Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Georgia

United States

January 15, 2022

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R15411P

Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Franklin-Physics & Astronomy About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality (visa information is available from the department of global engagement), gender, age, disability, race, career status, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups.

College/Unit/Department website https: // www. physast.uga.edu/ Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information

The position is for 2 years, with the possibility of extension if additional external funding is secured. The position is fully eligible for benefits including UGA employee health insurance plans and UGA's retirement program. The position comes with 10 hours per month of paid annual leave, and 8 hours per month of paid sick leave.

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2022 Posting Date 11/11/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received on or before January 15, 2022 will receive full consideration; posting will stay active until filled. Start date of 08/01/2022 is flexible/negotiable. May begin either sooner or later if desired.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https: // coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities

Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.

Duties/Responsibilities

Research (including simulations, code development and data analysis)

Percentage of time 70 Duties/Responsibilities

Maintenance of graduate student excellence through mentoring

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities

Preparation of manuscripts

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Administrative tasks

Percentage of time 5

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

We seek applications for a postdoctoral research associate in the broad field of planet formation and evolution and/or exoplanets. The successful candidate will join the research group led by Dr. Cassandra Hall at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Simulational Physics at the University of Georgia. The goal of this position is to increase our knowledge of planet formation and evolution and/or exoplanets by performing theoretical or computational research. The successful candidate will work together with Dr. Cassandra Hall on these topics depending on their research interests and experience. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of researchers in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, and to also lead their own independent research projects. The position is for 2 years, with the possibility of extension if additional external funding is secured. The position is fully eligible for benefits including UGA employee health insurance plans and UGA's retirement program. The position comes with 10 hours per month of paid annual leave, and 8 hours per month of paid sick leave. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality (visa information is available from the department of global engagement), gender, age, disability, race, career status, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

PhD in Astronomy or Astrophysics or a closely related field.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Will use a computer.

Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No

Contact Information

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email hrweb@uga.edu.

Recruitment Contact Name Dr. Cassandra Hall Recruitment Contact Email cassandra.hall@uga.edu Recruitment Contact Phone

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Other Documents #1
  • List of References with Contact Information
  • Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

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