu).

    https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1336

  288. September 25, 2016 1:47 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

    The Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland (located in
    College Park, MD) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
    position. Accomplished candidates in any area of astronomy,
    astrophysics, or planetary science are encouraged to apply. We are
    searching for candidates at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
    level, but will consider applications for tenured ranks in exceptional
    cases. A PhD in astronomy, physics, planetary science, or a related
    discipline is required, and the successful candidate must have an
    established record of research excellence. Candidates are expected
    to have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and
    mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    For more details and to apply, visit:

    http://www.astro.umd.edu/employment

    To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by
    December 1, 2016.

  289. September 25, 2016 1:47 pm

    ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – EXPERIMENTAL SPACE PHYSICS AT
    THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/)
    at the University of Iowa seeks a space physics experimentalist with a
    record of involvement in spaceflight hardware.

    Interested applicants should apply at:

    http://jobs.uiowa.edu/

    and refer to requisition #69613. The Department and the College of
    Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the
    strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment.
    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
    consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of
    race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual
    orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion,
    associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a
    disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa
    is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  290. September 25, 2016 1:46 pm

    RESEARCH POSITION AT THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS

    The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at
    the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) invites applications
    for a temporary research position in Space Physics, related to the
    ESA Rosetta mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Applications
    are invited both for a 2-year post-doc position and for shorter
    periods for senior guest scientists.

    The advertised position is a research position for studies of the
    cometary plasma environment and its interaction with the solar wind
    primarily using ion data from the Ion Composition Analyzer on board
    Rosetta but also using data from the other instruments that form the
    Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC).

    Previous experience of working with plasma and/or particle data from
    space missions is required. The position, placed in Kiruna, is
    funded by the Swedish Research Council. Post-doc candidates should
    have completed a PhD during 2013 or later. Candidates planning to
    obtain their PhD degree no later than January 2017 can also apply.
    A post-doc candidate should not currently be an active researcher
    at IRF.

    Closing date is 7 October 2016.
    Ref: 2.2.1-235/16

    More information:

    http://www.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P3&vacid=22

  291. September 18, 2016 10:33 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY
    MINERALOGY/PETROLOGY/GEOCHEMISTRY
    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    https://dps.aas.org/content/faculty-position-planetary-mineralogypetrologygeochemistry

  292. September 18, 2016 5:09 pm

    GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, EXTRASOLAR
    PLANETS

    The George Mason University (htt://www.gmu.edu/) Department of Physics
    and Astronomy invites candidates a tenure-track faculty position in
    Extrasolar Planets. George Mason University has a strong institutional
    commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its
    faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who
    will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

    Responsibilities:
    The successful candidate is expected to carry out a vigorous and
    externally funded research program; teach courses at the undergraduate
    and graduate levels; and provide service activities.

    Qualifications:
    Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a
    closely related field, prior to the first day of this appointment.
    Well-qualified candidates will have postdoctoral research experience
    and show promise for developing an independent and externally funded
    research program. Consideration for expertise in observational and
    theoretical studies of extrasolar planets including detection,
    characterization and formation and evolution.

    For a complete listing of duties and qualifications, and to apply for
    position F9967z, go to:

    http://jobs.gmu.edu/

    George Mason University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants
    will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
    color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
    origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

  293. September 15, 2016 3:09 pm

    USGS in Flagstaff is looking for a Data Scientist Contractor

  294. September 14, 2016 3:21 pm

    GEOMICROBIOLOGY/ASTROBIOLOGY POSITION OPEN AT JSC

    Please see the job description below for the new geomicrobiology/astrobiology position open at JSC. Also included below are instructions on how to apply for the position through the USAJOBS website. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Cynthia Evans (cindy.evans-1 at nasa.gov).

    Due to an administrative glitch, the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center is reposting a position opening for a specialist in the field of geomicrobiology or astrobiology. Qualified candidates who applied previously are encouraged to re-apply. The successful candidate will serve NASA as curator for biological components in astromaterials. Specifically, we seek an individual with current expertise in at least one of the following areas: (1) biological cleanliness and quantitative biological contaminant characterization; (2) chemical, mineralogical, or petrological consequences of microbial interaction with astromaterials, astromaterials simulants, and terrestrial analogs of astromaterials; (3) sample collection and handling (including transport, containment, preservation, and curation) of geological materials that contain microbial matter. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. and at least 2 years of relevant post-graduate experience, and a demonstrated record of contributions to the field. The candidate shall develop an externally funded research program in the area of geomicrobiology and/or astrobiology. Additional duties include development and implementation of curation plans for astromaterials returned from future missions with possible extraterrestrial biological components; conducting advanced curation research to prevent biological contamination of NASA’s past, present, and future astromaterials collections. Furthermore, he or she will be expected to develop methods of monitoring for biological contamination within curation facilities and in NASA’s astromaterials collections. This individual will also provide expertise in the area of contamination knowledge as it relates to biological cleanliness of NASA spacecraft at all stages of a mission. The position is posted at USAJobs at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450322000, starting 9/14 and closing 10/5, 2016.

  295. September 13, 2016 11:14 am

    The University of Bayreuth is a research oriented university with internationally competitive and interdisciplinary profile fields in research and teaching. At the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry & Geophysics (Bayerisches Geoinstitut) of the University of Bayreuth applications are invited for a
    Tenure track W2/W3 professorship in Experimental Planetology.
    The position will be initially filled at the associate professor level (W2) but can be converted to a full professorship (W3) upon successful demonstration of excellence in research and teaching.
    The Bayerisches Geoinstitut is seeking an outstanding scientist with broad experience in the use of experimental methods to investigate aspects of planetary formation, evolution and tectonic processes. Internationally-renowned candidates are sought from the fields of experimental petrology, geochemistry and geophysics whose research interests embrace the study of the origin, composition, structure and dynamics of planets and, in particular, planetary interiors. This could include the use of observational and analytical approaches in the investigation of planets or planetary materials or the use of experimental approaches to facilitate the analysis of meteorite/planetary samples.
    The successful candidate will exploit national and international funding opportunities and establish an internationally visible dynamic research group that includes early career scientists. He/she will also participate in teaching, particularly at the Master’s and Ph.D. level.
    Requirements for this position (in accordance with Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellence in teaching and a post-doctoral qualification to teach at a professorial level (Habilitation). Alternatively evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement, for example, as a junior professor or in a non-university environment will also be considered. The ability to teach in English is expected. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).
    The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article 4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply, as are applicants with children. The University of Bayreuth has been certified as a “family-friendly university” and offers “dual career support” for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.
    Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, your certificates, and a description of your research) to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences by 26.10.2016. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in accordance with Data Protection Law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to dekanat.bcg at uni-bayreuth.de.

  296. September 11, 2016 8:54 am

    STSCI JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has immediate openings
    for tenure-track Astronomer (50% research, 50% mission support) and
    Scientist (20% research, 80% mission support) positions. STScI operates
    the Hubble Space Telescope, will be the science operations center for
    the James Webb Space Telescope, and is involved in other observatories,
    missions and mission studies. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or
    equivalent degree in astronomy, planetary science, or a related field.
    Experience with space- or ground-based observations, observatory
    systems, instruments, or data archives is particularly sought, and
    theoretical, computational and data analysis skills are also valuable.

    Applications are due Oct. 31, 2016. Further details may be found at:

    https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/listjobs.aspx?__VT=ExtCan

    Job # 16-0223 – Astronomer
    Job # 16-0224 – Scientist

  297. September 11, 2016 8:53 am

    CO-INVESTIGATOR NEEDED FOR NEO FOLLOW-UP PROJECT

    http://www.tenagraobservatories.com

    Must have good telescope skills and experience, especially hands on
    with sub 1.0-m telescopes of all kinds and a variety of CCD cameras,
    extensive experience in astrometry of MPs (especially NEOs). Must be
    able to stand in for PI, manage data analyst and programmer as well as
    manage 3 telescopes, two on-site in S. Arizona and one remote in the
    Sierra Nevada in California. Must live local to S. Arizona and have
    own car. Experience in programing, especially Visual Basic and FORTRAN,
    a definite plus. This is a VERY hands-on position requiring learning
    Tenagra Observatories’ NEO nightly triage and tools for morning
    analysis output from moving body detection system as well as trouble
    shooting 3 telescopes. Candidates must have a high level of
    independence and creative solutions from hardware to software. Some
    overseas travel necessary.

    Position begins 1/1/17 and ends 12/31/20.

    Contact: Michael Schwartz, mbs at tenagraobservatories.com

  298. September 6, 2016 9:26 pm

    LECTURESHIP/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS (3 POSTS)
    Department of Physics
    University of Warwick
    Warwick, United Kingdom

    https://dps.aas.org/node/1711

  299. September 6, 2016 9:26 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY
    Department of Astronomy
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, New York

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

  300. August 31, 2016 11:06 am

    A 2-year post-doctoral position in cometary science is opened at the Observatory of Paris (LESIA, CNRS, Meudon), beginning in fall 2016.

    The successful applicant will analyze infrared spectra of the atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyomov-Gerasimenko obtained with the high-spectral resolution channel of the VIRTIS/Rosetta instrument (Visible Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer) built at the Observatory of Paris. The project will focus on the study of the distributions of H2O and CO2 gases and their variations to understand the processes that control cometary activity. Other topics of interest could be considered.

    A PhD in astrophysics is required. The following skills will be considered in the evaluation process of the applicants:
    – working knowledge in planetary science and comets
    – expertise in reduction of infrared spectroscopic observations
    – knowledge in radiative transfer
    – previous experience in space missions, in particular Rosetta, is an asset.
    Applicants should submit a CV with a publications list, a short review of previous works and statement of research interest. They should arrange for two reference letters. Applications should be sent via email to dominique.bockelee at obspm.fr. The closing date is 25 September 2016. Late applications can be considered, until the position is filled.

    https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/careers-employment/postdoctoral-position-for-the-analysis-of-virtisro/

  301. August 31, 2016 10:19 am

    TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
    Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites qualified candidates to
    apply for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning
    July 2017 or thereafter. Applicants with research interests in Planetary
    Science are encouraged to apply. We seek an outstanding scientist with
    interest in and potential for innovation and leadership in teaching at the
    undergraduate and graduate levels and research. The search is in the broad
    area of Planetary Science encompassing our Solar System as well as
    exoplanets, including theory, observation, and instrumentation. However,
    we are especially interested in individuals whose research complements
    existing MIT expertise.

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Planetary Science or related field by the
    start of employment and must demonstrate ability to excel in teaching. A
    complete application must include curriculum vitae, two-page description
    of research and teaching plans and three letters of recommendations.

    Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online:
    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7724 To receive full consideration,
    complete applications must be received by: December 1, 2016.

  302. August 25, 2016 11:16 pm

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is hiring for a tenure-track professor in Planetary Science and Astronomy in support of the new PhD program. Review of applications to begin on October 24.

  303. August 25, 2016 2:47 pm

    USGS is hiring. Looking to fill up to 3 early- to mid-career scientists.
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448280600/
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448280800/
    These are interdisciplinary in nature. If you are a cartographer, geographer, geodesist, computer scientist, etc., you qualify also as a physical scientist. Open to all US citizens.
    USGS is an equal-opportunity employer. We believe science is improved when we have a diversity of experiences and perspectives. We encourage individuals from underserved and underrepresented groups to apply.

