Prospective postdoctoral scholars interested in planetary surface processes are invited to apply to join the group of Dr. Mathieu Lapotre in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford, for a start date in the fall of 2019. The research group will focus on utilizing the diverse planetary bodies of the Solar
System as full scale experiments to develop and test our quantitative understanding of surface processes, and deciphering the hydrologic and climate histories of planets (including Earth) through the lens of surface processes.

Prospective postdoctoral scholars should demonstrate expertise in any field that is relevant to the study of planetary surface processes. Candidates with expertise in techniques that are not traditionally utilized in planetary geology but have the potential to bring new light to our understanding of the Solar System (e.g., machine learning, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Dr. Lapotre at with any questions.