Postdoctoral Position in Data Visualization for Planetary and Space Sciences

Saint Louis, Missouri (US)
Competitive salary
Jan 21, 2021
Mar 22, 2021
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The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis seeks a motivated postdoctoral research associate to manage a unique data visualization program within the Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration. The Fossett Lab is a leader in the development of applications and outreach experiences that leverage Augmented Reality (AR) technology for education and research in Earth, planetary, and space science. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Fossett Lab Director to build and maintain AR experiences that serve the needs of Washington University instructors and scholars, and coordinate educational and outreach activities with students, faculty, administrators, and alumni.

The candidate selected for this position will also conduct research as an associate of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS), and will contribute to this vibrant research community studying planetary materials, surfaces, and processes. In their application materials, the candidate should describe their research interests and list potential collaborators from among the faculty fellows of the MCSS.

Candidates must have a PhD in Earth, planetary, or space science, a record of excellent scholarship, and demonstrated interest in science communication, data visualization, and programming for AR/VR environments.

The initial appointment will be for one year and is renewable for a second year.  Salary is highly competitive and research and travel funding will be available. Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

To apply, please contact Professor Phil Skemer (, Fossett Lab Director, with a statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references.

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