  304. August 13, 2016 8:36 pm

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is seeking excellent candidates for a tenure-track position in astronomy and/or planetary science at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2017 to help launch its new PhD program. The successful candidates are expected to become excellent and enthusiastic teachers, conduct externally funded research, advise students, and serve on committees at both the department and university level.

    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=602693&PostingSeq=1

  305. August 10, 2016 3:37 pm

    Faculty opening at Oxford in exoplanets, Solar System planets & deep-time Earth paleoclimate. Tempted myself but no. https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/academic/index/ac21844j/

  306. July 28, 2016 9:21 am

    The University of Glasgow is advertising for a permanent lecturer in planetary science, ideally with expertise in planetary geology, meteoritics, or astrobiology. Details are available at http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/, quoting reference 013828.
    The closing date is 28 August 2016. For informal enquires contact Martin.Lee at Glasgow.ac.uk

  307. July 18, 2016 11:14 am

    https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=%2ADCDF56CAA264F009

    The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has immediate openings for Support Scientists in the Instruments Division and/or the Science Mission Office to work in areas related to:
    • the science operations, calibration, and user support of the instruments for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST);
    • the development and testing of the instruments and telescope, ground systems testing and preparations for on-orbit commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST);
    • Science policy support for HST and/or JWST

  308. July 6, 2016 9:34 am

    ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

    The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.

    The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding a PhD
    or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science
    research in fields related to the ESA Science and Robotic Exploration
    Programmes. Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and
    astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
    fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years and are
    tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in
    Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in
    Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.

    Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in
    the fall of 2017. Preference will be given to applications submitted by
    candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding
    a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of
    receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

    ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA’s Social Security Scheme, which covers
    medical expenses, invalidity and death benefits. A monthly deduction covers
    these short-term and long-term risks.

    The deadline for applications is 29 October 2016.

    More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science,
    on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from
    http://cosmos.esa.int/fellowship

    Questions on the scientific aspects of the
    ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent
    by e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Bruno
    Altieri at the address fellowship@cosmos.esa.int

  309. July 3, 2016 4:06 pm

    OPEN POSITIONS IN THE UNI BERN’S PLANETARY IMAGING GROUP

    The University of Bern’s Planetary Imaging Group has a post-doctoral
    vacancy for Mars and/or cometary research in connection to surface
    ices. There are also possibilities at PhD level and in addition a
    position for persons with experience in visualization techniques for
    imaging data. Further details at:

    http://pig.space.unibe.ch/open-positions.html

  310. July 2, 2016 5:17 pm

    The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum has a position opened for a Research Geologist.
    This is a GS-12 entry level position.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443130700

  311. June 28, 2016 12:55 pm

    USGS Astrogeology has a term position open for a computer scientist:
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442919200/

  312. June 28, 2016 12:55 pm

    The American Museum of Natural History is looking to fill a grant funded research position analyzing cometary samples from the NASA Stardust mission.

    Techniques used at AMNH include 3D confocal microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and synchrotron XRF, among others. Prior experience in these techniques is not necessary.

    This would be a great position for recent Masters or Bachelors graduates.

    careers.amnh.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=52078

  313. June 28, 2016 9:46 am

    The Physics Department at West Virginia Wesleyan College (https://www.wvwc.edu/dptphysics) is seeking a geophysicist or planetary geophysicist to fill a full-time faculty position. The College is primarily an undergraduate institution, with 1500 students, and is best known for its strong liberal arts and science programs. There are 100 undergraduate physics majors in a department that emphasizes applied physics. Nearby are excellent astrophysics scientists and facilities at West Virginia University and at Green Bank Observatory. WV Wesleyan is a member of the NASA-West Virginia Space Grant Consortium and has faculty and students working on NASA-related research. The College seeks a diverse faculty and would welcome individuals with ties to national research organizations who have particular interest in good teaching and working with undergraduate students in small groups. Start-up research funds are available. Applications and letters of inquiry may be sent to Dr. G. Albert Popson, Physics Chair, at: popson at wvwc.edu.

  314. June 27, 2016 3:32 pm

    This is an informal heads-up announcement. The Astromaterials Research Office, part of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division of the Exploration Integration and Science Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center, anticipates filling a Planetary Scientist civil service position during 2016. This position is included within a broad specialty that involves 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. For this position, we seek a Planetary Scientist with expertise in Mars-related research and mission science. This emphasis includes, but is not limited to, studies of astromaterials and/or analogs; generation and/or interpretation of Mars landed or remotely-sensed mission datasets; experimental studies of martian atmospheric, surficial, and/or interior processes; or combinations of these. The successful candidate will be expected to support their research program by attracting funds through peer-reviewed proposals to NASA programs such as Solar System Workings, Emerging Worlds, Data Analysis Programs, and/or through involvement in NASA planetary missions, especially those to Mars. Contributions to other ARES enterprises, such as research that advances curation knowledge for Mars sample return or the formulation of eventual human-crewed missions to Mars would also be strongly encouraged; JSC is the home of NASA human spaceflight.

    All candidates must use the USAJobs.gov website to prepare and submit applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for this civil service position. We anticipate filling the position at the GS-13 level ($95,343-123,951, see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/16Tables/html/HOU.aspx) at a starting date to be negotiated. We will release a second announcement several weeks before the position opportunity to advise of application dates and deadlines and to provide the formal job posting data. Interested parties may direct informal inquiries to Dr. David Draper, Manager, Astromaterials Research Office, david.draper at nasa.gov. A how-to guide for preparing responsive applications using the USAJobs.gov site, prepared by JSC Human Resources, will be provided upon request.

  315. June 9, 2016 9:43 am

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Gas Phase Reaction Dynamics)

    The Reaction Dynamics Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of experimental physical chemistry (combustion chemistry, reaction dynamics, astrochemistry, laboratory astrophysics) to study the formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in combustion processes and in the interstellar medium. The appointment period is initially for one year, but can be renewed based on availability of funds and satisfactory progress (first author peer reviewed publications).

    The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Successful applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the following: experimental reaction dynamics, molecular beams, UHV tech nology, pulsed laser systems. Programming experience in C, C++ and/or labview is desirable. A description of our current research can be found at http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/Bil301/welcome.html.

    Solid communication skills in English (written, oral) and a documented publication record in internationally circulated, peer-reviewed journals are mandatory. Only self-motivated and energetic candidates capable of working in a team are encouraged to apply; please send a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, CV, and publication list to Prof. Ralf I. Kaiser, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822-2275, USA. Only complete, electronic applications in pdf format will be considered (ralfk@hawaii.edu). The review of applications will start June 27, 2016, and continues until the position is filled.

  316. June 6, 2016 5:27 pm

    VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION, DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND
    PLANETARY SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

    The Department of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of
    Pittsburgh is currently advertising for a visiting (non-tenure track)
    assistant professor position with specialties in one or more of the
    following: planetary science, volcanology, igneous petrology and/or
    tectonics. Due to a recent departure of a faculty member, this new
    hire would ideally start in the Fall. Therefore, this is being treated
    as a rapid hire/turn-around.

    You can find the details of the position and the application procedure
    here:

    http://www.geology.pitt.edu/news/visiting-assistant-professor

    Please feel free to contact me or the Chair of the Search committee
    (gpsgrad at pitt.edu) if you have further questions.

    Cheers,
    Michael Ramsey, Professor

  317. May 24, 2016 11:30 am

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor position beginning in the Fall of 2016. The position is outside of the tenure stream. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate curriculum courses including The Planets, as well as possible graduate courses such as Volcanology, Tectonics, Geophysics, Planetary Geology and/or those that fall within the candidate’s area of expertise. The position may also include serving on MS and PhD student committees as well as helping to direct undergraduate research projects. The department offers an undergraduate certificate program in GIS/RS, a professional M.S. degree in GIS/RS (http://pro-ms.geology.pitt.edu/) and MS and PhD degrees in Geology & Environmental Science.

    http://www.geology.pitt.edu/news/visiting-assistant-professor

  318. May 23, 2016 8:53 am

    Job Posting at NASA-JSC: Geomicrobiologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439628900
    The Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center seeks a specialist in the field of geomicrobiology or astrobiology. The successful candidate will serve NASA as curator for biological components in astromaterials. Specifically, we seek an individual with expertise in at least one of the following areas: (1) biological cleanliness and quantitative biological contaminant characterization; (2) chemical, mineralogical, or petrological consequences of microbial interaction with astromaterials, astromaterials simulants, and terrestrial analogs of astromaterials; (3) sample collection and handling (including transport, containment, preservation, and curation) of geological materials that contain microbial matter.

    The successful candidate shall develop an externally funded research program in the area of geomicrobiology and/or astrobiology. Additional duties include development and implementation of curation plans for astromaterials returned from future missions with possible extraterrestrial biological components; conducting advanced curation research to prevent biological contamination of NASA’s past, present, and future astromaterials collections. Furthermore, he or she will be expected to develop methods of monitoring for biological contamination within curation facilities and in NASA’s astromaterials collections. This individual will also provide expertise in the area of contamination knowledge as it relates to biological cleanliness of NASA spacecraft at all stages of a mission.

    The position will be posted at USAJobs (http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439628900), starting May 24 and closing June 14, 2016

  319. May 23, 2016 8:42 am

    PLANETARY GIS SPECIALIST

    SETI Institute
    Mountain View, CA

    The Planetary GIS Data Specialist is responsible for producing
    “research ready” cartographic and geospatial data for various projects.
    This work involves interfacing with the supervisor to determine the
    data processing strategy for a particular project and then executing
    that strategy.

    For consideration, please send resume and cover letter to: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15252021

  320. May 21, 2016 4:00 pm

    AST, Planetary Studies
    LYNDON B. JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439628900

    Serves as Geo-microbiologist and/or Astro-biologist Specialist for the study and curation of planetary geological samples in the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office, responsible for maintenance of scientific credentials through participation in technical professional activities that include research and authorship of peer-reviewed scientific reports, and scientific service through activities such as student mentoring and service on scientific panels.

  321. May 20, 2016 11:37 am

    From Moses Milazzo

    Software Development Contract Opportunity Announcement:

    I need a student, possibly more than one student (undergrad, masters, or PhD), to help me with some software development.
    This development will involve using the USGS Astrogeology Science Center’s ISIS3 API to develop software for the CaSSIS and OSIRIS-REx OCAMS instruments.

    I’m looking to start interviews next week. I will continue to accept CVs until COB (AZ time) 10 June, 2016.

    Please encourage your students to consider this opportunity.

