PhD position on experimental investigation of asteroid and comet regolith

The Institute of Planetary Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin invites applications for a PhD position within the framework of a DLR junior research group. The group works on the interpretation of surface features related to volatile content on asteroids and comets via an interdisciplinary approach including cartographic preparations, geologic analysis of remote sensing data of space missions as well as experimental and numerical simulations. The successful candidate will work on the implementation and interpretation of experiments simulating volatile related regolith properties and processes on asteroids and comets. The evaluation of the experimental results will encompass correlation with data from relevant space missions including the Rosetta and Dawn missions.

Candidates should hold a master degree in physics or closely related field.

For more information about the post and the application procedure please visit:

Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation stating their research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of grade transcripts/diplomas, and 1-2 letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted via the link above.

Contact: K. A. Otto, [email protected]