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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Planetology and Habitability
City: Madrid
Country: Spain
Contact Person: Alberto Fairén
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Centro de Astrobiología
Application Due Date: Friday, March 15 2019


The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de Astrobiología (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 Fairén 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 Fairén ([email protected]).

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