The Universities Space Research Association's Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in planetary geophysics.
The successful candidate will work with Dr. Walter Kiefer on a NASA-funded project studying the nature of mantle convection on Mars and its effects on the thermal evolution and volcanic history of the planet. The candidate will also have the opportunity to conduct research in planetary geophysics of his or her own choosing.
The position requires a Ph.D. in Planetary Science or Geophysics with experience in computer programming and numerical modeling methods, particularly finite elements. Experience with parallel computing in a Linux environment will be an asset. The position will be offered for an initial period of two years with a possible extension to a maximum of three years.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita listing relevant publications, a brief (maximum three pages) statement of research interests, and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of candidates will begin on March 15, 2012, with a hiring decision as soon as possible thereafter. Further information about LPI can be found at: www.lpi.usra.edu
USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.