Postdoctoral Scholar, Exoplanets and/or Mars

University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences
Chicago, Illinois
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Jul 31, 2022

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The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago seeks applicants for 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 experience working with models including radiative transfer and/or planetary climate, and preferably have a background in Planetary Science, Earth/Atmospheric Science, or Astrophysics. 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 31 (extended) for full consideration. Applicants should send a CV, a brief description of research interests and experience, a list of publications, and the names of two referees, as a single PDF file to Please direct informal inquiries about this post to Edwin Kite (

Initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year contingent on good progress, 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 exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at statements-diversity. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should email or call (US)-773-702-1032 with their request.

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