Postdoctoral Scholar in Climate of Exoplanets and/or Mars

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of the Geophysical Sciences
City: Chicago
State/Province: IL
Country: United States
Contact Person: Edwin Kite
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Chicago
Application Due Date: Monday, July 04 2022
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The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago seeks to hire a

postdoctoral scholar to support investigations of the habitability of exoplanets and/or Mars

through modeling of planetary atmosphere evolution and climate. The successful candidate

will work with Associate Professor Edwin Kite ( to construct new models for

planetary atmosphere evolution and modify and run existing models of planetary climate.

Candidates should have a background in Planetary Science, Earth Science, or Astrophysics, and

have experience working with models including radiative transfer and/or planetary climate. An

early start date is preferred, however this is negotiable with the successful candidate.

The University of Chicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets research program, with particular

emphasis on terrestrial and sub-Neptune exoplanets:


Application materials should be received by July 4 for full consideration. Applicants should send

a CV, a brief description of research interests and experience, and a list of publications as a single

PDF file to [email protected]. Applicants should also arrange to have two letters of reference

sent to this email address. Please direct informal inquiries about this post to Edwin Kite

([email protected]).

Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, and comes

with a competitive salary and generous benefits.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the

highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of

individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and

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