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

Please abide by the following criteria:

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

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

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

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

Thank you — and good luck!

Other lists of planetary jobs:

DPS – http://dps.aas.org/jobs

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

AAS – https://jobregister.aas.org/

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

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

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  1. October 24, 2021 6:07 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  2. October 24, 2021 6:07 pm

    POSTODOCTORAL RESEARCHER OPENING

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

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

    https://www.agnosticbiosignatures.org/opportunities

  3. October 24, 2021 6:06 pm

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

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

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

    Mars research
    Lunar research

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

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

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

  4. October 24, 2021 6:05 pm

    [NASA] POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PLANETARY DATA ECOSYSTEM CHIEF
    SCIENTIST

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

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

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

    https://pds.nasa.gov/

  5. October 24, 2021 6:04 pm

    EARTH AND PLANETARY DATA ANALYTICS ADVERTISEMENT

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

    Apply online in response to the advertisement posted at:

    https://tinyurl.com/2puc5emw

    Instructions and requested materials are on the above linked site.

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

  6. October 24, 2021 6:04 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXOPLANETS

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

    Complete application instructions can be found at:

    Click to access job_advertisement_postdoc_kane.pdf

  7. October 24, 2021 6:03 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. October 19, 2021 5:44 pm

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

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

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

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

  9. October 19, 2021 10:14 am

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

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

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

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

    For more details visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/2fhbvwdw

  10. October 19, 2021 10:14 am

    JOB OPPRORTUNITY PLANETARY ASTRONOMER

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

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

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

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

    For details:

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

  11. October 13, 2021 9:19 pm

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

  12. October 13, 2021 9:17 pm

    PLANETARY GEOSCIENCE FACULTY POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

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

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

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

  13. October 13, 2021 9:16 pm

    JPL OPEN POSITION: SCIENTIST, LUNAR SEISMOLOGIST

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

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

    To view the full description and apply, please visit:

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

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

  14. October 13, 2021 9:16 pm

    LOWELL OBSERVATORY PRIZE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

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

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

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

    The full announcement is available at:

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

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

  15. October 11, 2021 8:36 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. October 4, 2021 9:41 pm

    PAN POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP POSITION AT RICE UNIVERSITY

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

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

    For more information please see:

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

  17. October 4, 2021 5:56 pm

    Postdoc Researcher, Laboratory Analysis Presolar Grains

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

  18. October 4, 2021 5:55 pm

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

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

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

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

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

  19. September 27, 2021 7:01 pm

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

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

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

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

  20. September 26, 2021 6:31 pm

    Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Boston University

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

  21. September 26, 2021 6:30 pm

    Lowell Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

  22. September 21, 2021 2:08 pm

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

  23. September 20, 2021 12:45 pm

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

  24. September 20, 2021 12:44 pm

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

  25. September 19, 2021 8:02 pm

    OPEN RANK FACULTY POSITION IN SPACE PHYSICS AT UCLA

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

    More information on the position can be obtained at:

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

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

  26. September 19, 2021 8:01 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  27. September 19, 2021 8:00 pm

    PH.D. POSITION IN AEOLIAN GEOSCIENCE AT UCLA

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

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

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

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

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

  28. September 17, 2021 8:58 pm

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

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

  29. September 16, 2021 10:51 am

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

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

  30. September 16, 2021 9:41 am

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

  31. September 10, 2021 9:23 am

    AIP Seeks Applicants for Science Policy Fellowships

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

  32. September 9, 2021 10:03 am

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

  33. September 6, 2021 3:48 pm

    ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  34. August 30, 2021 10:37 pm

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

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

    https://apply.interfolio.com/92678

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

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

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

    https://apply.interfolio.com/92680

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

  35. August 30, 2021 10:37 pm

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

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

    https://geosci.uchicago.edu/

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

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

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

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

  36. August 30, 2021 10:36 pm

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

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

    Go to here to get started:

    https://bit.ly/2WvVgt5

  37. August 26, 2021 9:18 am

    ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline for applications is 27 September 2021.

  38. August 23, 2021 4:42 pm

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

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

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

  39. August 22, 2021 7:37 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For further information and application instructions, please visit:

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

  40. August 22, 2021 7:37 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN MARS-SOLAR WIND INTERACTIONS

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

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

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

  41. August 22, 2021 5:15 pm

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

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

  42. August 21, 2021 11:33 am

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

  43. August 18, 2021 7:22 am

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

  44. August 15, 2021 9:59 pm

    NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – APPLICATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For further information and to apply, visit:

    https://npp.usra.edu/

    Questions: npphelp at usra.edu

  45. August 15, 2021 9:58 pm

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

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

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

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

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

    For further information and application instructions, please visit:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/91599

  46. August 10, 2021 1:06 pm

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

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

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

  47. August 3, 2021 10:00 am

    Astronomer – Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG)

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

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

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

  48. August 2, 2021 5:13 pm

    Joint NASA/DIU/USGS Post-Doctoral Fellowships

    Introduction

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

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

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

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

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

    Background

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

    Planetary Case Studies

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

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

    Proposal

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

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

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

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

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

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

  49. August 1, 2021 1:03 pm

    TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

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

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

    http://apply.interfolio.com/90367

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

  50. July 19, 2021 8:05 pm

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

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

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

  51. July 18, 2021 5:26 pm

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

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

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

    The full advertisement can be found at:

    https://bit.ly/3ipM4xH

    The closing date is August 15, 2021.

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

  52. July 15, 2021 11:52 am

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

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

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

    Specifically, the ADAAX will:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  53. July 11, 2021 4:52 pm

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

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

  54. July 11, 2021 4:52 pm

    Assistant Lecturer with Tenure Track at University of Bern

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

  55. July 11, 2021 4:51 pm

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

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

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

  56. July 5, 2021 8:54 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITIONS AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY IN
    PLANETARY SCIENCE

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

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

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

    https://tinyurl.com/5hes585m

  57. July 1, 2021 9:21 am

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

  58. June 20, 2021 8:06 pm

    Scientific Data Analyst with the MAVEN Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph Team

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

  59. June 20, 2021 7:34 pm

    TWO GEOLOGIST POSITIONS, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

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

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

    Current or former competitive service federal employees, apply at:

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

    The public, apply at:

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

  60. June 20, 2021 7:33 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN GEOPHYSICS/PLANETARY PHYSICS

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

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

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

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

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

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

  61. June 20, 2021 7:33 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY

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

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

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

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

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

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

  62. June 17, 2021 8:44 pm

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

  63. June 17, 2021 8:43 pm

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

  64. June 15, 2021 10:31 pm

    The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) is the scientific research unit within the National Air and Space Museum. Its scientists conduct an active research program in planetary and terrestrial geology and geophysics including work involving Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, asteroids, and icy outer-planet satellites. We are currently looking for two full-time staff scientists to join our research team. If anyone has any questions, they should feel free to reach out to me, Bob Craddock (craddockb at si.edu), or our department chair Ross Irwin (irwinr at si.edu).

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

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

  65. June 13, 2021 3:26 pm

    Postdoc opening at INAF-IAS, Italy

    One postdoc position is available at INAF-IAPS Italy, for modeling of surfaces of solid bodies of the Solar System and comparison with data from space probes and terrestrial analogues in the laboratory, based on projects EXOMARS / Ma_MISS, DAWN, ROSETTA/VIRTIS.

    More information at:
    https://bit.ly/2TBhzMg

    Mail: mariacristina.desanctis at inaf.it

  66. June 13, 2021 3:25 pm

    Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, St. Cloud State University

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at St. Cloud State University has a fixed-term (non-tenure track) faculty opening in Physics and Astronomy for the 2021-2022 academic year. Successful candidates will have significant expertise to support our undergraduate programs. Examples of possible courses to teach include; ASTR 106 (Concepts of the Solar System), ASTR 311 (Solar System Astronomy), ASTR 312 (Stellar Astronomy), and PHYS 231 & 232 (algebra based General Physics I & II).

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/44dda25e

  67. June 13, 2021 3:25 pm

    Postdoctoral Research Position in Planet Formation, U. Georgia

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/52f5b098

  68. June 1, 2021 6:32 pm

    Three postdoc opportunities in San Diego:
    Postdoc positions in earth and planetary science in the following areas:
    1)stable isotopes and volatile ices at the lunar poles
    2)Nano-infrared spectroscopy of planetary materials (e.g. Stardust, Hayabusa 2, OSIRIS-TEx)
    3) Nanoplastics in the environment using NanoIR
    Please see link below for more information. Review of applications will begin June 1st.

    https://sites.google.com/view/dominguezlab/open-positions?fbclid=IwAR2fVQ_ey73w3yZu8_o_rY7ILK_WKlxLBkFC2ntLnJClZIzjdoHslKr5eOw

  69. June 1, 2021 6:30 pm

    Postdoc AO open at Italy’s IAPS (Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali) to work on Dawn, Rosetta and Exomars.
    http://www.iaps.inaf.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Bando-2021-15-AR_inglese.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0bpGgLcI0O-XeItEK9FtwAuO6829v9EOfKlF3uqeROwMuCckc36fQXLTk

  70. May 24, 2021 9:06 am

    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW – AETHER PROGRAM

    https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-fellow-aether-program/

    The Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL), Carnegie Institution for
    Science in Washington D.C., seeks applications for a Postdoctoral
    Fellow to investigate mantle solidification from a magma ocean state,
    including chemical interactions with a primordial atmosphere. We are
    committed to building a diverse and inclusive community at the Carnegie
    Institution for Science.

    This postdoctoral position is part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    funded AEThER (Atmospheric Empirical, Theoretical, and Experimental
    Research) team that is investigating how primary atmospheres form in
    conjunction with the solidification of the mantle during planet
    formation. The larger motivation is to aid in the search for life on
    exoplanets by understanding how planetary atmospheres form and evolve.

    Minimum qualifications: The applicant must have completed a doctoral
    degree in geophysics, physics, planetary science, or a related field at
    the time of appointment.

    The position is available September 1, 2021 and will be based at the
    Broad Branch Road campus of the Carnegie Institution for Science in
    Washington, DC. Interested parties should send a cover letter,
    curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research
    interests, and contact information for three references.

    Contact Peter Driscoll (pdriscoll at carnegiescience.edu) for more
    information.

  71. May 24, 2021 8:45 am

    Investigation Scientist for Extreme-Precision Radial Velocity, Jet

    Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

    https://bit.ly/3yBWEsK

  72. May 24, 2021 8:45 am

    NASA Astrophysics Data Systems (part-time)

    A highly motivated scientist interested in performing statistical analysis and preparing datasets of enriched/tagged full text articles to be used as training and validating material for machine/deep learning models created by ADS developers. The successful candidate for this time-limited, part-time opening is a scientist (in astronomy or closely related fields), with experience publishing in astrophysics journals, familiarity with how theoretical and observational papers are typically structured, and knowledge of Python programming and data analysis. (apply here) or here: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/about/careers/

  73. May 20, 2021 11:10 am

    500 Women Scientists Program
    Executive Director Position
    https://500womenscientists.org/executive-director

  74. May 16, 2021 9:56 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SPACE PHYSICS

    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position to study kinetic
    processes responsible for the heating and acceleration of the solar
    wind plasma. These processes will be investigated in different types
    solar wind streams as well as during solar storms. The work involves
    analysis and interpretation of high-resolution measurements at varying
    heliocentric distances made by the recently launched Solar Orbiter and
    Parker Solar Probe missions.

    We have contributed hardware to the Radio and Plasma Waves instrument
    on Solar orbiter, and actively participate in instrument operations and
    data analysis.

    The position is available at the IRF Uppsala office, Angstrom
    Laboratory, Uppsala, starting during 2021. The position is funded by a
    grant from the Swedish National Space Agency for two years.

    Contact:
    Dr. Emiliya Yordanova
    emiliya.yordanova at irfu.se
    +46-18-471-5930

    Applications: registrator at irf.se
    Quote reference number: 2.2.1-126/21
    Last Application Date: May 31, 2021

    https://bit.ly/2RXqCpU

  75. lovenstars permalink
    May 12, 2021 11:10 pm

    Astrobiologist opening at JHU APL’s Space Exploration Sector (https://civspace.jhuapl.edu )

    Are you motivated to understand the origin of life, the habitability of other planets, and whether we are alone? If so, consider applying to join our growing program in astrobiology research at JHU APL!

    As a world leader in space science and in the design, development, and operation of NASA-funded missions and instruments that will explore potentially habitable worlds, APL is poised to make major contributions to this growing field. APL is committed to expanding its astrobiology research program, particularly for Ocean Worlds, and as such we are seeking a scientist who will pursue groundbreaking advancements in developing and establishing future astrobiological initiatives, lead proposals for astrobiology research and technology development, and demonstrate scientific leadership through scholarly publications and conference presentations. The opportunity also exists for collaboration with APL’s Applied Biological Sciences Group, which maintains laboratory and informatics resources focused on microbiological and aerosol sciences, autonomous bio-sensing, and environmental metagenomics sequencing.

    At APL we offer a vibrant, inclusive atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.
    Please see here for more information! https://prdtss.jhuapl.edu/jobs/astrobiologist-1346

  76. May 12, 2021 11:19 am

    Jacobs is hiring a NanoSIMS research scientist (ADV0001I9) to join our team and work in the NanoSIMS facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. This position is open to U.S. citizens only. The requisition and instructions on how to apply can be found at: https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADV0001I9&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

  77. May 11, 2021 3:26 pm

    The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the USRA’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), both in Houston, Texas, invite applications for the prestigious McKay Postdoctoral Fellowship, honoring the accomplishments of Dr. Gordon A. McKay. Dr. McKay was a world-recognized authority on planetary igneous petrology and geochemistry, and was the leader of the ARES Research Office at JSC for over 20 years.

    The McKay Fellowship recognizes and promotes excellence in research for scientists within five years of their doctorate and is intended to encourage the development of young scientists in the field of astromaterials research that involves the study of the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the bodies of the Solar System, including the planets and their satellites, the Earth and Moon, meteorites, asteroids, comets, and dust.

    More information can be found here:

    http://bit.ly/2021McKay

  78. May 10, 2021 1:12 pm

    Postdoctoral researcher position, U. Maryland College Park

    Modeling rarefied gas drag on cometary dust.

    http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/82169

    Any questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. Christine Hartzell (hartzell at umd.edu).

  79. May 10, 2021 11:16 am

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    The Planetary Exploration Laboratory (PI: Dr. Mark Salvatore) in the
    Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona
    University is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on quantitative
    remote sensing of the McMurdo Dry Valleys (MDV) of Antarctica. The
    successful candidate will become a member of a multidisciplinary
    research project that is investigating the relationship between
    geology, hydrology, and ecology in the MDV. They will also engage in
    several other related and independent tasks, including assisting with
    outreach activities geared towards underrepresented and underserved
    populations, publishing scientific papers, presenting at national and
    international conferences and, if desired, submitting proposals for
    external funding.

    Additional information can be found at:

    https://bit.ly/3ttpXJV

    Questions: mark.salvatore@nau.edu

    The Planetary Exploration Laboratory is committed to building and
    sustaining an inclusive, collaborative, and supportive research group.

  80. May 7, 2021 5:06 pm

    The USRA’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, invites applications for the Graham Ryder Post-Doctoral Fellowship, which honors the accomplishments and legacy of Dr. Graham Ryder. Dr. Ryder was a world-recognized authority on lunar samples and the history of the Moon, and was a Staff Scientist at the LPI for nearly 20 years. The Ryder Fellowship recognizes and promotes excellence in research for scientists within five years of their doctorate. Ryder Fellows are expected to define their own research direction and foci within the planetary sciences, with an expected emphasis on topics in lunar petrology and geology.

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f03960f2-20cd-4828-9ae5-415eefc7072e&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US

  81. May 7, 2021 12:06 pm

    The Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry lab in the Solar System Exploration Division of NASA Goddard is looking to hire a geoscientist with expertise in the study of volcanoes and volcanic landforms and the use of field campaigns at volcanic features to better understand volcanic processes across the solar system.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600514400

    Additional details on the application process is provided in the “How to Apply” section of the webpage at the link above.

  82. May 7, 2021 9:15 am

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is hiring one or more scientists to serve as a civil servant Program Scientist at Headquarters in Washington, DC. SMD will fill multiple Program Scientist positions in the Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, or Biological & Physical Sciences Divisions, Exploration Science Strategy & Integration Office, Front Office, and/or other SMD program offices. Program Scientists work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, teamwork and a growth mindset toward stewarding the nation’s space-based science program.

    The NASA Headquarters Program Scientist job announcement is now live on USAJOBS. Please see link below

    HQ-21-DE-11072486-ST

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598926500

  83. May 6, 2021 8:46 am

    Postdoctoral Position in the Space Sciences

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

    Candidates must have a PhD or be a May 2021 degree candidate. The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, renewable for a second year. Applications should include a CV and 2-page statement of interest/research proposal, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applicants are responsible for contacting referees, who will need to have their letters uploaded to Interfolio. Applications and letters are due May 24, 2021 and should be submitted through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/87253.

    Questions related to the search or application process may be directed to Jan Foster: spacesciences at wustl.edu. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  84. May 3, 2021 9:49 am

    POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

    The Planetary Surfaces and Spacecraft Lab at the University of
    Maryland, College Park has one open postdoctoral researcher position.
    We are looking for a scholar with strong computational modeling skills
    and an interest in the intersection of planetary science and aerospace
    engineering. The researcher will work on two projects: 1. modeling
    rarefied gas drag on particles ejected from comets and 2. modeling
    triboelectric charging of spacecraft interacting with regolith (e.g.
    rover wheels on the Moon). An existing experimental teststand will be
    used for subsequent validation of the triboelectric modeling. We are
    looking for a scholar with prior experience relevant to at least one of
    these two projects (e.g., rarefied flows, triboelectric charging, or
    granular materials) and/or relevant simulation tools (DSMC or DEM/MD).
    The scholar will work with Dr. Christine Hartzell develop new modeling
    capabilities using open source software, and present research results
    (via conferences and journal publications) to the wider planetary
    science and exploration community.

    Additional information can be found at:

    http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/82169

    Any questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr.
    Christine Hartzell (hartzell at umd.edu).

  85. April 30, 2021 7:21 pm

    FYI, MiraCosta College is hiring a full-time physics instructor, position to begin in August 2021.

    Position closing date is Friday, 07 May 2021.

    Full details and link to apply here. https://jobs.miracosta.edu/postings/2411

  86. April 26, 2021 4:25 pm

    Postdoctoral Position at Harvard
    The candidate will investigate the application and feasibility of metasurfaces to polarimetric imaging in support of two NASA-funded programs. The candidate will join a team of other postdoctoral scholars to mature this new polarimetric capability in collaboration with NASA partners.

    Interested candidates should apply here:

    https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10249

  87. April 23, 2021 4:08 pm

    Upcoming Job Announcement: SMD Program Scientists

    The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) will be hiring one or more scientists to serve as civil servant Program Scientists at Headquarters in Washington, DC. SMD will fill multiple Program Scientist positions in the Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, or Biological & Physical Sciences Divisions, Exploration Science Strategy & Integration Office, Front Office, and/or other SMD program offices. Program Scientists work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, teamwork and a growth mindset toward stewarding the nation’s space-based science program.

    Responsibilities

    NASA’s Program Scientists have broad responsibility for advancing NASA’s science portfolio; serving as the Headquarters science leads for one or more missions; developing and shaping multimillion-dollar scientific research grants programs selected through competitive peer review; and leading NASA’s preparation for implementing the recommendations of Decadal Surveys. Program Scientists have substantial influence over high-level strategic planning, as well as leading the long-term scientific direction of missions and programs that they oversee.

