Job Opportunity: USRA/LPI Postdoctoral Fellow in Planetary Surface Processes

The Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in modeling of planetary surface processes.

The successful candidate will join Dr. Edgard Rivera-Valentín in several projects related to simulating planetary surface process on Mars and the icy moons of Saturn. Projects are interdisciplinary in nature and involve numerical simulations of planetary surface processes and responsibilities in spacecraft data analysis and data management. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in planetary science, astronomy, physics, geosciences or a related field. Experience in numerical modeling and proficiency in programming languages is required; experience with MATLAB and IDL is desirable. Candidates with demonstrated experience in a wide array of subfields in planetary science are encouraged to apply. Candidates from underrepresented groups in STEM and those with a demonstrated history of efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in STEM are particularly encouraged.

Interested applicants should apply to the posting at and must submit a cover letter, CV with list of publications, a statement of research interests and plans, and a list of at least three professional references. Review of candidates will begin on March 21, 2018.

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