HABLab research opportunities


The HABLab supports a variety of undergraduate research projects, and often has positions available for undergraduate researchers. Prior to beginning research in the HABLab, undergraduates are encouraged to (1) attend HABLab weekly group meetings, (2) digest a handful of key scientific papers that align with research themes in the HABLab, and (3) investigate applying for an NAU/NASA Space Grant and/or NAU Hooper Undergraduate Research Award. The most successful undergraduate researchers in the HABLab have already been introduced to scientific programing (e.g., in the Python language).


The HABLab recruits new graduate student researchers roughly every 1-2 years. The most successful applicants have a background or interest in planetary atmospheres as well as existing expertise in computation and modeling. Alongside the admissions process inside the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at NAU, interested students could consider submitting an application to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program with applicability to, and guidance from, the HABLab.


The HABLab occasionally has available internal research funds for recruiting postdoctoral scholars. Additionally, Prof. Tyler Robinson is often able to recruit postdoctoral scholars through the NASA Postdoctoral Program and/or NASA’s Hubble Fellowship Program.

The HABLab values contributions from individuals from all backgrounds, and encourages prospective researchers from under-served groups to enquire about opportunities with the HABLab and at NAU. Contact Prof. Tyler Robinson for more information.