    Specifically, a Program Scientist within SMD will:

    Solve problems in implementing a balanced program across the breadth of NASA science within technological, scientific, budgetary, and programmatic constraints. Provide solutions that are strategic and tactical, and are innovative as well as implementable, in alignment with the priorities of NASA.
    Orchestrate peer reviews that evaluate the scientific merit of proposals in all areas of NASA science.
    Collaboratively define a long-term vision for the program and work collaboratively to implement it in a fast-paced environment, while leading diverse teams using influence rather than supervisory authority.
    Communicate, engage, and build consensus with multiple stakeholders, including the scientific community, external advisory committees, senior NASA leaders, programs and projects at NASA Centers, and the public.
    Manage multiple responsibilities using effective time management and organizational skills.

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

    Additional Information

    ***For the Heliophysics Division, applicants with backgrounds in Magnetospheres, Ionosphere-Thermosphere, and Outer Heliosphere are preferred. Applicants with backgrounds in solar and inner heliosphere are also strongly encouraged to apply***

    ***For the Astrophysics Division, applicants with backgrounds in all areas of astrophysics, including cosmic origins, exoplanet exploration, and physics of the cosmos are encouraged to apply***

    ***For the Planetary Science Division, applicants with backgrounds in all areas of planetary science are encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience in field/particle-related research are of particular interest***

    ***For the Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office, applicants with backgrounds in all areas of lunar science, are encouraged to apply***

    *** For the Biological and Physical Sciences Division, applicants with backgrounds in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) physics and quantum science are preferred. Applicants with backgrounds in applications of quantum metrology to fundamental physics are also strongly encouraged to apply***

    Application Process

    The job announcement will open for applications at https://USAJobs.gov/ on Friday, May 7, and will close on Tuesday, May 11. The announcement number will be HQ-21-DE-11072486-ST.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  88. April 19, 2021 1:04 pm

    PH.D. POSITION IN EXO-PLANETARY SCIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL
    FLORIDA

    Prof. Ramses Ramirez is seeking a qualified Ph.D. student to join his
    new research team within the UCF Planetary Sciences Group (Department
    of Physics) in either the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters.

    The qualified candidate will work with Prof. Ramirez and develop an
    original project to model the atmospheres of potentially habitable
    exoplanets or Solar System worlds. Theoretical projects involving
    climate, atmospheric escape, photochemistry or atmospheric-surface
    interactions (among other topics) are all welcome.

    Programming experience is a must. Highly-motivated individuals with
    relevant astronomy, planetary science, geoscience, or engineering
    backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

    UCF offers a rigorous research program in Planetary Sciences, where
    students are paired with Ph.D. advisors upon admission. We offer robust
    academic and research mentoring programs and have strong ties to the
    Florida Space Institute, Arecibo, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center.

    More information about Prof. Ramirez and the Planetary Sciences Group
    (plus Ph.D. program), respectively, can be found here:

    https://habitableplanets.wordpress.com/

    https://planets.ucf.edu/

    For more information, reach Prof. Ramirez at Ramses.Ramirez at ucf.edu

  89. April 19, 2021 1:04 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST POSITION AT THE PLANETARY SCIENCE
    INSTITUTE

    Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work
    with Dr. R. Aileen Yingst in the sedimentologic and stratigraphic
    analysis of deposits in Jezero crater, and elsewhere on Mars.
    Dr. Yingst is a Co-Investigator on Mars 2020’s SHERLOC instrument, an
    arm-mounted fluorescence and Raman spectrometer coupled with a
    hand-lens scale resolution pair of RGB cameras (ACI and WATSON). The
    successful candidate will be expected to focus on analysis and
    interpretation of the fine-scale texture of rocks, grains, outcrop and
    unconsolidated targets through examination of WATSON images (WATSON
    acquires images at better than 20 um/pixel in RGB color), in
    combination with other M2020 instruments. The successful candidate will
    work collaboratively with Dr. Yingst to draw connections from the
    fine-scale data derived from WATSON to the broader analysis of
    rover-and orbital-derived images to reconstruct the local and regional
    geologic history of Jezero crater.

    Full job description and instructions for applying for this position
    can be found ati:

    https://www.psi.edu/about/hr

    To request additional information, please email:

    hr at psi.edu

  90. April 19, 2021 1:03 pm

    NEW PLANETARY SOCIETY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

    The Planetary Society invites proposals to its new grants program:
    Science and Technology Empowered by the Public (STEP) Grants. These are
    planetary science and/or technology grants chosen from an open,
    international, competed proposal process. Proposals must fit within one
    or more of The Planetary Society’s core enterprises (Explore Worlds,
    Find Life, Defend Earth). All funding will come from Planetary Society
    members and donors. Grant winners need to provide regular, short
    project updates and be willing to support The Planetary Society’s
    efforts to share the content and excitement of the project with members
    and the public. Preliminary proposals (pre-proposals) are due May 26,
    2021. Based on the pre-proposal submissions, a small number of
    proposers will be invited to submit full proposals from which grant
    selections will be made. For this first round of STEP Grants, the
    nominal expectation is two awards at approximately the US$50,000 level
    each. More information can be found at:

    http://planetary.org/stepgrants

  91. April 16, 2021 2:21 pm

    Observatory Manager of Sommers-Bausch Observatory at University of Colorado

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=29892&emailCampaignId=136
    The manager is responsible for maintaining our on-campus observatory (two 20” telescopes, one 24” telescope, heliostat, and numerous portable telescopes and other peripherals) and computer/lab spaces as well as managing 1-3 student staff, responding to faculty requests, implementing observatory upgrades, and more!
    Note that the applications are open for two weeks and will close on May 2, 2021. We’re aiming for a start date of July 1. Questions about the position should be directed to seth.hornstein@colorado.edu. Please put “Observatory Manager Position” in the subject. Anonymous questions may be directed to recruiting@colorado.edu (mention requisition number 29892).

    Detailed Job Summary:
    This position maintains and improves observing, teaching and computing facilities utilizing technical expertise in one of two main teaching laboratories of the Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences. This position requires unique expertise to be able to maintain and repair modern research-quality telescopes (currently twin 20” CDK PlaneWave telescopes on Software Bisque mounts and a Boller & Chivens 24” Ritchey-Chrétien telescope), a roof-mounted Heliostat (Solar Telescope), various smaller portable telescopes (e.g. Celestron and Meade 5-12” telescopes), and associated accessories (binoculars, CCD cameras, spectrograph, etc.) This person will instruct users how to operate each, as well as maintain the physical building and supervise student observatory staff.

  92. Nicolle Zellner permalink
    April 16, 2021 10:53 am

    The National Science Foundation is seeking a Division Director for the Division of Astronomical Sciences. The Division supports research in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics and related multidisciplinary studies. The deadline is April 30, 2021.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589506600

  93. April 11, 2021 7:01 pm

    The University of Arizona (UA) Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory (SO) invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates to work in the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics (CAAO). Successful applicants would have the opportunity to work with faculty including Jared Males, Ewan Douglas, and others within CAAO on a variety of projects, including the Magellan Extreme Adaptive Optics Instrument (MagAO-X), the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Coronagraph Instrument, the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI), the MMT AO exoPlanet adaptive secondary upgrade, and adaptive optics system design for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/cdb43d1f

  94. April 11, 2021 7:01 pm

    Astrophysicist (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) on Exoplanetary Atmospheres
    Trust Fund (Non-Federal), Temporary nominally for one year, renewable for up to three years

    The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), part of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in Dr. Mercedes López-Morales’ Research Group. The successful applicant will work on exoplanetary atmospheres studies, with focus on the analysis, modeling, and interpretation of data from ongoing ground-based and space-based surveys. The position is nominally for one year, renewable for up to three years. The nominal start date is August 1, 2021, but an earlier or later start is possible.
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/375b9cb6

  95. April 11, 2021 6:59 pm

    Faculty position in Exoplanets and Planetary Science, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

    The Faculty of Engineering and Sciences (FES) of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) in Santiago, Chile, seeks applications for a faculty position in the broad areas of exoplanets or planetary sciences. All candidates in exoplanet or planetary science, broadly defined, are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in researchers working in theory and modeling of planetary interiors and atmospheres. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to pursue a high impact research program.

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/f00e5b3a

  96. April 11, 2021 11:58 am

    GSFC CIVIL SERVANT JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – POSITION CLOSES MIDNIGHT
    MONDAY, APRIL 12

    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Solar System Exploration
    Division, Astrochemistry Laboratory (Code 691) at NASA’s Goddard Space
    Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking a cross-disciplinary scientist to study
    agnostic biosignatures. The successful candidate will coordinate
    research across disciplines that will focus ocean worlds, astrobiology,
    and exoplanet science and technology. The research is expected to place
    an emphasis on geochemistry, biochemistry, prebiotic chemistry, and
    technology development. This is a GS-13 or 14 level position located at
    NASA-Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland near Washington, DC.

    The call for this position closes at midnight on MONDAY, APRIL 12,
    2021.

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

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597755900

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

  97. April 11, 2021 11:58 am

    NASEM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – ASSOCIATE PROGRAM OFFICER, SPACE
    STUDIES BOARD

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
    Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) is looking to fill
    the position of Associate Program Officer – Space Studies Board. The
    DEPS mission is to provide independent and authoritative science,
    technology, engineering and related policy advice to the federal
    government and to the nation and to promote communications between the
    science and technology community, the federal government, and the
    interested public.

    DEPS seeks to assess the role of science and technology in important
    public policy issues and to advance science and engineering,
    identifying needed research as well as improvements in data and
    research methods. The Associate Program Officer:
    – Leads one or more of the organization’s programs or projects
    – Conducts research and prepares research papers and/or summaries
    – Tracks relevant issues and compiles reports
    – Coordinates program or project activities, handling inquiries,
    organizing meetings and workshops, and developing materials
    – Supervises or assists with the supervision of support staff
    – Ensures the program or project meets its stated objectives
    – Assist senior staff in the development of programs/projects,
    including raising funds.

    For more information and to apply, visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/wwt7e3w

  98. April 5, 2021 11:07 am

    The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a postdoctoral position with the IMPACT group (impact.colorado.edu).

    Through a combination of modeling, theoretical and laboratory experiments, IMPACT investigates the physical processes governing dusty plasmas, which have critical roles in

    shaping the surface and near-surface properties of airless bodies, and
    ensuring human safety and long-term usability of mechanical and optical devices on airless bodies.
    The successful candidate will further develop a state-of-the-art innovative numerical framework that couples the micro-physics of grain-scaled processes with the self-consistent solution of the near-surface plasma environment. The goal of the project is to merge the qualitative understanding of the microscopic processes to the macroscopic behavior of the lunar regolith, providing a much-needed tool to advance the efficiency of dust mitigation techniques.

    We require a Ph.D. in (computational) Space/Plasma Physics or a closely related field.

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

    Details can be found on https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=29553

  99. April 4, 2021 10:05 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

    The Research Foundation of Stony Brook University seeks a Postdoctoral
    Associate to work with Prof. Scott McLennan
    (scott.mclennan at stonybrook.edu) in the Department of Geosciences. The
    position will involve supporting Mars 2020 mission operations,
    especially for the PIXL and SuperCam instruments onboard the
    Perseverance rover, and carrying out research, through the analysis of
    returned spacecraft data, related to sedimentary geology, mineralogy
    and geochemistry in the regions traversed by the Perseverance rover.
    The Stony Brook University Research Foundation Job Number is: 2100654.
    The current application deadline is April 22, 2021. Further details of
    the position description and application procedures can be found at:

    https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100654&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

  100. March 30, 2021 9:40 am

    International Space Science Institute ISSI
    Science Program Manager and Researcher
    The International Space Science Institute ISSI in Bern, Switzerland invites applications for the staff position of

    Science Program Manager and Researcher

    (full-time staff position under Swiss law)

    starting August 1st, 2021.

    We offer a full-time position of unlimited duration in a small team serving a large international community. The salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience. Employment conditions are like at the nearby University of Bern.

    The duties of the Science Program Manager include all activities in the Institute’s Science Program, which covers the Space and Earth Sciences.

    The Science Program Manager will ensure liaison with the scientific community in all scientific aspects related to their involvement in ISSI activities. She/he will

    assist in the organization of workshops, working groups, forums, and ISSI International Teams.
    prepare the annual calls for applications for International Teams.
    evaluate applications for International Teams to assess their support requests and compatibility with the Institute’s goals and resources.
    manage the scientific peer review of International Team applications and results.
    liaise with the team leaders in all matters related to the activities at ISSI.
    oversee the program supporting the participation of young scientists in ISSI activities.
    support the ISSI Scientific Committee as its secretary.
    The Science Program Manager will support the ISSI Directorate in

    maintaining relations with scientific organizations, such as the Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), and support the preparation of funding proposals or contracts with these organizations.
    the monitoring of progress and development of contracts with these organizations.
    the regular reporting to these organizations and their committees, if requested.
    the continued monitoring of the conduct of ISSI’s scientific activities and the participation of the scientific community in those activities.
    the formulation of the future scientific perspectives of the Institute’s program.
    the preparation of a periodic assessment of the Institute’s performance.
    the communication of ISSI results and activities to the general public.
    The Science Program Manager will conduct her or his own research and should

    apply for own research funding.
    publish the results in the peer reviewed literature.
    actively keep an international research profile.

    https://issibern.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=51de28ad9120232dba84ebdb1&id=a0dbeef5cb&e=e252f812f8

  101. March 28, 2021 9:15 pm

    TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PLANETARY SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF
    WASHINGTON, SEATTLE

    The University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences
    seeks an outstanding scientist working at the forefront of research in
    one of more of the following areas: planetary geology, geomorphology,
    geochemistry, glaciology, or geophysics. They may focus on
    observations, experiments, and/or modeling of surfaces, atmospheres,
    or interiors of planets, exoplanets, or moons. We seek a colleague who
    can provide high quality teaching and contribute collaboratively
    within the department, college, and across campus – for example, the
    university’s Astrobiology Program.

    Preference will be given to applications received before May 7, 2021.

    For full details, please see:

    http://apply.interfolio.com/85329

  102. March 27, 2021 5:44 pm

    Hess Research Fellowship in Earth, Ocean, Astronomy and Environmental Sciences, Victoria, BC

    https://dps.aas.org/node/2334

  103. March 27, 2021 5:43 pm

    Tenure-track asst professor in planetary science, U. Washington, Seattle

    The University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks an outstanding scientist working at the forefront of research in one of more of the following areas: planetary geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, glaciology, or geophysics. They may focus on observations, experiments, and/or modeling of surfaces, atmospheres, or interiors of planets, exoplanets, or moons. We seek a colleague who can provide high quality teaching and contribute collaboratively within the department, college, and across campus.

    Preference will be given to applications received before May 7th, 2021. For full details, please see: apply.interfolio.com/85329

  104. March 27, 2021 5:43 pm

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in cometary science, Edinburgh

    The successful candidate will join the research group led by Dr Colin Snodgrass and Dr Cyrielle Opitom at the University of Edinburgh.

    The research goal of this position is to advance our understanding of the formation, evolution, and composition of comets. The successful candidate will work together with Dr Snodgrass and Dr Opitom on a variety of projects in this area, depending on their experience and research interests. Potential areas of interest include (but are not restricted to):

    https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/722 for more information, or contact Cyrielle.Opitom at ed.ac.uk and/or Colin.Snodgrass at ed.ac.uk

  105. March 27, 2021 5:42 pm

    Faculty position in Exoplanets and Planetary Sciences, Santiago, Chile

    https://dps.aas.org/content/faculty-position-exoplanets-and-planetary-sciences

  106. March 24, 2021 2:10 pm

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is advertising for a Professor and Department Head. Our department has a good mix of terrestrial and planetary faculty, but we’ve lost some talented folks over the past few years (including Prof. Larry Taylor) and are currently in a rebuilding phase. We are seeking an experienced set of hands to provide strategic leadership and help the department grow.

    The advert is attached, and the link to apply is located here:
    https://apply.interfolio.com/85122

  107. March 22, 2021 10:48 am

    JOB POSTING: RESEARCH SOFTWARE ENGINEER AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    The PIXEL research group in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary
    Sciences at Northern Arizona University seeks a Research Software
    Engineer. We process and analyze large datasets, develop new
    instruments, perform laboratory measurements, and run computer models
    of complex systems. In this role, you will support this cutting-edge
    planetary research through the management of computational resources
    (e.g., maintain linux servers, network, VPN, firewall, internal code
    repository, etc.), large datasets and help develop new tools to support
    data processing for an ongoing mission orbiting Mars (e.g., scientific
    algorithm implementation, database management, software tool and web
    app development, and automation of data-handling operations and report
    generation.)

    Minimum Qualifications
    – MS in Physics/Geosciences/Remote Sensing or related field; OR
    – BS in Physics/Geosciences/Remote Sensing or related field and two
    years relevant research experience

    Preferred Qualifications
    – Experience working with data returned from interplanetary spacecraft
    – Experience working with database systems
    – Experience working with cloud computing systems
    – Experience working with large, complex datasets
    – Experience developing data processing pipelines and scientific
    algorithm implementation
    – Experience programming in Python/Davinci/C/IDL/Bash
    – Experience working in and managing computing environments

    https://tinyurl.com/43ykfvxz

  108. March 19, 2021 12:41 pm

    The Planetary Science Division (PSD) anticipates hiring one or more new program scientists this spring, either as civil servants, or through a detail, or the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

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

    More information on these positions can be found at https://science.nasa.gov/about-us/job-opportunities.

  109. March 16, 2021 7:42 pm

    Staff Scientist at NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI)

    https://dps.aas.org/node/2329

  110. March 16, 2021 7:41 pm

    ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ICARUS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF POSITION

    The DPS Committee and its Publications Subcommittee are accepting applications for the position of Icarus Editor-in-Chief. We will use these applications to make a recommendation to representatives of Elsevier, the publisher of Icarus. The application, consisting of a cover letter with a 5-year vision statement and a list of skills and experience brought to the position, and a Curriculum Vita and publications list, should be submitted to the Chair of the Publications Subcommittee, Dr. Catherine Neish (cneish@uwo.ca). Review of the applications will begin on April 1, 2021; the anticipated start date is May 1, 2021.

    The Editor in Chief of Icarus is responsible for overseeing the peer review process alongside a team of Editors and working with the Editorial Advisory Board. The role includes working with the Publisher and the DPS to shape the strategy and direction of the journal as well as commissioning research articles, review articles, and special issues. We are therefore looking for a person who is committed to publication excellence and who has broad knowledge of planetary science. Ideally, the candidate will have a track record of contributing to Icarus either as an author, reviewer, guest Editor, Editor, or Advisory Board Member and should have a strong publication record. Other forms of peer reviewing expertise, such as grant review panels would also be considered as relevant experience. Elsevier will pay the Editor-in-Chief an honorarium and expenses to cover journal-related travel.

  111. March 14, 2021 6:52 pm

    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER FOR AURORAL RESEARCH

    The Swedish Institute of Space Physics is looking for a person
    interested in developing advanced tools for analysing data from a
    unique scientific auroral imaging system.

    Job description ALIS_4D is a state-of-the-art ground-based optical
    system for the measurement of the aurora, high-altitude clouds, and
    other optical atmospheric signatures at high latitude. ALIS_4D is
    composed of a grid of remote stations in regular unmanned operation.

    You will work in the ALIS_4D project upgrading existing software and
    developing advanced tools for scientific image analysis such as modern
    image processing and tomography algorithms.

    Qualifications A university degree in computer science, physics or
    other competence that the employer considers equivalent.

    The position, placed in Kiruna, is limited to 2 years with possibility
    of extension.

    Contact: Dr Tima Sergienko, +46-980-790 71, tima@irf.se

    Closing date: 30 April 2021

    Information:

    https://www.irf.se/en/news/2021/03/10/software-developer-for-auroral-research-dnr-2-2-1-73-21/

  112. March 9, 2021 7:16 pm

    Permanent academic position (Lecturer in Planetary Science) that is currently being advertised in the School of Physical Sciences at the Open University, UK.

    The post-holder will join enthusiastic teams in presenting and producing innovative learning resources across our curriculum in physics, astronomy and planetary science, and in interdisciplinary science.

