Mars 3D Icecap Radar Imaging

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Geophysics
City: Golden
State/Province: CO
Country: USA
Contact Person: Paul Sava
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Application Due Date: Sunday, November 15 2020
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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.

The position will be located in the Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. We at Mines recognize that diversity is a crucial component to excellence in education and research, and strive to cultivate a community in which students, faculty, and staff with differing backgrounds, perspectives, talents, and needs are supported. We believe that a diverse community fosters energizing and enlightening debates, leads to deeper commitments, and results in a host of educational, research, and service outcomes both within our institution and the broader scientific community.

The successful candidate will be offered an initial one-year full-time postdoctoral scholar position, with the possibility for an extension during a second year. The position is available immediately and the goal is to fill it no later than January 2021.

Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines’ mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:

All applications must include:

– a cover letter outlining the candidate’s suitability and motivation for the role;

– a current curriculum vitae;

– copies of the diplomas/university certificates; and

– a list of three people who could provide references.

For full consideration, please submit applications by November 15, 2020, via the Mines application portal:…

Please send any questions to Dr. Paul Sava ([email protected]).