The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student assistant to work part time (10-20 hours/week) on validating images being received by the NASA-funded project “High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment” (HiRISE). The student assistant will evaluate data product quality, apply alternative data processing techniques as necessary, and prepare data quality and validation reports. Basic computer skills are necessary. Knowledge of the UNIX operating system and familiarity with image processing are helpful but not required. Enthusiasm for planetary science and exploration of Mars is a plus.
The student assistant will work in a scientific research environment as part of a HiRISE technical development team. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Federal regulations require the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to be ITAR/EAR compliant.
The HiRISE instrument, flown on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), is acquiring unprecedented high-resolution imaging of the Martian surface in support of science investigations in a wide range of geologic and climatic processes. Join our team and share in the excitement of exploring Mars. For more information, see https://www.uahirise.org.