Postdoctoral Researcher Position in The Star and Planet Formation Group

Job Summary

Pre-doctoral / Graduate Positions
Rice University
Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Star and Planet Formation group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University seeks to hire one or more postdoctoral researchers. Successful candidates will work with Prof. Andrea Isella and/or Prof. Megan Reiter. Ongoing research activities include sub-mm, mm, and cm wave observations of proto-planetary disks, and infrared and optical surveys of young stellar objects and their planet-forming disks in high-mass star-forming regions. Theoretically/numerically oriented candidates are particularly invited to apply. Candidates with previous experience in millimeter interferometry, high-contrast infrared imaging, and integral field-unit spectroscopy are also encouraged to apply. 

Rice University hosts a small but vibrant research program aimed to study the origins of stars and planets. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with Profs. Patrick Hartigan, Christopher M. Johns-Krull, and Andre Izidoro.

A Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment start is required. The position is initially for one year, with a possibility of re-appointment  for two additional years depending on performance assessment and funding availability . The appointment is expected to start no later than October 2024.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a short statement of research interest (max 2 pages) by email to [email protected]. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by email.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only those received by February 28, 2024 will be assured full consideration.

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Jan 20
Application Deadline
2024 Feb 28


Meagan Reiter