The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) invites applications for a postdoctoral position to support investigations on the nature of the early Mars environments. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Alberto Fairén in the ERC-funded Project “icyMARS”:

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in the field of Planetary Science or related discipline, and a background in Mars research. Expertise in Geochemistry or Microbiology would be helpful, but not required.

The position, placed in Madrid, would be for two years, with possible extension to a third year contingent upon funding availability and satisfactory performance. Benefits include working in a young enthusiastic team at one of the leading Planetary Sciences institutions in Europe, full social benefits according to the Spanish social care system, and a very competitive salary.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum with a list of publications, a brief (maximum two pages) statement of research interests, and a list of three references, no later than July 1 2016, to Alberto Fairén ([email protected]).

The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than Jan 1, 2017.