    Because we are an equal opportunity employer, and because equal opportunity only comes from equal representation, I ask that if you have contact with women and other underserved minorities in the planetary and computer sciences, please encourage them to apply.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8gUP_oy7aYiU1lYTVNYVHVKZ3c/view?usp=sharing

  322. May 18, 2016 3:37 pm

    Job: Staff Scientist in Geophysics, Geochemistry, and/or Cosmochemistry

    Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism
    Location: Carnegie Science, Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC
    The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) at the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks applicants for the position of Staff Scientist in the broad categories of geophysics, geochemistry, and/or cosmochemistry. We are particularly interested in innovative researchers whose observations help to constrain the role of fluids (e.g., water, other volatiles, melt) in: the past and present evolution of the solid Earth; the formation and early development of Earth’s atmosphere; and/or the origin of volatiles on Earth and other rocky planets. Subfields of interest include, but are not limited to, geodesy, geo/cosmochemistry, magnetotellurics, noble gases, remote sensing, seismology, and/or astrochemistry. Applicants who integrate across traditional boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply. The applicant should complement existing strengths within the Department (http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/research). We especially encourage applications from early career scientists and from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

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

  323. May 13, 2016 10:34 am

    From the AASWomen Newsletter:

    – Instructor position, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Northern Arizona University
    http://www.nau.edu/hr

    – Deputy Division Director, Astronomical Sciences, National Science Foundation
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430339300

    – Professor of Physics, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth, UK
    http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/2016/05/professor-of-physics-x2/

  324. May 8, 2016 12:06 pm

    PLANETARY INTERIOR STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS SCIENTIST

    Job ID #2016-6584

    For full information:

    http://Careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov/

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a full-time
    position in interior structure and dynamics of planets and satellites.
    The applicant will join a broad-based team of scientists and engineers
    to advance JPL’s Planetary Science research that excels in applying
    remote sensing data, in-situ measurements and state of the art models
    to planetary geophysics. Determining the interior structure and
    dynamics of planets, moons, and small objects is key to better
    understanding of the formation and differentiation of Solar System
    objects. The scientific scope of interest for this position is broad,
    but candidates should have demonstrated expertise in one of the
    following areas: Modeling of signal propagation in solid bodies and
    atmospheres, with applications, for example, to icy satellites, Mars,
    Venus, and giant planets; Processing of geophysical data, in particular
    seismic signals, over a broad range of frequencies; Material mechanical
    properties and their dependence on several parameters including
    pressure, temperature and forcing frequency; and/or Modeling of
    planetary internal processes. The selected applicant is expected to
    participate in or lead science definition and advancement of new
    science, technology, and mission proposals.

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

  325. April 29, 2016 5:05 pm

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support investigations of the past Mars climate and atmosphere. The successful candidate will work with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite to modify and run Mars mesoscale models and Mars global climate models, and analyze the output of those models. The emphasis of the work will be on processes that operated early in Mars history and during the transition from Mars’ early wetter climate to the present dry climate. Candidates should have a background in Planetary Science, Earth Science, or Astrophysics, and experience with modifying sophisticated numerical models. Start date is flexible.

    The University of Chicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets research program, with particular emphasis on potentially habitable planets: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/research/planetary-sciences-and-cosmochemistry/

    Application materials should be received by July 15 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 at 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.

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

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.
    https://careers.agu.org/job/7996620/postdoctoral-scholar/

  326. April 25, 2016 7:47 pm

    Faculty Positions in Geosciences and in Environmental Sciences

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. The positions can be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, starting as early as Fall 2016. The successful candidates are expected to develop internationally recognized and externally funded research programs, to help develop and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to supervise graduate student research. In the case of an appointment with tenure, the candidate must already be internationally recognized and have a demonstrated record of external research funding. A Ph.D. is required in the Earth Sciences or a related natural sciences discipline; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Applicants are sought for two focus areas:

    Geosciences including low-temperature geochemistry and studies of the early Earth, cosmochemistry, geophysics and geodynamics, volcanology and igneous petrology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our recent hires with expertise in sedimentary, metamorphic and tectonic processes, planetary geology, and planetary atmospheres.

    Environmental Sciences including: natural resources (including water, metals, soils, and energy), ecology, critical zone science, marine sciences, cryospheric sciences, geomorphology, landscape hydrology, environmental change, air pollution, and, biogeochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our program in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability.

    Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research and teaching ties with other parts of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in the earth and environmental sciences, and sustainability. They include multiple engineering departments, Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the cross-departmental Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute. There are excellent opportunities for additional collaborations within the Baltimore-Washington region, including with the Carnegie Institution, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Maryland, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/34960, should indicate the relevant focus area and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information of at least three references. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Kristen Heisey (kgaines@jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to Professor Sverjensky, Geosciences, Search Committee Chair (sver@jhu.edu) and/or Professor Waugh, Environmental Sciences Search Committee Chair (Waugh@jhu.edu). Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by 30 June, 2016 will receive full consideration.

    Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

  327. April 24, 2016 8:28 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS [2]

    Postdoctoral Position in Space Physics to work with particle data from
    the Mars Express mission

    The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the
    Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna invites applications
    for a Postdoctoral position in Space Physics, related to the analysis
    of particle data from the ESA Mars Express mission. IRF is the
    Principal Investigator of the Analyzer of Space Plasmas and Energetic
    Atoms (ASPERA-3) on board Mars Express. ASPERA-3 has been operating at
    Mars since the Mars Express orbit insertion in 2003 and has collected a
    large volume of data related to the solar wind-Mars interaction.

    The position, placed in Kiruna, is funded by the Swedish Research
    Council and is for 2 years. Previous experience of working with plasma
    and/or particle data from space missions is required. Relevant
    experience with planetary-solar wind interaction studies is a merit.
    Candidates should have completed a PhD no earlier than 2013 or must
    plan to have completed their PhD degree no later than August 2016.

    Closing date is 16 May 2016.
    Ref. 2.2.1-107/16.
    More information:

    http://www.irf.se/link/mex_postdoc_may2016

  328. April 24, 2016 8:27 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS [1]

    Postdoctoral Position in Space Physics to work with data from the
    Rosetta Ion Composition Analyzer

    The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the
    Swedish Institute of Space Physics (http://www.irf.se) invites
    applications for a Postdoctoral position in Space Physics, related to
    the ESA Rosetta mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The
    position is for studies of the cometary plasma environment and its
    interaction with the solar wind using ion data. The work mainly
    concerns data from the Ion Composition Analyzer (ICA) on board Rosetta
    and the other instruments that form the Rosetta Plasma Consortium
    (RPC).

    The position, placed in Kiruna, is funded by the Swedish Research
    Council and is for 2 years. Previous experience of working with plasma
    and/or particle data from space missions is required. Relevant
    experience with planetary-solar wind interaction studies is a merit.
    Candidates should have completed a PhD no earlier than 2013 or must
    plan to have completed their PhD degree no later than August 2016.

    Closing date is 16 May 2016.
    Ref. 2.2.1-96/16.
    More information:

    http://www.irf.se/link/rosetta_postdoc_may2016

  329. April 24, 2016 8:24 pm

    MARS PALEOCIMATE POSTDOC
    University of Chicago

    Application Deadline : July 15, 2016

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

  330. April 19, 2016 10:30 am

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of
    Chicago seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support
    investigations of the past Mars climate and atmosphere. The successful
    candidate will work with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite to modify and
    run Mars mesoscale models and Mars global climate models, and analyze
    the output of those models. The emphasis of the work will be on
    processes that operated early in Mars history and during the
    transition from Mars’ early wetter climate to the present dry climate.
    Candidates should have a background in Planetary Science, Earth
    Science, or Astrophysics, and experience with modifying sophisticated
    numerical models. Start date is flexible.

    The University of Chicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets
    research program, with particular emphasis on potentially habitable
    planets: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/research/planetary-sciences-and-cosmochemistry/

    Application materials should be received by July 15 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@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.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
    without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
    gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or
    status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is
    an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans
    Employer.

  331. April 12, 2016 9:44 am

    Two fixed-term staff positions are available at the Open University, UK starting in June 2016 (or soon thereafter).

    1) We are seeking a highly competent and motivated postdoctoral researcher for a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded research grant to conduct geochemical and isotopic measurements of lunar samples to investigate the abundance and isotopic composition of water and other associated volatiles in the lunar interior. More details can be found at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANK650/post-doctoral-research-associate/

    2) We are also seeking to appoint a highly competent person to run the NanoSIMS 50L facility at the Open University. The instrument is used to support a diverse research portfolio primarily in the field of Planetary Sciences investigating meteorites, analogues, and a range of returned samples (i.e. lunar, asteroidal, cometary) as well as applications in geo/environmental and materials sciences. More details can be found at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANK527/nanosims-project-officer/
    Closing date for applications for both positions is 11th May 2016 with the interviews taking place in late May/early June.

  332. April 10, 2016 5:45 pm

    This is an informal heads-up announcement. The Heliophysics and Planetary Science Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center anticipates filling a Planetary Scientist civil service position within the next several weeks. The candidate will fill a project scientist position for the Space Launch System (SLS), providing relevant expertise on Solar System destinations for human and robotic exploration. The candidate will also become a part of the MSFC Planetary Science group, focused on geologic investigation of planets, asteroids, and/or moons. We are especially interested in adding capability in remote sensing of solid surfaces to complement our existing expertise in geochronology and geophysics. The candidate is also expected to bring or build a strong independent scientific research program through peer-reviewed proposals to NASA programs and/or through involvement in NASA planetary missions.

    All candidates must use the USAJobs.gov website to prepare and submit applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for this civil service position. We anticipate filling the position at the GS-13 level with a starting date in mid-2016. We will announce the formal job posting data when it is available. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Barbara Cohen, MSFC Planetary Sciences (http://planetary.msfc.nasa.gov), barbara.a.cohen@nasa.gov, 256-961-7566. A how-to guide for preparing responsive applications using the USAJobs.gov site will be provided upon request.

  333. April 10, 2016 5:44 pm

    [NASA] SCIENCE MISSION DIRECTORATE SEEKS PUBLIC POLICY EXPERT

    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
    Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) appointment will be for up to
    two years, with the possibility of reappointment up to a total of
    six years.

    Ideal candidates would have an advanced degree in Public Policy or
    a related field and have multiple years of experience working in
    public policy implementation. All candidates must possess excellent
    policy analysis, writing and editing skills. Prior experience working
    on space policy is desirable, but not required. SMD’s preferred start
    date is between August 1, 2016, and September 1, 2016.

    The individual selected would join a six-person team focused on
    providing policy support to SMD’s over 100 missions that span
    Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and
    various reimbursable projects for other agencies. In support of
    SMD’s policy functions, the policy team manages SMD’s relations
    with external groups, including Congress, the Office of Management
    and Budget (OMB), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP),
    educational entities, and external advisory committees and boards.
    In partnership with other SMD Divisions, the policy branch also
    supports the SMD Associate Administrator by providing integrated
    guidance, strategy, and focused advocacy for NASA’s science program.

    Applicants should forward their resume or Curriculum Vita to
    Dr. T. Jens Feeley at jens.feeley at nasa.gov, preferably on or before
    April 22, 2016.

  334. April 7, 2016 3:31 pm

    Postdoctoral Scientist

    Tracking Code
    405-1100

    Job Description

    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 bio medicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Scientist position in the Planetary Radar group at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This position would involve observations, data processing, archiving, and modeling of near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies with the Arecibo Planetary Radar system. Experience in astronomical observations of Solar System objects, small-bodies geophysics, astronomical instrumentation, and/or numerical inverse modeling is desirable. Experience with radar observations and techniques, programming languages, and Linux systems is preferred but not required. The incumbent would be expected to participate in radar observations and also carry out an independent research program. The Observatory has significant computing facilities. Conference travel and equipment support are available. This position shall be for a two year appointment with the likely renewal of one year.

    Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a research plan [limit 3 pages], and contact information for three references. A PhD in physics or a related field is required. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.

    The Arecibo Observatory is managed for the NSF by a consortium comprising SRI International, USRA, and Universidad Metropolitana. It is home to the largest radio telescope in the world and conducts research programs in Radio Astronomy, Planetary Radar, and Atmospheric Sciences. All appointments are contingent upon the continuation of the cooperative agreement with the NSF for the operation of Arecibo Observatory.

