Issue 17-35, September 3, 2017
- ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ICARUS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF POSITION
- UPCOMING DEADLINE FOR DPS 49 DEPENDENT CARE GRANTS
- WEBEX INFORMATION FOR THE UPCOMING OPAG SUMMER 2017 MEETING
- LSST AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM WORKSHOP AT DPS 49
- JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ICARUS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF POSITION
The DPS Committee, its publications subcommittee and representatives of
Editor-in-Chief. The application, consisting of a cover letter with a 5-year vision
statement and skills and experience brought to the position, Curriculum Vita and
publications list, should be submitted here.
Application deadline is October 8, 2017.
Please distribute this announcement widely among our colleagues.
UPCOMING DEADLINE FOR DPS49 DEPENDENT CARE GRANTS
The DPS Susan Niebur Professional Development Fund provides financial
assistance to qualifying members in order to facilitate their meeting attendance
by offsetting costs for dependent care at the meeting location or at home during
the DPS49 meeting. Dependent Care Grant applications are due 15 September.
WEBEX INFORMATION FOR THE UPCOMING OPAG SUMMER 2017 MEETING
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Recurrence: Every day, from Wednesday, September 6, 2017, to Thursday, September 7, 2017
Meeting Link: https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/j.php?MTID=m06f9fc6d92cb1b1bc61f668d94a5ecb3
Meeting number: 398 419 323
Meeting password: W@lc0m31
Toll Number: 1-312-470-7337
Toll Free Number: 1-888-994-8792
Participant Passcode: 5637426
LSST AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM WORKSHOP AT DPS49
Thursday October 19 2017, 4:30-6:30 pm – Open to all DPS attendees
Location: Cascade E (Utah Valley Convention Center)
Organizers: Meg Schwamb (Gemini) & David Trilling (NAU)
Over its 10 year lifespan, the Large Synoptic Sky Survey Telescope (LSST) will
catalog over 5 million Main Belt asteroids, almost 300,000 Jupiter Trojans, over
100,000 NEOs, and over 40,000 KBOs. Many of these objects will receive
hundreds of observations in multiple bandpasses. The LSST Solar System Science
Collaboration (SSSC) is preparing methods and tools to analyze this data, as well
as understand optimum survey strategies for discovering moving objects throughout
the Solar System.
This workshop serves as the annual meeting of the LSST SSSC, and is open to all
DPS attendees. We will provide a brief status of LSST with respect to Solar System
science and provide updates on current and future activities within the SSSC. The
focus will not be on general LSST background but on details relevant to Solar System
science topics. There will be time set aside for open discussion for both members of
the SSSC and the broader planetary community.
Contact Meg Schwamb ([email protected]) and David Trilling
([email protected]) with any questions
JOBS, POSITIONS, OPPORTUNITIES
A) TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN MARS SCIENCE
The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de
Astrobiologia (CAB) invites applications for two postdoctoral positions
to support investigations on the nature of the early Mars environments.
The successful candidate will work with Dr. Alberto Fairen in the
ERC-funded Project “icyMARS”.
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in the field of Planetary
Science or related discipline, and background in sedimentology of
ice-covered lakes, or in biology of psychrophilic microorganisms.
The positions, placed in Madrid, would be for one year, with possible
extension to a second year contingent upon funding availability and
satisfactory performance. Benefits include working in a young
enthusiastic team at one of the leading Planetary Sciences institutions
in Europe, full social benefits according to the Spanish social care
system, and a very competitive salary.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum with a list
of publications, a brief (maximum two pages) statement of research
interests, and a list of three references, no later than September 10,
2017, to Alberto Fairen ([email protected]).
The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than Jan 1,
B) SIX POSTDOC POSITIONS IN ORIGINS OF LIFE RESEARCH
The Origins Center is a recent, multidisciplinary and multi-institute,
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO funded initiative
of a large number of top tier scientists in the Netherlands. Over 17
Dutch universities and research institutes participate in the Center
that is coordinated by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Within the Center we are now recruiting postdoctoral research fellows
for five three-year pathfinder projects that together should lay the
groundwork for a future, far larger research programme which aims at
game-changing understanding of the origin of life and of life-bearing
planets, predicting evolution, building and steering life from molecule
to biosphere, finding extra-terrestrial life and of the mathematical
concepts needed for bridging large spatial, temporal and organisatorial
Fellowships are available within each of the following five projects:
Developing, testing and operating the Origins Simulator
Identifying factors enabling predictability of evolution
Building and directing life
Modelling planet earth as an exoplanet
Mathematically understanding downward causation
Candidates should have a strong background in astronomy, biophysics,
chemistry, microbiology, ecology, evolutionary biology, mathematics,
computational science, molecular biosciences or planetary and
geosciences, and be able to perform innovative and multidisciplinary
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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