Postdoctoral Research Associate in Planet Formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Iowa State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2323 Osborn Drive
Street Line 2: 
Physics 0012
City: 
Ames
State/Province: 
Iowa
Zip/Postal: 
50011
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Prof. Jake Simon and join a dynamic group of researchers in planet formation theory. The researcher will work on numerical and/or theoretical studies in the general area of planet formation and will also have the opportunity to collaborate directly with observers to test specific aspects of planet formation theory. There may also be opportunities to co-advise graduate and/or undergraduate students. 

Salary range: $49,440 up to $65,000

 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field obtained prior to appointment date.

 

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in computational astrophysics

2. Background in planet formation

 

Proposed Start Date:

September 1, 2023

 

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

August 31, 2025 (with a third year possible with good progress on projects)

 

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please ;. Then, complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter specifically addressing how the applicants research interests fit into the job description</p>

3) A brief (1 page) statement of research interests

4) Contact information for three references

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email [email protected] or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email:[email protected].

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$49440.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$65000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Our Iowa State Postdocs enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time and leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing Program

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jake Simon
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
Iowa State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2323 Osborn Drive
Street Line 2: 
Physics 0012
City: 
Ames
State/Province: 
Iowa
Zip/Postal Code: 
50011
Country: 
United States of America
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jake Simon
Subject: 
Planet formation postdoc