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August 05, 2010

MESSENGER Postdoctoral Researcher

The Department of Geological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is seeking to applications for a postdoctoral researcher position to work on data collected by the MESSENGER mission to Mercury.

Individuals with interest in working on a planetary spacecraft mission and with geophysics and/or tectonics expertise are encouraged to apply. Candidates interested in surface deformation and lithospheric structure, planetary interior structure, mantle convection or core dynamics, particularly those with experience working with gravity, topography, imaging or magnetic field data sets will be given preference. The Department and the University maintain high-performance computing facilities that will be available for postdoctoral investigations. Applications will be considered immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. The position requires a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and is available for one year with the possibility of renewal for another year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to Prof. Steven A. Hauck, II at messenger-postdoc@case.edu.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University is a past recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in Science and Engineering. Additional information about the Department and its programs can be found at http://geology.case.edu/.








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