The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational planet formation. The successful applicant will work with Prof Wladimir Lyra and join his planet formation group at New Mexico State University. The postdoc will work on modeling related to hydrodynamical instabilities in protoplanetary disks, their synergy with vortex trapping and streaming instability, and observational appearance. The goal of the project is to establish the conditions by which solid grains in disks grow into planetesimals.
Researchers with an experience background in any area of theoretical or computational astrophysics are invited to apply. The position is initially time-limited to two years, but can be extended to three based on work progress.
Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with publication list, research plan up to 5 pages (attached as Other Document), and contact information for three references. The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. All materials should be submitted to: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/39687
Applications must be received by the posting deadline of December 15, 2020 to receive full consideration.
Potential applicants are welcome to contact Wladimir Lyra (email@example.com) to discuss the position.
NMSU is located in Las Cruces, the second largest city in New Mexico with a population of 100,000, located 50 miles from El Paso airport.
Additional Department information can be found at http://astronomy.nmsu.edu.
NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.
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