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Current state: Approved
Department: Planetary Science
City: Pasadena
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Contact Person: Matt Golombek
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Caltech/JPL
Application Due Date: Wednesday, January 01 2014
Web Link:

 The Caltech Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion

Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research

position in JPL’s Planetary Science Section.


The research will involve selection of landing sites for the 2016

InSight Discovery and 2020 Mars Rover Missions. Dr. Matt Golombek will

serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate who will

carry out research in collaboration with the advisor, resulting in



Candidates should have a recent PhD in Planetary Geology or related

field with a strong background using and analyzing Mars remote sensing

data. Experience in ArcGIS is highly desirable as well as experience

working with and/or generating digital elevation models. Candidates

who received their PhD within the past five years prior to the date of

their application are eligible. The annual starting salary for recent

PhD is US$52,000 and can vary somewhat according to the applicant’s

qualifications. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a

minimum of one-year period and may be renewed to a maximum of three



Please send a letter describing your research interests, a curriculum

vitae, a list of three references (with telephone numbers, postal and

email address) to: Matt Golombek, [email protected].  Further

information is available at: