Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan, to start in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will work with professor Emily Rauscher on theoretical studies of exoplanet atmospheres, with a particular focus on observational signatures of multi-dimensional properties. Applicants should have previous experience researching (exo)planet atmospheres, but a wide variety of interests and backgrounds are welcome. Appreciated, but not strictly required, is familiarity with any of: atmospheric dynamics, radiative transfer, and/or retrieval or inversion methods. The position will initially be for one year and may be extended for up to three years contingent on funding and positive yearly progress evaluations.
The University of Michigan hosts a vibrant astrophysics research community within the Astronomy and Physics Departments, as well as significant expertise in planetary sciences within the Earth & Environmental Sciences and Climate & Space Sciences Departments. The Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics funds cross-disciplinary efforts, including a series of intellectually stimulating conferences.
All materials should be received by December 21 for full consideration. Applicants must have a PhD, or expect to receive one before their start date. To apply please email a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 address.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Persons holding identities traditionally under-represented in astronomy (including women and minorities) are encouraged to apply. We are a department that values diversity, equity, and inclusion: https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/astro-dei/home