The Heising-Simons Foundation invites applications for their 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellowship program in Planetary Astronomy, of which UCLA is a host institution. Applicants apply directly through the Heising-Simons Foundation website (www.51pegasib.org).
Relevant research areas at UCLA span astronomical observations of the solar system, planetary surfaces, planetary interiors, planetary atmospheres, planet formation theory, cosmochemistry, orbital dynamics, protoplanetary disks, instrumentation, detection and characterization of extrasolar planets. 51 Pegasi b Fellows who are hosted at UCLA can work with faculty who are members of UCLA’s Earth Planetary and Space Sciences (EPSS) and Physics & Astronomy (P&A) departments, including but not limited to Vassilis Angelopoulos, Jonathan Aurnou, Mackenzie Day, Michael Fitzgerald, Brad Hansen, David Jewitt, Abby Kavner, James Larkin, Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni, Jean-Luc Margot, Kevin McKeegan, Ian McLean, Jonathan Mitchell, Seulgi Moon, Smadar Naoz, William Newman, David Paige, Erik Petigura, Christopher Russell, Hilke Schlichting, Lars Stixrude, Marco Velli, Edward Young, and Benjamin Zuckerman.
The Heising-Simons Foundation and UCLA are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within their communities. Thus, we particularly welcome applications from individuals who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in planetary sciences and astronomy such as women, persons with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, gender and sexual minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification of the field.