Issue 14-20, August 18, 2014
1) ABSTRACT DEADLINE FOR THE 46TH DPS MEETING COMING UP
2) JOBS/POSITIONS OPPORTUNITIES
3) UPCOMING MEETINGS
ABSTRACT DEADLINE FOR THE 46TH DPS MEETING COMING UP
DPS members you are invited to attend the 46th Annual DPS meeting in
Tucson, AZ, 9-14 November 2014 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. See:
* Important notice !!!!
21 August 2014 : Regular Abstract deadline, coming up quickly now !
See http://aas.org/dps-46th-meeting/46th-dps-meeting-abstract-and-presentation-information and go to: http://abstracts.aas.org/abstract_pass/dps
Other important dates:
22 August 2014
DPS 46 Exhibitor Final Deadline
26 August 2014
DPS 46 Early Registration Deadline
11 September 2014
DPS 46 Regular Registration Deadline
- 24 September 2014 : 46th DPS Late Abstract Submission Deadline - 9:00pm ET
- 10 October 2014 : 46th DPS Hotel Reservations Deadline
You can send any comments, questions, or suggestions to the DPS Jobs Czar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A) IPAC VISITING GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP 2015
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate student fellowships. The program is designed to allow students from other U.S. or international institutions to visit IPAC-Caltech and perform astronomical research in close association with an IPAC scientist. Eligible applicants are expected to have completed preliminary course work in their graduate program and be available for research during the period of the award. Funding from IPAC will be provided for a 6-month period via monthly stipends, plus relocation expenses. Several students are expected to be accepted each year, subject to the availability of funding. Students are expected to be at IPAC during the duration of the Fellowship, nominally January to July, with some flexibility on the starting and ending dates.
The call for 2015 applications is now open. Deadline: September 5, 2014.
Please follow the application instructions at: http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/community/GraduateFellowship
B) LABORATORY MANAGER AT UNIV. OF ALABAMA AND NASA MSFC
The University of Alabama Huntsville and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center invite applications for a laboratory manager responsible for routine operation and maintenance of the MSFC Noble Gas Research Laboratory (MNGRL). A PhD or MS in the physical sciences, experience in mass spectrometry (noble gas and/or ICPMS, TIMS, etc.), and ultra-high vacuum laboratory operations are required. Salary is $67,151-$85,000 per year depending on qualifications; initial appointment is for 1 year with renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Applications will be reviewed beginning Sept 2 until position is filled. Apply online at http://uah.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=50487.
Contact : Dr. Barbara Cohen
C) MAVEN POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN MARS MAGNETIC FIELDS AT NASA/GSFC
Applications are now being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research
Associate, funded through the University of Maryland College Park
(UMCP) and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and
Technology (CRESST), to work in the Planetary Magnetospheres Laboratory
of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) investigating Mars
magnetic fields using data from the MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile
EvolutioN) mission. Additional details are available at:
The appointment will be initially for one year, with the possibility of
renewal in subsequent years. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a
relevant discipline with experience conducting scientific research
related to the MAVEN science objectives or the types of instruments
included in the MAVEN science payload. Disciplined IDL and Fortran
programming skills, demonstrated scientific writing ability, and
experience in acquisition and analysis of data (especially magnetometer
data) from space flight instruments are highly desirable.
The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. All
applications received by September 1, 2014 will receive full
D) PH.D. PROGRAM APPLICATION AT IRSPS, PESCARA, ITALY
There will be opportunities for potential Ph.D. candidates seeking
training, education, and research in Planetary Geology at the
International Research School of Planetary Sciences (IRSPS,
http://www.irsps.unich.it/) in the Ph.D. course of "Earth Systems and
Built Environments" of Universita d'Annunzio, Pescara, Italy
(http://www.unich.it/). Candidates interested in geological research
of Mars and terrestrial analogs in particular are encouraged to apply.
The selected Ph.D. students are expected to begin their programs from
the beginning of 2015. Ph.D. candidate positions with salary paid for
the duration of the Ph.D. program (3 years) would be available to some
highly-evaluated candidates. Evaluation interview for candidacy for
students residing outside the country would be conducted through
telecon. The deadline for the application is September 9th (13:00 PM,
Italian Time) and it must be sent by registered mail, or by hand or by
private courier to the address indicated in the call. For other
details, please refer to:
E) ESA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN SPACE SCIENCE
The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each
year. The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists,
holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing
space science research in fields related to the ESA Science and
Robotic Exploration Programmes. Areas of research include planetary
science, astronomy and astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial
science, plasma physics and fundamental physics. The fellowships have
a duration of two years and are tenable at the European Space Research
and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo,
near Madrid, Spain.
Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to
begin in the fall of 2015. Preference will be given to applications
submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD.
Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they
must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the
The deadline for applications is 1 October 2014.
For more information see:
Questions, contact: Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Matteo Guianazzi,
November 4-7, 2014
Greenbelt, MD, USA
The objective of the Workshop is to have a broad canvas of instrumentation and technology available to 'Decadal Survey' missions and those further out. It is also meant to be a forum of collaboration, exchange and discussions where science questions, and the technology needed to address them, are discussed.
Exceptional keynote and invited speakers are a highlighted part of the program.
The workshop page with all the instructions on how to submit the abstracts (including a template and a sample abstract) is at:
Abstract deadline is Aug 25, 2014
We encourage you to submit an abstract and be part of this unique international gathering focused on instrumentation for planetary missions. In particular, we encourage abstracts on CubeSat/SmallSats instruments concepts from all over the world.
POC: Brook Lakew <email@example.com>
B) THE ASTROBIOLOGY SCIENCE CONFERENCE 2015
Hilton Chicago, Illinois,
June 15–19, 2015.
AbSciCon2015 is the next in a series of conferences organized by the
astrobiology community. The conference will convene scientists from all
over the world who work in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology
— the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life
in the universe — to report on research findings and plan future
endeavors. The theme for AbSciCon2015 is "Habitability, Habitable
Worlds, and Life."
Astrobiology is an inherently interdisciplinary endeavor. Given the
wide variety of disciplinary tools and topics to be presented at the
conference, the success of AbSciCon2015 will be built upon the
community's involvement in the organization of topical sessions.
Community members are urged to be proactive in proposing sessions,
merging similar session topics, and organizing abstracts into selected
The Call for Session Topics and Organizers will open September 2, 2014:
The deadline to submit Session Topics is October 22, 2014. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Send submissions to:
Athena Coustenis, DPS Secretary (email@example.com)