Job Opportunity: Staff Scientist – Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)

Staff Scientist – Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)

The Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of Staff Scientist, a rank equivalent to Associate Professor. The successful applicant will perform outstanding basic scientific research in the lunar and planetary sciences, attract funding for their personal research activities, present research results in publications in refereed journals and at conferences, participate in the academic community for his/her field, support NASA through activities on committees and panels, and contribute to the dissemination of lunar and planetary science. He/she will have mentoring roles for junior scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and university students.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a planetary sciences or geosciences-related field and at least 4 years of experience in scientific research beyond the Ph.D. While applications will be accepted in any area of the planetary sciences, including research that enhances the interactions between LPI and the Astromaterials Research Group at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), applications that complement current scientific expertise are desired. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written formats, including presentations to the scientific research community, and government representatives.

Applicants should apply to the posting at and must include a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vita with list of relevant publications, a brief (maximum three pages) 5-year research plan, and a list of three references. Requested materials must be received by August 1, 2014. Additional information on current research and facilities at the LPI can be found on our website at USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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