Mars Paleoclimate Postdoc

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of Geophysical Sciences
City: Chicago
State/Province: IL
Country: USA
Contact Person: Edwin Kite
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Chicago
Application Due Date: Friday, July 15 2016
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The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of
Chicago seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support
investigations of the past Mars climate and atmosphere. The successful
candidate will work with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite to modify and
run Mars mesoscale models and Mars global climate models, and analyze
the output of those models. The emphasis of the work will be on
processes that operated early in Mars history and during the
transition from Mars’ early wetter climate to the present dry climate.
Candidates should have a background in Planetary Science, Earth
Science, or Astrophysics, and experience with modifying sophisticated
numerical models. Start date is flexible.

The University of Chicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets
research program, with particular emphasis on potentially habitable

Application materials should be received by July 15 for full
consideration. Applicants should send a CV, a brief description of
research interests and experience, and a list of publications as a
single PDF file to [email protected]. Applicants should also arrange
to have two letters of reference sent to this email address. Please
direct informal inquiries about this post to Edwin Kite
([email protected]).

This postdoctoral position will be for one year, with the possibility
of renewal for a second year, and comes with a competitive salary and
generous benefits.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or
status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is
an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans