Postdoc Opportunity in Lunar Regolith Processes at Purdue University

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science at Purdue University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to lead a joint code development, modeling, and remote sensing project focused on the topographic and compositional evolution of the lunar regolith. Tasks would include development of a landscape evolution code and generation of new Moon Mineralogy Mapper spectral data products. A PhD in physics, geophysics or planetary science and experience in modeling is required along with familiarity with computer languages such as IDL, Python, FORTRAN, or C in a LINUX environment. Experience in reflectance spectroscopy or remote sensing data analysis is preferred but not required. The position is available immediately and will run for 2 years with the possibility of extension pending availability of funding.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to both Professors David Minton ( and Briony Horgan ( by July 1, 2019.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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