Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Astronomy

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics and Astronomy
City: Irvine
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Aomawa L Shields
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of California, Irvine
Application Due Date: Friday, May 11 2018
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Postdoctoral Scholar, Exoplanet Habitability

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Prof. Aomawa Shields at UCI on climate modeling studies of potentially habitable exoplanets, including systems discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission, the upcoming Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and other space- and ground-based observatories. Desirable qualifications include experience with computer climate modeling; a research background in atmospheric or planetary science; strong written and oral communication skills; and an ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

The appointment can begin in summer 2018, with a negotiable starting date. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possibility of extension to longer terms contingent upon availability of funds and successful performance. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrobiology, physics, or one of the earth science disciplines prior to beginning the appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates should submit a CV, publication list, a statement of research interests, and other supporting documents, through the UC Irvine academic personnel recruiting portal at Through this site, applicants will also provide names and email addresses of three referees

who will be contacted to submit letters of reference. For full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by May 11, 2018. All application materials must be submitted through the UCI RECRUIT website

Information on postdoctoral appointments and resources at UC Irvine is available at

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.