Deadline: January 15, 2013
Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions at the National Air and Space Museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.
Research areas for the first position include analysis of (1) radar data for Venus and integration with geologic mapping, (2) lunar radar images for studies of impact melt and other deposits, (3) SHARAD sounding data for Mars with an emphasis on polar deposits. Skills in quantitative remote sensing analysis, planetary mapping and tectonics, GIS integration of remote sensing data, and electromagnetic modeling are potentially relevant.
Research areas for the second position include (1) landscape evolution modeling of cratered highlands on Mars, (2) estimation of the volume of material eroded, (3) analysis of stratigraphy exposed on crater floors, and (4) field study of terrestrial analogs to Martian fluvial landforms. A background in quantitative terrestrial or planetary geomorphology and experience with GIS analysis of imaging and topography are desired.
Please apply by January 15, 2013 through the Smithsonian SOLAA site, SOLAA.si.edu, and select the Earth and Planetary Sciences Fellowship program under the National Air and Space Museum.