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.