Job Advertisement: Closing Date 31st August 2018
Postdoctoral Researcher, Source Location of Martian Meteorites
Applications are open for a 12 month post-doctoral position at the Natural
History Museum London, working on source locations for martian meteorites.
The Natural History Museum is one of the world's leading museums,
internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in
scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural history
through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.
This is an opportunity to take up a research post in world-renowned
institution with a unique scientific mission and public profile.
The successful applicant will join a large science group that comprises a
group of approximately 300 scientists, that houses some of the largest and
most significant scientific collections in the world, that is home to an
internationally important natural history library, that includes a suite of
advanced analytical and imaging facilities, and that has the opportunity to
communicate science to a huge national and international audience.
Applications are encouraged from researchers in the field of meteoritics
and planetary sciences, or a related field. The successful applicant will
work on a project with the goal of helping to refine the source location of
Areas of particular interest include (but are not restricted to):
- Mars science, including use of orbital or rover data
- Hyperspectral data processing and analysis
- Spectral unmixing techniques
- Mineralogy and geochemistry of martian meteorites
- Machine learning
Appointees will join the Division of Mineral and Planetary Sciences that
sits in the Department of Earth Sciences. The appointee will report to Dr
Peter Grindrod, Research Leader at the NHM, and will be part of the growing
Planetary Surfaces Group, with involvement in the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas
Orbiter and 2020 Rover missions.
Salary: GBP 34,958 per annum plus benefits
Contract: Fixed term, 12 months
Closing date: 9am on Friday 31 August 2018
For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit the
Natural History Museum website;
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