PhD Student Position (4 years) in Chemistry with focus on Planetary Geochemistry and Spectroscopy

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Chemistry
City: Umeå
Country: Sweden
Contact Person: Merve Yesilbas
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Umeå University
Application Due Date: Friday, September 23 2022
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Is there water on Mars? What is the role of water in martian geochemical history? How can we reveal the potential water resources for future human explorations on Mars?

If you are interested in discovering all these fascinating phenomena related to Mars, you are welcome to apply for a fully funded four-year PhD student position.

The doctoral student will conduct mainly experimental work by preparing several martian analogues including sulfate and Cl-salt mixtures, and conducting cryogenic vibrational spectroscopy experiments at our laboratory. Furthermore, the doctoral student will perform the remote sensing analyzes from Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) of NASA by bridging the laboratory spectra to the martian orbit data to understand aqueous history of Mars.

The successful candidate should have a MSc or equivalent degree in geochemistry, planetary science, astrobiology and physical chemistry. Practical experience in vibrational spectroscopy to characterize minerals, rocks and soils and/or advanced spectral data evaluation (MATLAB, R, Python) are meriting. Experience in remote sensing (ENVI-IDL) software is also meriting but not requirement.

You must apply through our e-recruitment system. Log in and apply using the link at the bottom of the page. The application deadline is Sep 23rd, 2022

Further information can be obtained from Assistant Prof. Dr. Merve Yeşilbaş , e-mail: [email protected],  web: We look forward to receiving your application!