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Dunes make Featured Image on the CRISM Website
Dune Field in Nili Pateria
CRISM observes how winds shape Martian dunes in a volanic caldera.
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Interdisciplinary/Other (Planetary Sciences)
Mars Geologist. The Astrogeology Team of the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona has an opening for full-time, term research scientist in Geology or Geophysics at the GS-12 to GS-13 grade levels (approximately equivalent to Post-Doctoral Fellow to Assistant Professor). Starting annual salary range is $63,417 to $75,414.
The Astrogeology Team specifically requires additional personnel to support the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The applicant should have prior experience in planning imaging observations of Mars (especially participation in mission operations), radiometric calibration of imaging systems, and geologic interpretation of Mars data, with emphasis on either polar, volcanic, or tectonic processes.
The applicant will also conduct an independent research program in planetary science via externally funded grants. These broader research activities should include areas such as: geologic surface processes and evolutionary history of the planets and satellites; evolution of water and other volatiles on solar System bodies; development of models and remote-sensing techniques to study composition, weathering, and structures of surfaces on planets and satellites; analysis of a variety of imaging data for studies of morphology and physical properties of extraterrestrial geologic surfaces; computerized image analysis of geologic and atmospheric imaging data; scientific and mission planning support for robotic space missions; design of flyby, orbital, and landed planetary exploration missions; investigation of terrestrial analogs for planetary geologic processes; and design of science instruments and science investigations for planetary exploration.
In addition to meeting basic qualification requirements, the selectee is expected to be responsible for leading and managing their research projects, from initiation to delivery of final products. They will conduct their research with a large degree of independence within a team environment.
Non-U.S. nationals will only be considered if there are no qualified U.S. citizens.
To learn more or to apply go to:
http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars and http://www.usajobs.opm.gov and
view Vacancy Announcement Numbers WR-2007-0569,and WR-2007-0571. Applicants must apply online at the OARS site by
the closing date of the announcement (midnight eastern time on
Contact Audrey Tsujita for more information:
USGS Human Resources
3020 State University Dr East, Modoc Hall, Suite 2001
Sacramento CA 95819