The Small Bodies Group in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Dr. Tony Farnham and Dr. Jessica Sunshine to develop and apply models to simulate sublimation processes on solar system bodies, to explore how they impact the surface features and morphology, and to intercompare results among different objects. Of particular interest in this study are bodies with microgravity environments, including the Rosetta target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Planetary Science or a related field, which must be obtained by the time of the start date. IDL or similar experience is preferred. This appointment will be for two years with a possible third year extension based on performance and funding availability.
For more information about the position and instructions on how to apply, go to http://wirtanen.astro.umd.edu/postdoc/