Postdoctoral Earth and Planetary Sciences Fellowship

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

Scientists in CEPS primarily focus on planetary geologic and geophysical processes that have shaped the surfaces of rocky and icy bodies in the solar system including Earth and the Moon. CEPS scientists are actively involved in field analog research and many of NASA’s and ESA’s current and planned planetary robotic missions.

The fellowships have a term of one to two years and a stipend of $74,950 plus up to $5,000 health allowance per year. Required application materials include a CV/resume, project/research proposal, and bibliography.

Competitive proposals should demonstrate knowledge and expertise in areas such as quantitative remote sensing analysis, tectonics and tectonophysics, volcanic processes, and quantitative terrestrial and planetary geomorphology. Proposals focused on Mars or icy moons of the outer solar system are particularly encouraged. The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023.

More details and the application process are posted here:

For questions, email Ross Irwin ([email protected]) or Emily Martin ([email protected]).