Undergraduate students interested in learning more about the PLANETAS group and their research should reach out to Dr. Rivera-Hernández by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Depending on research fit and availability of projects there may be opportunities to pursue paid- or credit-based independent research. Undergraduate funding opportunities are available through Georgia Tech and the Georgia Space Grant via application based process. There is also a new Astrobiology minor at Georgia Tech starting in Fall 2022, please see this page for more information.
Other funding sources: Georgia Tech EAS REU program, GSA Sectional Undergraduate Research Grants, GSA ERG Program, Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid, Explorers Club, AAPG L. Austin Weeks Grant, Soffen Memorial Travel Fund
Prospective graduate students interested in working with Dr. Rivera-Hernández at Georgia Tech should contact her by email (email@example.com). It may take her 1-2 weeks to respond depending on the time of year. The email should include a CV, a brief description of career goals and research interests, and whether the prospective student is interested in pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. Please see this page to learn more about the graduate program at the School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and application requirements. Georgia Tech also offers an Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program and interested students can check out this page to learn more. The EAS graduate student application deadline is January 1st and the GRE is not required.
Internal funding opportunities: Dr. Frances Rivera-Hernández is currently seeking a Postdoctoral researcher to work in the PLANETAS group at Georgia Tech. The Postdoctoral Fellow will pursue independent research related to the Curiosity rover and/or Earth analog studies to Mars with a focus on sedimentology and/or geomorphology. Funding is committed for 12 months with the possibility of a 12-month extension. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Rivera-Hernández directly by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), sharing their CV and a brief description of collaboration interests/plans related to this call specifically.
Qualifications: PhD in geosciences, physical sciences, or a related discipline. Prior experience with analog or rover based studies preferred.
External Postdoc Funding: Dr. Frances Rivera-Hernández is also open to serving as a prospective advisor for Postdoc fellowship applications (e.g., NASA, NSF) and co-writing proposals. Prospective Postdocs interested in pursuing external funding to work with Dr. Rivera-Hernández should contact her by e-mail (email@example.com), sharing their CV, a brief description of proposed external funding source and collaboration interests/plans, and preferred start date/timeline for the position.
Funding sources: NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, L’Oréal for Women in Science Postdoc, Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future (many countries), Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Last updated: 24 June 2022