Post-doctoral Fellow in Protoplanetary Disks and Planet Formation

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of Alabama
Physics & Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
2 Years
Could the duration be extended?
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

Tuscaloosa, AL
United States

Job Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Astronomy & Astro-particle Group ( The successful candidate will work with Dr. Chao-Chin Yang in astrophysical research of mutual interests. Specifically, he is interested in utilizing computer simulations and/or theoretical analyses to investigate dynamical processes in protoplanetary disks around a young star as well as the implications of these processes to planet formation, observations of protoplanetary disks, and the Solar System.

The applicant should have obtained a Ph.D. in astronomy, planetary sciences, or a closely related field by the date of hire. Candidates with research experiences in protoplanetary disks, planet formation, and/or theoretical/computational astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

The application should be submitted to the UA Careers site at and should include under appropriate tabs (1) curriculum vitae, (2) research statement no more than four pages excluding reference list, and (3) names and contact information of three professional references. Although being accepted until the position is filled, applications submitted by June 23, 2024, will receive full consideration.

EE/EEO Statement: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Type
Included Benefits

Comprehensive benefit package is available for postdoctoral scholars at the University of Alabama. Details can be found at

Application Details

Application Instructions
Apply directly on University of Alabama carers website,
Publication Start Date
2024 May 23
Application Deadline
2024 Jun 23
Reference Code


Dr. Chao-Chin Yang