Postdoctoral Fellow in the Space Sciences

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Washington University in St. Louis
Department Name: 
McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences
Street Line 1: 
One Brookings Dr
Street Line 2: 
MSC 1169-204-110
St. Louis
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants to conduct independent research as a postdoctoral fellow of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS) in the broad field of space sciences. We welcome applicants with interests in Astromaterials, Cosmochemistry, or Meteoritics; Experimental, theoretical, or observational Astrophysics; Planetary Science; Particle and Nuclear Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation; and Earth as a Planet. In their application materials, the candidate should describe their research interests and list potential collaborators from among the faculty fellows of the MCSS. The initial annual salary is $66,000 with additional funds available for research expenses and travel support.

Candidates must have a PhD or be a May 2023 degree candidate specializing in one of the fields listed above and have a record of excellent scholarship.  Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in relevant observational, lab-based, theoretical, and computational methodologies.

The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, renewable for a second year.  Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of the applicant’s contributions to up to three selected publications, and a 2-page research proposal, as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applicants are responsible for contacting referees. Referees will need to have their letters uploaded to the link provided by the application site. Applications and letters are due January 15, 2023 and should be submitted (along with reference letters) through Interfolio. 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$66000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$66000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Additional support available for research/travel.
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jan Foster