Early Career Venus Scholars Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Scholar, Planetary Science/Impact Processes, UC Davis
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis seeks a postdoctoral scholar to study impact processes on rocky planets. Current research programs seek to understand the role of small and large collisions on the formation and habitability of rocky planets and the emergence of life. Applicants may pursue numerical simulations and/or experimental work in the department's Shock Compression Laboratory. The lab's primary research themes focus on understanding the role of material properties in governing the outcome of collisions, including the physical and chemical processes that shape planet formation and early Earth's habitability. The scholar may also participate in ongoing collaborations in the UC Center for Matter at Extreme Conditions, NASA's CLEVER Planets research team, and the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life.

Further information about current research initiatives can be found at:

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics, geology, chemistry, materials science or related field is required. Desired qualifications: Prior experience with numerical simulations of planetary collisions and/or experimental high-pressure techniques.

Interested candidates should contact Prof. Sarah Stewart
( with inquiries and apply by emailing a CV, contact information for three references, and a brief statement of research interests.

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline March 1, 2019

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.

Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human
exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.

Current NPP research opportunities in planetary science can be viewed here:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar may apply.

Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation and health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional travel.

Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, and November 1.

For further information and to apply, visit: