Postdoc Opportunity

The Caltech Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL’s Planetary Science Section.

The research will involve selection of landing sites for the 2016 InSight Discovery and 2020 Mars Rover Missions. Dr. Matt Golombek will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate who will carry out research in collaboration with the advisor, resulting in publications.

Candidates should have a recent PhD in Planetary Geology or related field with a strong background using and analyzing Mars remote sensing data. Experience in ArcGIS is highly desirable as well as experience working with and/or generating digital elevation models. Candidates who received their PhD within the past five years prior to the date of their application are eligible. The annual starting salary for recent PhD is US$52,000 and can vary somewhat according to the applicant’s qualifications. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed to a maximum of three years.

Please send a letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, a list of three references (with telephone numbers, postal and email address) to: Matt Golombek, [email protected].  Further information is available at: