Postdoctoral scholar position in Astronomy

This position will be based at the University of California, Irvine
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Oct 01, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
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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 theoretical 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 in climate modeling in 1D, 2D, and/or 3D; research experience and interests related to atmospheric science, orbital dynamics, glaciology, or land surface geology; strong written and oral communication skills; an interest in interdisciplinary science education; and an ability to work well in a collaborative environment. 

The appointment can begin as early as 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, and a statement of research interests (in pdf format) 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 December 15, 2017.  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.