Postdoc Position in Planetary/Exoplanet Geophysics

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
City: Providence
State/Province: RI
Country: United States
Contact Person: Alex Evans
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Brown University
Application Due Date: Friday, April 22 2022
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The Brown University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in exoplanet and habitability evolution modeling. Ideal candidates are those with experience in the development and/or modeling of mantle thermochemical evolution on planetary bodies.

The successful applicant will be based in DEEPS and will work with a cross-disciplinary research team in both DEEPS and the Department of Physics to carry out research that integrates models of mantle thermochemical evolution and atmospheric evolution to understand how exoplanets evolve through time.

Interested individuals should have a Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Geophysics, Physics/Astronomy, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field. A start date by Summer/Fall 2022 is expected, but earlier and later start dates will be considered.

Research will be primarily advised by Professor Alex Evans. Selected applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with Brown DEEPS Professors Steve Parman and  Dan Ibarra, Brown Physics Professor Gregory Tucker, Dr. Matthew Weller at LPI, and Professor Alexandria Johnson of Purdue University.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

If interested, please send a CV and brief statement of research interests and future research goals that highlights any previous experience with mantle, atmospheric, or exoplanet modeling and analyses to exoplanets [at] brown [dot] edu.

Any questions can be directed to Alex Evans, alex_evans [at] brown [dot] edu.