NAU Planetary Science and Astronomy Ph.D. Student Opportunities

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is recruiting excellent students to undertake a Ph.D. in Planetary Science and Astronomy. We are currently searching for several planetary surfaces-focused students to undertake projects related to analog science, orbital remote sensing of Mars and other planetary bodies, and rover-based science. Students in this dynamic and growing Ph.D. program have the opportunity to tailor their curriculum and course load to meet their academic and scientific goals. Close collaboration with the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, combined with our planetary surfaces-focused students, postdocs and faculty members lends to a rich community of planetary science researchers in Flagstaff, Arizona. In addition, northern Arizona provides numerous opportunities for terrestrial analog studies, ranging from Meteor Crater, Grand Canyon, and the San Francisco volcanic field to nearby sand dune fields and seasonal river channels.

Applications are due January 1. For more information, including a list of current faculty members and their research interests, as well as how to apply to our program, please see:

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