Postdoc – Mars Science Laboratory rover mission

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
City: West Lafayette
State/Province: IN
Country: USA
Contact Person: Briony Horgan
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Purdue University
Application Due Date: Friday, May 06 2016

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Mars geochemistry and mineralogy. The successful candidate will join Prof. Briony Horgan and the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover science team starting in August/September 2016.

Duties will include laboratory analyses of terrestrial analog samples, processing and analysis of MSL data, participation in MSL operations and team activities, and processing and analysis of Mars orbital datasets.

Eligibility: All applicants must have a PhD in the field of geology or planetary science. U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident status is also required per federal regulations.  Expertise in geochemistry, mineralogy, or spectroscopy is preferred.

A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For further information, please send your CV to Briony Horgan, [email protected], by May 6, 2016.