Postdoctoral Fellow/Visiting Researcher Position in Mars Atmospheric Studies

A research project at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), funded by the National Science Space and Technology Center is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellow/visiting researcher position. The research project seeks to conduct research studies on planet Mars atmosphere. The project is particularly geared to support research of the Emirates Mars Mission ( The Emirates Mars Mission probe will study how the climate, cycles and behavior of the lower atmosphere affect the escape of oxygen and hydrogen from the upper atmosphere. Further, to investigate how the lower and upper levels of the Martian atmosphere are connected. The project is scheduled for two years. The principal investigator (PI) of the research project is seeking a postdoctoral fellow/visiting researcher to support the project’s research objectives.

To be successful the potential candidate should have:

  • A completed PhD degree in physics, atmospheric sciences, or related fields.
  • Scientific publications in related topics.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility for progress of the project.
  • Well established skills to work in a team.
The work place is located at the university’s main campus in Al Ain city in eastern UAE, about one and half hour drive from the capital city of Abu Dhabi. The application package should include a cover letter, a detailed resume, a brief description of the applicant’s current research activities and one sample of any recent peer reviewed journal article. The position offers a competitive monthly tax-free salary (23,000 – 27,000 AED) and medical insurance for the applicant and his/her family. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Should you need any further information please feel free to contact Dr. Abdelgadir Abuelgasim (

posted: 02 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.