Early Career Venus Scholars Job Opportunities
JOB OPPORTUNITY AT UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
The University of Washington (UW) Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks an outstanding faculty member to work at the forefront of planetary research on the surfaces, atmospheres, or interiors of planets, exoplanets, or moons. This is a tenure-track, full-time, 9-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Details can be found: https://apply.interfolio.com/85329
Job Opportunity: Ryder Postdoctoral Fellowship
LPI is now inviting applications for the Graham Ryder Postdoctoral Fellowship, which honors the accomplishments and legacy of Dr. Graham Ryder. Dr. Ryder was a world-recognized authority on lunar samples and the history of the Moon, and was a staff scientist at the LPI for nearly 20 years. The Ryder Fellowship recognizes and promotes excellence in research for scientists within five years of their doctorate. Ryder Fellows are expected to define their own research direction within the planetary sciences, with an expected emphasis on topics in lunar petrology and geology.
Job Opportunity: Senior Program Manager, Oxford Department of Physics
Senior Program Manager
Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 10: £55,750 – £64,605 p.a. with a discretionary range to £70,579 p.a.
An exciting opportunity is available to join our team developing the next generation of space-based instruments and components for a range of missions with a wide range of international partners.
The post is offered as a permanent position and includes line management responsibilities and coordination of the work of a growing team of scientists and engineers.
The Department of Physics is a key collaborator in many international programs and projects to develop novel and cutting-edge instrumentation and other outputs, and we require a high level, professional, program and project management to support our academic mission. Working closely with a portfolio of external program collaborators (including NASA, ESA, UKSA), the post holder will be responsible for delivering the strategic and operational lead on the department’s large scale technical projects and will work with many academic and technical services stakeholders to ensure timely delivery and success.
Applicants should possess a degree and experience of project and financial management in a complex organisation and with external stakeholders. Previous experience of Systems Engineering would be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to liaise effectively with wide range of people within and beyond the University, including academic staff, industrial collaborators, funding agencies and all grades of technical, administrative and support staff.
Please direct informal inquiries about the role to Prof. Neil Bowles firstname.lastname@example.org
Only applications received before midday on June 11, 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Assistant Professor Position
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physics invites applications for a full time [9- or 12-month] non-tenure-earning Assistant Professor position focused on Distance-Accessible STEMM Learning and Outreach through Astronomy Education. To apply: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/8843
More information about the UAB Department of Physics is at: https://www.uab.edu/cas/physics/
Job Opportunity: Mass Spectrometer Calibration Engineer
Applications are now being accepted for a for mass spectrometer calibration engineer to support the development of flight and ground instrumentation at NASA’s Planetary Environment laboratory at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. The position is funded through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology II (CRESST II / https://cresst2.umd.edu/).
The ideal candidate will have strong programming skills and experience operating experimental setups. Duties will include developing software for instrument control and data acquisition / display on the ground and during flight. We have a considerable “code base” from development for previous missions including MSL/SAM (Mars), LADEE/NMS (Moon), MAVEN/NGIMS (Mars), ExoMars/MOMA (Mars), and SEAL/NMS (Moon) and several new missions on the horizon.
Desired skills include:
- BS or MA in computer science, engineering, or astronomy
- C++ for GUI applications
- Experience with Qt development
- Comfortable on multiple computer platforms (Linux, Mac, Windows)
- Experience with communication / data acquisition software development
- Some python experience a plus
- Basic laboratory / instrumentation experience. Experience on UH vacuum systems is a plus
- Good troubleshooting skills
- Basic electronics knowledge (DVM, oscilloscopes, ESD, safety)
- Basic physics and chemistry knowledge – Ohm’s Law, Ideal Gas law, etc
- Not afraid of grabbing a wrench or screwdriver
Instructions to Apply
The positions will remain available until filled. Applications received by March 7, 2021 will receive best consideration. To apply, each applicant should send the following:
- Curriculum Vitae;
- A work sample in the form of either a report, poster, or journal article, along with your associated source code; and
- Two letters of reference arranged to be sent directly from your referees.
