Postdoctoral Position in Disk and Planet Formation Theory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to work with Dr. Rebecca Martin and Dr. Zhaohuan Zhu. The scholar will work on theoretical and computational studies of giant planet formation and protoplanetary disks. The successful candidate will have substantial expereince in numerical studies of disks, planet structure/atmosphere, and protoplanetary dik observations. The postdoctoral fellow will be a part of the Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN) with PI Dr. Phil Armitage at Stony Brook University/ Flatiron CCA, New York, Co-I's Dr. Kaitlin Kratter & Dr. Andrew Youdin at the University of Arizona, and Dr. Rebecca Martin & Dr. Zhaohuan Zhu at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. We encourage candidates to submit applications to both positions at UNLV and UofA. The fellow will be encouraged to visit all three hubs in order to collaborate with all members of the project. Review of applications will begin on 2/15/2019 and continue until the position is filled.



To apply go to: and follow the instructuions online.

Please submit 1) a letter of interest (research statement), 2) a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience (CV with the publication list), and 3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Please combine them into a single file to upload.



This position requires a Ph.D. in Astronomy or related field from a regionally accredited college or university and previous experience on computational and theoretical astrophysics is an advantage.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Zhaohuan Zhu