The Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in planetary remote sensing. Research will focus on thermal modeling of asteroid regoliths in support of the NASA-funded OSIRIS-REx sample return mission. Specific tasks will include assisting in the development and testing of an asteroid thermal emission model to be used by the mission as well as analysis of existing thermal data of analog asteroids. Experience with numerical modeling is required. Candidates must have a PhD in the physical sciences (planetary science, geology, astronomy, physics, or related fields).
The initial appointment is for one year, but the appointment is renewable for an additional year. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2013, and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is October 1, 2013.
Applicants should submit (electronic submission is preferred) resume, statement of research experience and interests, and letters of recommendation from three references to Prof. Joshua Emery ([email protected]), Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996. UTK is a EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer.