Planetary Collisional Modeling
Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) is recruiting a Postgraduate Researcher in planetary collisional modeling, with an emphasis on early solar system bodies (e.g. planetary embryos, asteroids, comets, satellites, KBOs, ice giants). An earned PhD in Planetary Sciences, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Computer Modeling, or a related field is required. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated capability of using computer models to tackle large-scale problems in astrophysics, geophysics, granular physics or fluid dynamics, and will have some familiarity with the theory of hydrocodes, and a demonstrated ability to mine/reduce/visualize large quantities of 3D simulation data and analyze and clearly present the results. An academic track record in planet formation and evolution is desired but not required. The position is intended to bring a talented scholar to the forefront of this exciting and expanding arena of research, working closely with Prof. Erik Asphaug and his colleagues and students. The successful applicant will lead at least one first-author paper per year, so a record of research publication is required. The position includes funding for travel to one domestic and one international conference per year, and dedicated access to the world-class computational facilities at ASU.
Applications are due by January 31, 2013 and reference letters by February 15, 2013 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A full description of the application process is available at http://sese.asu.edu/opportunities. The appointment will start on or after March 1, 2013, and the position will remain open until filled. Salaries are competitive, and commensurate with research experience. Students finishing their PhDs by July 2013 are encouraged to apply, as are applicants with postgraduate experience looking for a new position. The initial appointment will be for 2 years.
ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.