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Early Career Venus Scholars Job Opportunities

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research at NASA Centers. Each NPP fellowship opportunity is designed to advance NASA research in a specific project related to space science, earth science, aeronautics, exploration systems, lunar science, astrobiology, or astrophysics. Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, and November 1.
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Contact: nasapostdoc@orau.org

Postdoctoral Position at LPI
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas seeks a self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to undertake work in any area of the planetary sciences. LPI postdoctoral researchers are provided significant resources to help advance their careers, including competitive salaries and fringe benefit package, active mentoring, opportunities to pursue personal research activities, and training in proposal writing, effective presentation skills, and interactions with funding agencies and the media. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in planetary science. Postdoctoral positions will be offered for an initial period of up to two years, with possible extension to a maximum of three years. There is no firm application deadline and applications will be reviewed periodically.

Venus Opportunities

Venus and Extreme Environment In-Situ Science Investigations and Capability Development
This postdoctoral Fellowship at Glenn Research Center concentrates on in-situ Venus geophysics/atmospheric physics and chemistry studies performed in Venus-relevant environments, and exploring the capabilities of potential harsh environment instrumentation suites to provide relevant science data related to these studies. The core of this work is aimed at preparing NASA to have the relevant core scientific understanding and capabilities to conduct extended scientific investigations on Venus. Requirements are a recent Ph.D. in geophysics/ geology or atmospheric physics. Experience in experiment design or instrument/space craft system development is desirable.The position is for two years with a possible extension to three years. Apply through the NASA Postdoctoral Program website.

Postdoctoral Position in Planet Formation at SWRI Boulder
There is an open postdoctoral research position open at Southwest Research Institute’s office in Boulder Colorado to work with Hal Levison and Kevin Walsh on a variety of topics related to Planet Formation. Knowledge of terrestrial planet formation, planet migration, and collisional processes is preferred; knowledge of the N-body codes commonly used in planet formation and evolution models is preferred, especially those known as Swift, SyMBA or LIPAD; applicants must have a strong research interest and publication record in the dynamics of small bodies in the Solar System, and/or planet formation and/or planet migration. The job posting will remain open until filled.