Postdoctoral Position in Early Mars Geochemistry

The Department of Planetology and Habitability at the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) invites applications for one postdoctoral position to support investigations on the geochemical 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 Geochemistry, and a background in Mars research and Planetary Science.

The position, placed 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 the leading Astrobiology institution 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 December 31 2019, to Alberto Fairén (agfairen@cab.inta-csic.es).

The starting date is negotiable, but should be no later than March 1, 2020. 

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