Research Assistant - Planetary Science and Meteoritics

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Faculty Name: 
Dr. Maitrayee Bose
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

- Background in Planetary Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Math
- Programming skills (Basic C, python, matlab etc)

Closing Date: 
May 6, 2022
Location or Campus: 
Physical Science D Wing
Hours Per Week: 
<5 hrs per week

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

The research proposal is on studying meteorites and other extra-terrestrial samples in the laboratory using laboratory techniques. Visit my website to learn more about my research activities: The project is specific to finding the best way to study particles because samples returned from asteroids Bennu ( and Ryugu ( consists primarily of particles in the 5-200 micron range. My website has information about the laboratory techniques I use, along with a group picture.
I am looking for a mature, responsible undergrad, preferably a freshman or sophomore who wants to work with me for 2-3 years. Several of the undergrads I have worked with, did their Barrett's thesis with me.
I am also looking to hire particularly women and students belonging to the minority population.

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

Please send me an email expressing your interest, along with your CV to