Post-Doctoral Fellow in Geodynamics and Geoselenic Research

Current state: Review
Department: Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
City: Kingston
State/Province: Ontario
Category:
Country: Canada
Contact Person: Prof. Vicki Remenda
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Queen's University
Application Due Date: Friday, December 15 2023
Web Link: https://www.earthworks-jobs.com/geoscience/queen23111

The position is funded as part of the Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project (SCGRP) and will be hosted by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

The Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project was established in 2020 to address fundamental questions about the interactions within the Earth-Moon system https://www.queensu.ca/geoselenicresearchproject/. The project will focus on the integration of multi-disciplinary research as it pertains to improving our understanding of the relevance of the Moon for Earth processes including plate tectonics, core and mantle convection/geochemistry, magnetohydrodynamics, the geodynamo and the evolution of life on Earth. The project is collaborative in nature and will give the postdoctoral fellow (PDF) opportunities to continue existing and establish new collaborations with international research groups in geodynamics and planetary sciences. The PDF is expected to conduct original research within the scope of this project and serve as an integrator of geoselenic research. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate a willingness to conduct integrative research to solve fundamental science questions. The research background can be theoretical, numerical or applied, but must address global scale processes.

The supervisory team will include members of the SCGRP research group. Renumeration: $60,000 annually. Start Date and Duration of Appointment: as early as February 1, 2024 – 1-year appointment. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in Earth or planetary sciences, geophysics, geodynamics, geochemistry or other relevant science disciplines. A strong record of peer-reviewed publications in the applicant’s research field and presentations at international research conferences are expected.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a 2-page research statement on how their proposed research contributes to the project, and (4) names and contact information of two references to [email protected]

Applications will be evaluated starting on December 15, 2023 and until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the Stephen Cheeseman Geoselenic Research Project or details about the position can be requested from Prof. Vicki Remenda ([email protected]).

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Mr. Paul Bass at [email protected] or 613-530-7585 and cc. PSAC Local 901, Unit 2 – [email protected]

Planetary Astronomer and Archivist

Current state: Review
Department: PDS Ring-Moon Systems Node
City: Mountain View
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Arminé Saroian
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: SETI Institute
Application Due Date: Sunday, December 31 2023
Web Link: https://www.seti.org/jobs/planetary-astronomer-and-archivist

If you study the outer solar system (satellites, atmospheres, rings, etc.) and if you would like to dedicate some (or all) of your time to a job that enables not only your colleagues but also future generations to do planetary research, then please consider joining our team at the PDS Ring-Moon Systems Node!

Postdoc position in exoplanets

Current state: Review
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: Baton Rouge
State/Province: LA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Tabetha Boyajian
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Louisiana State University
Application Due Date: Sunday, November 05 2023
Web Link: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/0261A-JW-Nicholson-Hall/Postdoctoral-Researcher--Exoplanets-_R00083529

Applicants are sought for a postdoctoral researcher position at Louisiana State University to work in the area of exoplanets/time-domain astronomy. The researcher will work within Professor Tabby Boyajian’s group on designing a science program for LUSTER (LUnar-based Survey for Time-domain Exoplanet Research).  LUSTER will use a small (~15-cm) imaging telescope attached to an upcoming lunar lander to provide near-continuous monitoring of transiting exoplanet host stars to perform transmission spectroscopy at near-UV wavelengths. 

Responsibilities: Generate the science requirements and flow-down, including a Science & Mission Traceability Matrix and other supporting analyses that enable the LUSTER (LUnar-based Survey for Time-domain Exoplanet Research) investigation; create a scientific target list and an observing plan according to potential mission launch dates and durations that are available in the launch timeframe;provide estimates of the data volume for determining in-space data processing, data storage and telemetry needs, and suitable data products; assist in the analysis of component test data, especially detector testing that will help define the data pipeline processing requirements and design (80%). The researcher will write up their work for publication in journals, present their work at conferences and collaboration meetings, and assist the preparation of proposals.  Additional duties include assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students (20%).

Two Assistant or Associate Professor Positions in Astronomy/Astrophysics

Current state: Review
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: Norman
State/Province: OK
Country: USA
Contact Person: Prof. Sean Matt
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Oklahoma
Application Due Date: Friday, December 08 2023
Web Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/134299

Assistant Professor Position in Computational Mathematics and Physics

Current state: Review
Department: Department of Physics and Department of Mathematics
City: New York
State/Province: NY
Category: ,
Country: USA
Contact Person: Michael Blanton
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: New York University
Application Due Date: Monday, November 27 2023
Web Link: https://as.nyu.edu/departments/physics/information/jobs.html#2

New York University seeks applicants for two faculty positions in computational mathematics and physics, each of which will be a 50/50 joint appointment between the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics. These are the first appointments in a larger, multi-year Integrated Science Initiative that will build on NYU’s collaborative culture by recruiting faculty whose research makes explicit connections between departments and promises synergistic advances in fields ripe for cross-boundary breakthroughs. Within the Physics Department, we anticipate that one of the new faculty members will join the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) and the other will join the Center for Soft Matter Research (CSMR).

The Department of Mathematics, part of the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, has a long and distinguished history in both pure and applied mathematics, with an impressive record of accomplishments in applications to Physics. Both CCPP and CSMR are leading research centers in their respective fields, and include faculty who already are collaborating with members of the Courant Institute. The CCPP currently has eighteen faculty members who work in astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics. Through this new faculty position, we wish to substantially broaden the research being done in CCPP to include geophysics, geochemistry, geobiology, planetary, and/or exoplanetary science using cutting-edge computational and mathematical techniques, to support future anticipated growth in these areas. CSMR currently has ten faculty members pursuing research at the interface between physics, chemistry, biology and engineering, using laboratory, theoretical, and computational tools. By hiring in the overlaps between Courant, CCPP, and CSMR we seek to build programs in cross-disciplinary research areas such as climate change, the origin of life, or other fields.

Full information is available at the web link provided.

Assistant Professor

Current state: Review
Department: Physics and Astronomy
City: Boone
State/Province: NC
Country: USA
Contact Person: Michael Briley
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Appalachain State University
Application Due Date: Friday, December 01 2023
Web Link: https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/42361

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2024. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in education and are expected to develop a research program that, in addition to involving undergraduate and M.S. students, can attract and maintain external funding. This program should involve facilities available at the department’s Dark Sky Observatory (http://dso.appstate.edu/facilities). The department also houses a teaching observatory on campus used in the introductory astronomy courses. Responsibilities will include teaching astronomy and physics courses, advancing astronomical research, and service activities including advising. Some start-up funds will be available to the successful candidate.

To apply, submit the following application materials: a cover letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a research statement, a teaching philosophy statement, a statement of service interests and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and required documents electronically at https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/42361.

Questions can be sent to Michael Briley at [email protected]. Application review will begin 1 Dec. 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence among its faculty, staff and students; to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination.

McDonald Observatory Mitchell Postdoc Fellow in Instrumentation

Current state: Review
Department: McDonald Observatory
City: Austin
State/Province: TX
Category:
Country: USA
Contact Person: Search Committee
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
Application Due Date: Sunday, December 31 2023
Web Link: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_50xYH7zeVUGTIea

CAMERON MITCHELL MCDONALD OBSERVATORY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN INSTRUMENTATION

The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory announces competition for the Cameron Mitchell McDonald Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship in instrumentation. This Fellowship is open to anyone with a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a closely allied field. Candidates are expected to have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. upon arrival, to reside in Austin, and to primarily work on-site. The successful applicant will join the McDonald Observatory instrumentation group and play an important, career-enhancing role in a current instrument project for the McDonald 2.7m telescope or the 10-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope (see below).[1]  Candidates are encouraged to contact instrument team leads to discuss specific opportunities. The instrumentation group consists of astronomers and engineers and has a track record of delivering significant instruments and training the next generation of instrumentalists.

In addition to the instrumentation project, the successful candidate is encouraged to undertake research of their choosing in any area of astronomy and astrophysics, including their own instrument development. The fellowship includes funding for research expenses, including travel. Additional funds are available for relocation expenses. The initial appointment will be for one year, beginning September 2024, with the expectation of renewal for a second and third year following satisfactory research performance. An earlier start date may be considered, depending on individual circumstances.

