The IceCrystal project has an open position for a student seeking a PhD. The individual will be working with VNIR spectral analysis of lava flows and will focus on microcrystal distribution throughout flow features. The student will participate in field campaigns in rugged and remote volcanic regions located in Idaho, Iceland, and Alaska. The student will produce a protocol for the most effective method for collecting spectral data with the purpose of identifying environmental conditions experienced by lava flows during emplacement. The work will be performed in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute. Starting date for the position is as soon as August-2018.

Please contact with questions about the position and instructions on how to apply.