Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at Texas State University to work with Prof. Andrea Banzatti. Specific topics of interest include the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks, exoplanet formation, and both observational (especially high-resolution spectroscopy and interferometry) and modeling techniques. Experience in one or more of these areas will be especially helpful. The successful candidate will lead research projects, participate in networks of collaborators nation- and world-wide, contribute to and lead observing proposals for upcoming space- and ground-based observatories (including JWST), help in mentoring students, publish results, and be supported to pursue creative research. Enhancement of the analysis of a large and growing database of high-quality, high-resolution IR spectra of protoplanetary disks (in particular from VLT-CRIRES, IRTF-iSHELL) will be an asset to this position.
The position is initially for two years, renewed annually, with the possibility of a third year contingent on funding and performance. The expected starting date is no later than September 1st, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Texas State University is in San Marcos, just south of Austin TX, in a beautiful rural area and at driving distance from major research universities in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or related field by the date of the appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV (including list of publications), and description of research experience and interests, all as a single pdf file, to Prof. Banzatti at email@example.com. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Applications received by December 18 will be given full consideration. Later applications may also be accepted until January 15th, 2020, in case the position is not filled. Questions on this position are welcome and may be directed to Prof. Banzatti.
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