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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Modeling Exoplanets Plasmas

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Space Sci. & Tech. (LoCSST)
Salary: Anticipated salary $55,000/year-contingent on grant funding
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General Summary of Position:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at UMass Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology, to work on modeling radio emissions from exoplanets and star-planet interaction, with Dr. Ofer Cohen.

The successful applicant will develop MHD codes to simulate modulation of stellar radio emission by transiting exoplanets, star-planet interaction, and will perform coupled simulations of the plasma environment around short-orbit exoplanets. The applicant will also develop code coupling between stellar coronae and planetary magnetospheres models.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in Space Physics, Astrophysics, computational physics or related field
  • Computational, coding, and model development, plasma physics modeling, space plasma physics or astrophysical plasmas, strong theoretical background
  • Model development, theoretical physics skills, good communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment will be for two years with a possibility of renewal contingent upon funding for another year, along with successful performance.

Please include a CV, cover letter and research interest with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

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