Two Postdoctoral Positions in Mars Science

The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) invites applications for two postdoctoral positions 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 background in sedimentology of ice-covered lakes, or in biology of psychrophilic microorganisms.

The positions, placed in Madrid, would be for one year, with possible extension to a second 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 September 10 2017, to Alberto Fairén (
The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than Jan 1, 2018.