Postdoc Associate in Protoplanetary Disks

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Department Name: 
Theoretical Division/T-2 Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology
Los Alamos
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for an immediate postdoc opening in the protoplanetary disks (PPDs) modeling. We seek candidates with background in accretion disk physics, gas and dust dynamics and instabilities, planet and disk interaction, planet formation, radiative processes, and jets/outflows from PPDs. Experiences in theoretical and computational modeling of PPDs are highly desirable. The successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate on the current projects carried out at LANL, and they will also be able to develop his/her own research programs. The initial appointment is for two years, with a possible third year extension.

In addition to applying on-line, candidates should send their applications electronically, including a CV, publication list, and a concise research statement (within 2 page) describing past achievements and future plans. Applicants should arrange three reference letters to be sent electronically as well. All material and further inquiries can be sent to Hui Li ( Shengtai Li (

Applications must be received before Dec. 21, 2018 for full consideration. The review of applications will be on-going until offers are accepted.

The position is offered by the Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group within the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Outstanding candidates may also be considered for other named Fellowships at LANL.

Education: PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Additional Details:

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$74000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$111000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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