As part of a new terrestrial analogs initiative for planetary sciences research within the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL), talented scientists and engineers with backgrounds in geology, geophysics, applied mathematics, mechanical/electrical engineering, informatics, and/or computer sciences are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, with opportunities for field-based and experimental research, geologic remote sensing of planetary surfaces, and geophysical modeling.
Research topics in Earth and Planetary Sciences will include:
(1) development and deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs);
(2) fluid dynamic modeling of magma, lava, aqueous floods, and/or debris flows;
(3) thermal-infrared imaging and thermodynamic modeling of volcanic processes; and
(4) informatics and machine learning applications to geologic pattern recognition and data analysis.
The appointment will be full-time (1.0 FTE) for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Salary is commensurate with experience, but will be competitive and in keeping with other leading institutions in the United States. For full position details and to apply online, see:
http://www.hr.arizona.edu and reference job #53859.
The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer – M/W/D/V.