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Current state: Approved
City: Pasadena
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Contact Person: Samuel Howell
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 31 2020
Web Link:

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 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.


See full job details at link.