Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in theoretical planet formation at the University of Wyoming. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Hannah Jang-Condell on incorporating radiative transfer in hydrodynamic simulations of planet formation in gas-rich protoplanetary disks. The objectives of this research are (1) to predict and model observable signatures of active planet formation in disks, (2) to determine how those signatures vary with planet properties such as mass and distance, and (3) to apply our models to resolved images of protoplanetary disks in order to determine the timing and locations of planet formation. Previous experience in 3D hydrodynamics and/or radiative transfer is highly desirable.
Resources available at the University of Wyoming include the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer Center, a 2.3 m optical/infrared telescope (WIRO), and a 24 inch telescope (Red Buttes Observatory).
The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year, beginning no later than September 2013. The position includes health, dental, and retirement benefits.
Complete applications should include a curriculum vitae, a publications list, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. All materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic applications in pdf format are preferred. Applications received by December 1 will receive full consideration.
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