Postdoctoral position in Exoplanetary Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Indiana University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Astronomy at Indiana University, Bloomington to work in the group of Prof. Cristobal Petrovich and conduct research on the general areas of planet formation and dynamics, exoplanets, and/or stellar dynamics. The successful candidate is encouraged to develop their own research project within this general framework.

Depending upon the applicant’s research interests and qualifications, possible research topics may include, but are not limited to: (1) planetary orbital dynamics using analytic and numerical methods, (2) hydrodynamical simulations of protoplanetary disks, (3) exoplanet architectures using statistical methods and radial velocity campaigns, and (4) evolution of planetary systems in multiple stellar systems.

The successful applicant will have access to the outstanding IU information technology infrastructure, including full access to various supercomputers and massive data storage systems (see here for further details They will also have access to the NEID high-precision radial velocity spectrometer at the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope.

The postdoctoral appointment will be for three years. Start date is expected to be August 2024 but is negotiable.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Planetary Science or a closely related field by the position start date.

All questions can be directed by email to Cristobal Petrovich: [email protected]

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae with publication record, and 3) a statement of research interests and experience and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the application portal:

Applications received by Dec 20, 2023 will receive fullest consideration.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Cristobal Petrovich
Associate Professor
Indiana University
Department Name: 
Astronomy Department
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Postdoctoral position in Exoplanetary Science