Mars 2020 Postdoctoral Opportunity at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Mars 2020 Science Office seeks a postdoctoral research associate to assist in the implementation of a series of field training exercises designed to refine and practice science decision-making processes required to achieve Mars 2020 mission objectives. Primary responsibilities will include coordination of field logistics, leadership of a field data acquisition effort using commercial analogs of Mars 2020 instruments, and archiving and publishing the results of team training activities. There will also be opportunities to simultaneously pursue individual research relevant to Mars 2020 and returned sample science.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated strengths in scientific research and a passion for scientific training, planetary missions, and communication. Prior experience in real or simulated mission operations is desired but not required. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible.

The desired start date is no later than May 1, 2018. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one year and may be renewable for up to three years.

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Contact: Katie Stack Morgan ([email protected])