Postdoc Opportunity in Planetary Science at University of Central Florida

Applications are solicited for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join Dr. Kerri Donaldson Hanna in the Planetary Sciences Group in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF).  Dr. Donaldson Hanna has research interests that include airless bodies (e.g., the Moon, asteroids, Mercury, Phobos and Deimos), remote sensing, laboratory spectroscopy and planetary instrumentation and is a member of the Diviner Lunar Radiometer and OSIRIS-REx mission teams.

The successful applicant will combine remote sensing investigations with laboratory measurements to constrain compositions of airless bodies, particularly the Moon and asteroids.  Particularly, the applicant will work within a team to better understand the formation and evolution of the Moon’s anorthositic crust.  In addition, the applicant will help Dr Donaldson Hanna set-up her laboratory facility at UCF and make lab measurements of lunar and asteroid analogs under simulated airless body conditions.  Experience with remote sensing datasets, ENVI, ArcGIS, MATLAB, and laboratory measurements are desirable.

The applicant will be expected to carry out their own independent research project, give presentations at professional meetings, prepare publications on their work and participate in weekly group meetings.

Interested individuals must have a Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Geology, Physics/Astronomy, Engineering, or a related field.

Application materials (CV and research statement) should be submitted by email to by Friday 26th April 2019.