    The successful applicant will be a resident in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and will be an employee of USRA. All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Job Location
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States

    Position Type
    Full-Time/Regular

  335. March 6, 2016 12:33 pm

    OPEN PLANETARY ASTRONOMY POSITION

    The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester
    Institute of Technology invites applicants for a tenure track assistant
    professor position in the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory
    (DIRS). We are seeking candidates whose research expertise and
    knowledge in the remote sensing field will complement the existing
    and well-established expertise within DIRS in passive and active
    electro-optical systems, data exploitation, modeling and simulation,
    and environmental applications. Areas of complementary expertise of
    interest include, but are not limited to, unmanned aerial systems,
    synthetic aperture radar, and deep learning. Individuals working in
    the field of planetary remote sensing will be considered. The
    successful candidate will be expected to advise graduate students,
    teach graduate level remote sensing courses and undergraduate courses
    relevant to imaging science, and develop an externally funded research
    program. More information on the activities of the DIRS group can be
    found at:

    http://www.cis.rit.edu/remote-sensing/about

    Apply online at:

    http://careers.rit.edu/faculty

    Go to Search openings link then use Keyword 2245BR. Contact the search
    committee with questions on the position at vodacek@cis.rit.edu.
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
    suitable candidate is found. RIT does not discriminate.

  336. February 7, 2016 7:33 pm

    VISITING FACULTY POSITION IN ASTRONOMY

    The Department of Astronomy at Mount Holyoke College invites
    applications for a full-time, visiting faculty member in astronomy,
    astrophysics, or a closely related field to begin fall 2016. This is a
    3-year, non-renewable teaching position, with competitive salary and
    benefits. Excellent facilities for teaching and research are available
    in a modern, integrated, science complex.

    The teaching load for this position is five courses per year, and the
    successful candidate will teach at the introductory and advanced
    levels. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of
    strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring
    students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity,
    socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and
    religion. All candidates should have their doctoral degree in hand by
    the start of the contract period. Post-doctoral experience is
    desirable. Approaches involving spacecraft observations, laboratory,
    field, telescope, and theoretical methods, and remote sensing are all
    welcome. For the complete job listing and to apply, please visit:

    https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/

  337. February 4, 2016 8:31 am

    Planetary Radar Data Systems Developer
    Tracking Code
    336-1100

    Job Description

    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 bio medicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    The Arecibo Observatory expects to have an opening for a Data Systems Developer within the Planetary Radar group, which investigates near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies using the Arecibo Observatory and the William E. Gordon Telescope. The Observatory is located south of the city of Arecibo on the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.

    This position would involve maintaining and upgrading (1) the software and computers that control the conduct of planetary radar observations at Arecibo Observatory, with respect to both the transmission and receipt of analog radar signals, and (2) the software and hardware that make up the digital data acquisition systems used by the group for the collection, analysis, and archiving of planetary radar data. This position would also involve the development of improved user interfaces and displays for use by our scientists when active planetary radar observations are underway.
    The incumbent would be resident in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and be an employee of Universities Space Research Association. The incumbent would be expected to actively attend radar observations in order to be thoroughly familiar with our software, hardware, and operating procedures. The Observatory and the Planetary Radar group have significant computing facilities as well as a resident IT support staff.

    Required Skills

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, with two years’ experience or equivalent.
    Knowledge of the GNU Linux operating system and high-level programming languages including C, Perl, and HTML.
    Experience in IDL, UI design, instrument control, and Tcl/Tk preferred but not required.

    All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Job Location
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States

    Position Type
    Full-Time/Regular

  338. February 3, 2016 1:50 pm

    Planetary Radar Data Systems Developer
    Tracking Code
    336-1100

    Job Description

    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 bio medicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    The Arecibo Observatory expects to have an opening for a Data Systems Developer within the Planetary Radar group, which investigates near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies using the Arecibo Observatory and the William E. Gordon Telescope. The Observatory is located south of the city of Arecibo on the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.

    This position would involve maintaining and upgrading (1) the software and computers that control the conduct of planetary radar observations at Arecibo Observatory, with respect to both the transmission and receipt of analog radar signals, and (2) the software and hardware that make up the digital data acquisition systems used by the group for the collection, analysis, and archiving of planetary radar data. This position would also involve the development of improved user interfaces and displays for use by our scientists when active planetary radar observations are underway.

    The incumbent would be resident in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and be an employee of Universities Space Research Association. The incumbent would be expected to actively attend radar observations in order to be thoroughly familiar with our software, hardware, and operating procedures. The Observatory and the Planetary Radar group have significant computing facilities as well as a resident IT support staff.

    Required Skills

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, with two years’ experience or equivalent.
    Knowledge of the GNU Linux operating system and high-level programming languages including C, Perl, and HTML.
    Experience in IDL, UI design, instrument control, and Tcl/Tk preferred but not required.

    All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Job Location
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States

    Position Type
    Full-Time/Regular

  339. January 30, 2016 6:20 pm

    The Post-Doctoral Fellow will analyze existing datasets and co-author
    research publications pertaining to several large empirical research
    projects. Two of the projects investigate the predictors of
    persistence in MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) participation, in a
    computer science and an astronomy MOOC, respectively. The third
    project is a national survey study that examines the factors leading
    to students’ success in introductory computer science courses at the
    college level. The fellow’s responsibilities include conducting
    literature searches and reviews, developing testable hypotheses,
    conducting statistical data analyses to test these hypotheses, and
    writing up the results in publishable form, under the guidance of, and
    in co-authorship with, senior members of the research team. The fellow
    will use techniques such as survival analysis, hierarchical linear
    modeling, propensity weighting, and factor analysis.

    Requirements
    Doctoral degree in a social science, education, computer science,
    science/math education, or engineering education. Evidence of
    publication productivity in peer-reviewed journals. Strong literature
    review and statistical skills.

    Duration
    One year; full-time.

    Contact
    Please send cover letter and CV to Gerhard Sonnert at
    SEDPostdoc at cfa.harvard.edu. Submission deadline is on or before
    Friday, February 12, 2016.

    Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
    applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
    race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
    protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
    law.

  340. January 28, 2016 1:18 pm

    The University of Maine is looking for at least 1 (possibly 2) lecturers whose focus would be laboratory instruction. The details are here:

    https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=32262&job=lecturer-in-physics

    From the ad:

    > Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
    >
    > Required:
    >
    > • A master’s degree in physics or the equivalent by date of hire.
    > • An established strong teaching record in an area of, or closely related to, undergraduate physics and astronomy.
    > • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    > • Demonstrated effective skills in safely conducting laboratory instruction.
    > • Demonstrated effective skills in developing and teaching laboratory activities using up-to-date pedagogical techniques.
    >
    > Preferred:
    >
    > • Demonstrated successful experience in a supervisory role.
    > • Demonstrated record of successful performance in collaborative settings.
    > • Coursework in physics beyond the master’s level.

    Please send folks my way (mwittmann at maine.edu) if they have any questions. Thanks!

  341. January 14, 2016 1:09 pm

    UNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE POSITIONS
    FLORIDA SPACE INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
    CENTRAL FLORIDA (UCF), ORLANDO, FLORIDA

    The Florida Space Institute (http://fsi.ucf.edu/), a multi-disciplinary
    center based in Orlando, Florida is devoted to facilitating and conducting
    leading edge applied and basic research in space fields ranging from
    planetary science to space physics to Earth science. We are now seeking
    new applications for lunar, planetary and extra-solar planet research
    scientist positions.

    UCF and FSI have a range of planetary scientists, primarily working
    in the areas of small body studies, Mars, and exoplanets (see http://planets.ucf.edu/),
    and we are committed to becoming a premier institution in planetary
    science and education. Of particular interest to FSI are Principal Investigators
    of planetary science research grants, centers, and mission experiments who
    are seeking a greater career opportunity.

    Applicants must have a PhD in a planetary science or a relevant field.
    Preference will be given to candidates with at least six years post qualification
    experience. Successful applicants should have demonstrated research leadership
    ability and interpersonal skills, and a consistent record of both research
    publications and competitively funded space research and/or experimentation
    grants and contracts.

    Review of applications will start in March 2016. Applicants should apply
    online at http://www.jobswithucf.com and click on the ‘Search Available Positions’
    option on the top left. Once there, type in position number 42542 in the
    “keywords” box to search for this position. The hired candidate is expected
    to start employment at UCF in the Fall 2016 semester.

    The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access,
    and affirmative action employer.

  342. December 18, 2015 10:35 am

    3 Postdoc Positions
    The Reaction Dynamics Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

  343. December 14, 2015 1:16 pm

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: EXPERIMENTAL PLANETARY SCIENCES (EPS)

    The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL’s Ice Spectroscopy Laboratory (ISL).

    The research will involve laboratory simulations to understand surface processes on icy bodies such as Europa and on Titan. Dr. Murthy Gudipati (Principal Scientist), in JPL’s Planetary Sciences Section, will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. Candidates should have a recent PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Planetary Science, or related scientific area with a strong background in advanced laboratory physical chemistry/chemical physics. Experience in planetary sciences, astrochemistry, and astrobiology is highly desirable. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. This positions is for one-year and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years based on performance and availability of funds.

    Arrange for 2-3 letters of reference letters to be sent to:
    Dr. Murthy Gudipati (+1-818-354-2637)
    murthy.gudipati(at)jpl.nasa.gov

    Caltech and JPL are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

  344. December 12, 2015 10:04 pm

    Job announcement for teaching faculty in the new Western Integrated Science Program. http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/WISC-LT.pdf

  345. December 1, 2015 9:23 am

    [NASA] VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, SUPERVISORY AST, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGIGAL
    EVOLUTION, GS-1301-15

    The Exobiology Branch of the Science Directorate at NASA Ames Research
    Center is seeking a Branch Chief. The incumbent is responsible for the
    technical and administrative functions of the Branch, including
    planning, coordinating, implementing, and performing research in
    exobiology, evolutionary biology, and astrobiology, as well as
    supervising Branch personnel.

    To receive consideration, you must submit a resume to USAJOBS and
    answer NASA-specific questions:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422570100

    The incumbent will serve as the Supervisor of the Exobiology Branch
    which includes providing occupational specific technical and
    administrative direction 50 percent of the time to three or more
    subordinate employees performing the work and functions of the
    organization; obtaining resources and identifying strategic
    objectives for the organization; defining jobs, selecting employees,
    and assigning work; defining technical work requirements and
    milestones; evaluating the organization and employee accomplishments.

    The incumbent will perform research in the field of exobiology,
    specifically the nature, distribution, origin, and evolution of
    prebiotic molecular systems and protobiological processes, recognized
    as being unyielding to research analysis and that have been recognized
    as representing critical obstacles to any significant progress;
    determine the area of research and plan of attack in addressing
    priority agency issues.

  346. December 1, 2015 9:22 am

    TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN SOLAR AND HELIOSPHERIC PHYSICS,
    UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

    The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
    (LPL), University of Arizona, seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty
    position in the area of Solar and Heliospheric Physics, defined
    broadly. Theorists, numerical modelers, data analysts, and
    instrumentalists are encouraged to apply. Initial appointment will
    preferably be at the level of untenured Assistant Professor.

