Job Opportunity: Mars Geology/Geomorphology Postdoctoral Position at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) in Washington, DC, welcomes applications for a postdoctoral position. 

Research areas for the position include: 

  • Geologic mapping of Mars, including relevant data analysis, and drafting text and figures for peer-reviewed publications; 
  • Geomorphic and topographic analyses of fluvial landforms using Mars orbiter and rover data, including relatively young fluvial landforms on impact craters; 
  • Participation on the Science Operations Team for Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover; and 
  • Field studies of Mars analog landforms. 

Applicants must demonstrate experience in analysis of Earth or planetary datasets. A background in quantitative terrestrial or planetary geology and experience with geographic information systems analysis of imaging and topography are desired. 

This is a full-time, two-year position in Washington, DC, with benefits. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

View more details and information about the application process at

The application deadline is February 17, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST.

For questions, email Sharon Wilson Purdy ([email protected]) or Ross Irwin ([email protected]).