The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, invites applications for a newly created
research position in the Planetary Geosciences Group. The successful candidate will support
the Europa Clipper mission by performing geological analysis of Europa. Specifically, the
candidate will provide expertise in icy satellite geological mapping, analysis, and interpretation
as well as expertise in surface landform distribution and identification. The candidate will also be
expected to participate in formulation activities related to missions to the Ice Giants and their
Applicants should have a well-established record in planetary geology, evidenced by
publications in refereed scientific journals and participation in national/international meetings. It
is expected that the successful candidate will develop an independently funded research
program. Opportunities exist for participation in ongoing and future space missions.
This position requires the following qualifications:
PhD in planetary geology, or a related field.
Peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals planetary science.
Demonstrated professional reputation as a productive researcher with a track record of
publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at national and/or international
The following qualifications are preferred:
Experience with icy satellite structural analysis and interpretation.
Experience in geological mapping, and landform analysis and interpretation.
Familiarity with the Europa Clipper mission.
Experience in mission formulation and concept development, particularly in relation to
outer solar system exploration.
Experience on active planetary missions.
Experience obtaining grant funding.
To view the full description of this unique opportunity and apply, please visit: https://citjpl.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Jobs/job/JPL-Campus/Research-Scientist--Planetary-Geosciences_R2330
Applications received by July 4, 2022 will receive full consideration.