    The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a
    distinguished research program, including extramural funding, and to
    supervise graduate students. The faculty member will teach courses at
    the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contribute to mentoring
    students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The
    faculty member will participate in outreach and contribute to
    departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways,
    the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to
    enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding
    collaborations with community and business partners. Go to:

    https://lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs

  347. December 1, 2015 9:22 am

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN TECTONICS/STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AT THE
    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

    The Department of Geology at the University of Maryland, College Park,
    invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in
    Tectonics/Structural Geology, broadly defined. Possible research areas
    of interest include, but are not limited to: active tectonics and
    natural hazards, basin analysis, climate-tectonics interactions,
    crustal evolution, geodesy, microtectonics, orogenesis, planetary
    geology, and tectonophysics.

    For more information, go to:

    https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/38617

  348. December 1, 2015 9:12 am

    The department of Earth Systems Analysis, ITC Netherlands

    Associate/assistant professor Geologic remote sensing
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancies/!/vacature/563033

    Assistant professor Natural hazards
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancies/!/vacature/563054

  349. November 24, 2015 2:39 pm

    The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position. Candidates in all areas of planetary science are encouraged to apply. More details at:

    https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs

  350. November 23, 2015 12:20 pm

    The University of Minnesota Physics Education Research and Development
    Group seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to help continue its
    development and assessment of web-based instructor-customizable computer
    problem-solving coaches for physics.

    Responsibilities include planning and co-supervision of graduate and
    undergraduate students, data collection and analysis, giving presentations
    related to the project, and some computer programming. Opportunities for
    independent research in Physics Education and teaching physics classes will
    also be available.

    We seek applicants that have an interest in physics education research
    (PER), particularly in problem solving who are familiar with computer
    programing. Experience in object-oriented programming and/or database use
    is a plus.

    The appointment is full-time for one year, renewable for a second year, and
    will begin during the summer of 2016. Please direct questions to Leon Hsu (
    lhsu at umn.edu) or Ken Heller (heller at physics.umn.edu).

    Required qualifications:

    A Ph.D. in physics or science education with extensive experience in
    physics.

    Preferred qualifications:

    Experience in physics education research

    Experience with object-oriented and database programming

    A quick link to the job posting is *http://z.umn.edu/per2016
    . *Only online applications will be accepted.
    Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2015 and continue
    until the position is filled.

  351. November 9, 2015 8:39 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK), LOIUSIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University
    seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in the broad area of
    geophysics. The specific geophysical research area is open to all
    subdisciplines of geophysics. However, the individual should be able
    to work on problems that either build on existing strengths in the
    Department or advance science in fields that complement these
    strengths.

    This tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is
    intended to complement our existing research strengths, including
    Coastal Resilience and Near Surface Processes, Evolution of Sedimentary
    Basins, Earth Materials and Processes, Planetary Science,
    Tectonometamorphism, Climate and Tectonics, and Polar Studies. Research in this sub-discipline may also build strength in the LSU campus-wide research focus areas of “Coastal Sustainability and Environment” (CS&E), “Conventional and Renewable Energy” (C&RE), “Core Computing/High Performance Computing” (CC/HPC), and “Materials Science and Engineering” (MS&E). Nominations or inquiries should be directed to Geophysics Search Committee, at 225-578-3353 or geology@lsu.edu

    The complete advertisement is available at URL:

    https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59923

  352. November 1, 2015 4:50 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN EARTH AND PLANETARY MATERIALS, UC DAVIS

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of
    California Davis seeks an outstanding scholar whose study of the
    origin, transformation, or deformation of Earth and planetary
    materials addresses major processes in the solid Earth. This
    tenure-track faculty position is the first of multiple anticipated
    faculty searches directed at understanding the formation and
    evolution of Earth and other rocky planets, and we seek applicants
    whose work expands and amplifies our current research strengths.
    Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. The
    department’s research programs and experimental, analytical and
    computational facilities are described at:

    http://geology.ucdavis.edu/facilities

    Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list,
    statements of research plans and teaching interests, and names and
    addresses of four references by December 20, 2015, Applications
    should be submitted online via the job listing JPF00738 at:

    https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00738

    Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair at
    epm_search at ucdavis.edu

  353. November 1, 2015 4:50 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN ASTROPHYSICS, UC DAVIS

    The Department of Physics at the University of California, Davis
    invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position
    in astrophysics. Fields of interest span a wide spectrum of
    astrophysical topics (from planetary sciences to cosmology) and
    approaches (theory, observation, simulations). This position
    represents the launch of a major initiative in astrophysics at UC
    Davis with the intent to broaden the focus of the current cosmology
    group, and offers an opportunity to become part of an exciting
    program in astrophysics and cosmology, with connections to
    planetary science. Multiple positions are anticipated over the next
    few years. The faculty at UC Davis has access to the telescopes
    at the Keck and Lick Observatories, and the University of California
    is a founding partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope.

    Applications should be submitted online via the job listing
    JPF00700 at:

    https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00700

    by November 15, 2015. Inquiries may be addressed to
    astrophysics.search@physics.ucdavis.edu. For further information
    about the department, please visit:

    http://www.physics.ucdavis.edu

  354. November 1, 2015 4:46 pm

    PLANETARY SCIENCES EXPLORATION FACULTY POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
    CENTRAL FLORIDA

    Position Number 37268

    The Department of Physics (physics.cos.ucf.edu) at the University of
    Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure-track position
    at the assistant professor level expected to begin in August 2016.
    As part of the recently awarded Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface
    Science (CLASS) initiative with the NASA Solar System Exploration
    Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), we seek candidates with
    experience in exploration-related planetary science including, but
    not limited to, regolith processes, microgravity dynamics, impact
    physics, primitive asteroid mineralogy, and in-situ resource
    utilization. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment
    in Planetary Sciences, Physics, or a closely related discipline, and
    a record of independent, interdisciplinary research. The successful
    applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded
    research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in
    graduate and undergraduate education. Interested individuals must
    complete an on-line application by going to:

    https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/43557

    The online application should include a cover letter, curriculum
    vitae, summary of research and teaching portfolio, and a list of
    three professional references with contact information. Screening
    of applications will begin November 15, 2015 and will continue
    until the position is filled.

  355. October 30, 2015 3:13 pm

    Two open faculty positions at UTEP: Physical Geology & Geochemistry

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    University of Texas at El Paso
    College of Science
    Department of Geological Sciences
    Two Assistant Professor Positions, Physical Geology and Geochemistry

    Position Descriptions: The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces two full-time tenure-track positions, one in Physical Geology and one in Geochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine laboratory, field, and/or modeling approaches and whose teaching and research will integrate into one or more of the Department’s focus areas. These focus areas include: Earth system geochemistry; solid Earth and environmental geophysics; tectonics and sedimentation; geospatial research; professional and entrepreneurial geoscience; and science learning and education.
    The successful candidates for both positions will teach a combination of introductory, upper division, and graduate classes. Applicants should demonstrate both a publication record and the potential to attract research funding from a variety of external sources commensurate with their experience. The ability to collaborate with other faculty both within and external to the Department is highly desired.

    The Department: The Department of Geological Sciences at UTEP is a vibrant group of 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty. The degrees the Department offers include the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Geology, the B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science, and the M.S. in Geophysics. We also support student training in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs with Environmental Science and Engineering and Computational Science. The Department research portfolio addresses global challenges in the environment and natural resources while taking advantage of our regional geological setting for research and education. Our integrative and collaborative efforts
    have resulted in research expenditures of approximately $11M over the last five years. The Department of Geological Sciences is housed in an attractive, 90,000-sq. ft. building containing offices, laboratories, and classrooms. Research infrastructure includes a multicollector (MC)-ICP-MS, an IRMS, an electron microprobe, a Malvern particle size analyser, controlled source seismometers, passive-source seismometers, gravimeters, magnetometers, differential GPS receivers, surface and downhole geophysical tools (conductivity, resistivity), and extensive computational and software resources. More information about the activities and facilities in the Department can be found at http://science.utep.edu/geology/. In addition, the collaborative research environment at UTEP affords access to a variety of analytical equipment in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and the NanoMaterials Integration Lab. Interactions with the Center for Environmental Resource Management
    and other multidisciplinary research centers are encouraged.

    About UTEP and El Paso: The University of Texas at El Paso is a burgeoning national and international research university committed to access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 23,000 students and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. UTEP is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as “Community Engaged,” and UTEP faculty have been nationally recognized for their commitment to student success, teaching, research, and scholarship. As a center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded more than 110,000 degrees since its founding in 1914 and is one of the major economic engines in the Paso Del Norte region. UTEP offers exciting programs that are open to the public, including: Division I athletics, award winning theater, dance, and music, the internationally acclaimed Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, the Centennial Museum
    and Desert Gardens, and continuing and lifelong educational opportunities. El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of approximately 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city of its size in the United States. Embraced by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to enjoy outdoor activities year round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation’s leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. El
    Paso comprises 248 square miles, making it the 6th largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States.

    Required Qualifications: The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Candidates capable of building active research programs, teaching at all levels, and engaging in collaborative research are encouraged to apply.

    Preferred Qualifications: The candidate’s track record of peer-reviewed publications and attainment of research funding will be a consideration. Teaching experience in the field, laboratory or classroom is desired. Demonstrated collaborations in research are valued as well.
    Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2016. Applications for either position must be submitted electronically via email as a single PDF file that includes the following: (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a description of teaching interests; (4) a description of research interests and how to integrate and strengthen existing research focus areas; (5) a description of how the applicant would approach broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences; and (6) complete contact information for at least
    three references.

    For applications to the physical geology position, please include “Physical Geology Position: YOUR NAME” in the subject block of the email addressed to:
    Dr. Jose M. Hurtado, Jr.
    jhurtado@utep,edu
    Chair of the Physical Geology Search Committee
    UTEP Department of Geological Sciences

    For applications to the geochemistry position, please include “Geochemistry Position: YOUR NAME” in the subject block of the email addressed to:
    Dr. Lixin Jin
    ljin2@utep.edu
    Chair of the Geochemistry Search Committee
    UTEP Department of Geological Sciences

    Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.
    The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
    The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

  356. October 27, 2015 2:09 pm

    2 job openings at Drexel University
    From: “Loÿc Vanderkluysen”
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    I would like to bring to your attention two employment opportunities in the growing Geoscience program at Drexel University. I apologize for any cross-postings, but would appreciate if you could circulate to potential candidates.
    I will be attending both the GSA and AGU conferences, so feel free to reach out to me either in person or by e-mail (loyc@drexel.edu) with your questions!

    1) Geophysics.
    The Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor appointment in geophysics / hydrogeology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, near-surface geophysics, groundwater geophysics and transport, and geophysical methods applied to the study of geohazards, the environment, geothermics, groundwater flow or energy. The successful candidate will develop a research program in their subject area and will teach undergraduate courses in the new Geoscience major, including Geophysics and Hydrogeology. The ability to collaborate with other units, such as Drexel’s Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering groups, or the A.J. Drexel Institute of Energy and the Environment, is a plus. Importantly, Drexel University emphasizes experiential learning, and field-oriented candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in geophysics (or related field), a record of scientific achievement, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and must be able to develop a high-quality, externally funded research program. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a summary of research experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three or more references with postal address, email address, and telephone number. Applicants should apply online at drexeljobs.com (Position# 7135). Review of applications will begin December 21st, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be sent to Dr. Ted Daeschler, Search Committee Chair at ebd29@drexel.edu.

