NEW POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: LUNAR AND ASTEROID VOLCANIC STUDIES BASED ON TERRESTRIAL FIELDWORK, LABORATORY ANALYSIS, AND NUMERICAL MODELING

This NPP (NASA Postdoctoral Program) position provides an opportunity to work with the FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science and Exploration) team based at NASA Ames Research Center as a┬ápart of NASA’s SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute). The FINESSE team focuses on a science and exploration field-based research program aimed at generating strategic knowledge in preparation for the human and robotic exploration of the Moon, near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and Phobos & Deimos. We infuse our science program with leading edge exploration concepts since “science enables exploration and exploration enables science.”

This NPP position will focus on terrestrial volcanic field studies, laboratory analysis of samples, and numerical modeling as analogs for lunar and asteroid volcanic systems. The candidate will study the processes, geomorphic features and rock types related to fissure eruptions, volcanic constructs, lava tubes, flows and pyroclastic deposits.

The full NPP ad can be viewed here:

https://www3.orau.gov/npdoc/catalog/18895

For more information on FINESSE, please visit:

http://spacescience.arc.nasa.gov/finesse/

or contact FINESSE PI Jennifer Heldmann (Jennifer.Heldmann@nasa.gov).

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