Postdoctoral Research Associate position in modeling exoplanets plasma environment and star-planet interaction

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Department Name: 
Lowell Center for Space Science & Technology
Street Line 1: 
600 Suffolk St.
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Center for Space Science and Technology, to work on modeling radio emissions from exoplanets and star-planet interaction, with Dr. Ofer Cohen. The successful applicant will develop MHD codes to simulate modulation of stellar radio emission by transiting exoplanets, star-planet interaction, and will perform coupled simulations of the plasma environment around short-orbit exoplanets. The applicant will also develop code coupling between stellar coronae and planetary magnetospheres models.


Minimum Qualifications for the position include:

1. Ph.D. in Space Physics, Astrophysics, computational physics or related field.

2. Computational, coding, and model development experience, plasma physics modeling experience, strong background in space plasma physics or astrophysical plasmas.


Other preferred qualifications:

1. Experience with parallel coding (MPI), Fortran 90 (preferred, but not a requirement).

2. Good communication and writing skills.


The postdoc will be expected to demonstrate ability to submit research proposals on her/his own, to be independent in the science work, and to work with undergraduate/graduate students in the center.  Opportunities to gain teaching experience may also be available. 


To apply, go to the UMass Lowell position announcement at:

or go to the UMass Lowell job listing and search for position number 503644:


Please include a CV, cover letter and research summary with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$50000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$55000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The postdoc is hired as a full-benefited employee at UMass Lowell.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Ofer Cohen
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