    2) Aqueous geochemistry
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University invites applications for a Senior Scientist/Research Faculty appointment in the area of freshwater biogeochemistry / aqueous geochemistry. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) geochemical cycling-weathering and nutrient cycling including geochemical and biogeochemical of processes mediating chemical exchanges between the hydrosphere and biosphere. The successful applicant will explore how ecological processes in freshwater ecosystems influence fluxes of major/minor elements, nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon in using laboratory, field, and/or modeling approaches. The candidate will have the opportunity to build on several on-going projects, based on their skill sets, and build new research directions within the context of the research group and Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES). Examples of projects and department classes are displayed at both http://www.ansp.org/pcer and http://www.drexel.edu/bees. Teaching and mentoring students are part of this position (approx. 25% of time). We seek a creative individual enthused about moving the science of human-altered ecosystems and organic matter dynamics forward. Areas of interest may include characterization of natural systems over long (geologic) and short (environmental) time scales and the influences of climate change and human activity on elemental cycling. Qualifications: Required qualifications include a Ph.D (with post-doctoral experience a plus) in geochemistry, earth system science, biogeochemistry or a related field. Application: Application review starts 12/1/15; applications will be accepted until a qualified applicant is found. Application includes: Curriculum vitae, statement of professional/research interests, and contact information for three references. To apply and see more information please go to: http://www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=80134. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion; for more information please email jla336@drexel.edu

    Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the varied diversity and excellence of the academic community, and all of its complements.

    Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op, and a history of academic innovation. Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites; The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the nation’s oldest major natural science museum and research organization; and Drexel Online, one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programs. Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top private 10 employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

    Loÿc Vanderkluysen
    Assistant Professor
    Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
    Drexel University

  357. October 26, 2015 3:08 pm

    Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

    Chief Executive of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

    SALARY: £65,422 to £78,275

    Ref: IRC203317

    LOCATION: Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, College Hill, Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, BT61 9DG.

    The Board of Governors of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is seeking an energetic leader with a passion for astronomy and related sciences to fill the post of Chief Executive Officer.

    More info at: https://irecruit-ext.hrconnect.nigov.net/jobs/vacancies-details.aspx?ID=bf76d6d5-2f23-4f58-aec7-8ae1b57752ea

  358. October 26, 2015 11:00 am

    Postdoctoral and Graduate Fellowships

    The Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites applications for both postdoctoral and graduate fellowships. Active areas of research include volcanology, mineral spectroscopy, environmental mineralogy, geochemistry, experimental petrology, mineral physics, meteorite studies, solar system formation, and planetary formation and evolution. The department also 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 our website (http://mineralsciences.si.edu).

    Predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates can request up to 12 or 24 months, respectively, through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program. Graduate fellowships through this program are funded for 10 weeks. Additional fellowship opportunities are available through the Peter Buck Fellowship Program at NMNH; postdoctoral fellowships are for 2 years and graduate fellowships are 1-2 years. Applications may be submitted to both competitions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Smithsonian research staff to identify potential advisors and discuss project feasibility. Additional information is available at the Office of Fellowships and Internships (http://www.si.edu/ofg/). The application deadline is December 1st, 2015. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  359. October 26, 2015 10:57 am

    Seismologist Opening at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
    From: “Thelen, Weston”
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    The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) seeks an outstanding seismologist to be the Seismic Network Manager. HVO, located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is the authoritative source for earthquake and volcano information in the State of Hawaii. Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and is among the best monitored.

    We are eager to fill this position, and thus it is only open for 2 weeks (starting October 19). You must be an American citizen to apply. More details are here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418939800

    Contact wthelen@usgs.gov with any additional questions.

  360. October 24, 2015 5:07 pm

    EXOPLANET ARCHIVE SCIENTIST

    The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech is accepting applications
    for a scientist to work on the Exoplanet Archive team. Applicants interested in
    any area of exoplanet research are invited to apply, but those with observational
    experience in transits, radial velocity, high contrast imaging, or microlensing
    are particularly encouraged. The scientist will participate in the development,
    maintenance and expansion of datasets and tools within the Exoplanet Archive
    and ExoFOP.

    Application deadline: Nov 1.

    For further details and application instructions, see
    https://jobs.caltech.edu/postings/3688

  361. October 23, 2015 1:26 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR IN ASTROBIOLOGY

    We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath at UNLV on algae-microorganism-mineral interactions. Responsibilities of the position will include:
    – Sampling in remote field environments of mineral, snow, algae, and bacteria,
    – Analysis of collected biological and geologic samples
    – Growth experiments of snow algae and microorganisms in the presence of minerals
    – Presenting work at conferences and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
    Desired attributes include significant experience performing laboratory and field work, a strong geochemical and microbiological background, and experience with fine scale analytical techniques, with experience with synchrotron techniques a plus. The ideal candidate will also have strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Requirements include a PhD at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will receive mentoring in scientific skills, manuscript and proposal writing, teaching, and other career skills. Competitive salary and benefits. For information about our ongoing research programs please see our website here: http://faculty.unlv.edu/hausrath/index.htm.

    To apply, please submit by December 18, 2015: a cover letter describing research experience and interests, a detailed CV listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath, postdoctoral mentor, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

  362. October 19, 2015 6:01 pm

    TWO ASSISTANT PROFESSORS IN ASTRONOMY, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

    The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut invites
    applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in
    astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor. Researchers in all
    subfields of astronomy are encouraged to apply, especially those
    applicants whose research programs take advantage of new resources and
    facilities such as LSST, JWST, Gemini, and ALMA. Go to:

    http://www.phys.uconn.edu/

  363. October 19, 2015 6:00 pm

    NAIF JOB OPENING

    NASA’s Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) is
    contemplating hiring a permanent, full-time staff member to work on
    the full spectrum of tasks associated with the “SPICE” observation
    geometry system that supports planetary missions. To find out more
    about NAIF, SPICE and the possible new position, go to:

    http://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/naif/possiblenewhire.pdf

  364. October 15, 2015 12:58 pm

    Clermont-Ferrand Centre for Volcano Research
    Seeking a world-class post-doctoral research fellow in the field of magmatic systems

    We are seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral project investigating the mechanics governing the growth, evolution and eruption of large silicic magma bodies (http://clervolc.univ-bpclermont.fr).

    Volcano observatories monitor volcanoes for signals that might indicate a forthcoming eruption. However, this requires accurate knowledge of the subsurface processes causing the signals observed and recorded at the surface. Ground-surface displacement measurements are a common volcano-monitoring tool, but the links between surface displacements and eruption remain enigmatic, and the ability to distinguish signals that will precede an eruption from those which will not is lacking. Much progress has been made in the interpretation of volcanic geodetic signals over the last decade. The use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) allows for more realistic models that incorporate viscoelastic effects, which in turn strongly influence whether a magma reservoir tends towards eruption or continued magma storage, through viscous accommodation of the growing reservoir in the host-rock. To date models have relied on steady-state temperature distributions to assign the viscosity distribution within the crust a priori. In reality, the subsurface temperature distribution is a function of the crust intrusive history, hence of both time and space. Consequently, the mechanical properties of the host-rock will also be altered, and this will have important impacts on the eruption or storage potential of a magma reservoir as well as the spatial and temporal distribution of associated surface deformation. The goal of the project is a model framework that accounts for time-dependent thermal and mechanical properties resulting from repeated magmatic intrusions. This will allow for better quantification of the links between magma supply, surface displacements and eruption potential, and improved constraints on geodetic eruption precursors.

    Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Volcanology or closely related fields and should have a strong background in continuum mechanics and numerical modelling applied to earth-science problems. Experience with COMSOL Multiphysics would also be appreciated.
    Applicants are requested to send a CV, a letter of motivation, the names of two referees, and the pdfs of up to five publications to the ClerVolc administration manager, Socheata Sean (Socheata.SEAN@univ-bpclermont.fr). Applications will be accepted until 15 November 2015.
    Applicants do not need to speak French.
    Contact and further information on the project: Thierry Menand (T.Menand@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr), Jean-Luc Froger (J.L.Froger@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr), Valérie Cayol (V.Cayol@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr).
    In the event of additional enquiries or problems, please contact ClerVolc administration manager Socheata Sean (Socheata.Sean@univ-bpclermont.fr).

    The ClerVolc (Clermont-Ferrand Centre for Volcano Research) consortium involves six laboratories of Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France (Collaboratrices of Earth Science ‘Magmas et Volcans’, Particle Physics, Physical Meteorology, Social and Cognitive Psychology, Mathematics, Computer Science), the Observatoire de Physique du Globe at Clermont-Ferrand, and the French Geological Survey (BRGM). The consortium, which is led by P. Schiano director, T. Druitt scientific coordinator, has received funding for a collaborative research programme from the French government ‘Laboratories of Excellence’ initiative. The programme addresses fundamental questions in the field of magma generation, volcano dynamics, volcanic hazards and volcanic risk.

  365. October 13, 2015 11:16 am

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Department of Geology at Kansas State University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions beginning August 2016 in: [1] Basin-scale Modeling or Solid Earth Geophysics and [2] Sedimentology and/or Stratigraphy. A detailed advertisement for both positions is located at http://www.ksu.edu/geology. Screening of applications begins December 21, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2015.

  366. October 13, 2015 7:59 am

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Geoscience Education
    Western Washington University

    Geoscience Education. Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting September 2016, with a joint appointment between the Geology Department and the Science, Math, and Technology Education Program (SMATE). Western Washington University is a nationally recognized, public, masters-granting institution located in the Pacific Northwest at the base of the North Cascade Mountains. The Geology Department and SMATE Program are committed to WWU’s goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, and welcome applications from diverse candidates. The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and science teacher preparation. An active research program in geoscience and/or geoscience education is expected. A Ph.D. by hire date is required. Please see the full position announcement for required and preferred qualifications: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=6652. To apply, submit a curriculum vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans to WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (linked to electronic job posting). In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be mailed to chris.sutton@wwu.edu or Chris Sutton, Geology Department, Western Washington University, 516 High Street MS 9080, Bellingham WA 98226. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Susan DeBari (susan.debari@wwu.edu). Review of applications begins December 21, 2015; position is open until filled. WWU is an EO/AA employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

  367. October 13, 2015 7:52 am

    TENURE TRACK POSITION: DEPARTMENT CHAIR GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Geological Sciences in the College of Sciences at the San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks outstanding applicants for the position of Department Chair and faculty member at the rank of full professor. The SDSU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive, state assisted institution with an enrollment of over 35,000 students. The Department has a strong long-term record of research accomplishment and launching BS, BA, and MS students into successful careers via undergraduate and graduate programs. The SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics provides access to the Geophysics curriculum of the University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. For more information see: http://sci.sdsu.edu/geology/. The preferred start date of the appointment is August 2016. Candidates’ particular areas of expertise may be in any of the department’s programs.

