Fortney Lab: Assistant Project Scientist

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States

January 31, 2022

Description

Position overview

Position title: Fortney Lab: Assistant Project Scientist

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Percent time: Full-time (100%)

Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.

Position duration: Initial appointment will for one year. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.

Application Window

Open date: July 13th, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Aug 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an assistant project scientist. Under the direction of Professor Jonathan Fortney, the project scientist will lead a research program in models of giant planet interiors. In the position the scientist will develop new computational methods to investigate constraints on the interior structure of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, using new data sets from NASA Missions like Juno, Cassini, and future missions. The project scientist will also work with other members of Fortney's group, including postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates, with the expectation that the scientist mentor 1-2 students during the position on research projects developed by the scientist and Professor Fortney.

Applicants with expertise in python and usage of high-performance computing resources, collaborative development platforms like GitHub, and mentoring experience for students at the undergraduate and graduate student level are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fortney Research Lab : https: // jfortney.sites.ucsc.edu/

Astronomy and Astrophysics : https: // www. astro.ucsc.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in astronomy, physics, or a related field.

Experience in scientific programming.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.

  • Statement of Research - Brief statement of research interests, which must inclue a list of publications.

  • Apply link: https: // recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01101

    Help contact: jfortney@ucsc.edu

    Campus Information

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https: // www. uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https: // apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

    UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

    If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.

    UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https: // www. hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

    The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https: // ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

    VISIT THE UCSC WEB SITE AT https: // www. ucsc.edu

    Job location

    Santa Cruz, California- but work may be performed remotly during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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