    In addition, the post-holder will undertake research in analytical laboratory-based planetary science that aligns with the strategic research priorities of the School of Physical Sciences. They will be expected to obtain external funding to support a programme of internationally competitive research (commensurate with the level of appointment) and to contribute to future UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessments.

    The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description that can be found here: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/lecturer-planetary-science-18106

    The closing date for application is 19 Apr 2021 noon (UK time)

  113. March 7, 2021 4:51 pm

    ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

    https://dps.aas.org/content/esa-archival-research-visitor-programme

  114. March 7, 2021 4:50 pm

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Visiting) (Urey Fellowship)

    The Urey Post-doctoral Fellowship recognizes and promotes excellence in research for scientists who are at least two years past their doctorate and have a strong publication record. The Urey Fellow is expected to define their own research directions and foci within the planetary sciences. More information is found here: bit.ly/LPIUrey

  115. March 7, 2021 4:49 pm

    NanoSIMS Research Scientist

    https://dps.aas.org/content/nanosims-research-scientist

  116. March 7, 2021 4:49 pm

    Deputy Director for Science at Lowell Observatory

    https://dps.aas.org/content/deputy-director-science

  117. March 4, 2021 2:46 pm

    There is a posting just open on USAJobs for NASA’s Planetary Protection Officer, which closes 31 March. The position is an “SL” for Senior Level; these positions are above GS-15 grade but not in the Senior Executive Service. As with all civil service positions, US citizenship is required.

    Some words from the ad:

    The Planetary Protection Officer will:

    – Assess NASA’s planetary protection technical capability, challenges, and opportunities. Lead planning and coordination of activities related to NASA mission planetary protection needs.

    – Oversee the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) planetary protection research and development activities to advance scientific knowledge, tools, methods, processes, training and guidance materials. Work in coordination with the program scientist for planetary protection research to annually establish funding priorities for proposals submitted to Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES).

    – Lead independent evaluation of, and provide advice regarding, compliance by robotic and human spaceflight missions with NASA planetary protection policies, statutory requirements and international obligations on behalf of the Chief, OSMA.

    – Advise the Chief, OSMA and other officials regarding the merit and implications of programmatic decisions involving risks to planetary protection objectives. Serve as NASA liaison to inter-agency, international and commercial planetary protection forums to promote consistency with international and science-based guidelines. In coordination with relevant offices, lead interactions with Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), National Academies, and NASA’s Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) committees on planetary protection matters.

    – Promote internal and external awareness of planetary protection objectives and practices considering scientific discoveries, emerging technical capabilities, return to human exploration, and the growth of private sector space activities.

    I have no role in filling this position, and am not knowledgeable to answer any questions prospective applicants might have, so please reach out to the point(s) of contact identified in the posting for those.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594075800

  118. February 28, 2021 6:57 pm

    POSTDOC OPENING AT CU BOULDER IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERIC EVOLUTION

    LASP / CU Boulder encourages all candidates to apply for a NASA-funded
    postdoctoral position in planetary atmospheric evolution, with a focus
    on upper atmospheric modeling and observations. Work would begin
    June-July 2021, with an application received by May 1, 2021 receiving
    full consideration.

    The position focuses on understanding the water loss history of Mars
    and Venus, using modeling and observations to constrain the escape of
    hydrogen and deuterium from the upper atmosphere to space. The selected
    candidate would focus on nonthermal loss mechanisms, taking ownership
    of and extending an existing Monte Carlo modeling code. The candidate
    would bridge the gap between Mars and Venus observations and models,
    using data from the Pioneer Venus Orbiter (PVO), Mars Atmosphere and
    Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft and the Emirates Mars Mission
    (EMM) as inputs to the model and validation of its predictions.

    The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
    culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated
    to contributing to an inclusive campus environment.

    For more information, contact Mike Chaffin
    (michael.chaffin@colorado.edu). Apply at:

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=29035

  119. February 21, 2021 10:52 pm

    POSTDOC POSITION(S) IN THE EHLMANN EARTH & PLANETARY REMOTE SENSING LAB
    AT CALTECH

    The laboratory of Prof. Bethany Ehlmann plans to hire 1-2 postdocs in
    (1) Remote Sensing and Remote Compositional Analysis and (2) Aqueous
    Geochemistry/Mineralogy of Mars. Our lab employs a variety of
    techniques from geosciences and remote sensing to unravel the
    composition and history of planetary surfaces as well as advance tools
    for remote sensing (ehlmann.caltech.edu).

    We are seeking expressions of interest via a 1-2 page cover letter with
    CV. A start date is negotiable in 2021. Ehlmann lab postdocs work on
    the lab’s existing projects for the majority of their time but also
    have freedom to pursue a portion of their research fully independently.

    Review will begin March 1. For more details on the positions, see:

    https://forms.gle/dTbFniym7DYNxNFP9

  120. February 21, 2021 10:52 pm

    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN COSMIC DUST SCIENCE, SWITZERLAND

    The Astrophysical Dust Group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, invites
    applicants for a postdoctoral and phd position in the framework of the
    European Research Council funded project “The heliosphere and the dust:
    characterisation of the solar and interstellar neighbourhood”.

    https://astrodust.phys.ethz.ch

    Postdoc position:

    https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_ryjk2Yj2JM3MH3WG3w

    Ph.D. position:

    https://www.jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_Pw3MvM3kDRZTXpC26H

    Application deadline: March 31, 2021.
    For questions (not the application): vsterken [-at-] ethz.ch

  121. February 21, 2021 5:53 pm

    Webb Fellowships: Closing Date 4th March 2021

    An exciting opportunity will be advertised this week by STFC to exploit the science from the Webb space telescope and to promote community engagement. STFC will be offering 2 dedicated fellowship positions to be held in UK research institutions for up to 5 years. The UK is playing a major role in the Webb and particularly its mid-InfraRed instrument, MIRI and we are looking for excellent and dynamic early career astronomers to champion this amazing facility. Details will be found on the UKRI Funding Finder:

    https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/webb-fellowship-using-the-james-webb-space-telescope

  122. February 14, 2021 1:23 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY IN M-CLASS LAB AT UMD

    The M-CLASS Laboratory at the University of Maryland seeks a
    postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the integration and test of a
    laser-enabled Orbitrap mass analyzer, a NASA-funded protoflight
    instrument designed to characterize surface materials on the Moon and
    other planetary bodies. The primary responsibilities of the position
    include: 1) verification of component functionality and integration of
    the system-level instrument; 2) development of innovative laser
    desorption mass spectrometry (LDMS) analytical techniques, including
    2D chemical imaging; 3) demonstration of performance capabilities,
    particularly quantitative analysis of isotopic, elemental, and
    molecular signals; and, 4) coordinated measurements of lunar and/or
    other planetary analog samples. Commercial instrumentation (i.e., LTQ
    Orbitrap XL and Q Exactive, each with a custom laser source) is
    available to support comparative analyses. Interested applicants can
    request further information from the Principal Investigator, Ricardo
    Arevalo Jr. (rarevalo at umd.edu). More information on the M-CLASS
    Laboratory can be found at:

    https://mclasslaboratory.squarespace.com/

  123. February 10, 2021 7:45 pm

    Dear All,

    We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher in the field of ‘lunar resources.’

    The intended start date is 1 March 2021 or soon thereafter.

    If you are interested or know anyone else who might be interested, please see below and follow the link to submit a formal application.

    http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/pdra-lunar-resources-school-physical-sciences-17956

    Closing date for application: Thursday, 11 February 2021 Midday (UTC)

    Interviews: week commencing Monday, 22 February 2021

  124. February 7, 2021 9:43 pm

    Science Lead

    European Space Agency as Science Lead of the Planetary Science Archive and Archive Scientist of a Planetary mission, based at ESAC, near Madrid, in Spain. You can find all the details at

    https://bit.ly/3jtJyqb

    The deadline for applications is 16th of March of 2021.

  125. February 7, 2021 9:43 pm

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, TX, run by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiative Transfer Modeling in Planetary Atmospheres.

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-researcher-0

  126. February 7, 2021 9:43 pm

    Research Associate

    Planetary Atmospheres, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester

    https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/2535/research-associate-in-planetary-atmospheric-science.html
    Salary: Grade 7 £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
    Funding is available until 31 March 2022 with a possibility of extension.
    Closing date: 28 February 2021

    The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester invites applications for one or more Research Associates in Planetary Atmospheric Science.

    The Research Associates will join the atmospheres team led by Dr. Leigh Fletcher, tasked with addressing the scientific aims of a European Research Council (ERC) grant to explore time-variable processes shaping the atmospheres of the giant planets. Successful candidates would have existing skills in planetary spectral data analysis and/or numerical modelling expertise of relevance to giant planet atmospheres.

    The “GIANTCLIMES” programme investigates natural cycles of meteorology, circulation, and chemical processes shaping the environments of the four giant planets over long spans of time. Inversions of planetary spectra, from ground- and space-based facilities, will be used to reconstruct these atmospheres in three dimensions to explore their temporal variability and the processes coupling different atmospheric regimes. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and expand on our pipeline for interpreting giant planet observations from the James Webb Space Telescope. In addition, the applicant will conduct joint analyses of thermal-infrared, near-infrared, and microwave observations of giant planet tropospheres. We are therefore particularly interested in candidates with existing expertise in planetary data analysis, planetary atmospheres, and spectroscopic modelling techniques, but all applicants with a strong background in planetary science are encouraged to apply.

    Applications must be made via the link above. Informal queries are welcome and can be made to leigh.fletcher at le.ac.uk.

  127. February 7, 2021 11:52 am

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

    The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA is
    seeking to fill an administrator position that will focus on diversity,
    equity, and inclusion. Position responsibilities will include
    coordinating departmental outreach efforts, coordinating initiatives to
    improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences at UCLA and
    beyond, teaching 1-2 courses per academic year, and writing proposals
    to support diversity and outreach activities.

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

    For more information see the full job description here:

    https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06093

    Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Mackenzie Day
    (daym at epss.ucla.edu) or Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni (clb at epss.ucla.edu)
    with questions about the position. Applications will be collected until
    February 28, 2021.

  128. February 4, 2021 1:34 pm

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Planetary Sciences

    The Small Bodies Group in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for up to two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to work with Tony Farnham and Jessica Sunshine on studies involving the composition and evolution of small bodies in the Solar System.

    For more information:
    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-research-associate-planetary-sciences

  129. January 30, 2021 12:59 pm

    Postdoctoral Position at SwRI Boulder
    Analysis of ground- and space-based data of Pluto to quantify the spatial distribution and long-term evolution of Pluto’s ices; the main goal is to further understand the mechanisms of interaction between Pluto’s surface and its atmosphere. Be involved in the development of an optical constants database for quantitative spectral analysis of small bodies in the Solar System; this will be achieved through the synergy between laboratory measurements and computational analysis.
    See more info at:
    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/5fe67e7a

  130. January 24, 2021 6:54 pm

    ASTROBIOLOGY POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR AT UC BERKELEY

    The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California,
    Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Postdoctoral Scholar
    in the area of astrobiology. The anticipated start date for the
    position is between March 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021. For more
    information about the position, including required qualifications
    application materials, and deadlines, go to:

    https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02835

    The successful applicant will join a dynamic team working on the
    development and optimization of space flight instrumentation and
    methods for the detection of trace organic molecules in solar system
    exploration. The instrument is a microfluidic capillary electrophoresis
    analyzer which sensitively probes for bioorganic molecules. Work is
    conducted jointly at the Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab and Department
    of Chemistry.

    For questions, please email:

    Dr. Anna Butterworth (butterworth at berkeley.edu)
    Dr. Richard Mathies (ramathies at berkeley.edu)

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

  131. January 21, 2021 12:56 pm

    The Open University: Postdoctoral researcher in the field of ‘lunar resources.’

    The intended start date is 1 March 2021 or soon thereafter.

    If you are interested or know anyone else who might be interested, please see below and follow the link to submit a formal application.

    http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/pdra-lunar-resources-school-physical-sciences-17956

    Closing date for application: Thursday 11 February 2021 Midday (UTC)

    Interviews: week commencing Monday 22 February 2021

  132. January 18, 2021 11:37 am

    POSTDOC POSITION: COUPLED INTERIOR ATMOSPHERE EVOLUTION OF VENUS AND VENUS-LIKE EXOPLANETS

    The Institute of Planetary Research at the German Aerospace Center
    (DLR) in Berlin invites applications for a postdoc position within the
    framework of a DLR junior research group. The group investigates the
    thermochemical evolution of Mars and Venus and employs an
    interdisciplinary approach that combines large-scale geodynamical
    models of thermal evolution with petrological and geological datasets.
    The successful candidate will use the geodynamical code GAIA and study
    the coupled evolution of the interior and atmosphere of Venus and
    Venus-like exoplanets. The goal of this postdoc project is to
    investigate the effects of partial melting and outgassing processes on
    the interior dynamics, lithosphere and crust of Venus and Venus-like
    exoplanets over their thermochemical history.

    Candidates should hold a PhD in Planetary Science, Geophysics or
    closely related fields.

    For more information please visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/y3xpsse2

    Contact information: Dr. Ana-Catalina Plesa (ana.plesa at dlr.de)

  133. January 18, 2021 11:37 am

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN YOUNG STARS AND PLANET FORMATION AT THE
    UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University
    of Hawai’i on circumstellar disks, planet formation, and variability
    of young stars. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Eric
    Gaidos and other investigators in the UH node of a NASA
    Interdisciplinary Consortium for Astrobiology Research, and become a
    leading member of a Key Project of the Las Cumbres Observatory. The
    project uses occultation by circumstellar dust to study the inner
    planet-forming regions around young stars, including disks,
    planetesimals, and “exocomets”.

    A PhD in physics, astrophysics, astronomy or related field is required.
    Applicants with experience with transient astronomy, photometry
    surveys, and/or machine learning are especially welcome. The
    appointment will be for two years, with additional years dependent upon
    funding, satisfactory performance, and compliance with federal/state
    laws.

    Start date: Between August 1 and the end of 2021.
    Annual salary: ~$69,500.
    Deadline: March 12

    Submit cover letter with statement of research interests and career
    goals, CV, publication list, and names of three references) should be
    sent to Eric Gaidos (gaidos at hawaii.edu). Applications after that date
    may be considered if the position is still available.

  134. January 18, 2021 11:36 am

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Dept. of
    Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, to work on
    planetary geochemistry using a combination of lab work and numerical
    modeling. The position will be supervised by Prof. David Catling. The
    postdoctoral researcher will be expected to contribute to NASA-funded
    research about the nature of brines on Mars and the chemistry and
    habitability of Enceladus’ ocean. We are also interested in a person
    who can contribute to research about the geochemical environment for
    the origin of life on early Earth and early Mars.

    Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field, e.g., Planetary
    Science, Chemistry, Geology/ Earth Sciences, Physics. Experience in
    practical work involving geochemistry is strongly desirable, as well as
    experience in – or the confidence to learn – numerical modeling of
    aqueous geochemistry. The successful candidate will also be encouraged
    to cooperate with researchers and students in the university’s
    cross-campus Astrobiology Program. Applications received by Feb 15,
    2021, will receive higher priority.

    For full details, please see:

    https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=68370

  135. January 18, 2021 11:35 am

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN PLANETARY SCIENCES

    Planetary Sciences Group, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
    Application deadline: February 8, 2021

    As a Research Associate, the tasks include:
    – Independent research in the field of computer-based and theoretical
    modelling of processes in the Solar System, especially concerning the
    dynamics of impacts on planetary surfaces and cosmic dust dynamics.
    – Observation planning and data analysis for space missions in which
    the research group is involved, especially in the fields of imaging
    observations (planets, moons, rings, asteroids, comets) and cosmic dust
    dynamics.
    – Establishing and maintaining scientific collaborations, and
    interdisciplinary linking of research results, within the university as
    well as nationally and international colaborators, presentations at
    internal and international events and conferences.
    – Acquisition of third-party funding.
    – Planning and implementation of courses within the framework of the
    international Master’s programme “Planetary Sciences & Remote Sensing”,
    with focus on planetary physics (e.g. planetary magnetic fields and
    plasma, celestial mechanics and space missions.)
    – Supervision and advising of doctoral candidates, students and
    (visiting) scientists.

    Requirements of employment:
    – Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences, Physics, Astronomy or Geology.
    – At least 5 years of professional experience

    More information:

    https://tinyurl.com/y37mejjg

  136. January 16, 2021 7:45 pm

    Postdoctoral Scholar Position, Exoplanet Habitability with Aomawa Shields, UC Irvine

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-scholar-position-exoplanet-habitability

  137. January 11, 2021 9:55 pm

    INAF POSTDOC FOR DAWN AND EXOMARS

    A postdoctoral fellowship is available at the National Institute for
    Astrophysics (INAF) Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology
    working with Dr. Maria Cristina de Sanctis on “Analysis of Oxia Planum
    from remote sensing data and terrestrial laboratory analogues of Mars
    and Ceres.”

    For more information, go to:

    Click to access Bando-2020-36-AR_inglese.pdf

    Applications are due January 22, 2021.

  138. January 5, 2021 6:41 pm

    The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona (https://www.lpl.arizona.edu) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the fields of electron microscopy and planetary materials. The successful applicant will be part of the planetary materials research group (https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/PMRG/) that uses microscopy to explore the nature and origins of planetary materials. This is a year-to-year appointment up to 2 years contingent upon funding and performance. The position is expected to begin in the Spring 2021 semester. The University of Arizona has recently invested in electron microscopy, and the postdoctoral candidate will have access to a Cameca SX-100 electron microprobe, two Hitachi scanning electron microscopes, a ThermoScientific Helios focused-ion-beam scanning-electron microscope, and an aberration-corrected Hitachi HF5000 scanning transmission electron microscope. These instruments are housed within the Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility (https://kmicf.lpl.arizona.edu) and will play a critical role in the analysis of samples to be returned by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission.

    The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects aimed at understanding material origins including refractory materials that compose ancient stardust, the first solar-system solids, as well as samples returned from asteroids and the moon. The position will involve correlative microscopy and the candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own techniques using the facilities within KMICF. The applicant must be able to work independently as well as in in a group environment that includes undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff members. Also expected is the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with materials scientists and astrochemists and the ability to produce timely reporting of results at international conferences and in refereed journal publications.

    For more information on the position, please visit https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/3736?c=arizona.

  139. January 3, 2021 12:36 pm

    Two open job positions (post-doc and PhD) at the Kiruna Space Campus of Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) in the area of small satellite missions for technology demonstrations and scientific investigations supporting cis-lunar, lunar and deep-space exploration:

    – PostDoc Position in Small Satellite Systems: https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=4273&rmlang=UK
    – PhD Student Position in Small Satellite Systems: https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=4271&rmlang=UK

    The application deadline for both positions is 10th of January 2021.

  140. December 20, 2020 9:37 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

    Work on Vera Rubin Observatory solar system discovery pipelines and system commissioning. Job opening extended to 5pm PST on Dec. 24th. https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/cd75520f

  141. December 20, 2020 6:06 pm

    GRADUATE STUDENT AND POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN COMET / ASTEROID SCIENCE

    The Technical University Braunschweig (Germany) is seeking
    applications for one graduate student and two postdoctoral positions
    in comet / asteroid science.

    Complete job descriptions and instructions on how to apply can be
    found under the following links:

    http://bit.ly/2Km5Pck_phd
    http://bit.ly/3asyMxZ_postdoc

  142. December 13, 2020 10:44 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE AT LOWELL OBSERVATORY

    Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona is currently seeking
    applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Near-Earth Objects
    Studies.

