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
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.
This vacancy at DLR Berlin is focusing on the development of improved structural and thermal models of rocky planets and solid exoplanets in close collaboration with experimental and theoretical research groups studying matter under extreme conditions. The scope of the Research Unit is aiming at an improved knowledge of the composition and interior structure of planetary interiors through an interdisciplinary approach, involving experiments, theory and modeling activities. Here, the focus will be on the construction of numerical models of the interior structure and thermal evolution of super-Earths to compare those to observational data of future satellite missions such as CHEOPS and PLATO. Particular emphasis will be placed on the derivation of scaling laws for terrestrial-type exoplanets, relating mass, radius, thermal state, and equilibrium shape as induced by rotational and tidal distortions to each other.