The Earth and Planetary Science group at the University of Rochester seek candidates for two postdoctoral positions to conduct research for two years in the field of (1) numerical modeling of planetary impact processes and (2) shock experiments and geochemical analyses. Applicants with strong backgrounds in related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.
The group conducts cutting-edge numerical simulations, experiments, and geochemical analyses to model planetary formation and evolution processes. The applicants will primarily work with Professors Miki Nakajima and Dustin Trail, and they are encouraged to extend their collaboration on campus. We have dedicated nodes at the high performance computing facility on campus at the University of Rochester, Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC, https://www.circ.rochester.edu/), a high-T experimental geochemistry laboratory (1-atm furnaces, piston cylinders etc), and associated analytical equipment (https://www.sas.rochester.edu/ees/trail/index.html). We actively collaborate with excellent scientists on campus and at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), which hosts an NSF-funded physics frontier center, Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures (CMAP, https://www.rochester.edu/cmap/).
Applicants must have their PhD before the start of the appointment. The target starting date is June 2023, but it can be flexible. Please submit your CV, contact information of three references, and a short (1-2 page) research statement of your past and future work. At the beginning of your research statement, please indicate which position (numerical modeling or geochemical analyses) you are applying for. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Miki Nakajima (email: email@example.com, Research website: https://www.mikinakajima.com/).