MAVEN Mars Upper-Atmosphere and Solar-Wind Interactions Post-doc

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on data from the MAVEN mission.  The MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft arrives at Mars in September, and will study the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, interactions with the Sun and the solar wind, and the loss of atmospheric atoms and molecules to space.  The person hired will spend up to half of their time on science operations planning activities, and the rest of their time integrating data analysis and/or theoretical modeling in an area relevant to the mission or in related interdisciplinary areas.

The MAVEN primary mission will last one Earth year from the start of science mapping in November, with an expectation that there may be an extended mission.  The appointment will be initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent years or through the end of the project.  Applicants may be at the entry-level post-doc level or may be more senior.

For complete ad, and to apply, see  For inquiries, contact Bruce Jakosky (MAVEN PI) at

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