Job Opportunities: Three Postdoctoral Positions in Mars Science

The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) invites applications for three postdoctoral positions to support investigations on the nature of the early Mars environments. We are seeking enthusiastic and excellent candidates to join a planetary science team funded by the European Research Council (ERC), working with Dr. Alberto Fairén in the Project “MarsFirstWater” (ERC Consolidator Grant) broadening the efforts of the Project “icyMARS” (ERC Starting Grant).

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in the field of Planetary Science or a related discipline, and a background in Mars research. Expertise in geomorphology/sedimentology, geochemistry, and microbiology, respectively for each of the positions, is required.

The three positions, located in Madrid, would be for two years, with possible extension to a third year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Benefits include working in a young enthusiastic team at one of the leading planetary science 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 vitae with a list of publications, a brief (maximum two pages) statement of research interests, and a list of three references, no later than March 15, 2019, to Alberto Fairén ([email protected]).

The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than September 1, 2019.