    The successful candidate will lead in articulating a vision for the future of the department and must demonstrate the administrative strengths necessary to realize that vision. The Chair is expected to provide leadership in facilitating long-term planning for professional involvement and development of the faculty and the department including program assessment, and mentor faculty in effectively meeting their responsibilities in scholarship, teaching and service. He/she will provide responsible and professional leadership in managing the day-to-day operational needs of the department, including hiring and supervision of support staff, evaluating faculty, fiscal management, and allocating facilities and equipment for teaching, research and service activities. The Chair will represent the department and maintain positive public relations with on and off-campus entities.
    The successful candidate must have a strong academic record in research, teaching, and service that merits appointment as a full professor with tenure. He/she will be expected to supervise student research and maintain a strong externally funded program of scholarly research and publication, and participate in the activities of professional organizations at the state and national level. We seek someone with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment with a range of students, faculty, administrators and external constituents.

    SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

    Applicants should apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/32049. Review of applications will begin 16 November 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
    The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position
    SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

  368. October 8, 2015 11:54 am

    PETROLOGIST (OPEN-RANK POSITION) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
    The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels for a faculty position in the field of petrology, broadly defined. The successful candidate will lead an innovative research program in Earth system dynamics with an interest in the shallow crust, deep Earth processes, elemental cycling, and/or interactions among the surface, oceans, and atmosphere. Appropriate areas of expertise include but are not limited to: petrochemical, petrophysical or novel isotope approaches to Earth history, large-scale tectonics, geodynamics, crustal evolution, fault dynamics, and geochemical cycles.
    The successful candidate will be expected to engage fully in formal instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentor BS, MS, and PhD students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in igneous and metamorphic petrology. We prefer candidates with petrologic expertise suited to graduate course offerings that would support our internationally recognized studies in large-scale Earth cycles, paleoenvironmental change, and/or earthquake science. The successful candidate should possess a PhD in Earth Sciences or related field by the time of appointment.
    Information about Earth Sciences at UCR is available on the Web at http://earthsciences.ucr.edu/ . Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statements of research and teaching interests. A statement addressing potential contributions of the applicant to diversity is encouraged.
    Applicants for appointment as Assistant Professor must submit materials through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00419 and should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be provided. Applicants for appointment as Associate or Full Professor must submit materials through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00420 and provide the names and addresses of at least three references. Questions about the position should be directed to the search chair, Prof. Pete Sadler: peter.sadler@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Margi Burnett, at margi.burnett@ucr.edu . Review of applications will begin Dec. 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
    UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first- generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

  369. October 8, 2015 8:24 am

    Williams College: Massachusetts: Geosciences

    Assistant Professor in Geomorphology

    Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts
    Closes: Nov 30, 2015at midnight Eastern Time
    (GMT-4 hours)
    The Geosciences Department at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in geomorphology, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning 1 July 2016. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, who will provide a balance of classroom, field, and laboratory experiences for our students, and who can develop a vibrant and productive research program that engages undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach three courses per year (lectures plus labs). Teaching responsibilities typically include an introductory course in environmental/surficial geosciences, a departmental core course in geomorphology, and another upper-level course based on the candidate’s interests. Examples of such courses include, but are not limited to, tectonic geomorphology, critical zone processes, landscape dynamics, human perturbations, hydrology, or geographic information systems.

    The Geosciences Department is committed to providing excellent training for future geoscientists, as well as teaching earth science as part of a balanced liberal arts education. Our department works closely with the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College, and the successful candidate will be expected to mount courses that would be cross-listed with that program. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship and service. Enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring and advising a diverse population of students is essential. Further information about the department can be found at http://web.williams.edu/Geoscience/.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. or dissertation completed by the time of appointment, demonstrated teaching experience, and a vigorous research program suitable for undergraduate student involvement. Deadline for applications is 30 November 2015. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Candidates should apply via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/32106) with a letter of application—which should include a statement of teaching and research philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

  370. October 1, 2015 11:29 am

    Director of Earth Science Data Exploration at Planet3

    Lead the development, design, and prototyping of rich, interactive data stories drawing on NASA, NOAA, and other data and remote sensing sources.
    Support the product development team’s design and implementation of citizen science/participatory science prototypes and instructional assets.
    Support various kinds of research, prototyping, and implementation tied to other key parts of the Planet3 instructional model that require up-to-date Earth Science connectivity and data.
    Establish and foster the Planet3 team’s relationships with key scientists at NASA, NOAA, and other research entities around the world.
    Speak on behalf of Planet3 at Earth Science and global change forums about cutting-edge approaches to Earth Science education, citizen science, and Planet3’s mission.
    Collaborate to define and deliver the educational support and framework for delivering meaningful and compelling real world data in K-12 classrooms.

  371. October 1, 2015 11:14 am

    The American Museum of Natural History is seeking a Scientific Assistant of Meteorites!

    The Scientific Assistant will focus on collections management: Meteorite loans and donations to scientific individuals and educational institutions for scientific research or educational display; organization of meteorite and tektite collection; updating collection inventory; preserve and maintain samples and related materials; photograph, transcribe and digitize collection data; participate in collections-related workshops (conservation, risk assessment, damage recovery); update and back-up collections database; purchase new samples and storage materials. Assist Meteorite Curator in his research; sample preparation (cutting samples, polishing). Other jobs within EPS Dept: Maintain labs and equipment; purchase and assemble equipment for labs; help new users with equipment; computer and web-related jobs; public relations (communication with visitors concerning mineral, rock and meteorite identification, tours, education programs); review planetary science and meteoritics content of materials from Exhibitions and Communications; EPS dept. seminar organizer.

    careers.amnh.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51785

  372. September 30, 2015 12:35 pm

    Tenure-track position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University:

    http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/PER2015JA.pdf

  373. September 30, 2015 12:25 pm

    Assistant Professor in Planetary Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz
    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in planetary sciences, at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants’ research should focus primarily on processes and bodies in this solar system (other than Earth). We are interested in candidates concentrating on research areas that include, but are not restricted to: planetary surface processes, planetary magnetism, accretionary/orbital dynamics, and cosmochemistry. We also welcome qualified applicants whose technical expertise will build upon or complement our existing strengths in areas such as planetary interiors and planetary atmospheres.

  374. September 28, 2015 4:35 pm

    FACULTY POSITION, MOVING OBJECT DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION AT
    UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

    The University of Arizona (UA) invites applications for a faculty
    position in moving object detection and characterization. Candidates
    should have a focus on moving objects and an interest in applying their
    expertise to problems related to the detection and characterization of
    both manmade and natural objects. Desired areas of expertise would
    include but not be limited to signal and image processing, feature
    extraction, spectral analysis, sparse representation, pattern
    recognition, scene analysis, and computer vision. The successful
    candidate’s research program will be enabled by data from UA asteroid
    survey programs, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and other assets
    available to UA astronomers. The successful candidate will be part of
    a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team tackling the problem of Space
    Situational Awareness (SSA).

    The challenge of SSA is to provide commercial, civil and military space
    operators with a comprehensive knowledge of what is currently happening
    in space and to predict what may happen in the future. Inquiries should
    be directed to Brian Ten Eyck, bteneyck at email.arizona.edu. Full details
    are available at:

    http://uacareers.com/postings/5254

  375. September 28, 2015 4:34 pm

    REMOTE SENSING COMPARATIVE PLANETOLOGY POSITION AT UNIVERSITY OF
    ARIZONA

    The University of Arizona announces coordinated hiring of five
    tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in Earth system remote
    sensing to establish the Earth Dynamics Observatory (EDO) to respond
    to global challenges in Earth and environmental science, planetary
    science, and hazards and resource assessment. EDO faculty will
    contribute to interdisciplinary research and educational programs
    oriented around remote sensing and Earth and planetary change, with the
    goal of developing instruments, deploying missions, and leading new
    research in applications of remote sensing. One position is in remote
    sensing of planetary surfaces, atmospheres, and/or interiors with
    relevance to multiple planets (including exoplanets) or solar system
    objects and to astrobiology, to provide context for understanding the
    Earth. Experience in field and lab work and theory are also desirable.
    The scientist will have expertise in planetary science and observing
    techniques to a) develop instrumentation and techniques and lead
    experiments for planetary science (including Earth), and b) provide
    perspective on the implications for Earth of knowledge about other
    planets and vice versa. Inquiries should be directed to Tim Swindle
    (tswindle at lpl.arizona.edu), Director, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
    More information is at:

    http://www.geo.arizona.edu/edo/

    Candidates should apply for position F20164 at:

    https://uacareers.com/

  376. September 28, 2015 4:33 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, EXTRASOLAR PLANETS

    The George Mason University, Department of Physics and Astronomy within
    the School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Science is
    accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant
    Professor-level in the field of Extrasolar Planets.

    Responsibilities:

    The successful applicant will teach courses in the Department of
    Physics and Astronomy and develop an extrasolar planets research
    program.

    George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Va., in the suburban
    Washington, D.C., area. This location offers prospects for
    collaboration at several nearby institutions and federal laboratories,
    such as the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Carnegie Department of
    Terrestrial Magnetism, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the
    National Institute of Science and Technology, and the Naval Research
    Laboratory.

    Qualifications:

    Candidates with expertise in all areas of observational and theoretical
    studies of extrasolar planets–including detection, characterization,
    and their formation and evolution–will be considered. Applicants
    should have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy as well as postdoctoral
    experience, and show promise for developing an independent and
    externally funded research program.

    For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number
    F9967z at:

    http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/36094

    by January 29, 2016. EO/AA/Vet/Disabled Employer

  377. September 28, 2015 4:32 pm

    UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE, FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY
    PETROLOGY/MINERALOGY/GEOCHEMISTRY

    The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at The University of
    Tennessee seeks to fill a faculty position in
    petrology/mineralogy/geochemistry with emphasis in planetary
    geoscience. The position is for an open-rank (tenure-track or tenured);
    we would prefer to select a candidate at the Associate or Full
    Professor level, but welcome applications for Assistant Professor. The
    position begins August 1, 2016. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    is a Research I University and the flagship campus of the UT system.
    Information about the department may be found at:

    http://eps.utk.edu

    It focuses on geology and has an active emphasis on planetary research
    through its Planetary Geosciences Institute:

    http://web.utk.edu/~pgi

    Requirements for the position are: Ph.D. in geology or a related field,
    and demonstrated research experience in planetary geoscience.

    To apply, please email the following to mcsween at utk.edu: C.V., cover
    letter describing research and teaching experience and plans, and
    names of 4 references with contact information. Applications received
    by December 15, 2015 are ensured review, but earlier submission is
    encouraged. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about
    the position should be directed to H. McSween.

