The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) at UC Santa Cruz is inviting applications for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral position in the fields of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, and Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics, to be held jointly with the department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A). The position will also be affiliated with the Theoretical Astrophysics at Santa Cruz (TASC) Institute.
The successful candidate will be joining the research groups of Dr. Pascale Garaud (AMS) and Dr. Jonathan Fortney, (A&A) and is expected to conduct research in collaboration with both PIs. Garaud's group is specialized in modeling hydrodynamical and magnetohydrodynamical processes in stellar/planetary interiors. Fortney's group is specialized in modeling the structure interiors and atmospheres of solar system planets and exoplanets using state-of-the-art microphysics. Both are engaged in improving current stellar and planetary evolution models, to include the contribution of magnetic fields and inhomogeneous composition respectively. The new multidisciplinary postdoctoral position is expected to catalyze collaborations between the two groups. As such, the appointee is expected to conduct research both in astrophysical fluid dynamics and in stellar and planetary astrophysics. Experience in all these areas is highly desirable, although expertise in one area and interest in the other is also acceptable. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the development of two codes for planetary evolution, and for 2D stellar evolution with magnetic fields respectively. The candidate will be expected to devote a significant fraction of their time to work with Garaud and Fortney on magnetized stars projects and on planetary evolution projects. They will also be encouraged to interact with other TASC faculty and their own research groups, see http://www.tasc.ucsc.edu/ for detail.
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.