2 Year Postdoctoral appointment in Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Rochester

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
City: Rochester
State/Province: NY
Country: United States
Contact Person: Miki Nakajima
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Rochester
Application Due Date: Friday, April 15 2022
Web Link: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/positions/show/12952

2 Year Postdoctoral appointment in Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Rochester (due April 15, 2022)

The Earth and Planetary Science group at the University of Rochester invites postdoctoral applicants to conduct research for a NASA funded project for two years. We are particularly interested in applicants whose expertise is orbital dynamics.

The group conducts cutting-edge numerical simulations to model planetary formation and evolution processes. The goal of the funded research project is to understand satellite formation processes. The applicant will primarily work with Professors Miki Nakajima, Alice Quillen (University of Rochester) and Jacob Simon (Iowa State University), and they are encouraged to extend their collaboration on campus. We have dedicated nodes at the high performance computing facility on campus at the University of Rochester, Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC, https://www.circ.rochester.edu/). We actively collaborate with excellent scientists on campus and at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), which hosts an NSF-funded physics frontier center, Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures (CMAP, https://www.rochester.edu/cmap/).

Applicants with strong backgrounds in orbital dynamics are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have their PhD before the start of the appointment. The target starting date is July 2022, but it can be flexible. Please submit your CV, contact information of three references, a short (1-2 page) research statement of your past and future work. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2022 through the following link: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty…/positions/show/12952.

For more information, please contact Miki Nakajima (email: [email protected], Research website: https://www.mikinakajima.com/).

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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