Applications are open for a 12 month post-doctoral position at the Natural History Museum London, working on source locations for martian meteorites.
The successful applicant will join a large science group that comprises a group of approximately 300 scientists. Applications are encouraged from researchers in the field of meteoritics and planetary sciences, or a related field.
Areas of particular interest include (but are not restricted to):
- Mars science, including use of orbital or rover data
- Hyperspectral data processing and analysis
- Spectral unmixing techniques
- Mineralogy and geochemistry of martian meteorites
- Machine learning
Appointees will join the Division of Mineral and Planetary Sciences that sits in the Department of Earth Sciences. The appointee will report to Dr Peter Grindrod, Research Leader at the NHM, and will be part of the growing Planetary Surfaces Group, with involvement in the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter and 2020 Rover missions.
Salary: 34,958 pounds per annum plus benefits
Contract: Fixed term, 12 months
Closing date: 9 am on Friday 31 August 2018
For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit
the Natural History Museum website.