Post-doctoral position in the area of Planet Formation in Protoplanetary Disks.

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 17, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Wisconsin Madison
Department Name: 
Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
475 N Charter Street
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position in the area of planet formation in protoplanetary disks. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Ke Zhang on observations and modeling of chemical and physical evolution in protoplanetary disks. Applicants with expertise in numerical simulations and/or observations in the broad field of star and planet formation are invited to apply. Preference would be given to applicants with expertise in chemical evolution modeling, radiative transfer simulations, dust evolution, and/or multi-wavelength observations of protoplanetary disks.

This 100% time appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a possible extension to a total of three years, contingent on funding and yearly progress evaluations. The preferred starting date is September 1, 2020, or after.

Applicants must have a PhD or expect to receive one by the starting date, in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, planetary science, or a closely related field. Applicants will have the opportunity for broad professional development. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

More information about the department can be found here:

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at:

The application should include

* a cover letter

* a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications

* a statement of past research experience and future research interest (no more than 3 pages),

* at least two reference letters to be sent directly from the writers.

Electronic submission is preferred. Application materials should be directly sent to, including "postdoc application" in the subject line. Applications received by January 10, 2020, will be ensured full consideration.

All questions can be directed to Dr. Ke Zhang,

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to verify the identity and work authorization of the successful applicant. Any offer of employment is contingent upon verification.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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