As part of the EU programme Horizon 2020, a postdoctoral researcher position is open at the Natural History Museum Vienna (2 years full funding is granted) to create a roadmap for the implementation of a European Extra-terrestrial Sample Curation Facility.

The successful candidate will work with curator Ludovic Ferriere (NHM Vienna) and several other European colleagues, with the objective to define the state of the art facilities required to receive, contain and curate extra-terrestrial samples and guarantee terrestrial planetary protection.

The highly-motivated candidate should have a PhD (or be expected to graduate before assuming the position) in the fields of geological, biological or planetary sciences. Good oral and written proficiency in English is required.

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Please send a CV and a short candidate statement (no more than 300 words) on what makes you the best candidate for this position. The gross salary will be of EUR 3.546 per month, plus ample funds for travel expenses.

Applications should be submitted no later than on March 13, 2015 via e-mail to Ludovic Ferrière ([email protected]). Expected starting date is in June 2015.