MESSENGER Postdoctoral Fellow

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
City: Washington
State/Province: DC
Country: USA
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Carnegie Institution for Science
Application Due Date: Saturday, March 15 2014
Web Link:

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington anticipates an opening for one or two postdoctoral fellows to work on some aspect of the geochemistry of the planet Mercury. The MESSENGER spacecraft, in its second extended mission, will continue to return data from its suite of instruments from Mercury until early 2015. Fellows will aid in planning and analysis of MESSENGER observations and carry out research aimed at understanding the planet’s origin and geological evolution. Observational, experimental, and modeling studies will be considered. Details on MESSENGER can be found at and details of DTM’s staff, laboratory facilities, and ongoing research can be found at Fellowships are usually renewable for a second and sometimes a third year.

Applications should be submitted online at and should include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, description of thesis research, a short (2-3 page) statement of research plans for the fellowship period, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work. Submission details are available when you click on “Apply Now”. Review of the applications will begin on March 15, 2014. Address any questions you have to [email protected]. Carnegie Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.