The Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project was established in 2020 to address fundamental questions about the interactions within the Earth-Moon system. The project will focus on the integration of multi-disciplinary research as it pertains to improving our understanding of the relevance of the Moon for Earth processes including plate tectonics, core and mantle convection/geochemistry, magnetohydrodynamics, the geodynamo and the evolution and future of life on Earth. The project is collaborative in nature and will give the postdoctoral fellow (PDF) opportunities to continue existing and establish new collaborations
with international research groups in geodynamics and planetary sciences. The PDF is expected to conduct original research within the scope of this project and serve as an integrator of geoselenic research. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate a willingness
to conduct integrative research to solve fundamental science questions. The research background can be theoretical, numerical or applied, but must address global scale processes. The project will further fund one PhD student and host an international workshop in geoselenic research during the tenure of the PDF.
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in Earth or planetary sciences, geophysics, geodynamics, geochemistry or other relevant science disciplines. A strong record of peer-reviewed publications in the applicant’s research field and presentations at international
research conferences is expected. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a 2-page research statement on how their proposed research contributes to the project, and (4) names and contact information of three references.
The application deadline is June 15, 2020. Submit applications to [email protected].
Inquiries about the Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project or details about the position can be requested from Prof. Vicki Remenda ([email protected]) or Prof. Alexander Braun ([email protected]).