Cornell University, Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science

Position ID:Cornell-CCAPS-RA2 [#10944, WDR-00014023]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Galaxy Formation
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/03/06, finished 2018/07/03, listed until 2018/09/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Planetary Remote Sensing group at Cornell University is seeking a Research Associate to join our diverse team. The position will be for an initial one-year appointment, but is renewable with continuation for a second and third year contingent upon performance, and interest. Continuation beyond three years will be contingent on continued availability of funds. The nominal starting date is flexible.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Alexander Hayes and his group, and closely collaborate with other members of the department (and their groups) including Professors Jonathan Lunine, Steven Squyres, and Philip Nicholson. While there is considerable latitude in the science program that can be pursued, specific topics of interest include numerical modeling and photogrammetric analysis with applications to Titan, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and Mars. A Ph.D. in Planetary Science or a related field is required.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Astrophysics or Astronomy and have one to two years post PhD research experience. Applicants should have prior experience in, and a strong interest in Planetary Remote Sensing.

Applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (1-2 page) description of research interests, all in a single pdf file, to Ms. Lynda Sovocool at . (Please note "Planetary Research Associate" in the subject heading.) They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address (Please note the applicant's name and Remote Sensing RA in the subject heading). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although we will begin reviewing dossiers in mid-March. Applicants may also apply online through this posting.

Included Benefits: Benefit information can be reviewed at:

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
106 Space Sciences Building
Cornell Campus
Ithaca, New York 14853

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