In the frame of the Excellence of Science –EoS– program, the ET-HoME project aims at investigating the Evolution and Tracers of the Habitability of Mars and Earth. We will (i) explore the role of planetary differentiation, impacts and plate tectonics on the habitable fate of Mars and Earth, (ii) seek for early life by a geochemical approach and the search for microfossils, and (iii) use remote-sensing data to model the martian atmosphere and surface.
We are looking for 5 PhD and 3 postdoc researchers with interest and experience in:
- - Analytical experience and use of non-traditional stable isotopes
- - Analytical experience and use of trace elements and metal geochemistry
- - Use of light microscopy, TEM, Raman, FTIR micro-spectroscopy, SR-XRF (synchrotron)
- - Atmospheric modeling (General Circulation Model)
- - Experience in geobiology (microfossils, microbial mats)
- - Numerical modeling by using hydrocode
- - Remote-sensing of planetary surfaces
To apply, send your CV with a motivation letter clearly indicating which of the skills above you have to offer (plus 2 potential referees) in English to the coordinator of the project Vinciane Debaille (firstname.lastname@example.org), before March 1st. A first round of selection will occur in March, but positions will remain opened until being filled.