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Postdoctoral Positions

Planetary Virtual Reality Development

Start Date: 12/23/2045
Date of Best Consideration for Applications: 01/31/2045
Position Location: on-campus and Mojave Desert, CA
Remote Work: No
Position Keywords: Virtual reality, Planetary Sciences, Geology, Fieldwork
Position CIP Codes:
  • Physical Sciences: Geological & Earth Sciences/Geosciences: General
  • Physical Sciences: Astronomy & Astrophysics: Planetary Astronomy & Science
  • Physical Sciences: Geological & Earth Sciences/Geosciences: Geochemistry & Petrology
Primary Contact:
  • Chris Lopez
  • Lab Manager
  • rualab@rua.fiction
Monthly Salary: $5,000 - $7,500

Job Description

In the Rua Lab we are looking for a geologist join our team. We are developing a virtual reality experience that will allow users to explore planets and moons as if they were standing there. Our team, consisting of researchers, postdocs, and students, have developed the technology for the experience. We are now looking for a geologist to help refine the experience and provide their expertise. The position will involve trave to Mojave Desert to compare the virtual reality environments with the real-world environments that were used as their models. We are happy to be expanding our team and look forward to welcoming someone new!

Required Qualifications

PhD in Geology, Earth Sciences, or a similar field by the start date of the position.
Experience with geological field work
Willing to camp in the Mojave Desert for up to 1 week at a time
Willing to travel from Austin to California for up to 1 month at a time

Desired Qualifications

Experience in planetary sciences
Experience developing virtual reality technology

Apply at our website.