The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support investigations of the early climate of Mars through analysis of Mars topography and forward modeling of topographic change. The successful candidate will work with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite to assemble, analyze, and model crater-modification and crater-infilling datasets.
Candidates should have a background in Planetary Science, Earth Science, or Astrophysics, and have experience working with large datasets. Experience with Mars is helpful but is not required. Start date is flexible. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop a program of independent research aligned with the objectives of the group (as exemplified by the projects listed at http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~kite/proposals/), as well as to mentor undergraduate students.
The University of Chicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets research program, with particular emphasis on potentially habitable planets: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/planetary-science-planetary-atmospheres-and-exoplanets
Application materials should be received by December 20 for full consideration. Applicants should send a CV, a brief description of research interests and experience, and the names of three referees as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct informal inquiries about this post to Edwin Kite (email@example.com).