The Florida Space Institute (, a multi- disciplinary center based in Orlando, Florida is devoted to facilitating and conducting leading edge applied and basic research in space fields ranging from planetary science to space physics to Earth science. We are now seeking new applications for lunar, planetary and extra-solar planet research scientist positions.


Of particular interest to FSI are Principal Investigators of planetary science research grants, centers, and mission experiments who are seeking a greater career opportunity. Applicants must have a PhD in a planetary science or a relevant field. Successful applicants should have demonstrated research leadership ability and interpersonal skills, and a consistent record of both research publications and competitively funded space research and/or experimentation grants and contracts.

Review of applications will start in March 2016. Applicants should apply online at: and click on the ‘Search Available Positions’ option on the top left. Once there, type in position number 42542 in the “keywords” box to search for this position. The hired candidate is expected to start employment at UCF in the Fall 2016 semester.