For information on employee benefits, please see the HRS-Benefits home page at http://www.utexas.edu/hr/current/insurance.

Application Instructions:

    1. Applicants should complete the application form at: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_50xYH7zeVUGTIea.

    2. After submitting the form, you will see a confirmation message in your browser with instructions to watch your Inbox for an email containing further       

        instructions.

    3. The emailed instructions will include details for submitting your application materials and instructions for your letter writers so that they may submit

        their letters. Please carefully follow the instructions in this email.

The submission deadline for all application materials and letters of recommendation is December 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Inquiries only may be sent to: [email protected].

McDonald Observatory Mitchell Postdoc Fellow in Instrumentation

Current state: Review
Department: McDonald Observatory
City: Austin
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Contact Person: Search Committee
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
Application Due Date: Sunday, December 31 2023
Web Link: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_50xYH7zeVUGTIea

CAMERON MITCHELL MCDONALD OBSERVATORY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN INSTRUMENTATION

The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory announces competition for the Cameron Mitchell McDonald Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship in instrumentation. This Fellowship is open to anyone with a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a closely allied field. Candidates are expected to have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. upon arrival, to reside in Austin, and to primarily work on-site. The successful applicant will join the McDonald Observatory instrumentation group and play an important, career-enhancing role in a current instrument project for the McDonald 2.7m telescope or the 10-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope (see below).[1]  Candidates are encouraged to contact instrument team leads to discuss specific opportunities. The instrumentation group consists of astronomers and engineers and has a track record of delivering significant instruments and training the next generation of instrumentalists.

In addition to the instrumentation project, the successful candidate is encouraged to undertake research of their choosing in any area of astronomy and astrophysics, including their own instrument development. The fellowship includes funding for research expenses, including travel. Additional funds are available for relocation expenses. The initial appointment will be for one year, beginning September 2024, with the expectation of renewal for a second and third year following satisfactory research performance. An earlier start date may be considered, depending on individual circumstances.

For information on employee benefits, please see the HRS-Benefits home page at http://www.utexas.edu/hr/current/insurance.

Application Instructions:

    1. Applicants should complete the application form at: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_50xYH7zeVUGTIea.

    2. After submitting the form, you will see a confirmation message in your browser with instructions to watch your Inbox for an email containing further       

        instructions.

    3. The emailed instructions will include details for submitting your application materials and instructions for your letter writers so that they may submit

        their letters. Please carefully follow the instructions in this email.

The submission deadline for all application materials and letters of recommendation is December 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Inquiries only may be sent to: [email protected].

Life Detection Scientist

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Current state: Review
Department: Astrochemistry Laboratory
City: Greenbelt
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Contact Person: Dr. Natasha M. Johnson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Application Due Date: Wednesday, May 17 2023
Web Link: http://www.usajobs.gov

The Astrochemistry Laboratory of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking a full-time research scientist specializing in life detection science who would work to connect theories of life and biological search patterns to measurable parameters and contribute to future mission concepts. The successful candidate will work closely with life detection instrument technology developers to conceive of measurement approaches that are well connected to fundamental, robust theories or models of biology and life signatures. This research position entails developing productive collaborative relationships, leading ground-breaking research, and providing input into future mission/instrument design. This is a GS-13/14 level civil servant position located at NASA-Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland near Washington, DC. As a government position, individuals must have US citizenship at time of application.

A full vacancy announcement, which contains further information including qualification requirements and application instructions, will be posted on May 4 and remain open for two weeks. The period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority and not a reflection of the openness of the position.

ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

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Current state: Review
Department: Science and Operations Department
City: Madrid or Noordwijk
State/Province: Spain or Netherlands
Country: Europe
Contact Person: Guido De Marchi
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: European Space Agency
Application Due Date: Sunday, April 30 2023
Web Link: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/visitor-programme

To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, the European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archives (https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc). The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are also welcome. During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA science missions can be supported. Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals. Applications received before 1 May 2023 will be considered for visits in autumn 2023 and winter 2024. For further details, including areas of research and contact information, please refer to https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/visitor-programme or write to the programme coordinators at [email protected]