The position and main tasks of the successful candidate are part of the “Crater Clock: Calibration of the Cratering Chronometer for the Earliest Planetary Evolution” project funded by the Research Council of Norway and headed by Associate Professor Stephanie Werner. The
project is laid out to improve and calibrate the cratering rates for the Moon and other terrestrial planetary bodies. The successful candidate shall have one or more of the following skills with no
* Morphological analysis, photo-geological mapping and evaluation of the crater record accordingly with special focus on the reflectance spectral interpretation of the Moon, small bodies and possibly Mars.
* Modelling of the dynamical evolution of different small body populations with application for the cratering rate on terrestrial bodies (including the outer Solar System).
The position, which will be associated to the Earth and Beyond team at CEED, is for a fixed period of 2.5 years, starting August 1st, 2015 (or some other date to be agreed upon). Applicants must hold a PhD in geosciences, planetary sciences, astrophysics, or physics, with
relevant scientific background for the Crater Clock project, on the agreed starting date.