Required Qualifications (As evidenced by an attached resume) : Doctoral Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree) in Planetary Science, Geoscience or closely related field by preferred start date of September 2021. Preferred Qualifications: Experience analyzing sedimentary geochemical and mineralogical data as demonstrated through publication and/or theses. Experience analyzing Mars mission data as demonstrated through publication and/or theses. Experience analyzing Mars rover mission (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity, Perseverance) geochemical, mineralogical and imaging data as demonstrated through publication and/or theses. Experience taking part in Mars rover or other planetary mission remote operations.
Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the Department of Geosciences. The successful candidate will carry out remote operations for the PIXL and Supercam instruments on the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover currently operating on Mars and carry out sedimentary geology research using Perseverance returned data and ensure that all data analyses are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University.
Assist the Mars 2020 science and engineering teams with remote operations of the Perseverance rover, and the PIXL and SuperCam instruments in particular.
Carry out the analysis of data relevant to the sedimentary geology (e.g., geochemistry, spectroscopy, images) of Jezero crater, Mars that are returned by the various science and engineering instruments onboard the Perseverance rover.
Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
Other duties as assigned, which may include attending scientific conferences, rover and instrument science team meetings and EPO activities
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Geosciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule : Full-time Shift : Day Shift Shift Hours : 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Posting Start Date: Apr 23, 2021
Posting End Date: May 24, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: E89
Appointment Type: Regular
Internal Number: 2100654
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