Volume 8, Number 18
April 20, 2014
Editor: Susan Benecchi
Co-Editors: Mark V. Sykes, Melissa Lane
Email: pen_editor at psi.edu
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1. Mars Magnetic Fields and Upper Atmosphere Postdoctoral Researchers
(NASA-GSFC/CRESST/University of Maryland)
2. NEO Postdoc Position at Lowell Observatory
3. NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships
4. Planetary Meeting Calendar Additions
MARS MAGNETIC FIELDS AND UPPER ATMOSPHERE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
(NASA-GSFC/CRESST/UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND)
Applications are now being accepted for two Postdoctoral Research
Associates, funded through the University of Maryland College Park
(UMCP) and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science
and Technology (CRESST), to work in the Planetary Magnetospheres
Laboratory of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in the
area of Mars magnetic fields and upper atmosphere investigations
using data from the MAVEN mission. Additional details are
Candidates for either position should have a Ph.D. in a relevant
discipline with prior experience conducting scientific research
related to the Maven science objectives or the types of instruments
included in the MAVEN science payload. IDL skills and experience
in acquisition and analysis of data from space flight instruments
are highly desirable.
The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. All
applications received by May 23, 2014 will receive full consideration.
NEO POSTDOC POSITION AT LOWELL OBSERVATORY
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Lowell
Observatory to work on the physical characterization of near-Earth
objects. This position will be co-supervised by Drs. Nicholas
Moskovitz and Will Grundy.
The initial appointment is for one year with automatic extension
to two years in the case of satisfactory progress. Extension to
three years may be possible depending on availability of funding.
The position is expected to be split with 80% of the time dedicated
to the main program and 20% for research of the postdoc's choice.
The start date is negotiable, but preference is for late summer 2014.
This position is funded by a NASA NEOO grant and comes with a
competitive salary and full benefits. A PhD in physics, astronomy,
planetary science, or a related field is required by the start date.
Application available at:
Send to email@example.com along with a single PDF document
incorporating the following:
* A cover letter
* A Curriculum Vitae
* A Statement of past research accomplishments and future research
goals (3 pages or less)
* Phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references
Applications will be reviewed beginning June 15, 2014.
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NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) provides opportunities for
scientists and engineers to conduct research largely of their own
choosing, yet compatible with the research opportunities posted on
the NPP Web site.
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.
A sample opportunity in planetary science is:
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 $53,500 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
$8,000 per year is provided for professional travel.
Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1,
and November 1.
The latest NPP Newsletter:
For further information and to apply, visit:
PLANETARY MEETING CALENDAR ADDITIONS
Posted at http://planetarynews.org/meetings.html
July 21-23, 2014
NASA Exploration Science Forum
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
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