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Postdoctoral Position Studying Martian Dust Devils

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences group, which is in the Planetary Sciences Section within the Science Division. This project focuses on changes in dust devil tracks over time in order to measure dust settling timescales, amounts, and rates on Mars. In addition, other projects of the candidate's choosing are also possible, for example involving geomorphology and/or active processes (aeolian, impacts, mass-wasting, etc.) on planetary bodies, especially Mars. Dr. Ingrid Daubar will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. (within 5 years) in Planetary Science, Geology, Astronomy, Physics, Remote Sensing, or a related field. Experience with remote sensing data analysis, Geographical Information Systems (e.g. ArcGIS), and orbital data, including HiRISE and CRISM, is highly desirable. Diverse and enthusiastic candidates with demonstrated collaboration and communication skills encouraged to apply.

Potential applicants are welcome to contact Dr. Ingrid Daubar to discuss the position. More information here: