Post-doctoral research associate in exoplanet atmospheres

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar & Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona has an opening for Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of exoplanet atmospheres. The department is at the forefront of planetary science, including research into the atmospheres of exoplanets as well as the planets and satellites in the solar system. The successful candidate will join the Planetary Atmospheres and Exoplanets groups ( and work with Dr. Tommi Koskinen on simulations of exoplanet upper atmospheres. In addition to model development and maintenance, the candidate will participate in the interpretation of exoplanet upper atmosphere observations and preparation for the NASA Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment (CUTE).

We seek a candidate with a background in numerical modeling of planetary atmospheres. Previous experience in modeling upper atmospheres and escape is an advantage. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in planetary science, exoplanets or a related field.

Interested candidates should apply for Job Posting P20545 at Applicants will be expected to submit a cover letter (1 page), Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interest highlighting past achievements and future plans (up to 3 pages) and contact details for two referees.

Included Benefits: 

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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