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

    https://lowell.edu/about/employment/

    Inquiries may be sent to Catie Blazek at humanresources at lowell.edu

  143. December 9, 2020 8:56 pm

    NASA Johnson Scientist Positions:

    For the full ad for the LA-MC-ICP-MS Isotope Geochemist position go to: https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=AER0005BR&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

    For the full ad for the Experimental Petrology/EMPA Researcher position go to: https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=AER0005BV&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

  144. December 6, 2020 6:33 pm

    Postdoctoral Associate in Exoplanet Science

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

  145. December 6, 2020 6:33 pm

    Postdoctoral Associate – Near-Earth Object Studies

    https://dps.aas.org/content/postdoctoral-associate-near-earth-object-studies

  146. December 6, 2020 6:32 pm

    JOB DESCRIPTION: PLANETARY ASTRONOMER

    The SETI Institute is seeking a Planetary Astronomer to support the work of the Ring-Moon Systems Node (RMS) of NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS). We seek a curious and creative individual who is eager to work with data from diverse instruments and missions. The curation of planetary data requires someone who is able to understand the data’s scientific importance, assess the data’s validity, converse knowledgeably with fellow scientists, and confirm that documentation and descriptive metadata are sufficient for the needs of current and future scientists.

    The astronomer will collaborate closely with the Node Manager, Dr Matt Tiscareno, on all aspects of RMS Node planning and task management. They will understudy with longtime RMS Deputy Manager, Dr Mitch Gordon, and prepare to carry on his work as he approaches retirement.

    This is a full-time position with full benefits. However, the astronomer will be encouraged to seek additional research funding on any topic of their choosing including, but not limited to, topics related to the Node’s extensive data holdings. The position offers substantial growth potential for applicants who are able to demonstrate mastery of the key requirements.

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

  147. December 2, 2020 6:34 pm

    SSERVI NPP Opening – https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/details/?ro=18906. The due date is March 1, 2021.

  148. November 19, 2020 4:11 pm

    Cooper Union full-time tenure track position in astrophysics. 50/50 position jointly with the Center for Computational Astrophysics of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute.

    https://cooper.edu/work/employment-opportunities/albert-nerken-school-engineering-physics-tenure-track-faculty

  149. November 19, 2020 4:11 pm

    NASA Hubble Fellowship- #0049161
    https://dps.aas.org/content/nasa-hubble-fellowship-0049161

  150. Nicolle Zellner permalink
    November 19, 2020 8:25 am

    Bridge to Faculty Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

    The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago has established a program that aims to attract and retain “promising scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on individuals from groups who are underrepresented in their discipline.”

    Read a summary at

    https://www.lpi.usra.edu/planetary_news/2020/11/11/bridge-to-faculty-program-at-the-university-of-illinois-at-chicago/

    Get more information about the program at

    https://eaes.uic.edu/people/open-positions/

  151. November 17, 2020 3:04 pm

    The University of Arizona Department of Astronomy is offering a Prize Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics. While open to all topics, planet formation theory is certainly welcome. The job ad is on AAS, has a Dec. 13, 2020 deadline and more info is here.
    https://www.as.arizona.edu/directors-message

  152. November 16, 2020 10:01 am

    The Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility (KMICF) at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona (https://kmicf.lpl.arizona.edu) invites applications for the position of Research Scientist III. KMICF is an analytical facility dedicated to research excellence in imaging, spectroscopy, and analysis of heterogeneous materials from the millimeter to atomic scale. Laboratories include electron microprobe, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy. The staff scientist will work with the instrument scientist and be responsible for managing daily operations of the focused-ion-beam and scanning electron microscope laboratories.

    The Research Scientist will have access to world-class electron- and ion-beam instrumentation and the opportunity to work in a dynamic research environment. KMICF will figure prominently in the analysis of samples to be returned from asteroid Bennu by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission (https://www.asteroidmission.org), and so the successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in measurements of the returned sample.

    The successful candidate will be a highly organized individual with knowledge of electron and ion-beam instrumentation and laboratory practices. A professional demeanor and demonstrated interpersonal skills are required for working with all levels of users including: students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, other staff scientists, their guests and visitors, as well as the general public.

    Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more.

    The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

    For more information on the position including how to apply, please visit https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/3156?c=arizona. The position will remain open until filled.

  153. November 13, 2020 5:14 pm

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, the University of Notre Dame. The Department of Civil & Env. Eng. & Earth Sciences is seeking a motivated post-doctoral research associate to conduct focused research into the geomechanical properties of lunar regolith and related simulants. The foci of such research will be on trafficability, construction, and resource extraction of regolith materials, areas of critical importance for advancing humanity to the Moon and beyond. Research activities will include design of experiments, modeling of results, and theoretical investigations. Individuals are sought with relevant engineering and/or geoscience backgrounds and should send an application to Clive R. Neal (cneal at nd.edu) containing a description of qualifications to conduct the proposed research, a full CV, and contact information for 3 referees for letters of evaluation. Applications will be considered upon receipt and should be submitted by 10 January 2021.

  154. November 10, 2020 12:25 pm

    PH.D. AND POSTDOC POSITIONS ON EXOPLANETS IN OSLO, NORWAY

    The University of Oslo, Department for Geosciences, Centre for Earth
    Evolutions and Dynamics invites applications to two positions in
    Planetary/Exoplanetary Sciences. The successful Ph.D. candidate is
    expected to evaluate the variability of terrestrial planet interior
    structures based on experimental and computational mineral physics.

    https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/193760/phd-research-fellow-in-planetary-sciences-exoplanetary-research

    The successful postdoc candidate is expected to evaluate extensively
    the range of protoplanetary disk composition for hypothetical
    terrestrial planet formation.

    https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/193685/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-planetary-sciences-exoplanetary-research

    Application deadline November 15, 2020

  155. November 6, 2020 4:07 pm

    Job Title: Software Engineer (MCSS.1756)

    Location of job: Mission Control Space Services, Ottawa ON, Canada

    Deadline for Applying: November 15, 2020

    Brief Job Description:
    Mission Control is seeking enthusiastic candidates for the position of Software Engineer to play a key role in the full product lifecycle for software for commercial space exploration missions. We’re looking to grow our software team to ramp up development of our Mission Control Software and we are looking for candidates who are passionate about space exploration and robotics who want to contribute to growing a small company from the ground up (literally and figuratively)! You will be exposed to a wide variety of tasks with abrupt changes to deadlines and scope, so applicants must be versatile self-starters who work well in teams and aren’t afraid to learn something new and get outdoors to test your code on our robots (probably in a desert somewhere).

    Full Posting here: https://missioncontrolspaceservices.com/join-the-team/

    Application Instructions: Please send your cover letter and resume addressed to Dr. Michele Faragalli to: hr@missioncontrolspaceservices.com

  156. November 2, 2020 10:19 am

    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN SPACE PLASMAS AT LASP, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

    The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
    Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) invites
    applications for multiple open positions for research scientists at
    different rankings (RS-I, RS-II, or RS-III). Research projects include:

    (1) data analysis of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission and
    accompanying modeling efforts to study magnetic reconnection,
    turbulence, acceleration, shocks, and/or other kinetic plasma
    processes,
    (2) application of machine learning to space weather, especially
    Earth’s radiation belt and ionospheric phenomena,
    (3) analysis of Parker Solar Probe data to study near-Sun solar wind
    plasma and field phenomena, and
    (4) Mars data analysis with key interest in the Langmuir Probe and
    Waves (LPW) data from the MAVEN mission.

    The candidates must hold Ph.D. in physics or similar discipline. The
    candidate should indicate their research interests, and how they could
    enhance the research projects above. Depending on the science topic,
    demonstration of their skills in data analysis, MHD/PIC simulation, or
    machine learning is highly desirable.

    Application deadline: January 31, 2021.

    Required materials: Cover letter, resume/CV, contact of three
    professional references, unofficial transcript (if graduated in 3
    years):

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=27442

    For more information, please contact: Xiangning.chu@lasp.colorado.edu

  157. November 2, 2020 10:18 am

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION OPEN AT THE PLANETARY SCIENCE INSTITUTE,
    COLORADO OFFICE

    The Planetary Science Institute is seeking a Research Assistant to
    support operations of the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument onboard
    NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft, to participate in
    the development of a new Planetary Orbital Radar Processing and
    Simulation System (PORPASS), and to contribute to other research
    projects in our Lakewood, Colorado office.

    Key responsibilities:

    – Develop software for PORPASS and the Colorado SHARAD Processing
    System (CO-SHARPS).
    – Provide technical support to end users of PORPASS and CO-SHARPS.
    – Assist in planning new observations to be taken by SHARAD in the
    ongoing MRO mission.
    – Participate in research projects involving the study of Mars’
    surface and subsurface properties using orbital radar soundings,
    thermophysical observations, and other data.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    – Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or mathematics
    – Experience in web application development, including SQL and PHP
    scripting
    – Proficiency with Linux operating systems and scripting
    – Proficiency with Python, IDL, MATLAB, or similar programming
    languages
    – A demonstrated ability to work well with others

    For full job posting and application procedures, please go to:

    https://www.psi.edu/about/hr

    To learn about working at PSI, go to:

    http://www.psi.edu

  158. November 2, 2020 10:18 am

    VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SOUGHT

    Albion College in south-central Michigan is seeking a Visiting
    Assistant Professor. The successful candidate would teach Introductory
    Astronomy + lab and Astrophysics I + lab in Spring 2021, and
    Introductory Astronomy + lab and any physics courses that need coverage
    in Fall 2021. Extending the position to Spring 2022 is a possibility.

    Please apply at:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/80281

    Contact Nicolle Zellner (Department Chair, Physics) at
    nzellner_at_albion.edu with questions about the position.

  159. November 2, 2020 10:17 am

    JPL RESEARCH SCIENTIST II, PLANETARY AND EXOPLANETARY ATMOSPHERES

    Location: Pasadena, CA

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology,
    invites applications for a staff Scientist position in observational
    studies of the atmospheres of the Gas and Ice Giant planets from
    ground-based and airborne facilities. It is expected that the
    successful candidate will develop an independently funded research
    program and will pursue new lines of research focusing on the dynamics
    and chemistry of the giant planets of the Solar System.

    The position requires a Ph.D. in planetary science, planetary physics,
    astronomy, or related scientific discipline, along with demonstrated
    experience in conducting observations with large ground-based or
    airborne telescopes, with a successful track record and strong interest
    in applying those efforts to problems related to planetary science. The
    successful candidate will have a demonstrated professional reputation
    as a productive researcher with a track record of publications in
    peer-reviewed journals.

    For a full description and to apply, please visit:

    http://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-12485-Research-Scientist-II-Planetary-and-Exoplanetary-Atmospheres

    Applications received by November 23, 2020, will receive full
    consideration.

  160. October 31, 2020 7:54 pm

    TWO FACULTY POSITIONS IN EXOPLANETS AND PLANETARY SCIENCES
    Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
    Santiago, Chile

    https://dps.aas.org/content/two-faculty-positions-exoplanets-and-planetary-sciences

  161. October 31, 2020 7:54 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW – GEOPHYSICS – MARS 3D ICECAP RADAR IMAGING
    Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics – Golden, Colorado

    The Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics invites applications for
    a postdoctoral researcher in 3D imaging of the Mars ice caps using orbital radar data.

    The successful candidate’s responsibilities will consist of developing custom radar processing
    and imaging software, as well as the processing of large 3D data volumes obtained from Mars
    orbiters equipped with radar systems (SHARAD and MARSIS). We seek an outstanding individual
    holding a Ph.D. in geophysics, (electrical) engineering, or a related discipline with demonstrated
    – experience with orbital radar instrumentation and data processing;
    – experience with large scale numerical modeling, imaging, and inversion;
    – excellent programming skills in C++ and Python, or equivalent languages;
    – experience with high-performance distributed computing.

    All candidates applying for this position should be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary framework and to interact closely with other team members at Mines and partner institutions. The candidate is expected to work independently, demonstrating initiative, strong organizational and communication skills, and respect for project deadlines.

    For more info and for full consideration, please submit applications by November 15, 2020, via the Mines application portal:
    https://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/494592/postdoctoral-fellow-geophysics-mars-3d-icecap-radar-imaging

    Please send any questions to Dr. Paul Sava (psava at mines.edu).

  162. October 30, 2020 4:31 pm

    BROWN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL DIVERSITY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

    The Brown University Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship
    program is seeking candidates for its 2021-2023 cohort. This program
    seeks promising Ph.D. graduates from underrepresented groups and/or
    those who have demonstrated support for underrepresented groups through
    their teaching and research to spend up to two years at Brown
    University. The program continues to be a priority for Brown in
    bringing diverse scholars to the university with the ultimate goal of
    changing the professoriate here and beyond. The application and more
    information can be found here:

    https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/institutional-diversity/initiatives/presidential-diversity-postdoctoral-fellowship

  163. October 19, 2020 3:53 pm

    Upcoming Planetary Science Research Positions at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

    The Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, plans to offer multiple positions seeking scientists to conduct research and develop applications to solve challenging Planetary Science problems. Outstanding candidates have the potential to be selected for federal employment, joining more than 30 other federal employees, academic staff, and contractors supporting Planetary Science efforts within the Branch, a subset of the Science Research and Projects Division, and the Science and Technology Office at Marshall Space Flight Center.

    Research Space Scientist positions will be offered for researchers in planetary science, with expertise in remote sensing of planets, moons, and asteroids, and the development of instrumentation for planetary science investigations. The selected candidates will add substantive capability synergistic with the current staff and the goals of NASA’s Artemis program and MSFC’s strategy to integrate human space flight and science robotic capabilities in the Artemis era. The candidates will have an opportunity to lead the development of research proposals for new activities, execute funded projects, and share their accomplishments through conference participation and appropriate peer-reviewed literature.

    The positions are expected to be announced in autumn 2020 under the category of Research Space Scientist and at the GS-13 grade level. Successful candidates will have had experience applying advanced tools, techniques, and/or data analysis/mining/machine learning techniques to datasets collected with remote sensing measurement techniques. Candidates should have made regular contributions to a research team with some guidance and direction, developed new analysis techniques to solve challenging problems, made contributions to peer-reviewed proposals in response to technical solicitations, and have contributed to peer-reviewed publications as part of a demonstrated publication record.

    The formal announcement of the opportunity and related requirements will be posted in the near future at USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) and can be found by searching with keyword NASA and location of Huntsville, Alabama. Applications are only accepted through the USAJobs portal, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for these civil service positions. Candidates are encouraged to create a USAJobs profile well in advance to populate their resume and may also subscribe to USAJobs alerts received via email. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. David McKenzie, david.e.mckenzie@nasa.gov, 256-961-7896.

  164. October 18, 2020 8:17 pm

    POSTDOC WITH MAVEN’S IMAGING ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROGRAPH TEAM

    The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the
    University of Colorado Boulder seeks a talented scientist for the
    Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) team on MAVEN. IUVS is making
    important discoveries in Mars atmosphere, including escape and
    evolution, aurora, nightglow, photochemistry, composition, dynamics and
    cloud formation.

    Key Responsibilities: Observational studies of the Mars atmosphere
    through ultraviolet spectroscopy and imaging. Scientific analysis of
    data obtained, publication of results in scientific journals,
    conference presentations. Support for mission/instrument operations and
    observation planning. Operation and enhancement of automated data
    processing pipelines. Mentoring student researchers.

    Qualifications: Ph.D in Planetary Science, Astronomy, Atmospheric
    Science, Physics or similar. Coding proficiency in python, IDL or
    similar. Skill with data analysis, image processing, statistics.
    Familiarity with Mars atmospheric science, including one or more of the
    following: atmospheric structure, dayglow, nightglow, aurora,
    photochemistry, ultraviolet spectroscopy, atmospheric evolution,
    climate, waves and tides, General Circulation Models, numerical
    simulation.

    For more on CU/Boulder, LASP, benefits, please see:

    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/jobDetail?jobId=21086

    We are committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty,
    staff, and students contributing to an inclusive campus environment.
    Application review begins on 15 November. Remote work during the
    pandemic is negotiable. Contact nick.schneider at lasp.colorado.edu.

  165. October 18, 2020 11:06 am

    Upcoming Planetary Science Research Positions at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

    The Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, plans to offer multiple positions seeking scientists to conduct research and develop applications to solve challenging Planetary Science problems. Outstanding candidates have the potential to be selected for federal employment, joining more than 30 other federal employees, academic staff, and contractors supporting Planetary Science efforts within the Branch, a subset of the Science Research and Projects Division, and the Science and Technology Office at Marshall Space Flight Center.

    Research Space Scientist positions will be offered for researchers in planetary science, with expertise in remote sensing of planets, moons, and asteroids, and the development of instrumentation for planetary science investigations. The selected candidates will add substantive capability synergistic with the current staff and the goals of NASA’s Artemis program and MSFC’s strategy to integrate human space flight and science robotic capabilities in the Artemis era. The candidates will have an opportunity to lead the development of research proposals for new activities, execute funded projects, and share their accomplishments through conference participation and appropriate peer-reviewed literature.

    The positions are expected to be announced in autumn 2020 under the category of Research Space Scientist and at the GS-13 grade level. Successful candidates will have had experience applying advanced tools, techniques, and/or data analysis/mining/machine learning techniques to datasets collected with remote sensing measurement techniques. Candidates should have made regular contributions to a research team with some guidance and direction, developed new analysis techniques to solve challenging problems, made contributions to peer-reviewed proposals in response to technical solicitations, and have contributed to peer-reviewed publications as part of a demonstrated publication record.

    The formal announcement of the opportunity and related requirements will be posted in the near future at USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) and can be found by searching with keyword NASA and location of Huntsville, Alabama. Applications are only accepted through the USAJobs portal, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for these civil service positions. Candidates are encouraged to create a USAJobs profile well in advance to populate their resume and may also subscribe to USAJobs alerts received via email. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. David McKenzie, david.e.mckenzie at nasa.gov, 256-961-7896.

  166. October 12, 2020 1:27 pm

    WEISS POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP POSITION AT RICE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice
    University invites applications for the Weiss Postdoctoral Research
    Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research
    interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our
    department. Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research
    to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection
    criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan
    to address questions at the forefront of their field of study,
    independent research ideas and new directions beyond the applicant’s
    Ph.D. work, and research synergies with at least one faculty.
    Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate
    independence and originality.

    A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, but candidates must
    have received their Ph.D. no more than 3 years before their start date
    at Rice. Domestic and international applicants are welcome. The
    research fellowships will be supported for two years, pending
    satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual
    stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual
    discretionary research allowance of $3,500. Applications due
    December 1, 2020. Further details available here:

    https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/24791

  167. October 11, 2020 8:36 pm

    Our team at Koya Leadership Partners is leading the search for the first Executive Director of Yerkes Future Foundation. At Koya, we partner with clients to identify and recruit mission-driven senior leaders.

    About Yerkes Future Foundation & Yerkes Observatory

    Yerkes Observatory, the birthplace of modern astrophysics, is a majestic, iconic building with a rich history of science discovery and education on the shores of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Yerkes Observatory was established in 1897 and for its first 120+ years was funded and operated by the University of Chicago. In 2018, the University transferred ownership to the Yerkes Future Foundation.

    The mission of the Yerkes Future Foundation (“YFF”) is to preserve and protect Yerkes Observatory, celebrate its history and continue to foster its goals of research, education and astronomical observation. In this next chapter, the goal of YFF is to create breakthrough programs and experiences that advance its mission and vision in powerful new ways resulting in new access to astronomy and science education. Yerkes Observatory also seeks to establish itself as a year-round, world-renowned destination by offering unique ways to engage with the historically significant buildings and grounds, history and STEM learning. It is important to note that first and foremost, YFF seeks to be a place of scientific research that re-captures the underlying academic foundations upon which the Observatory was originally conceived.

    The Opportunity (click here for the Position Profile)

    The Executive Director provides full oversight of all aspects of the organization, including strategy, fundraising, finance, administration, marketing, community engagement, operations and property management, education programs, tours, rental activities, as well as the organizational structure and personnel to maintain the facility. Additionally, the ED will be responsible for interpreting the 48 acres of Olmsted designed grounds for programming, events and public use.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial and visionary leader to partner with an ambitious Board of Directors and build an organization from the ground-up. This includes the hiring of staff, the development of ambitious research and educational programs, and fundraising to support these initiatives.

