Job Opportunity: Planetary GIS Data Specialist

The Planetary Geographic Information System (GIS)/Data Specialist will work in a new Planetary Science research group led by Edwin Kite in the University of Chicago’s Department of Geophysical Sciences. The central objective of the research group is to use geologic data to reconstruct the past climate history of Mars and understand the physical mechanisms responsible for the loss of Mars habitability. The primary job responsibilities are:

(1) to assemble planetary data into “research ready” ArcGIS projected
mosaics, and

(2) to generate, evaluate and analyze planetary digital terrain models that incorporate stereo data.

Salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. A start date in the range 1/1/2015 – 3/31/2015 is preferred. Later start dates may be negotiated. For detailed information on job responsibilities and qualifications, please apply online at:

Search keyword “Planetary” or by requisition # 094770. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.