NASA will launch in May 2018 InSight, the first Martian Geophysical Observatory due to land on Mars by November, 2018. The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), PI Institution of SEIS, the primary instrument of the mission is searching candidates for a two years postdoctoral position in the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP/Université Paris Diderot/CNRS), Paris, France.
The position is open to a young seismologist/geologist with seismo-tectonics expertise and/or remote sensing data and seismic data analysis expertise. It will be associated to IPGP contribution to the Mars Quake Service (MQS), aiming to locate and characterize Mars seismic activity and to the IPGP-JPL lead Mars Structure service activities (MSS). The post-doc fellow will prior the SEIS data acquisition conduct a global mapping of the main characteristics of the crust, including the topography, the gravity, faults that have surface signature and geological evidences for crustal layering in the landing site area, and will develop a research program on the Mars crustal structure and origin and characteristics of Marsquakes, which will progressively integrate the analysis of the seismic data gathered after November 2018.
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Philippe Lognonnée, SEIS PI