    Leaders with experience leading a nonprofit organization or related for-profit entity are appealing. Proven fundraising experience is highly desired. A concentration in some area of science, including but not limited to astronomy, is not a requirement but will be beneficial. Experience in facilities management will be helpful but is not required.

    Potential candidates are encouraged to express interest here. We welcome recommendations of potential candidates via this email or yerkesfuturefoundation@koyapartners.com. Feel free to thoughtfully share this opportunity in your networks.

    Please note: If you are interested in connecting for a conversation, but now is not a good time, please feel free to respond with “follow up later,” and we will follow up in a few weeks.

  168. September 29, 2020 5:59 pm

    Postdoctoral Research Position @ Washington University in St. Louis:

    Come join the NASA SSERVI ICE Five-O team at WashU. We are looking to
    hire a postdoc to research space-weathering effects in extreme
    conditions on the Moon and volatile-silicate interactions within the
    regolith. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists in
    the Physics and Earth and Planetary Sciences Departments at WashU to
    study Space weathering and volatile-regolith interactions through
    experiments and electron microscopy. They will also collaborate with the
    ICE Five-O team to investigate topics related to volatile evolution and
    regolith development.

    https://jobs.wustl.edu/

    Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Physics – 49129

    Any questions please contact Jeffrey Gillis-Davis, ICE Five-O PI, at
    j.gillis-davis at wustl.edu.

  169. September 27, 2020 2:41 pm

    JPL POSTDOC IN OCEAN WORLDS ICE SHELLS

    https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-12443-Postdoctoral-Researcher-Ocean-Worlds-Ice-Shell-Modeling

    In search of an enthusiastic researcher to join a wonderful group of
    icy explorers at JPL! JPL is accepting applications for a postdoctoral
    research position in geophysical modeling relevant to the icy layers of
    Jupiter’s moon Europa, and potentially to other ocean worlds. This may
    involve modeling of tectonic processes, constructing analytical or
    first-principles arguments, describing ice shell evolution, melting,
    freezing, and/or non-ice chemistry incorporation. These results will be
    used to understand the potential for future measurements by robotic
    spacecraft, and to derive environmental constraints on potential future
    concepts for subsurface and ocean access. Dr. Samuel Howell, an ocean
    worlds research scientist in the Planetary Interiors and Geophysics
    group, will serve as the primary postdoctoral advisor. Please contact
    samuel.m.howell at jpl.nasa.gov with any questions. Candidates should have
    a recent Ph.D. in geology, planetary science, physics, or a related
    field, with a strong background in analytical, numerical, and/or
    statistical analysis as applied to geophysical research. Experience in
    research relevant to the outer planet satellites and the impacts of
    geophysical processes on habitability are highly desirable

  170. September 23, 2020 8:58 am

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, SCIENCE (VISITING) (GEOCHEMISTRY AND PETROLOGY OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL MATERIALS)

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

    The successful candidate will work as part of a team of planetary scientists at NASA
    Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The project is funded by NASA to investigate
    the effect of shock on H mobility in nominally anhydrous minerals and apatite. The work
    will involve impact shock experiments on geological materials, and their analysis by a
    variety of in-situ techniques. Candidates with a strong background in petrology or
    geochemistry, and preferably experience with H analysis by FTIR or SIMS and shock
    effects and experimental petrology in minerals and meteorites, are encouraged to apply.

    Completion of the PhD by the beginning of the appointment is required. The position
    would be for one year, with a possible extension to a second year. The candidate must
    be able to pass a detailed government background investigation. Technical questions
    should be addressed to Dr. Anne Peslier (anne.h.peslier@nasa.gov). Interested applicants
    should apply to the posting before October 1, 2020 at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/
    and must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications, a two- to three-
    page statement of research interests and plans, and a list of at least three professional
    references. For general information about LPI please go to https://www.lpi.usra.edu/.

    USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts
    of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and
    technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science,
    astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications
    ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Females / Protected
    Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

  171. September 23, 2020 8:57 am

    PLASKETT FELLOWSHIP 2020 NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA

    https://career17.sapsf.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=10684&company=nationalreP

    The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is seeking a dynamic postdoctoral
    Research Associate to work within one or more of the multiple areas of astronomy
    research within the NRC’s Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre
    (NRC-HAA) located in Victoria BC. The chosen candidate would be someone who
    shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
    The successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in astrophysics
    or another closely related discipline who is highly motivated to engage in scientific projects
    at the NRC’s Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (NRC-HAA).
    Plaskett Fellows undertake leading-edge research activities in the field of astronomy
    and astrophysics.

    For background information on the Plaskett fellowship program, please go to:
    https://nrc.canada.ca/en/corporate/careers/plaskett-fellowship

    Information on NRC-HAA staff and their research interests is available at http://astroherzberg.org.

    Full details of this position can found here:
    https://career17.sapsf.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=10684&company=nationalreP

  172. September 21, 2020 5:35 pm

    UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)-funded PDRA position

    Further details can be found at: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/pdra-lunar-volatiles-17622

  173. September 13, 2020 9:47 am

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, FACULTY
    POSITION IN PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
    at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge,
    Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position
    in the broad area of Planetary Science. EAPS is an academic community
    of approximately 40 faculty, 100 research staff (including postdocs),
    and 180 students, who together form leading research programs on all
    aspects of Earth, planetary, geo-biological, ocean, atmospheric,
    and climate sciences, some of which reside within the MIT WHOI
    Joint Program. To receive full consideration, complete applications
    must be received by November 1, 2020.

    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16642

  174. September 13, 2020 9:47 am

    JPL OPEN POSITION: RESEARCH SCIENTIST, OUTER PLANET MAGNETOSPHERES AND MOON INTERACTION

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
    invites applications for a Research Scientist position in planetary
    science, with a focus on research and instrument/mission development in
    the areas of magnetospheres, magnetosphere-moon interactions and
    astrobiology.

    In this position you will conduct planetary science research with a
    focus on modeling of magnetospheric charged particle interactions and
    other exogenous weathering effects, and applying such results to inform
    remote sensing observations and biosignature detection. It is expected
    that the successful candidate would develop an independently-funded
    research program and would pursue new mission and/or instrument
    opportunities focusing on the exploration of habitable environments in
    the Solar System, in particular the icy moons of the Ice Giant planets.

    This position requires a Ph.D. degree in space physics, planetary
    science, planetary physics, or a related field along with expertise in
    outer planet magnetospheres and moon-magnetosphere interactions
    (ideally Ice Giants).

    To view the full description and apply, please visit:

    http://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-12409-Research-Science-Outer-Planet-Magnetospheres-and-Moon-Interactions.

    Applications received by October 12, 2020, will receive full
    consideration.

  175. September 6, 2020 9:13 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

    The School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma is seeking a
    Postdoctoral Researcher to work with a diverse team of planetary
    scientists, geoscientists, geoengineers, and social scientists on a
    2-year project aimed at identifying, empowering, and rewarding
    diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) champions within the geosciences
    by aligning hiring, promotion, award, and other evaluation systems with
    institutional and community goals to promote diversity and inclusion
    within the Geosciences, including Planetary Science. The postdoc will
    work with the proposal team to survey programs nationally and interview
    faculty in focus departments to establish how faculty are currently
    evaluated in geoscience departments, then determine how DEI efforts fit
    within evaluation, tenure, promotion, and award frameworks. This
    postdoc is funded 75% by an NSF grant, with additional funding provided
    by endowed funds. We expect the postdoc to spend 0.75 FTE working on
    this project, with the remaining 0.25 FTE available to pursue other
    research interests. We are open to flexible work arrangements,
    including a possible remote postdoc. For more information and
    application instructions, please visit our website:

    https://meem.oucreate.com/nsf-golden-rewards-postdoc/

  176. September 6, 2020 9:04 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University invites
    applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in
    astronomy or planetary sciences. The successful candidate should have a
    proven track record of research in their respective area and is
    expected to attract extramural research funding, publish scholarly
    articles, and teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate
    levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to oversee the
    department’s Mendenhall Observatory and coordinate outreach activity at
    the site:

    https://physics.okstate.edu/research/mendenhall-observatory

    OSU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university committed
    to increasing the diversity of its faculty (currently 25% of the
    Physics Department faculty are from underrepresented groups). The
    Department of Physics welcomes applications from outstanding
    candidates, who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will
    contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Physics Department. A
    Ph.D. in Physics or an allied field is required as well as the promise
    of excellence in teaching and the ability to mentor underrepresented
    students.

    An appointment at the Assistant Professor level is expected with a
    start date of August 17, 2021. Review of applications will begin on
    January 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Apply at:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/77415

  177. September 3, 2020 11:53 am

    Planet is currently hiring for a couple of roles potentially relevant to folks here!

    -Scientific Computing/Geospatial Software Engineer (image calibration stuff)
    https://boards.greenhouse.io/planetlabs/jobs/2292161

    -Data Visualization Associate (processing satellite imagery to look pretty for things like media releases, marketing, etc.)
    https://boards.greenhouse.io/planetlabs/jobs/2284791

  178. August 23, 2020 3:24 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DATA VISUALIZATION FOR PLANETARY AND SPACE
    SCIENCES

    https://virtualplanet.wustl.edu/postdoc-position-in-data-visualization-for-planetary-sciences/

    The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Washington University
    in St. Louis seeks a postdoctoral research associate to manage a unique
    data visualization program within the Fossett Laboratory for Virtual
    Planetary Exploration. The Fossett Lab is a leader in developing
    applications and outreach experiences that leverage Augmented Reality
    (AR) technology for education and research in Earth, planetary, and
    space sciences. The successful candidate will maintain apps for
    Microsoft HoloLens, iOS, and Android devices; build new AR experiences
    that serve needs of Washington University instructors and scholars; and
    coordinate education and outreach.

    The candidate selected for this position will also conduct independent
    research as an associate of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences
    (MCSS). In their application, the candidate should describe research
    interests and list potential collaborators from among MCSS faculty.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth, planetary, or space science. The
    initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year.
    Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, contact Phil
    Skemer, Director of the Fossett Lab, with a statement of interest, CV,
    and names and contact information for three professional references.

    pskemer at wustl.edu

    http://virtualplanet.wustl.edu

  179. July 27, 2020 1:51 pm

    Postdoctoral Position in Data Visualization for Planetary and Space Sciences

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis seeks a motivated postdoctoral research associate to manage a unique data visualization program within the Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration. The Fossett Lab is a leader in the development of applications and outreach experiences that leverage Augmented Reality (AR) technology for education and research in Earth, planetary, and space science. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Director of the Fossett Lab to maintain a suite of apps for Microsoft HoloLens, iOS, and Android devices; build new AR experiences that serve the needs of Washington University instructors and scholars; and coordinate education and outreach activities with students, faculty, administrators, and alumni.

    The candidate selected for this position will also conduct independent research as an associate of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS), and will contribute to this vibrant research community studying planetary materials, surfaces, and processes. In their application materials, the candidate should describe their research interests and list potential collaborators from among the faculty fellows of the MCSS.

    Candidates must have a PhD in Earth, planetary, or space science and a record of excellent scholarship. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated interest in science communication, data visualization, and programming for AR/VR environments.

    The initial appointment will be for a one year period and is renewable for a second year. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Research and travel funding will be available. Washington University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

    To apply, please contact Professor Phil Skemer, Director of the Fossett Lab, with a statement of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

    Email: pskemer at wustl.edu
    Web: virtualplanet.wustl.edu

  180. July 20, 2020 10:12 am

    U.S. NAVAL OBSERVATORY ASTRONOMER
    The Nautical Almanac Office AA Department is hiring for an Astronomer GS-1330-11/12
    APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent/Full-Time
    LOCATION: Washington, DC
    ANNOUNCEMENT: DE-10859318-20-DMM
    OPEN DATE: 7/17/20
    CLOSE DATE: 7/27/20
    WHO MAY APPLY: ALL US CITIZENS

    To view the full vacancy announcement, please use the link provided below:
    The URL is: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573609400

    For more information, please see the DON USAJOBS Link:
    https://donusajobs.gov/

  181. July 20, 2020 10:11 am

    RESEARCH PHYSICAL SCIENTIST – USGS ASTROGEOLOGY SCIENCE CENTER

    The USGS Astrogeology Science Center is accepting applications for a Research
    Physical Scientist term position. The position requires a combination of expertise
    in machine learning and multivariate statistics, as well as in spectroscopy and planetary
    science. The researcher would work on software development and data analysis for
    ChemCam, SuperCam, and similar instruments. This position is equivalent to a post-doc,
    although a PhD is not necessarily required if the applicant has an appropriate combination
    of education and experience. Applications will be accepted through July 22, or until 65
    applications have been received. Only US citizens are eligible for this position. Start
    date is flexible but would be no earlier than mid-August.

    Please refer to the job posting for more details:
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573169300
    Contact Ryan Anderson (rbanderson at usgs.gov) with any questions.

  182. July 5, 2020 7:04 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ASTEROID CERES EVOLUTION AT NISER, INDIA

    Looking for a postdoc for 3+2 years to work on Dawn mission spectral
    data and geochemical models investigating the geologic evolution of
    asteroid Ceres. PhDs with Planetary Science / Geoscience /
    Cosmochemistry / Astronomy or relevant background may apply.

    The project Max Planck India Partner Group is funded by
    Max-Planck-Society (MPG). It is primarily in collaboration with MPS,
    Germany, and others from France, US and Canada. Opportunities to visit
    the collaborators’ lab and also attend international conferences shall
    be provided.

    For more information, please contact Guneshwar Thangjam, School of
    Earth and Planetary Sciences, NISER (National Institute of Science
    Education and Research), Bhubaneswar, India, thangja at niser.ac.in,

    https://www.niser.ac.in/users/thangjam

  183. July 5, 2020 6:51 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS

    Applications are now being accepted for two postdoctoral scientists to
    work with the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Planetary Magnetospheres
    Laboratory in Greenbelt, MD. The position is funded through the CRESST
    II.

    Position 1: The postdoctoral researcher will work for either the Juno
    project with the primary responsibility of conducting analysis and
    publishing the magnetometer results. In addition, the candidate will
    assist with the magnetometer data validation and calibration.

    Position 2: The data scientist’s primary responsibility will be to
    develop a data production pipeline for future magnetometer missions.
    This involves taking raw magnetometer data, applying the appropriate
    transformations and calibrations, and producing the final public data
    products. The data scientist is encouraged to pursue their own research
    interest. Candidates for this position should have earned a Ph.D. in
    physics, astronomy, planetary science, space physics, geosciences, or
    related fields. Successful candidates should also have expertise with
    one or more programming languages commonly used in space science and a
    demonstrated track record in analyzing spaceflight data, especially
    magnetometer data and experience with the NAIF SPICE software package
    is highly desired. Applications received by July 15, 2020 will receive
    the best consideration. Link to full job posting:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/bb0cf722

  184. July 5, 2020 6:50 pm

    PROGRAM SCIENTIST JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS IN ASTROPHYSICS,
    HELIOPHYSICS DIVISIONS AND THE EXPLORATION SCIENCE STRATEGY AND
    INTEGRATION OFFICE

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate anticipates releasing a USAJOBS
    announcement to fill multiple Program Scientist positions across the
    directorate at Headquarters in Washington, D.C., including the
    Heliophysics division, Astrophysics division, and Exploration Science
    Strategy and Integration Office (ESSIO). SMD Program Scientist(s) will
    work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include
    excellence, integrity, transparency, and teamwork.

    The USAJOBS announcement opened on June 29 and closes on July 6.
    See full ad text:
    http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=53826

  185. July 1, 2020 1:54 pm

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate anticipates releasing a USAJOBS announcement to fill the position of Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Research (ADAAR) in Washington, DC. The ADAAR will work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, and teamwork.

    Application Process:

    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through https://www.USAJOBS.gov/, so it will only be open for 5 days. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS.

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

    The USAJOBS announcement will open on July 20, 2020 and close on July 27, 2020.

  186. June 23, 2020 7:24 pm

    Anticipated NASA Job Announcement: Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office Program Scientist(s)

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate anticipates releasing a USAJOBS announcement to fill multiple Program Scientist positions across the directorate at Headquarters in Washington, D.C., including within the Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office (ESSIO). ESSIO Program Scientist(s) will work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core mission is to advance scientific investigations through collaboration between NASA Mission Directorates, the commercial sector, and international partners.

    The USAJOBS announcement will open on June 29 and close on July 6. The announcement number is HQ20H0021

    Application Process

    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through https://www.USAJOBS.gov/, so it will only be open for 5 days. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS.

  187. June 7, 2020 2:30 pm

    POSTDOC POSITION IN PLANETARY SEISMOLOGY

    The Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has an
    immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of
    planetary seismology. The new hire will engage in a project to
    establish bounds on the nature and amount of seismic activity on
    Venus, assemble a catalog of Venus-analog events using
    records from a variety of traditional and non-traditional seismic
    sources, and then use the catalog to evaluate the viability of
    potential instrument designs and analysis algorithms for an eventual
    seismograph on Venus. This is a one-year project, but a strong
    performer could transition into a multi-year position conducting a TBD
    mix of terrestrial and planetary seismology. Candidate is expected to
    be well-versed in earthquake seismology; familiarity with planetary
    science is desirable but not required. More information can be found
    here:

    https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/robertherrick/resources/postdoc-advertisement?authuser=0.

    Directions on how to apply:
    https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/514947/planetary-seismology-postdoctoral-fellow.

    Review of applications will begins June 22, but applications will be
    accepted until the position is filled; our desire is to have a person
    in place by late summer.

  188. May 26, 2020 2:07 pm

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate anticipates releasing a USAJOBS announcement to fill multiple Program Scientist positions across the directorate at Headquarters in Washington, D.C., including within the Heliophysics Division. The anticipated release of the openings is June 2020. The Heliophysics Program Scientist(s) will work as part of a diverse and agile team whose core values include excellence, integrity, transparency, teamwork and a growth mindset toward stewarding the nation’s Heliophysics program.

    Responsibilities
    The strategic objective of NASA’s Heliophysics Division is to understand the Sun and its interactions with Earth, the Solar System and the interstellar medium, including space weather. Heliophysics incorporates studies of the interconnected elements in a single system that produces dynamic space weather and that evolves in response to solar, planetary, and interstellar conditions. Studying this system allows us to discover the fundamental physics governing how the universe works, and also helps protect our technology and astronauts in space. The study of the coupled Solar-Terrestrial system can also teach us more about the habitability of planets in other stellar systems throughout the universe.

    SMD Program Scientists have broad responsibility for advancing NASA’s science portfolio. Program Scientists have substantial influence over high-level Heliophysics strategic planning, as well as leading the long-term scientific direction of missions and programs that they oversee.

    Specifically, a Program Scientist within the Heliophysics Division:
    Plans, directs, and leads the integration of cross-functional scientific programs in various technical disciplines.
    Implements balanced programs across the breadth of a science portfolio within technological, scientific, budgetary, and programmatic constraints.
    Oversees and manages flight projects across the breadth of a science portfolio to enable scientific mission success within budgetary and programmatic constraints.
    Oversees research and analysis programs, including
    developing proposal solicitations;
    implementing the review of submitted proposals;
    developing recommendations to management for selections that integrate proposal review and programmatic considerations; and
    initiating and monitoring research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.
    Provides innovative and implementable solutions that are strategic and tactical, and in alignment with the priorities of NASA and the nation.
    Communicates, engages, and builds consensus with multiple stakeholders, including the scientific community, external advisory committees, senior NASA leaders, interagency and international partners, and programs and projects at NASA Centers.
    Manages multiple and competing responsibilities using effective time management and organizational skills.
    Actively promotes diversity and inclusiveness, within NASA appointed teams and committees, and within the science community.

