Postdoctoral Scholar in Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

University of California Los Angeles Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job #JPF06452

Position overview

Position title:Postdoctoral Scholar

Application Window

Open May 24th, 2021 through Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Position Description: The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to investigate exoplanet atmosphere-magma ocean interactions and evolution. This postdoctoral position is part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded AEThER (Atmospheric Empirical, Theoretical, and Experimental Research) project. The AEThER team is investigating how primary atmospheres form and evolve in conjunction with the solidification of the mantle during planet formation. The successful applicant will collaborate with Professors Schlichting and Young at UCLA and with other members of the AEThER team working on related topics at other locations.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community at UCLA. We seek to build academic environments where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. We therefore encourage applicants from those from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

Minimum qualifications: The applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in planetary science or a related field at the time of appointment.

Desired qualifications: Familiarity with python or similar programming environments is desirable. Familiarity with the physics and/or physical chemistry of atmospheres and/or planetary interiors would be beneficial, as would familiarity with chemical reaction networks and past experience in interdisciplinary research.

Appointment and Applications: The initial appointment will be for a 12-month period, with the possibility for renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance. Salary will follow standards for post-doctoral scholars and will scale with the applicant’s experience. To apply, candidates should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, and (c) and names and contact information of at least two references. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website at beginning May 24, 2021. To ensure full consideration, the online application should be completed by June 23, 2021.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in planetary science or a related field at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

Please provide contact information for your references. Your references may or may not be contacted for letters of recommendation.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA