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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opening

McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship

Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants to conduct independent research as a postdoctoral fellow of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences (MCSS) in the broad field of space sciences. We welcome applicants with interests in Astromaterials, Cosmochemistry, or Meteoritics; Experimental, theoretical, or observational Astrophysics; Planetary Science; Particle and Nuclear Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation; and Earth as a Planet. In their application materials, the candidate should describe their research interests and list potential collaborators from among the faculty fellows of the MCSS. The initial annual salary is $65,000 with additional funds available for research expenses and travel support.

Candidates must have a PhD or be a May 2022 degree candidate specializing in one of the fields listed above and have a record of excellent scholarship. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in relevant observational, lab-based, theoretical, and computational methodologies.

The initial appointment will be for a one year period, renewable for a second year. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

 

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of the applicant’s contributions to up to three selected publications, and a 2-page research proposal, as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applicants are responsible for contacting referees. Referees will need to have their letters uploaded to the link provided by the application site.  The deadline for applications and letters has been extended until March 7, 2022* and should be submitted (along with reference letters) through Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/101336. Questions related to the search or application process may be directed to Jan Foster at spacesciences@wustl.edu.

 

*Due to the escalating situation in the Ukraine, any applicants that are affected by this crisis will be given full consideration if their application and reference letters are received by March 14, 2022.