Application materials should be submitted to:
Mass Spectrometer Calibration Engineer
Mail Code 660.8, NASA/GSFC
Greenbelt, MD 20771, or
Via e-mail to email@example.com
Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information about the proposed research, contact Dr. Mehdi Benna (firstname.lastname@example.org). For information on CRESST II or UMBC, contact Dr. Don Engel (email@example.com). UMBC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply. EOE/M/F/D/V.
Amity University: Earth & Space Exploration Resident Scientist Program
Are you an Earth/Planetary Science Researcher experienced in field work? Are you passionate about mentoring and inspiring the next generation of explorers? Are you interested to live and work in Ladakh, India, for a month in June-October 2021, mentoring student teams?
Amity University is seeking applications from Astrobiology, Earth, and Planetary Science Researchers for our Earth and Space Exploration Program in Ladakh, India, starting June 2021. The opportunity allows the resident scientist to conduct their own research in Ladakh and serve as mentors and role-models for incoming student teams. The program will cover return airfare, meals and stay expenses in New Delhi and Ladakh for the duration of residence for the scientist. (Visa application and COVID-related travel assistance will be provided for international scientists.) Resident Scientists will get an opportunity to join an international team of researchers helping build the program being driven by Amity University Mumbai.
Register to be a mentor today: https://www.acoea.com/rsp
Are you a student, teacher, researcher or a space/climate enthusiast? Do you want to experience Mars exploration, learn about our changing environment, personally guided and trained by leading Space and Earth scientists? Do you wish to be an ambassador for Earth’s changing climate and the sustainable exploration of Space?
Mars Amity Research Station Program will allow teams of individuals to visit, stay and work at Mars analogue sites, guided by scientists, help collect scientific data, study terrain features and train to become the Explorers of Tomorrow!
Register to be a participant today: https://www.acoea.com/mars
Postdoctoral Researcher (Visiting) Urey Fellowship
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), managed for NASA by the Universities Space Research Association, is seeking a senior postdoctoral scholar for its prestigious Urey Fellowship, named for the late cosmochemist, Dr. Harold Urey.
The Urey Post-doctoral Fellowship recognizes and promotes excellence in research for scientists who are at least two years past their doctorate and have a strong publication record. The Urey Fellow is expected to define their own research directions and foci within the planetary sciences.
The Urey Fellow will be in residence at the LPI, and will be expected to take advantage of interactions with its scientists (who have many specialties, see www.lpi.usra.edu) and those of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) division at the nearby NASA Johnson Space Center (https://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/). The LPI hosts a NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) team focused on the Moon and on impact processes, and has recently established a center for planetary radar and a meteorite curation facility. The successful applicant will have access to a newly acquired SEM/EDX at the LPI, and may be able to arrange access to ARES’ analytical facilities (e.g., SEM, EMP, LA-ICP-MS) and experimental laboratories (e.g., high P-T petrology, hydrothermal, impact).
The successful applicant is expected to actively contribute to the LPI’s culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and community service. In addition to carrying out their own research programs, LPI staff and postdocs play an important role in supporting NASA and the planetary community. This support includes activities such as: supervising summer interns; involvement in education and outreach activities; contributing to focused workshops and conferences; and producing material of community interest for our website, newsletters and the LPI Bulletin. Contributions in one or more of these areas is expected, and excellent communication skills are preferred.
Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, or other space science-related field, with experience in planetary research. The candidate must be able to pass a detailed government background investigation and, due to security issues, citizens of U.S. State Department Designated Countries (see link under “ECP Notices” at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/) are not eligible. The Urey Fellow will be provided a competitive level of salary, research support, and travel support for two years. Travel to present research results at conferences and related meetings is expected.
Questions can be addressed to Dr. Lisa Gaddis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Interested applicants should apply to the posting at USRA Careers and must submit a Curriculum Vita with a list of publications, a two- to three-page statement of research interests and anticipated collaborations at the LPI, and a list of three professional references. Further information on current research and facilities at the LPI and at JSC can be found on our website.
USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.
ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, the European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archives (http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc).
The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of their PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply. PhD students are also welcome to apply through their supervisors.
During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA science missions can be supported.
Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals.
Applications received before 30 April 2021 will be considered for visits in autumn/winter (2021/2022).
For further details, including areas of research and contact information, please refer to: http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/visitor-programme or write to the programme coordinators at email@example.com.