The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work with Professor Karin Öberg in astrochemistry. The Öberg astrochemistry group explores the origins of chemical complexity in space and how chemistry affects star and planet formation, including the bulk and organic compositions of young planets. The successful applicant will lead and participate in laboratory, theoretical and/or observational projects in line with this mission. They will work with Professor Öberg to develop new programs, support existing ones, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants with previous experience in laboratory and theoretical astrochemistry research are especially encouraged to apply.
Resources include a astrochemistry laboratory with three state-of-the-art ice experiments, the Odyssey and ITC (Institute for Theory and Computation) computer clusters, as well as access to data from multiple ALMA and SMA observational programs. More information about the Öberg lab at https://karinoberg.cfa.harvard.edu/.
The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement. The nominal starting date will be September 1, 2020, but an earlier or later start is negotiable depending on the applicant's availability. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, chemistry, or equivalent, by the date of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement explaining research interests and qualifications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly. All materials and inquiries should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications that are complete by January 18, 2020 will receive full consideration. The CfA hosts a strong research program in astronomy/astrophysics/astrochemistry and provides a stimulating environment. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.