  378. September 25, 2015 11:15 am

    PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION(S). The Physics Department invites applications for full-time, academic year, tenure-track position(s) at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, beginning 9/15/2016. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics (and astronomy if interested) and to maintain an active professional development program. 1) General, requisition #103648: Field is open and applicant should be able to provide research experiences for undergraduate students. Applicants in fields that complement the existing research activities in the department and interdisciplinary programs at Cal Poly are encouraged to apply. 2) Physics Education Research, requisition #103774: Applicants in the area of PER with research that focuses on introductory physics courses; an additional focus on upper-division laboratories or teacher preparation is also desirable. A Ph.D. in physics or related field is required and must be completed prior to start of appointment. Must provide evidence of (or potential for) high quality teaching. Rank and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    To apply, please visit http://WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application, and apply to the appropriate requisition. Attach a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a statement of professional goals, and unofficial transcript. Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three references when completing your application. Those selected as a finalist candidate may be required to submit a short teaching video. Successful applicants will be required to have official transcripts of highest degree sent by degree granting institution. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015. Applications received after that date may be considered. For more information about the Physics Department please visit http://www.physics.calpoly.edu. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. EEO.
    Internal Number: #1034648, #103774

  379. August 30, 2015 4:41 pm

    TWO TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSORS IN ASTRONOMY & PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University
    (www.physics.nau.edu) is seeking excellent candidates for two
    tenure-track positions in astronomy and/or planetary science at the
    Assistant Professor level beginning in August, 2016. The minimum
    qualification is an earned doctorate in astronomy, planetary science,
    or a related field. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated
    interest or ability to develop a research program that involves
    undergraduates and graduate students; a demonstrated record of
    publications and/or extramural funding in astronomy and/or planetary
    science; evidence of high quality teaching and commitment to student
    success; expertise in exoplanets, astro-informatics, astro-chemistry,
    astronomical instrumentation, and/or observational astronomy
    specializing in Solar System objects, exoplanets, or related topics;
    and the ability to work with students, colleagues, and community
    members from diverse cultures. The search will remain open until the
    position is filled or closed; however, the screening committee will
    begin reviewing applications on October 12, 2015.

    Please see:

    http://www.nau.edu/hr

    for full position announcement [position number 602152]. NAU is an
    AA/EO/MWDV Employer.

  380. August 30, 2015 4:40 pm

    JOB OPENINGS AT SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

    https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID
    =*2357526FC6D627A1

    The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has multiple openings
    (ranging from entry level to highly experienced) for Analysts and
    Scientists in our Instruments and Operations and Engineering
    Divisions. Research and Instrument Analysts (RIAs) will assist
    Instrument Scientists in the operational and developmental support
    for Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, and Wide-Field
    InfraRed Survey Telescope missions. Science Operations Analysts
    support science planning and scheduling operations for the Hubble
    Space Telescope and testing of the James Webb Space Telescope science
    planning and scheduling ground system. Archive Analysts are responsible
    for processing and archiving science and engineering data from the
    Hubble Space Telescope, the Kepler spacecraft and soon the James Webb
    Space Telescope. Archive Scientists provide scientific, technical,
    computational expertise and support in the areas of archive operations,
    data processing operations, archival research, and problem
    investigation and analysis.

  381. August 27, 2015 6:10 am

    I completed with my Master of Science in Geoinformatics from Department of earthsciences, Annamalai University in may 2015. I obtained post bachelors experience in planetary remote sensing during my project assistantship at Planetary lab, CSIR- National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad. While i was at planetary lab i found my research interests heading towards the Planets and evolution history of planetary surfaces.
    I want to pursue further research through the way of obtaining PhD. i would like to request any to please suggest if any positions suitable to my profile.

    Thanks
    Sruthi
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sruthi_Uppalapati3/

  382. August 19, 2015 11:57 am

    LOWELL OBSERVATORY: TENURE-TRACK OR TENURED ASTRONOMER

    Lowell Observatory invites applications for one or more tenure-track
    or tenured research positions in astronomy or planetary science. We
    invite applicants at any career level who can build on current
    strengths or open new areas for Lowell. A Ph.D. in astronomy,
    planetary science, or a related field is required, as is an outstanding
    record of research and demonstrated ability or potential to obtain
    external research funding. Candidates are invited to describe how they
    would make use of our observational facilities, but we will give equal
    consideration to all research areas. The start date for this position
    is flexible but desired by Fall 2016.

    Additional position details can be found at:

    https://lowell.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Tenure-track-
    Astronomer.pdf

    To apply: Send applications electronically to:
    humanresources at lowell.edu

    Applications should include:
    (1) a cover letter and CV,
    (2) a research plan of 3 pages or less, and
    (3) names and mail/email addresses of three individuals who have
    agreed to serve as references. Do not ask for reference letters
    to be sent in advance.

    Applications must be received by November 1, 2015 for full
    consideration.

    Lowell Observatory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
    Action employer.

  383. August 11, 2015 7:05 pm

    Faculty Position in Structural Geology/ Neotectonics closing September 15
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Structural Geology/ Neotectonics
    Department of Geography, Geology and Planning
    Missouri State University

    The Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in either January 2016 or August 2016 with an emphasis in either Structural Geology or Neotectonics.

    A Ph.D. (or ABD) in Geology or a closely related field is required at time of appointment. Requirements include a commitment to undergraduate- and Master’s-level teaching as well as research expertise and interest at a level appropriate to supervise Master’s-level thesis projects. The successful applicant will teach an undergraduate course in structural geology and one or more upper-level courses in his or her specialty. Additionally, the individual will also teach introductory-level geology courses, and participate in department-level field trips. Post-doctoral research experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness would be advantageous. Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to work in an environment that encourages an understanding of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or diverse backgrounds.

    The Department grants undergraduate degrees in Geology, Geography, Planning, Geospatial Science, and Earth Science Education and an M.S. in Geospatial Science in Geography, Geology and Planning. The successful applicant would be expected to teach and advise in the undergraduate program in Geology and in the department’s graduate program.

    Qualified applicants should apply online at jobs.missouristate.edu and upload a single PDF that includes a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, detailed research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for 3–5 professional references. The evaluation of applications will begin September 15, 2015, and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Further information can be obtained at +1-417-836-5800, or visit our web site at geosciences.missouristate.edu. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, persons from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability employer and institution.

  384. August 11, 2015 7:03 pm

    Continuing (i.e. permanent) position Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Igneous Petrology
    Department of Geological Sciences
    University of Canterbury
    Deadline: September 7, 2015

    The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Canterbury invites applications for the continuing position of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Igneous Petrology. The Department has a diverse staff covering a range of expertise and delivering an undergraduate major in Geology and postgraduate programmes in Geology, Engineering Geology and Hazard and Disaster Management. Igneous Petrology is a core component of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the Department of Geological Sciences. Applicants for this continuing position will be expected to develop and deliver classroom and field course material at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise postgraduate research students in the MSc and PhD degree programmes, develop their own research portfolio, and collaborate widely with other Department of Geological Sciences and UC researchers, including those working in magmatic studies. Dependent on experience, a developing to excellent research and publication track record within the broad field of Igneous Petrology is a key requirement, and competency in field teaching and research an advantage. Evidence of a commitment to excellent teaching and applied research with potential or demonstrated ability to lead research programmes and gain external funding will be required.

    Applicants must have a PhD in the broad field of Igneous Petrology, while postdoctoral research or equivalent professional experience in Igneous Petrology with a developing research track record will be an advantage. The Department of Geological Sciences has a high national and international profile and has excellent teaching and research facilities. Research facilities within the department include a petrographics lab, XRF and wet chemistry labs, and access on-campus to ICPMS and SEM. In 2017 the Department of Geological Sciences will be housed within a brand new purpose built Science and Innovation Centre. For more information see http://www.geol.canterbury.ac.nz.

    For more information about the job and to apply go to the University of Canterbury Job Vanancies webpage: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/

    Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

    Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator,nikki.gibbs@canterbury.ac.nz

    The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  385. August 11, 2015 7:02 pm

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    3-year post-doc: geochemistry and mineralogy of Se and Te in magmatic-hydrothermal systems and ore deposits at University of Leicester
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    An excellent Researcher is required for a project to investigate the geochemistry and mineralogy of hydrothermal ore deposits and their volcanic host rocks. The focus is on the crustal cycling and mineralisation of the elements selenium and tellurium, and their ultimate recovery as by- and co-products of major metal mining operations (e.g. Cu, Au) as part of the TeaSe consortium of the NERC SoS Minerals programme (http://ow.ly/LHmdO @TeaSe_SoS). This is a great opportunity for a postdoc to work as part of a large and exciting consortium project. The project is suitable for those with a background in high temperature geochemistry, mineralogy & petrology, and / or economic geology.

    Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Dan Smith on djs40@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 5355.

    The closing date for this post is midnight on 24 August 2015.

    We anticipate that assessments will take place on 16 September 2015.

    Click here and search on the reference number SEN00603 for more information and to apply.
    http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/jobs/opportunities/jobsearch

  386. Lynnae Quick permalink
    August 11, 2015 6:57 pm

    One-year sabbatical fill-in in petrology at UNC Chapel Hill
    From: Allen Glazner
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    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill One-Year Visiting Position in Petrology and Plate Tectonics, Calendar Year 2016
    ***************************************************

    The Department of Geological Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement/postdoctoral position beginning 1 January 2016. The successful candidate will specialize in petrology and related fields and will be expected to teach two courses, conduct their own research, be a lively part of the department environment, and assist with student research. Teaching responsibilities comprise Petrology and Plate Tectonics (core course for majors) in the Spring 2016 semester, and a course of the candidate’s choice in Fall 2016.

    Relevant facilities at UNC include two thermal ionization mass spectrometers for U-Pb geochronology and Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope geochemistry; an Element2 ICPMS with laser ablation; XRF; XRD; an SEM with EDS, BSE, and CL detectors; and a 1-atmosphere experimental petrology lab.

    Applicants should apply via http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/81384 and by emailing the following with subject Petrology Search to the department’s Administrative Manager, Dr. Elizabeth Mullane Steadman, at emullane@unc.edu:

  387. August 11, 2015 9:32 am

    Las Positas College In livermore CA is looking for part time faculty to teach Astronomy this Fall 2015 semester. If you (or someone you know) might be interested, please contact Dr. Lisa Everett (leverett at laspositascollege.edu 925.424.1183​ ) Note the course time: Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:45 pm. If you have questions, you can also reply to me at eharpell@laspositascollege.edu. The course is ASTR 10- The Solar System.

  388. August 9, 2015 8:03 am

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN MARS ORBITAL DATA ANALYSIS

    Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral position associated with
    the ERC e-Mars project dedicated to the evolution of Mars from the
    combination of orbital datasets of Mars, located at the laboratory of
    geology of Lyon at the University of Lyon (France). The research
    emphasis will be on Mars geology and surface processes using orbital
    data. Work on mixing morphological observations with spectral analysis
    will be encouraged. Experience in analysis of martian orbital data is
    highly desirable. Other useful skills and experience include remote
    sensing, image processing, DTM processing and exploitation or crater
    counting techniques. Researchers with primary experience in planetary
    geology are welcome.

    The appointment period is initially for one year starting autumn 2015.
    Please send a letter of interest, CV including two name potential
    referees, and publication list to Cathy Quantin-Nataf by email
    (cathy.quantin at univ-lyon1.fr).

    Please also contact Cathy Quantin-Nataf for any additional details
    regarding the research project or the application.

  389. July 8, 2015 7:21 pm

    University of Maine is looking for a Director for their Astronomy Center

    https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=27315&job=director-of-university-of-maine-emera-astronomy-center

  390. June 25, 2015 9:30 pm

    DIRECTOR OF SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION DIVISION,
    GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406373000

  391. June 21, 2015 8:25 am

    ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST (LAB MANAGER) – ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

    The Center for Meteorite Studies in the School of Earth and Space
    Exploration at Arizona State University invites applications for an
    Associate Research Scientist (Lab Manager) position. The successful
    candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and
    management of the Isotope Cosmochemistry and Geochronology Laboratory,
    which includes a ThermoNeptune MC-ICPMS and an associated clean
    chemistry laboratory for ultra low-blank sample preparation. The
    successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research
    and to participate in ongoing research in isotope cosmochemistry.

    The Center for Meteorite Studies will provide salary support for 75%
    of this position while