Early Mars Postdoc at University of Chicago

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Current state: Approved
Department: Geophysical Sciences
City: Chicago
State/Province: Illinois
Country: USA
Contact Person: Edwin Kite
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Chicago
Application Due Date: Saturday, December 20 2014
Web Link: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~kite/proposals/

Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago
seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support investigations of
the early climate of Mars through analysis of Mars topography and
forward modeling of topographic change. The successful candidate will
work with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite to assemble, analyze, and
model crater-modification and crater-infilling datasets. Candidates
should have a background in Planetary Science, Earth Science, or
Astrophysics, and have experience working with large datasets.
Experience with Mars is helpful but is not required. Start date is
flexible. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to
develop a program of independent research aligned with the objectives
of the group as exemplified by the projects listed at:
as well as to mentor undergraduate students.
The University of Chicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets
research program, with particular emphasis on potentially habitable
Application materials should be received by December 20 for full
consideration. Applicants should send a CV, a brief description of
research interests and experience, and the names of three referees as
a single PDF file to [email protected]. Please direct informal
inquiries about this post to Edwin Kite ([email protected]).