Postdoctoral Position in Star and Planet Formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The University of Texas at Austin
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2515 Speedway, C1400
City: 
Austin
State/Province: 
TX
Zip/Postal: 
78712
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy Department at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work with Prof. Stella Offner and her research group. Applicants with theoretical and computational expertise in the areas of star and planet formation research, including studies of molecular clouds, the formation of star clusters, protostellar and protoplanetary disks, astrochemistry and/or machine learning are encouraged to apply. Ongoing research programs include: modeling and identification of stellar feedback; magnetohydrodynamic simulations of star clusters; astrochemical modeling of clouds, cores, and disks; development of machine learning methods for data classification, segmentation and tracking; and analysis of molecular line and dust continuum surveys of star-forming regions. The successful applicant can participate in one or more of these programs, including leading publication of results. The successful applicant will also have opportunities to assist in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students and is encouraged to maintain an independent research program. The University of Texas at Austin is an EEO/AA employer, and we particularly encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

UT Austin has a large astronomy department and UT Austin postdocs have access to high-performance computing resources at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and to McDonald Observatory facilities, including the 10m HET and 2.7m Smith telescopes. Austin is a vibrant city with an active music, restaurant and cultural scene, and excellent weather allowing year-round outdoor activities.

By the anticipated starting date of September 2021 (or earlier), applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or a related field. The appointment is for a period of three years contingent on performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a CV, publication list, statement of current and future research interests, and the names of 3 references. The application deadline is December 11, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be sent as a single PDF to: soffner@astro.as.utexas.edu, with the subject “Postdoc Position — YOUR NAME”.

Included Benefits: 

UT has an excellent benefits program (www.utexas.edu/hr/current/insurance).

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 11, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Stella Offner
Title: 
Associate Professor
Institution/Company: 
The University of Texas at Austin
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2515 Speedway, C1400
City: 
Austin
State/Province: 
TX
Zip/Postal Code: 
78712
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
510-295-3133
FAX: 
512--471-6016
Email: 
soffner@astro.as.utexas.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Stella Offner
Subject: 
Postdoc Position - "Your Name"
Email: 
soffner@astro.as.utexas.edu