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

    Application Process
    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through https://www.USAJOBS.gov/, so it will only be open for 5 days. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS.

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

    Further Information
    Candidates interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact NASA well in advance so they can make a well informed decision on submitting an application during the very short (5 day) window when the job opportunity will be open for applications. Questions about these anticipated openings for a Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters may be directed to Simon Plunkett, Program Scientist, Heliophysics at simon.p.plunkett at nasa.gov.

  189. May 20, 2020 8:32 pm

    NASA NEXSS POSTDOCTORAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP

    The NExSS (Nexus for Exoplanet Systems Science) has a new opportunity for a NASA Postdoctoral Management (NPMP) fellowship. NExSS is an interdisciplinary research network including experts in Earth Science, Planetary Science, Heliophysics, and Astrophysics (http://nexss.info). The main goal of NExSS is to apply a “systems science” perspective to the study of exoplanets, so we can study their diversity, histories, and habitability. Teams extrapolate our knowledge of Earth as a planet and the examples provided by the Sun and planets in our Solar System to better understand exoplanets, and vice versa. As a coordinated network, NExSS fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative work and facilitates access to diverse skill sets and a broad knowledge base.

    This position will be split equally between research and policy/management work. The research will be composed of an independent research project led by the postdoctoral fellow, that leverages the NExSS science community. The management work involves interfacing with the NExSS science community in the pursuit of strengthening and expanding that community. Efforts in this area could include: facilitating collaborations; coordinating webinars, workshops, and other virtual meetings; leading or organizing the writing of white papers; improving communication both within and beyond the network, and contributing to the strategies for pursuing the above goals.

    The successful candidate will join the NExSS management team. This management team is led by two co-directors, Victoria Meadows (University of Washington) and Dawn Gelino (NExScI/Caltech/JPL). They work with two program managers, Mary Voytek (NASA HQ) and Doug Hudgins (NASA HQ); and a program facilitator, Shawn Domagal-Goldman (NASA GSFC), to enact programs that strengthen the exoplanet and astrobiology communities. Shawn Domagal-Goldman will serve as the NPMP’s host at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. We seek creative individuals with leadership skills and a deep interest in strategic planning and collaborative research.

    Please see https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/details/?ro=19326 for more information.
    The deadline for applications is July 1, 2020.

  190. May 18, 2020 4:04 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OR GUEST SCIENTIST POSITIONS IN SPACE PHYSICS

    Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) invited applications for positions in the field of space plasma physics. The topics of the
    respective positions:
    – Investigation of electron dynamics in a cometary ionosphere. The work involves analysis of Rosetta data at comet 67P.
    – Particle energization by collisionless shocks at electron scales. The work involves analysis of data from Magnetospheric Multiscale mission at the Earth’s bow shock.

    Our team performs observations, data analysis and modelling of space plasma processes. The team has decades of experience in developing and operating instruments to measure electric fields, plasma temperature, density and density fluctuations for spacecraft missions.
    The positions are available at IRF’s Uppsala office (Angstrom Laboratory).
    Funded by grants from the Swedish National Space Agency for 2 years.
    Applications: registrator at irf.se
    Reference number: 2.2.1-137/20
    Closing date: 31 May 2020

    Information: https://www.irf.se/en/news/2020/04/29/postdoctoral-or-guest-scientist-positions-in-space-physics-ref-nr-2-2-1-137-20/

    Contact:
    Dr. Eriksson: anders.eriksson at irfu.se
    Assoc. Prof. Khotyaintsev: yuri.khotyaintsev at irfu.se

  191. May 18, 2020 4:03 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, SCIENCE (VISITING) (RADIATIVE TRANSFER MODELING IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES)

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), run by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiative Transfer Modeling in Planetary Atmospheres.

    The successful candidate will join Dr. Germán Martínez on the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) science team of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, and will participate in analysis and interpretation of measurements made by the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS), one of the six environmental sensors comprising MEDA. TIRS is the first in situ Martian infrared radiometer including upward- and downward-looking channels, and it will measure the upward and downward thermal infrared radiation at the surface, the reflected solar radiation at the surface, the surface brightness temperature, and the near-surface vertical temperature profile. The successful candidate may also participate in operations planning for the MEDA instrument.

    Read more at https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1041&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992390&company_id=16640&version=1&byBusinessUnit=&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city

  192. May 18, 2020 3:49 pm

    JPL OPEN POSITION: RESEARCH SCIENTIST, ASTROBIOLOGY AND OCEAN WORLDS

    Location: Pasadena, CA

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a Research
    Scientist to join the Astrobiology and Ocean Worlds Group within the
    Planetary Science Section. You will do the following:

    – Lead development of instrumentation and/or mission concepts to
    explore the subsurface of Mars and other habitable environments.
    – Write proposals for advancing research and instrument/mission
    development.

    Required Qualifications:

    – Ph.D. degree in Earth or Planetary Sciences or related scientific or
    technical discipline.
    – Demonstrated working knowledge at the forefront in the fields of
    planetary habitability, geophysics, geodynamics, aqueous
    geochemistry, modeling and biology/astrobiology, including but not
    limited to the Mars subsurface.
    – At least 5 years experience following the Ph.D. in research in one or
    more of the aforementioned fields.
    – Peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals in the
    aforementioned fields.
    – Well-established record in obtaining funding as PI for scientific
    research and/or mission/instrument development.
    – Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability
    to both work as part of a team and lead a team.

    To view the full description and apply, please visit:

    http://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11866-Research-Scientist-III-Astrobiology-and-Ocean-Worlds

    Applications received by June 8, 2020, will receive full consideration.

  193. May 18, 2020 3:49 pm

    USGS ASTROGEOLOGY CARTOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN (TERM GS-07/08, FPL GS-09)

    The USGS Astrogeology in Flagstaff AZ is hiring a Cartographic
    Technician at the GS-07/08 level (Term position renewable up to 4
    years). Duties include using planetary data sets to assist in the
    generation of high-fidelity foundational spatial data products (e.g.,
    photogrammetrically controlled image mosaics, digital elevation models)
    to support the planetary science community. A bachelor’s degree or
    higher is required. Experience generating cartographic products using
    the USGS’ ISIS software, Ames Stereo Pipeline, and/or SOCET SET/GXP
    workstations, and familiarity with scripting languages such as bash or
    python is preferred. Apply through USAJOBS at:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567869800

    Position open 5/18/2020 to 6/1/2020 and is limited to the first 65
    applicants. An applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. Send inquires to
    Michael Bland (mbland at usgs.gov).

  194. May 18, 2020 3:48 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS

    Applications are now being accepted for two postdoctoral scientists to
    work with the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Planetary Magnetospheres
    Laboratory in Greenbelt, MD. The positions are funded through
    CRESST II.

    Position 1: The postdoctoral researcher will work for either the Juno
    project with the primary responsibility of conducting analysis and
    publishing the magnetometer results. In addition, the candidate will
    assist with the magnetometer data validation and calibration.

    Position 2: The data scientist’s primary responsibility will be to
    develop a data production pipeline for future magnetometer missions.
    This involves taking raw magnetometer data, applying the appropriate
    transformations and calibrations, and producing the final public data
    products. The data scientist is encouraged to pursue their own research
    interest.

    Candidates for these positions should have earned a Ph.D. in physics,
    astronomy, planetary science, space physics, geosciences, or related
    fields. Successful candidates should also have expertise with one or
    more programming languages commonly used in space science and a
    demonstrated track record in analyzing spaceflight data, especially
    magnetometer data and experience with the NAIF SPICE software package
    is highly desired.

    Applications received by July 15, 2020, will receive the best
    consideration. Link to full job posting:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/bb0cf722

  195. May 18, 2020 3:47 pm

    JPL OPEN POSITION: RESEARCH SCIENTIST, PLANETARY INTERIORS AND
    GEOPHYSICS

    Location: Pasadena, CA

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a Scientist who
    will bring new expertise to and ensure continuity of existing
    capabilities at JPL in planetary science. The successful candidate will
    develop models for the chemical evolution of Europa, Enceladus, Titan,
    Ganymede, and other ocean worlds in support of the Icy Worlds, Titan,
    and Vital Signs teams. The candidate will investigate the detailed
    chemical evolution of Europa’s interior and its ice. Perform NASA
    funded research, including setting up and conducting novel experiments
    to measure chemical properties and processes applicable to planetary
    interiors. Investigate the metamorphic evolution of Ceres’ rocky
    mantle and support mission formulation as a subject matter expert on
    ocean world chemistry.

    This position requires the following qualifications:

    – Ph.D. in geochemistry, planetary geophysics, or a related field.
    – 3-4 years expertise in applying meteoritics, petrology, aqueous
    geochemistry to problems in astrobiology.

    The following qualifications are preferred:

    – Knowledge of geophysical forward modeling and inverse theory,
    high-pressure experimental design and implementation.

    Applications are due by May 26, 2020 or until filled and should be
    submitted at:

    https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11799-Research-Scientist-II

  196. May 12, 2020 11:33 pm

    Postdoctoral position opening to study Venus upper atmosphere with IPSL Venus GCM

    The LMD Planetary Science team (Paris, France) is happy to announce an open postdoctoral position, starting in autumn 2020, for two years.
    This position is opened in the context of the development of the Venus Climate Database funded by ESA, a new reference model for the atmosphere of Venus, based on the simulations done with the IPSL Venus GCM. These simulations will cover the altitude range from surface to exobase, near
    250 km.
    The studies proposed for this postdoctoral position will focus on the upper atmosphere of Venus, from the cloud-top to the thermosphere. Among the topics, the successful applicant will use available observations to validate the simulations in this region, work on the interpretation of these observations, and investigate the physical processes controlling dynamics from the upper mesosphere to the exobase. Comparison studies with other thermospheric GCMs could be proposed, to assess the robustness of these investigations.

    Knowledge in planetary science and expertise in atmospheric dynamical modeling will be appreciated.
    Work will be conducted at the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique premises on the Pierre & Marie Curie campus of Sorbonne Universite, Paris, France.
    More details available at this link.

    Interested applicants should contact Sebastien Lebonnois:
    sebastien.lebonnois at lmd.jussieu.fr

  197. May 7, 2020 12:09 pm

    INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST AT NASA GSFC

    The Planetary Environments Lab (PEL) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight
    Center, is seeking an instrument scientist, with an emphasis on mass
    spectrometry, for a civil servant position opening. The candidate must
    have expertise in a variety of mass spectrometry techniques, with
    experience in the development, testing, and implementation of current
    and next generation mass spectrometer techniques. The PEL has developed
    mass spectrometers and sampling systems for a variety of planetary
    missions, including: Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) on the Curiosity
    rover, MOMA on the ExoMars rover, MAVEN NGIMS, Cassini-Huygens GCMS,
    Cassini INMS, LADEE NMS, and is presently developing mass spectrometers
    for lunar missions and the mass spectrometer on the Dragonfly mission
    to Titan.

    Information on NASA GSFC’s Planetary Environment Lab:

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

    Application Process

    A full vacancy announcement, which contains further information
    including qualification requirements and application instructions, will
    be posted on May 18 to:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/

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

    Questions may be directed to the Chief of the Planetary Environments
    Lab: Charles Malespin, charles.a.malespin at nasa.gov.

  198. May 2, 2020 11:21 pm

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST, MASS SPECTROMETRY, AT NASA GSFC

    The Planetary Environments Lab (PEL) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
    in Greenbelt, MD is seeking an instrument scientist, with an emphasis on mass
    spectrometry, for a civil servant position opening. The candidate must have expertise
    in a variety of mass spectrometry techniques, with experience in the development,
    testing, and implementation of current and next generation mass spectrometer techniques.
    The PEL has developed mass spectrometers and sampling systems for a variety of
    planetary missions, including: Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) on the Curiosity rover,
    MOMA on the ExoMars rover, MAVEN NGIMS, Cassini-Huygens GCMS, Cassini INMS,
    LADEE NMS, and is presently developing mass spectrometers for lunar missions and the
    mass spectrometer on the Dragonfly mission to Titan.

    For more information on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Planetary Environment
    Lab, please visit: https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/solarsystem/atmosenvironments/.

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

    Application Process

    Please note that this is a fair and open competition that all U.S. Citizens and Status
    candidates can apply to.

    A full vacancy announcement, which contains further information including qualification
    requirements and application instructions, will be posted to https://www.usajobs.gov/ on
    May 18, and remain open for Five (5) days. The short period that the announcement is
    open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and
    assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. It is not a reflection of the openness
    of the position. Advance notice of the vacancy is being provided to allow interested
    scientists to prepare. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to submit
    your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information through
    USAJOBS.

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

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

    Further Information

    Candidates interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact NASA well in
    advance so they can make a well informed decision on submitting an application
    during the very short (5 day) window when the job opportunity will be open for applications.
    Questions about this anticipated opening may be directed to the Chief
    of the Planetary Environments Lab: Charles Malespin, charles.a.malespin at nasa.gov.

  199. April 28, 2020 11:21 am

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST II AT THE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a Scientist who will bring new expertise to and ensure continuity of existing capabilities at JPL in planetary science. The successful candidate will develop models for the chemical evolution of Europa, Enceladus, Titan,
    Ganymede, and other ocean worlds in support of the Icy Worlds, Titan, and Vital Signs teams. The candidate will investigate the detailed chemical evolution of Europa’s interior and its ice. Perform NASA funded research, including setting up and conducting novel experiments to measure chemical properties and processes applicable to planetary
    interiors. Investigate the metamorphic evolution of Ceres’s rocky mantle and support mission formulation as a subject matter expert on ocean world chemistry.

    Qualifications:
    * PhD in geochemistry, planetary geophysics, or a related field.
    * 3-4 years expertise in applying meteoritics, petrology, aqueous
    geochemistry to problems in astrobiology.

    The following qualifications are preferred:
    * Knowledge of geophysical forward modeling and inverse theory,
    high-pressure experimental design and implementation.

    Applications are due by May 26, 2020 or until filled and should be
    submitted at:
    https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11799-Research-Scientist-II

  200. April 28, 2020 11:19 am

    LECTURER OF ASTRONOMY AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University seeks a lecturer to teach and develop courses for our growing undergraduate program in astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to teach across a full range of classroom environments, from large introductory lectures to small upper-division courses, and to
    organize, supervise, and occasionally teach introductory astronomy labs. Responsibilities may also include curriculum development and student mentoring.

    Application review begins May 15, 2020. For additional information, please visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/ybuqn6vu

  201. April 16, 2020 6:04 pm

    From Philip Metzger: I am hiring a post-doctoral researcher to work with me on “Applied and Economic Planetary Science” at the University of Central Florida. The work will include studies of how rocket exhaust blows lunar soil to support NASA’s Artemis mission returning humans to the surface of the Moon. Ability to analyze video and photographic data from lunar landings and experiments is a vital skill. A highly desirable skill is ability to model the rocket exhaust plume during lunar landings using a compressible flow solver. (Many of the terrestrial experiments that will be analyzed are not rarefied, so Navier Stokes flow modeling is adequate for the present work.) Depending on funding, the position may also work on lunar ice mining and other technologies to interact with the lunar regolith. The successful applicant will join the team of planetary science researchers at the University of Central Florida: https://planets.ucf.edu.

    Details on the position and how to apply are here:

    https://jobs.ucf.edu/en-us/job/499145/postdoctoral-scholar-planetary-science

  202. April 13, 2020 12:46 pm

    OPEN POSITION AT NASA AMES: DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE

    From: James L. Green, NASA Chief Scientist

    It is my pleasure to let you know that NASA is now advertising for the
    Director of Science at NASA’s Ames Research Center. The Ames Science
    Directorate conducts basic and applied research, and technology
    development, in support of NASA astrobiology, astrophysics, planetary
    sciences, biological sciences and Earth sciences and has developed
    critical systems for NASA such as the Mars Climate Modeling Center and
    the Earth Exchange.

    To find a detailed description of this position and additional
    information on qualifications and application procedures, please click
    on the USAjobs link below:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/565004700

    Current NASA SES candidates can apply through NASA’s Talent
    Marketplace, Opportunity #7993. This vacancy is open until May 8, 2020.

  203. April 5, 2020 9:21 pm

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST II AT THE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a Scientist who will bring new expertise to and ensure continuity of existing capabilities at JPL in planetary science. The successful candidate will develop an independently funded research program, provide scientific leadership and support research conducted within the laboratory studies group. The candidate will publish in peer reviewed scientific journals, and present papers at scientific conferences.

    Qualifications:

    * PhD. degree in experimental chemistry or physics.
    * Demonstrated working knowledge at the forefront of experimental laboratory studies with direct planetary science applications (i.e., relevance to icy moons, Kuiper Belt Objects, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and Solar System evolution).
    * Demonstrated experience with a range of relevant experimental techniques (e.g., matrix isolation, UV an IR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, temperature programmed desorption) and apparatus (e.g., cryogenic systems, UHV systems).
    * Demonstrated reputation as a productive researcher with a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

    The following qualifications are preferred:

    * 3-5 years of related post-doc experience.
    * History of writing successful external research funding proposals.
    * Demonstrated working knowledge of planning, execution, and analysis of astronomical observations.

    Applications are due by May 3, 2020 or until filled and should be
    submitted at:

    https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11716-Research-Scientist-II-Laboratory-Studies

  204. April 3, 2020 8:59 am

    EMIRATES MARS MISSION POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

    The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) and Khalifa University (KU) are
    inviting applications for up to 5 postdoctoral research fellowships. We
    seek candidates interested in spacecraft observations and models of the
    Martian atmosphere relevant to EMM observations. EMM will arrive at
    Mars in early 2021 and carries an imaging system with several visible
    and UV bandpasses (EXI), a thermal IR spectrometer (EMIS), and a UV
    imaging spectrometer (EMUS).

    Postdocs will split their time between a U.S. or French host
    institution affiliated with the EMM science team and KU in Abu Dhabi,
    United Arab Emirates. While at KU the postdocs will continue their EMM
    research and participate in the formation of a new space science and
    technology center. One or more of the postdocs may be able to
    transition to a tenure-track faculty position at KU during or after the
    postdoc period.

    Applicants should have met the requirements for a Ph.D. in a relevant
    field by May 2020. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis,
    with initial review starting May 23.

    Please contact KUMarsPostdoc@lasp.colorado.edu with questions.
    A complete posting with additional information can be found at:
    https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=24229

  205. April 3, 2020 8:58 am

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL IN ITALY

    The National Research Council (CNR) in Italy is offering a
    post-doctoral position at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and
    Information Technology in Milan. The project is entitled “Co-orbital
    motion and three-body regimes in the Solar System”, and the scientific
    supervisor is Dr. Elisa Maria Alessi.

    The aim is to analyze co-orbital motion using perturbation
    methods and the restricted three-body problem and the
    corresponding invariant objects. The focus will be to understand the
    relationship between the two approaches and the possible transition
    towards different orbital regimes. A special emphasis will be given to
    apply the analysis and the results to asteroid motion.

    The official call can be found here:
    http://www.imati.cnr.it/index.php/opportunities?layout=edit&id=826

    The duration of the position is 12 months, renewable 6 more months.
    Application deadline is April 24, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 emergency,
    the interview will be held remotely. In addition, the researcher may be
    allowed to work from her/his place, upon agreement with the Director of
    the Institute and the supervisor of the project.

    For further information contact Dr. Alessi: em.alessi at mi.imati.cnr.it

  206. April 3, 2020 8:58 am

    SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION POSTDOC AT THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department
    of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University working
    with the new SSERVI team Project ESPRESSO.

    http://eps.jhu.edu
    https://www.espresso.institute

    The Postdoctoral Fellow will be working under the supervision of Prof.
    Sarah Hörst https://www.sarahhorst.com

    but will include collaborations with Prof. Kevin Lewis in EPS and
    ESPRESSO Team Members at other institutions. The Postdoctoral Fellow’s
    primary responsibilities will include laboratory measurements of
    optical constants and a candidate with experience in these types of
    measurements and data analysis is preferred. Secondary responsibilities
    of the Postdoctoral Fellow will include participation in fieldwork and
    data analysis of geological materials using LIBS and Raman spectroscopy
    under the supervision of Prof. Kevin Lewis.

