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.
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. Washington University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.
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. Applications will be accepted through March 2021, or until the position is filled.