The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology invites applications for a staff scientist in the Laboratory Studies group in the Planetary Science Section at JPL. In this position, you will conduct origin of life/prebiotic chemistry experimental studies and related astrobiology research. You will also participate in mission formulation activities with an emphasis on mission concepts involving Ocean Worlds and Mars life detection/habitability. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop an independently funded research program and will pursue new lines of research focusing on experimental origin of life research and life detection. You will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and give talks at national and international conferences.
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Applications received by April 25, 2022, will receive full consideration.