    Applicant must have a Ph.D. in a related field.

    Applicants should submit their CV (including publications), a 1-2 page
    statement of research interests, and contact information including
    email addresses for 3 references. Please contact Prof. Hörst with any
    questions about the position (sarah.horst at jhu.edu). Review of
    applications will begin on April 15, 2020.

    More information including application submission found here:
    http://apply.interfolio.com/75174

  207. March 31, 2020 4:53 pm

    Job Vacancies in
    Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    31st March 2020

    Dr. Dali Kong is a research professor at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is now leading a team mainly working on planetary fluid mechanics and magnetohydrodynamics, under funding received from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Space Agency. The themes of researches include planetary interior structure, equation of state (EOS), rotating convection and planetary dynamo. Especially, in the vision of China’s future space exploration missions, relevant applicational studies are also carried out. For the above reasons, the research team is now recruiting assistant professors and/or post-doc fellows, who are supposed to work independently on the three grounds as below outlined.

    1. China is pushing forward an ambitious Solar-system exploration agenda. Scientific expertise is critical for mission planning, scheduling and implementing. Because of that, we are looking for a candidate who is devoted to mission-oriented studies of planetary space, surface or interior conditions. The candidate is expected to have a good knowledge of fluid mechanics or magnetohydrodynamics.

    2. We are building an experimental apparatus conducting laboratory simulations of precession/libration driven fluid dynamics. This mechanism is believed to be one of possible power sources of planetary dynamo. The fluid experiment will also be extended to study fluid-terrain coupling near planetographic boundary. We therefore demand engineering staffs whose profession is in civil engineering, electrics, data acquisition, controlling, mechanics or other helpful fields.

    3. Geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics usually requires massive-scale computations. It is not easy to develop a numerical software that can make full use of the potential hardware power of computing facilities. We are looking for an expert in numerical computing who can make significant progress in designing dedicated algebraic pre-conditioners in order to achieve an ever-best scalability of fully 3D finite-element simulations based on general non-structured polyhedral meshes.

    Any queries about the salary package, working conditions or job application are welcome to Dr. Kong directly via either email: dkong at shao.ac.cn

  208. March 29, 2020 9:24 am

    ASTRONOMY LECTURER AT UCF

    UCF Physics seeks an astronomy lecturer (a ranked, career position). Lecturers teach Astro 101, Stellar Atmospheres, Life in the Universe, Galaxies and Cosmology, and General Relativity, and are encouraged to conduct research. UCF manages Arecibo Observatory and has a strong planetary science program with 30% women faculty. UCF is a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have strong mentoring for all faculty, paid parental leave for both parents, maternity parking, and other benefits and programs to ensure a successful career and support for faculty with families. Applicants must have defended their PhDs by 16 April (position closing date) and have taught a class as instructor of record. The position starts in Fall 2020.

    UCF posting and application:
    https://jobs.ucf.edu/en-us/job/498747/lecturer-physics

    Apply ASAP, as we are scheduling phone interviews. Letters solicited only for interviewees.

    For more about astronomy at UCF, see:
    https://planets.ucf.edu/
    https://fsi.ucf.edu/

    See postings for contact details.

    The full job posting can be found at the following link:
    https://cresst2.umd.edu/opportunities/researchopp.html

  209. March 26, 2020 4:33 pm

    This upcoming NASA SMD job announcement will open on March 30 and close on April 3. The USAJOBS announcement number will be HQ20H0013.

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of Earth, the Sun and solar system, and the universe. SMD will be releasing a USAJOBS announcement to fill the position of Senior Program Executive for Scientific Data and Computing (AST, Technical Management/GS-801-15).

    This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through USAJOBS, so it will only be open for 5 days. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. This is a term position of up to three years, with an option to extend an additional three years.

    In the interest in getting a broad pool of qualified applications, please work with your networks to ensure this opportunity is announced as broadly as possible, due to the short USAJOBS window. Please note that this is a fair and open competition to which all U.S. Citizens and Status candidates may apply.

    Given the short period the announcement is open, interested applicants are encouraged to log into USAJOBS ahead of time and update your username, password, resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.

  210. March 26, 2020 4:32 pm

    The postdoctoral research associate will work with Dr. Catherine Elder to study lunar surface processes using a combination of thermal modeling and observations by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment (Diviner). Diviner observations can constrain the material properties of the lunar surface and shallow subsurface which leads to a better understanding of the geologic history of the Moon. Topics of particular interest include volcanism, regolith formation and evolution, and impact processes.

    Candidates should have a recent PhD in planetary science, physics, geology, or a related field. Candidates should have experience with numerical modeling and a strong background in physics. Experience using remote sensing data is preferred but not required. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible.

    Applications are due by April 25, 2020 (or until filled) and should be submitted at: https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2020-11715-Understanding-lunar-surface-processes-using-LRO-Diviner

  211. March 25, 2020 6:16 pm

    I wanted to draw your attention to a job posting in Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry laboratory. We are seeking a Research Space Scientist to provide expertise in the analysis of planetary spacecraft radiometric tracking data and apply it to a wide range of geophysical studies.

    More details and application details are available at the link below.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563566700

  212. March 19, 2020 5:47 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERIC PHYSICS

    Applications are now being accepted for several postdoctoral scientists
    to work with the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Planetary
    Magnetospheres Laboratory in Greenbelt, MD. The position is funded
    through the CRESST II.

    Position 1: The postdoctoral researcher(s) will work for either the
    Juno or MAVEN projects with the primary responsibility of conducting
    analysis and publishing the magnetometer results. In addition, each
    candidate will assist with the magnetometer data validation and
    calibration.

    Position 2: The data scientist’s primary responsibility will be to
    develop a data production pipeline. This involves taking raw
    magnetometer data, applying the appropriate transformations and
    calibrations, and producing the final public data products. The data
    scientist is encouraged to pursue their own research interest.

    Candidates for this position should have earned a Ph.D. in physics,
    astronomy, planetary science, space physics, geosciences, or related
    fields. Successful candidates should also have expertise with one or
    more programming languages commonly used in space science and a
    demonstrated track record in analyzing spaceflight data, especially
    magnetometer data and experience with the NAIF SPICE software
    package is highly desired.

    Applications received by April 30, 2020 will receive the best
    consideration. Link to full job posting:

    https://cresst2.umd.edu/opportunities/Postdoctoral%20Researcher
    %20in%20Planetary%20Magnetospheric%20Physics.pdf

  213. March 19, 2020 5:47 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL OR GUEST RESEARCHER POSITION IN SPACE WEATHER

    Swedish Institute of Space Physics is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow
    or Guest Researcher in Space Weather.

    The position is related to space weather research in the field of
    space plasma physics.

    The research is based on the investigation of the space weather link
    between the dynamics of the terrestrial magnetosheath during coronal
    mass ejection passages using multi-spacecraft observations (solar
    wind monitors, Solar Orbiter, Parker Solar Probe, MMS, THEMIS, Cluster,
    Geotail), and the resulting geomagnetic responses measured by ground
    observations (IMAGE, MIRACLE, SuperMAG and SuperDARN) at high
    latitudes.

    The position is available at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
    Uppsala, Sweden, for two (2) years.

    Last Application Date: April 17, 2020

    Contact: Emiliya Yordanova, Andrew Dimmock
    (emiliya.yordanova at irfu.se)

    More information can be found here:

    http://www.irf.se/jobb

  214. March 19, 2020 5:46 pm

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN DATA SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING

    Deadline: March 24, 2020

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

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. in space physics, plasma physics, or
    related field. Experience in programming (in particular in code
    development), as well as a strong knowledge of programming languages
    and operating systems is also required. Experience in machine
    learning, data mining, and data assimilation is a plus.

    For more details please see:

    https://tinyurl.com/PDGFZ-2020

    The work will be performed in the context of the EU Horizon
    2020-funded consortium PAGER led by GFZ Potsdam. The primary aim of
    PAGER is to provide space weather predictions initiated from
    observations on the Sun and to predict radiation in space and its
    effects on satellite infrastructure. The PAGER team will combine
    state-of-the-art models covering all the way from the Solar surface to
    the Earth’s inner magnetosphere. We will also run ensembles of
    physics-based and machine-learning models to make probabilistic
    predictions of the space weather conditions 1-2 days in advance.

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

  215. March 19, 2020 5:45 pm

    POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY IN PLANETARY GEOSCIENCE AT JET PROPULSION
    LABORATORY

    https://postdocs-jpl.icims.com/jobs/11162/postdoc-opportunity-in
    -planetary-geoscience/job?mode=view

    The successful applicant will join Dr. Yang Liu in continuing the study
    of volatiles in impact melt pockets in Martian meteorites and in
    participating in new studies of planetary materials. The successful
    applicant is also encouraged to design and conduct his/her own research
    with opportunities to use laboratories at the JPL and the Division of
    Geological and Planetary Science at Caltech. The applicant will be
    expected to carry out the research project, give presentations at
    professional meetings, and prepare publications on their work.
    Experience with mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and laboratory
    measurements are desirable.

    If interested, please use the above link to submit your applications.

  216. March 10, 2020 10:05 am

    The LPI has openings for postdoctoral researchers wanting to be involved in lunar studies with the LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration. Applications are being accepted immediately. I will be available at LPSC to discuss research objectives.

    Details are posted at

    https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1017&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992390&company_id=16640&version=1&byBusinessUnit=11&bycountry=0&bystate=1&byRegion=US_US-TX&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=NULL&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=

  217. March 10, 2020 9:44 am

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY IN
    PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The Edwards Research Group in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary
    Science at Northern Arizona University seeks a postdoctoral scholar to
    join the research team. The Edwards Group works primarily on
    characterizing the surfaces of rocky planets and instrument
    development. Specifically, we seek candidates to help determine the
    surface roughness of Bennu from the OSIRIS-Rex Thermal Emission
    Spectrometer and develop a thermal correction utilizing this roughness
    model to correct longer wavelength (greater than ~2.6um) OSIRIS-REX
    Visible and InfraRed Spectrometer data. The successful candidate is
    expected to publish scientific papers and, as appropriate, submit
    proposals for external funding.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    – A Ph.D. in geoscience/remote sensing/planetary science or a related
    field
    – Experience with investigations of planetary surfaces, especially the
    Moon, Mars or Bennu
    – Experience with thermal modeling or spectral modeling of planetary
    surfaces

    Preferred Qualifications:
    – Experience using laboratory/field instruments to address outstanding
    problems in geoscience/planetary science
    – A strong working knowledge of laboratory and spacecraft spectroscopic
    methods

    Applications must include a curriculum vitae, statement of research
    interests and contact information for three professional references.

    For questions, please contact: Christopher.Edwards at nau.edu

    http://bit.ly/NAUOREX

  218. March 10, 2020 9:40 am

    SURA has an open position for a senior scientist to support research and technology development under the Laboratory Support Services and Operations (LASSO) contract at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The scientist will work to understand and predict – through modeling and experimentation – the way particles move in the lunar surface environment, particularly when the surface is impinged upon by rocket engine blasts or under highly charged (electrostatic) conditions. More information: http://www6.sura.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Position-Description-LASSO-SME-Physics.pdf

    CRESST II (Center for Research and Exploration in Space Sciences and Technology II) is seeking a post-doctoral associate to work in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory and the Detector Systems Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Specifically, they are looking for submillimeter instrumentalists who are broadly interested in the development of superconducting kinetic inductance technologies, low-temperature photon detectors, and electro-optical instruments. More Information: https://cresst2.umd.edu/opportunities/Postdoctoral%20Researcher%20in%20Submillimeter%20Detector%20Technology%20and%20Instrumentation.pdf

  219. March 10, 2020 9:35 am

    The Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project was established in 2020 to address fundamental questions about the interactions within the Earth-Moon system. The project will focus on the integration of multi-disciplinary research as it pertains to improving our understanding of the relevance of the Moon for Earth processes including plate tectonics, core and mantle convection/geochemistry, magnetohydrodynamics, the geodynamo and the evolution and future of life on Earth. The project is collaborative in nature and will give the postdoctoral fellow (PDF) opportunities to continue existing and establish new collaborations with international research groups in geodynamics and planetary sciences. The PDF is expected to conduct original research within the scope of this project and serve as an integrator of geoselenic research. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate a willingness to conduct integrative research to solve fundamental science questions. The research background can be theoretical, numerical or applied, but must address global scale processes. The project will further fund one PhD student and host an international workshop in geoselenic research during the tenure of the PDF.

  220. March 1, 2020 10:20 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

    The Habitability, Atmospheres, and Biosignatures Laboratory in the
    Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona
    University seeks a postdoctoral scholar to join the research group.

    http://www.hablab.net

    The HABLab works primarily on understanding techniques for
    characterizing exoplanetary atmospheres for signs of habitability and
    life. These investigations are carried out using spacecraft data as
    well as a variety of tools for modeling planetary climate and
    radiation. We seek candidates that will explore applications of
    retrieval analyses to simulated direct imaging observations of
    Earth-like exoplanets to constrain surface properties and habitability.
    The successful candidate will carry out research related to the
    qualifications listed. The successful candidate is expected to publish
    scientific papers and may choose to mentor undergraduate and/or
    graduate students (though this is not required).

    Applications are due by March 30, 2020. For additional information,
    please visit:

    https://bit.ly/2vsXsEe

  221. March 1, 2020 10:19 pm

    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN SPACE PHYSICS

    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position studying on the
    plasma environment around Venus. The studies are based on data analysis
    using observations made by the Venus Express spacecraft.

    The ion mass spectrometer on-board measured ions in the energy range 10
    eV-36 keV and distinguished between ions with different masses, such a
    H+, He2+, He+ and O+/O2+. The focus of the 2 year position is to
    investigate the ion velocity distributions and their implications.

    Knowledge of the form of the ion velocity distributions functions is
    essential to understand microphysical processes such as heating,
    acceleration and wave-particle interaction.

    The position is placed in Kiruna and will be part of the Solar System
    Physics and Space Technology research programme. Starts during 2020.
    Funded by a grant from the Swedish National Space Agency.

    Contact:
    Dr. Gabriella Stenberg Wieser, gabriella at irf.se, +46-980-79 014

    Stop date: 12 March

    https://www.irf.se/en/news/2020/02/20/post-doctoral-position-in-space-
    physics-plasma-processes-around-venus-using-ion-distribution-functions-
    ref-2-2-1-58-20-2/

  222. March 1, 2020 10:18 pm

    JOB OPENING AT THE PLANETARY SOCIETY

    The Planetary Society is seeking a Digital Community Manager with space
    science or science communication expertise who is savvy at using social
    media and online forums to discuss space exploration, answer audience
    questions, and engage with followers. Responsibilities include
    community engagement as well as writing and production of science
    outreach content. More information here:

    https://www.planetary.org/get-involved/jobs/digital-community-manager.
    html

  223. February 28, 2020 3:34 pm

    2020 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Open

    Now through March 30, 2020, NASA is accepting applications for its 32nd Annual Planetary Science Summer School. Offered by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, PSSS is a 3-month long early career development experience to help prepare the next generation of planetary science and engineering mission leaders. Participants learn the process of developing a hypothesis-driven robotic space mission in a concurrent engineering environment while getting an in-depth, first-hand look at mission design, life cycle, costs, schedule and the trade-offs inherent in each.

    Science and engineering doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D.s, postdocs, junior faculty, and certain master’s degree students, who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents (and a very limited number of Foreign Nationals from non-designated counties), are eligible. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Partial financial support is available for a limited number of individuals.

    Session 1: Preparatory Sessions May 11-July 17. Culminating Week at JPL July 20-24

    Session 2: Preparatory Sessions May 11-July 31. Culminating Week at JPL August 3-7

    Roughly equivalent in workload to a rigorous 3-hour graduate-level course, participants spend the first 10-11 weeks in preparatory webinars acting as a science mission team, prior to spending the final culminating week at JPL being mentored by JPL’s Advance Project Design Team, or “Team X” to refine their planetary science mission concept design, then present it to a mock expert review board.

    The deadline is March 30, 2020. To apply and learn more about the NASA Science Mission Design Schools:

    http://go.nasa.gov/missiondesignschools

  224. February 26, 2020 11:36 am

    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has an immediate need for one or more scientists with expertise in planetary science to serve as Program Scientists in the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Division is responsible for the scientific exploration of our Solar System and for improving our understanding of planets. These opportunities are being made available under a standard detail arrangement if you are a NASA civil servant, or under the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

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

    Under authority granted to NASA in the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-201, 118 Stat. 461 (5 U.S.C. 9801 et seq.)), the initial IPA appointment will be for up to two years, with the possibility of reappointment up to a total of six years. The Intergovernmental Personnel Act provides for the temporary assignment of personnel between the Federal Government and state and local governments, colleges and universities, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and other eligible organizations; all applicants must be from an IPA-eligible organization.

    This provides a unique opportunity for scientists to gain insight into Planetary Science policy and programs, to better understand the proposal review process, and to run scientific programs with multimillion-dollar budgets.

    The time spent at NASA Headquarters allows visiting scientists excellent career growth: some return to their home institutions to continue academic research, while others move on to management and leadership positions in the Federal government, academia, at observatories, or in the non-profit sector. Training and mentoring programs are available, on both a formal and informal basis, which further enables our visiting scientists to advance their careers. NASA also offers its visiting scientists regular travel back to their home institutions.

    It is preferable for most Program Scientists in the Planetary Science Division have at least 6 years of post-Ph.D. experience. The ideal candidate will be skilled at working in a collaborative team environment; will be able to adapt to work simultaneously on numerous programs and missions; and will be able to foster productive relationships with staff working on the space missions they oversee, and with the US astrophysics community at large. Disciplinary expertise in one or more areas of planetary science is essential, but the ability to place this knowledge in the broader context of planetary science is equally important for the success of the Division’s programs.

    Applicant Eligibility

    Not every employee of a non-Federal entity is eligible to participate in the IPA program. The following lists indicate which employees of eligible non-Federal entities are eligible and which are not eligible to participate in the IPA program:

    Eligible:
    · Employees of non-Federal entities provided that they occupy a career position and have been with the entity for at least 90 days.

    · If an employee changes from one non-Federal entity to another, he or she does not have to begin a new 90-day period provided that both organizations are eligible to participate in the IPA program.

    · Since non-Federal entities do not always use the precise terms that are used in the Federal Government, it is important to examine the actual situation. For example, a university professor may not be called permanent, but may have worked at an institution for many years and is expected to continue working there. In such a case, the individual would be eligible to participate.

    Not Eligible:

    Students employed at institutions of higher education in research, graduate, or teaching assistant positions.

    Elected officials of state and local governments.

    Conflicts of interest

    Duties and responsibilities to be performed for NASA must take into account possible conflicts of interest that may arise as a result of the assignee’s continued employment at his or her home institution. Before selection of an assignee, SMD will consider the particular matters on which the assignee would work, the interest of the assignee’s home institution in those matters, and how the assignee’s participation may affect the home institution’s interest. SMD will also consider whether the applicant is involved in any outside activities that may create additional conflicts. These conflicts of interest arise as part of the Program Scientist’s role in the proposal review process, flight project lifecycle reviews, and policy implementations that may affect future procurements.

    Additionally, assignees will not communicate on NASA’s behalf with their home institution, continue to work on matters for their home institution, or represent their home institution or other third party to NASA or any other federal agency. Part-time IPAs may present unique conflict and representational concerns given their continued work with their home institution.

    As previously mentioned, these opportunities may also be filled by NASA employees on detail from their Center. Individual research time while serving as a visiting scientist is negotiable. Positions are available from June 2020, though the start date is flexible. Applicants should email a curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single PDF file by April 10, 2020 to EMAIL. For more information about the position, please contact Stephen Rinehart at Stephen.A.Rinehart at nasa.gov.

