Postdoc in Exoplantary Atmospheric Modeling

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Universtiy of Maryland
Department Name: 
Street Line 1: 
4296 Stadium Drive
College Park
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park. The successful candidate will work with Professor Eliza Kempton on exoplanet atmosphere modeling. Applicants should have previous experience in modeling (exo)planetary atmospheres, although a variety of backgrounds may be relevant. Candidates with expertise in radiative transfer, atmospheric chemistry, and/or cloud modeling are especially encouraged to apply. The position is for a period of up to three years, starting in fall 2022, contingent on positive yearly progress evaluations. A Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field is required prior to the start date. A competitive salary and funds for research and travel will be provided.

The University of Maryland hosts a vibrant astrophysics research community and is also located within short driving distance to exoplanet researchers at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), and Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL). The successful candidate will also be a member of the Center for Theory and Computation (CTC) at the University of Maryland.

All materials should be received by December 15 for full consideration.

To apply please email a single PDF to [email protected], containing:

  • a cover letter,
  • a CV, including a list of publications,
  • a brief description of research interests and experience (no more than 3 pages).

Three letters of reference must also be sent to the same email address by the same deadline.

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMCP, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMCP, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Eliza Kempton
Postdoc in Exoplantary Atmospheric Modeling
University of Maryland
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