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Postdoctoral Researcher

Remote, Voluntary (Part-time)

Mars University (MarsU) is an international academic and research organisation that is the first school on Earth dedicated to making life multi-planetary. Our mission to unite students, researchers, and professionals in a multidisciplinary curriculum, to settle humans on planet Mars. MarsU is organising the first academic Programs dedicated to making life multi-planetary. Faculty and staff at MarsU are cumulatively involved with over a dozen active research projects.

The MarsU Fellowship Program (MFP) provides talented new and senior Ph.D.'s, early-career professionals, and senior scientists the opportunity advance the research at the forefront of science, technology, engineering, and math. Fellows are immersed in research and development activities for 1 to 3 year assignments. Postdoctoral Fellows lead or co-lead research project(s) with the option to collaborate with MarsU students, Faculty, and Staff of mutual interest. Fellows collaborate initially on a volunteer-based opportunity. Meaningful high impact research on behalf of MarsU will be considered for scholarship discounts for courses, other benefits, and stipends on a case by case basis. Your impact would directly help improve systems, multi-planetary information, and the quality of life on Mars and beyond Earth.


Benefits: flexible, remote work, part-time


  • Lead, advise, and manage research project(s) 

  • Lead as Co-PI, advisor, or PI on funding opportunities and grant proposals

  • Lead, engage, identify, and guide a team of students and/or Graduate Researchers (GRs)

  • Advise on the inclusion of research and development into the academic curriculum

  • Promote research and publications at events, conferences, and on social media

  • Help maintain and extend research, engagement, and impact of Mars University

  • Identify and engage with potential collaborators, sponsors, and partners to support and promote research

  • Advance the exchange of information from MarsU to local, state, and/or national communities

  • Present research, findings, and advancements at conferences and to MarsU team

  • Support and contribute to the Founding team of Mars University to become space-faring people


  • PhD in science, engineering, math, or a relevant field

  • 5+ years of experience in applied research related to projects

  • Proven experience co-leading funded grant/award opportunities and research teams

  • Published multiple peer reviewed publications around the topic in high impact journals

  • Excellent communication, leadership, team building, social, and public speaking skills

We invite you to apply to contribute to the first Fellowship program dedicated to making life multiplanetary and to join our community of leaders, professors, and researchers pioneering the research, education, and development of Martian ecosystems. After you apply and submit the below form, we will reach out to you shortly to coordinate an exploratory meeting and notify you of our team's decision afterward

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