  225. February 21, 2020 12:40 pm

    Universities Research Association
    Position Description

    POSITION TITLE: LASSO Subject Matter Expert – Physics REPORTS TO: Director, Space Science and Technology Programs

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    SURA is seeking a senior scientist to support research and technology development under the Laboratory Support Services and Operations (LASSO) contract at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The scientist will work to understand and predict – through modeling and experimentation – the way particles move in the lunar surface environment, particularly when the surface is impinged upon by rocket engine blasts or under highly charged (electrostatic) conditions. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Assist in designing experiments and models to analyze and measure dust particles in atmospheres and vacuums.
    • Perform standard scientific work requiring application of techniques and procedures.

    • Detect problems when using standardized procedures because of sample conditions, difficulties with the equipment, etc.
    • Lead and/or conduct specific phases of projects.

    • Propose appropriate analytical methods and techniques. Provide advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.
    • Utilize mathematical principles to analyze data to derive mathematical equations and models.

    • Draw conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.

    • Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

    • Draft and finalize documentation, including both professional and project related.

    • Support proposal development.

    • Assist in other activities as assigned.

    EDUCATION:
    − Ph.D. with 5-20+ years of experience.

    TYPE AND AMOUNT OF SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
    − Knowledge and understanding physics and advanced mathematics, particularly surface and granular physics.
    − Experience with modeling software; Mathematica or COMSOL highly desirable.
    − Experience with material engineering is desirable, and aerospace experience is a plus.
    − Must be able to manage multiple projects in different research areas simultaneously.

    − Must be comfortable working in a dynamic environment where goals and plans change.
    − Must process strong communication and writing skills, and have proficiency in general PC computing.

    APPLICATION:
    To apply, send cover letter and CV to SURA.LASSOjobs at gmail.com by March 20, 2020. Salary commensurate with experience.

    SURA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply. EOE/M/F/D/V

    Visit the Lunar-L website at: http://www3.nd.edu/~cneal/Lunar-L/

  226. February 18, 2020 12:11 pm

    The Space Resources Program and the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines invite applications for a tenure-track position in Space Resources at the Assistant Professor level. We welcome applications from candidates who have expertise in planetary geology and the field of space resources, including, but not limited to, the mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry of lunar, asteroidal, and planetary materials, the study and exploration of extraterrestrial mineral/volatile/gaseous resources by remote sensing and ground truth methods, the integration of geological science with in situ resource utilization technologies, and economic geology.

    We look forward to receiving your applications. The link containing more information can be found here:
    http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/494287?lApplicationSubSourceID=

  227. February 16, 2020 7:34 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION AT THE LUNAR AND PLANETARY
    INSTITUTE IN PLANETARY RADAR

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral
    Fellow in Planetary Radar Studies to work with Drs. Patrick A. Taylor and Edgard
    Rivera-Valentín to conduct detailed studies of near-Earth objects and planetary
    surfaces via radar observations, data analysis, and modeling. Additionally, the
    successful candidate is expected to carry out an independent research program
    and contribute to public engagement events at the LPI.

    Required expertise includes: a recent Ph.D. in planetary science, astronomy,
    physics, geoscience, electrical engineering, or a related field, experience in
    numerical and statistical techniques, proficiency in a common astronomy
    programming language (e.g., IDL, MATLAB, Python), and demonstrated
    knowledge of planetary radar studies. Direct experience with radar observations
    and techniques is strongly desired, but not required. Complementary experience
    with astronomical or Solar System observations (e.g., optical or infrared), small-
    body geophysics, or astronomical instrumentation is preferred, but not required.

    Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research
    interests, and contact information for at least three professional references.

    Application deadline: February 24, 2020 or until filled
    For questions, please contact: ptaylor at lpi.usra.edu

    For more information and to apply, please see:
    https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=993

  228. February 7, 2020 6:29 pm

    Support Astronomer at Lowell Observatory

    https://lowell.edu/about/employment/

  229. February 3, 2020 2:56 pm

    Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University

    The Edwards Research Group in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University seeks a postdoctoral scholar to join the research team. The Edwards Group works primarily on characterizing the surfaces of rocky planets and instrument development. Specifically, we seek candidates to help determine the surface roughness of Bennu from the OSIRIS-Rex Thermal Emission Spectrometer and develop a thermal correction utilizing this roughness model to correct longer wavelength (greater than ~2.6µm) OSIRIS-REX Visible and InfraRed Spectrometer data. The successful candidate is expected to publish scientific papers and, as appropriate, submit proposals for external funding.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A PhD in geoscience/remote sensing/planetary science or a related field
    • Experience with investigations of planetary surfaces, especially the Moon, Mars or Bennu
    • Experience with thermal modeling or spectral modeling of planetary surfaces

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience using laboratory/field instruments to address outstanding problems in geoscience/planetary science
    • A strong working knowledge of laboratory and spacecraft spectroscopic methods

    Applications must include a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information for three professional references.

    Application deadline: March 3, 2020 @ 11:59PM MST
    For questions, please contact: Christopher.Edwards@nau.edu

    https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=604820&PostingSeq=1

  230. January 26, 2020 8:44 pm

    The Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking a new public engagement team member to support their planetary science missions and research teams.

    The new hire will initially support public engagement activities for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and two teams in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), and coordinate logistics for planetary science field campaigns to remote locations, as well as public engagement efforts, for Goddard’s Instrument Field Team.

    Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested.

    https://sesda.com/careers/ss096-science-outreach-and-logistics-coordinator/

  231. January 26, 2020 8:41 pm

    POST-DOC ON ASTEROID/COMET OBSERVATIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

    The Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is offering
    a post-doc position on asteroid/comet observations, funded as part of
    the EU NEOROCKS programme on near-Earth asteroids. This is a one year
    position, which will hopefully be extended depending on future
    applications for funding to extend the work for other surveys (e.g.
    LSST, maybe EUCLID). The main goal will be to develop software that
    will be useful for surveys to search for faint comet-like activity.

    To view details, go to:

    https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk

    and enter vacancy reference 051083.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Colin Snodgrass, csn at roe.ac.uk

  232. January 26, 2020 8:41 pm

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST (ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL) SENIOR FELLOW – SPACE
    SCIENCES LABORATORY

    The Space Sciences Lab at the University of California, Berkeley is
    recruiting for a Ph.D. Scientist who has demonstrated leadership and
    creativity in the space sciences. The anticipated start date for the
    position is between August 2020 and October 2020. For more information
    about the position, including required qualifications application
    materials, and deadlines, go to:

    https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02469

    The position will remain open until filled.

    For questions, please email Caylen Garrie at cgarrie at berkeley.edu.

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

  233. January 23, 2020 8:58 am

    The Planetary Geologic Mapping Group at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center is hiring! Two positions are advertised: One for an IT Specialist (GIS) and one for a Research Scientist (Tanaka-Greeley Fellowship). Be advised that the latter is not a post-doc position.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556831100
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/557280200

  234. January 13, 2020 11:14 am

    ARECIBO OBSERVATORY SCIENTISTS

    The Arecibo Observatory (AO) in Puerto Rico, preeminent for its research in
    astronomy, planetary studies, and space and atmospheric sciences, is home to
    the world largest and most sensitive single dish radio telescope. Arecibo enables
    world-class radio astronomy, studies of the Earth’s atmosphere, and radar observations
    of solar system bodies. AO, part of the University of Central Florida (UCF), is
    seeking applicants for two full-time, non-tenure earning, junior level observatory
    scientists in the Planetary Radar group. The research emphasis of the group is the
    study and characterization of near-Earth objects and other solar system bodies.

    The incumbents will be expected to participate in radar observations, data processing,
    archiving, and modeling of near-Earth asteroids and other solar system bodies with
    the Arecibo planetary radar system.

    The application period is open until January 23rd, 2020. For more information and
    to apply, go to:
    https://jobs.ucf.edu/en-us/job/498649/observatory-scientist-planetary-radar

    Thank you,
    Anne Virkki

  235. January 11, 2020 1:21 am

    The State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences based in Macau (China) is offering a PhD position in the field of impact crater studies.

    Our Space Science Institute is fast developing into one of the leading centres for planetary research set in the city with the highest GDP per capita in the world and the site of huge investments in science and research.

    The candidate will be based at the Macau University of Science and Technology but will be expected to spend time at the TU Dortmund University in Germany, too.

    They will be competent in computing programming (preferably, but not necessarily, R, MATLAB, and ArcGIS), with some experience in machine learning and simulation modelling, and statistics.

    A good geological background will also represent a valuable asset.

    For more information please contact the PI:
    Roberto Bugiolacchi (rbugiolacchi at must.edu.mo).

  236. January 11, 2020 1:10 am

    POSTDOC IN MODELING PLASMA ENVIRONMENT OF EXOPLANETS

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University
    of Massachusetts Lowell with Dr. Ofer Cohen. The successful applicant
    will develop MHD codes to simulate modulation of stellar radio emission
    by transiting exoplanets, star-planet interaction, and will perform
    coupled simulations of the plasma environment around short-orbit
    exoplanets.

    Minimum qualifications for the position include:
    1. Ph.D. in Space Physics, Astrophysics, computational physics or
    related field.
    2. Model development experience, plasma physics modeling experience,
    strong background in space plasma physics or astrophysical plasmas.

    Other qualifications:
    1. Experience with parallel coding (MPI), Fortran 90 (preferred, but
    not required).
    2. Good communication and writing skills.

    The postdoc will be expected to demonstrate ability to do science work
    and submit research proposals independently, and work with
    undergraduate/graduate students. Opportunities to gain teaching
    experience may also be available.

    To apply, go to:

    https://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/job/503644/postdoctoral-
    research-associate-modeling-exoplanets-plasmas

    or:

    https://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/listing/

    and search for position number 503644.

    Include CV, cover letter, and research summary with application. Names
    and contact information of three references will be required during the
    application process.

  237. January 11, 2020 1:10 am

    POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP POSITION IN BEIJING, CHINA

    One postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the planetary
    science research group at the National Space Science Center in Beijing
    China. We seek candidates who are interested in studying the geology,
    morphology, and mineralogy of Mars, the Moon, and other planetary
    bodies using remote sensing data sets to understand their surface
    processes and evolution. The potential research projects include but
    not limited to: (1) investigating water-rich paleo-environments and
    implications for habitability of Mars; (2) study composition and
    physical properties of lunar surface materials and evolution of the
    Moon; (3) spectroscopy study of small bodies in the solar system.
    Successful candidates will have opportunities to be involved in the
    ongoing China’s Chang’E 4 mission and China’s upcoming Mars 2020 and
    Chang’E 5 missions.

    This is a two-year postdoc position with possibility to extend to 3
    years. The successful candidate will receive up to CNY 250,000
    (pre-tax) per year with additional subsidy for apartment renting. The
    deadline for this application is March 1, 2020. The starting time is
    negotiable. For those who are interested in this position, please send
    your CV to Prof. Steve Yang Liu via email: yangliu at nssc.ac.cn

  238. December 22, 2019 1:26 pm

    PROCESSING OF AMINO ACIDS FROM ICE RADIATION EXPERIMENTS AT GSFC/NASA

    The Cosmic Ice Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD)
    is seeking candidates for a postdoc position in the field of
    astrochemistry. This research will involve a systematic study of the
    formation of prebiotic molecules through a combination of experimental
    ice radiation and aqueous chemistry. The successful candidate will
    perform high-vacuum ice irradiation experiments, aqueous chemistry in
    high pressure reaction cells, and will analyze the results using
    liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry.

    This research will focus on organic compounds of astrobiological
    interest formed by ice radiation chemistry. Additionally, it will
    examine the role of hydrothermal processing in modifying these
    organics, comparing the findings to organic materials previously
    detected in extraterrestrial samples (e.g., meteorites).

    The applicants should have a PhD in chemistry or a related field at
    the start of the position and must be within five years of the receipt
    of their doctoral degree. Ideally, candidates will have experience
    with some or all of the following: cryo-vacuum apparatus, radiation
    chemistry, infrared spectroscopy, ultrahigh-performance liquid
    chromatography with UV fluorescence and time of flight mass
    spectrometry detection (LC-FD/ToF-MS) , high-pressure reaction cells.

    For more information, please see:

    https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/48567aac

  239. Christopher Materese permalink
    December 17, 2019 7:54 pm

    The Cosmic Ice Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher. The team’s work will involve a systematic study of the formation of molecules of potential astrobiological importance through a combination of experimental ice radiation and aqueous chemistry.

    The detailed job listing can be found at this link.

  240. December 17, 2019 2:43 pm

    CHAIRED PROFESSOR IN ONBOARD SPACE SYSTEMS

    Lulea University of Technology invites applications for the position
    of a chaired professor in the field of Onboard Space Systems. The
    position is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, Sweden.

    Kiruna is referred to as Sweden’s Space Capital, because it is home of
    many space-related actors such as the ESTRACK Kiruna Station of the
    European Space Agency, the European Space and Sounding Rocket Range
    Esrange, the scientific headquarters of EISCAT, and the Swedish
    Institute of Space Physics.

    LTU’s Division of Space Technology offers a Master programme in Space
    Engineering with national intake, an international master programme in
    Spacecraft Design, and the international Joint Master Programme in
    Space Science and Technology – SpaceMaster. These programmes gather
    more than 100 students from all over the world to Kiruna every year.

    The current projects in Onboard Space Systems focus on near-Earth
    objects and CubeSats. The newly established NanoSat and Asteroid
    Engineering laboratories offer many opportunities for scientific
    experiments and technological tests.

    Candidates with documented experience in ongoing or completed space
    missions are especially encouraged to apply.

    The deadline for applications is January 5, 2020.

    More information available at:

    https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=3548&rmlang=UK

  241. Larry R Nittler permalink
    December 17, 2019 10:17 am

    Staff Scientist in Petrology or Geo/Cosmochemistry

    The Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus) invites applications for a staff scientist in petrology or geo/cosmochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates in research areas that will amplify our strengths in field and laboratory-based investigations, with an emphasis in igneous petrology, magmatic volatiles, or geo/cosmochemical approaches to investigate the origin and evolution of Earth and other rocky planets. We encourage applications from those interested in cross-disciplinary areas that complement or expand our existing strengths in Earth, planetary, and exoplanet science. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from individuals with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and perspective.

    The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization committed to exploring intriguing scientific questions. Carnegie staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. Staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.

    Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory are merging into a single division that will continue to provide staff scientists with the resources to pursue fundamental research on planet formation and evolution, including state-of-the-art experimental and analytical laboratories, computer clusters, and machine shop and electronics support. In a separate ad, we are searching for a second staff scientist with interests in astronomy or planetary science. Information about our current research programs can be found at http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/research and https://gl.carnegiescience.edu/our-research. Our vision for interdisciplinary planetary research can be found at https://planets.carnegiescience.edu/. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and propose a world-class research program.

    To apply, please submit (1) cover letter with the names of three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of publications, (4) abstracts of your two most relevant and important papers, (5) a 2-3 page summary of previous research, and (6) a research plan of up to 5 pages through the Apply Now button below. You may email staffposition@carnegiescience.edu with any questions.

    Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of 18 February 2020.

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

  242. Larry R Nittler permalink
    December 17, 2019 10:16 am

    Staff Scientist in Astronomy or Planetary Science

    The Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus) invites applications for a staff scientist in astronomy or planetary science. We are particularly interested in candidates with research emphases in laboratory experiment, theory, or observation of planet formation or (exo)planetary atmospheres. We encourage applications from those interested in cross-disciplinary areas that complement or expand our existing strengths in Earth, planetary, and exoplanet science. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from individuals with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives.

    The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization committed to exploring intriguing scientific questions. Carnegie staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. Staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.

    Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory are merging into a single division that will continue to provide staff scientists with the resources to pursue fundamental research on planet formation, (exo)planets, and planetary evolution, including state-of-the-art laboratories, computer clusters, and a partnership with Carnegie’s Observatories that includes access to Las Campanas Observatory. In a separate ad, we are searching for a second staff scientist with interests in planetary petrology, magmatic volatiles, or geo/cosmochemical approaches to planet evolution. Information about our current research programs can be found at http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/research and https://gl.carnegiescience.edu/our-research. Our vision for interdisciplinary planetary research can be found at https://planets.carnegiescience.edu/. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and propose a world-class research program.

    To apply, please submit (1) cover letter with the names and addresses of three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of publications, (4) abstracts of your two most relevant and important papers, (5) a 2-3 page summary of previous research, and (6) a research plan of up to 5 pages through the “Apply Now” button below. You may email staffposition@carnegiescience.edu with any questions.

    Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of 18 February 2020.

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

  243. 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

  244. 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)

  245. 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).

  246. 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

  247. 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).

  248. 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.

  249. 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

  250. 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).

  251. 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.

  252. 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.

  253. 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.

  254. 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.

  255. 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.

  256. 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

  257. 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.

  258. 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/

  259. 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

  260. 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=…

  261. 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

  262. 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

  263. 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)

  264. 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.

  265. Joseph O'Rourke permalink
    October 21, 2019 5:49 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS

    Applications are invited for one postdoctoral research scholar position to work in collaboration 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.

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

    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. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in astrophysics, physics, planetary science, geophysics, applied math, or closely related field by the start date. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree. Desired qualifications include a background in numerical modeling of mass and energy transfer. Experience in numerical fluid dynamics is strongly desired.

    Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/70090 by November 30, 2019.

  266. 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.

  267. 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

  268. 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

  269. 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/

  270. 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.

  271. 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

  272. 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).

  273. 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.

  274. 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.

  275. 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.

  276. 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.

  277. 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.

  278. 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

  279. 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

  280. 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.

  281. 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

  282. 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

  283. 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.

  284. 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

  285. 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.

  286. 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

  287. 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

  288. 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.

  289. 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)

  290. 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.

  291. 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

  292. 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.

  293. 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.

  294. 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

  295. 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.

  296. 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

  297. 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

  298. 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/

  299. 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)

  300. 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.

  301. 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.

  302. 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

  303. May 27, 2019 12:49 pm

    CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR POSITIONS

    Click to access crc-special-call-adverstisement.pdf

    Review of applications will begin on June 19, 2019.

  304. 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

  305. 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

  306. 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

  307. 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.

  308. 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

  309. May 12, 2019 3:43 pm

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

    Closing date: 16 June 2019

  310. 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.

  311. 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.

  312. 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

  313. 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

  314. 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.

  315. 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

  316. 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.

  317. 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.

  318. 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

  319. 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

  320. 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/

  321. 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).

  322. 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.

  323. 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

  324. 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.

  325. 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.

  326. 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.

  327. 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.

  328. 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

  329. 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

  330. 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

  331. 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

  332. 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.

  333. 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.

  334. 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

  335. 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).

  336. 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

  337. 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

  338. 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

  339. 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).

  340. 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

  341. 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

  342. 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

  343. 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.

  344. 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.

  345. 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

  346. 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.

  347. 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

  348. 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

  349. November 27, 2018 10:33 am

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

  350. 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

  351. 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.

  352. 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.

  353. 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

  354. 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.

  355. 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

  356. 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

  357. 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

  358. 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

  359. 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

  360. 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.

  361. 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

  362. 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

  363. 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

  364. 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.

  365. 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

  366. 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

  367. 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

  368. 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

  369. 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).

  370. 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.

  371. 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

  372. 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.

  373. 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

  374. 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:

    Click to access 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:

    Click to access 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.

  375. 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:

    Click to access Bodewits_postdoc.pdf

  376. 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.

  377. 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.

  378. 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

  379. 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]

  380. 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

  381. 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

  382. 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.

  383. 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.

  384. 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.

  385. 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.

  386. 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).

  387. 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.

  388. 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

  389. 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

  390. 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)

  391. 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.

  392. 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.

  393. 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.

  394. 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

  395. 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.

  396. 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