A few jobs available

Some job openings in the world of spacey stuff:

The American Geophysical Union are offering a paid internship in outreach:

The intern will attend Congressional hearings and briefings that relate to Earth and space science policy and write summaries for the AGU website and other publications. The intern will also assist with AGU members’ Congressional visits and with organizing Congressional briefings and receptions. The internship also includes social media outreach, authoring articles for AGU’s weekly membership newsletter Eos, and administrative tasks, as assigned.

We are seeking e a college student, a graduate student, or a recent graduate. Preferred majors include Earth or space sciences, public policy, and communications. Good online research and organizational skills are a must. Coursework related to Earth or space science, political science, and communications are a plus.

The anticipated start date of the internship is September 7, 2010 and the internship duration is three months.

Queen’s University Belfast have a research fellowship (ref: 10/101363) on offer:

This fully-funded fellowship will allow the successful applicant to pursue their own astronomical research programme, which should be complementary to those already being undertaken within ARC. A novel aspect of this fellowship is that the fellow will make a significant contribution to the astronomy outreach programme in the School. An appropriate research support package will be provided.

Applicants must have the following:

  • A PhD in a relevant subject either awarded or at least submitted at the time of taking up the post.
  • Experience of relevant research in astrophysics in an area that will complement and enhance the key research areas within ARC.
  • High quality refereed publications commensurate with applicant’s career stage.
  • Experience in Public Understanding of Science activities, for example through lectures, written articles, hands-on projects or other forms of engagement.

And finally, as the Messenger probe hones in on Mercury, the Geology Department at Case Western Reserve University wants geologers to interpret it:

Individuals with interest in working on a planetary spacecraft mission and with geophysics and/or tectonics expertise are encouraged to apply.

Candidates interested in tectonics 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 modeling and data analysis investigations. Applications will be considered starting July 26, 2010 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.

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