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Monday, April 30, 2018
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN VENUS OR MARS SCIENCE, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
*We thank Dr. Lynnae C. Quick for bringing this advertisement to our attention*
Wesleyan University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Planetary Sciences Group is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for one of two potential projects to work under the direction of Prof. Martha Gilmore. The funds will be available July 1, 2018 for two years.
Venus Surface Mineralogy - we seek someone with expertise in geomorphology, remote sensing and mineralogy to undertake analysis of radar properties of the Venus surface to constrain the origin and composition of tessera highlands and the lowland plains materials. We will also examine chemical changes in relevant minerals exposed to Venus conditions using a number of analytical techniques.
Mars Geochemistry and Spectroscopy - The project is to create a series of Mars analogue brines and precipitate them under terrestrial and martian conditions in a Mars chamber. VNIR spectra of the precipitates will be collected in situ and compared to data collected by CRISM in
The Planetary Sciences Group comprises 6 core faculty, 7 affiliated faculty and postdocs across the sciences and offers both graduate and undergraduate planetary curricula.
Wesleyan University is in Middletown CT, a New England college town midway between New York and Boston.
Questions: Prof. Martha Gilmore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
We at Astronomy in Color wish to extend our congratulations to Dr. Jedidah Isler and Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, who have accepted faculty positions at Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Isler is an observational astronomer with expertise on blazars, is a Senior TED Fellow and is the creator of Vanguard in STEM. Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is a theoretical astrophysicist with expertise in cosmology and philosophy of science, and is an activist and a leader in efforts to decolonize physics and astronomy.
We also strongly encourage the community to ensure that these two freshly-minted Assistant Professors receive the support they deserve, and to work hard so we can collectively create the conditions so that other folks following their paths can also thrive.
|Left: Dr. Jedidah Isler. Right: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.|