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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Lunar & Planetary Laboratory) (Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Posting Number: req17634

Department: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Hamilton Research Group is seeking up to two Postdoctoral Associates to conduct research related to planetary surface processes. Hires would develop a research program related to planetary volcanology and be expected to prepare original scientific research manuscripts for peer-review and assist with mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

Positions are for one-year, renewable, for additional time.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life
insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU
tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members;
access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct original research and prepare scientific publications for peer-review.
  • Conduct lab maintenance activities, such as charging batteries, updating software, and participating in lab management.  
  • Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences, Earth sciences, Astronomy, Information Sciences, Computer Science, or a related field upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

No one person will have all of the following, but desired experience includes knowledge of one or more of the following subject areas:

1. Volcanic processes on the Earth, Moon, Mars, Venus, and/or Io;
2. Cryovolcanic processes on Europa and Enceladus;
3. Machine learning applications within planetary sciences;
4. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing (e.g., ArcMAP or Arc Pro);
5. Programming experience in Matlab, C, or Python;
6. Photogrammetry, with experience in Agisoft Metashape or Socet Set;
7. Statistics and informatics, with experience in R or Python;
8. Finite Element Modeling (FEM), with experience in Comsol Multiphystics;
9. precision surveying, with expertise in LiDAR, Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (UAS), and/or Global Positioning Systems (GPS);
10. Expertise in volcanic volatiles and sample analysis, ranging from geochemistry to x-ray computed tomography, or rheologicial investigations;
11. Astrobiology; or
12. Computer systems administration.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Christopher Hamilton

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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