[Met-jobs] Postdoc studying the Runaway Greenhouse / Planetary atmospheres and astrobiology
Postdoc position working on the "Runaway Greenhouse" with flexibility to take on other planetary atmosphere projects, based at University of Washington, Seattle - and working with me at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Applications would ideally be received by the end of July, but applications received until 12 August may still be considered. Contact Colin Goldblatt (email@example.com) and Victoria Meadows (firstname.lastname@example.org) with informal enquiries.
Postdoctoral position in planetary atmospheres and astrobiology.
The Astronomy department and Astrobiology Program at the University of
Washington, Seattle invites applications for a postdoctoral-level
position in planetary atmospheres and astrobiology. The successful
applicant will spend half of their time working on climate-modeling
relevant to the "runaway greenhouse"
mechanism, which helps to define the inner edge of the habitable zone,
and the remaining time working on a negotiated science project relevant
to the larger science goals of the Virtual Planetary Laboratory Lead
Team of the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The successful applicant will
work with Prof. Victoria Meadows, and consult with Dr. Colin Goldblatt
at the University of Victoria.
A PhD in Atmospheric or Planetary science or a related field is
required. Applicants should have a strong background in atmospheric
science, with experience working on radiative transfer and/or climate
modelling and excellent computer skills (experience with Linux, Fortran
and Matlab is desirable). Existing publications in peer reviewed
literature are highly desirable. Strong written and verbal communication
skills are required. The position is for two years and may be extended
if further funding becomes available.
Please send (1) a 2-page statement of past research, highlighting
experience and interests compatible with the position; (2) a 2-page
statement of interests and goals; (3) a curriculum vitae and
bibliography; (4) the names and contact information for three people
from whom we can request letters of recommendation after creating a
For full consideration, applications should be submitted no later than
31st July 2011. Documents will be accepted electronically in PDF format
sent to: email@example.com, with subject line "Astrobiology (your name)". Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Victoria Meadows (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All participating institutions are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dept of Astronomy and Virtual Planetary Laboratory
University of Washington, Box 351580,
Seattle, WA 98195-1580, USA
(or Reverse Date),