Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The position is located at Rudolph Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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 Director of the Fossett Lab to maintain a suite of apps for Microsoft HoloLens, iOS, and Android devices; build new AR experiences that serve the needs of Washington University instructors and scholars; and coordinate education and outreach activities with students, faculty, administrators, and alumni.
The candidate selected for this position will also conduct independent 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 and a record of excellent scholarship.
Ideal candidates will have demonstrated interest in science communication, data visualization, and programming for AR/VR environments.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
Applicant Special Instructions:
To apply, please contact Professor Phil Skemer, Director of the Fossett Lab, with a statement of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
The initial appointment will be for a one year period and is renewable for a second year. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Research and travel funding will be available.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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