Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral position associated with MRO’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), located at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. The research emphasis will be on Mars geology and surface processes that are relevant to HiRISE. Work on terrestrial or other planetary analogs and quantitative studies using digital topography, spectral imaging, and other data are encouraged. Experience in analysis of data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) is highly desirable. Other useful skills and experience include remote sensing, image processing, and lab-based measurements and experiments.
Researchers with primary experience and training in terrestrial geology are welcome. Scientific collaboration within LPL and beyond is encouraged. Although the primary duty is research, work could include involvement in HiRISE science operations (observation planning, data tracking, processing, and analysis) and in educational and public outreach. Travel is expected to relevant scientific conferences and workshops and HiRISE team meetings. Funding is available for at least 2 years; Research Associates will be encouraged to propose for additional research funding as PI.