Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with Professor Fred Ciesla at the University of Chicago on studies of planet formation, including coupled dynamical and chemical evolution of protoplanetary disks, planetary accretion, and the origin of planetary volatiles. While the primary work is expected to be theoretical/computational, opportunities for additional observational or analytic studies can be explored.
The position is supported through the “Earths in Other Solar Systems” program, a multi-institutional research consortium, funded through NASA's Nexus for Exoplanet System Studies. The successful applicant will be full member of the NExSS/EOS team.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, brief (2-3 page) statement of research experience and interests, and contact information for three references. Materials should be sent by email to email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017; applications received by then are guaranteed to receive full consideration. The initial term is for one year, but the appointment can be renewed annually, depending on satisfactory performance and available funds. A PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or planetary sciences is required by the date of employment. Salary commensurate with experience. Informal inquiries welcomed.
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