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Postdoctoral Scholar - Center for Integrative Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 27, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Scholar - Center for Integrative Planetary Science
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline 11/10/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

Open date: August 23rd, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 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.
The Center for Integrative Planetary Science (CIPS) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a number of Postdoctoral Research positions in any area of planetary science, starting in the fall of 2020. The positions are for two years, full time, with renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding. The positions will be open until filled.

Current senior members of CIPS include Jill Banfield, Kristie Boering, Bruce Buffett, Eugene Chiang, William Dietrich, Courtney Dressing, James Graham, Paul Kalas, Imke de Pater, Raymond Jeanloz, Michael Manga, Philip Marcus, Burkhard Militzer, and David Romps. Successful candidates will have overlapping research interests with these faculty members. Current research areas span astronomical observations of the solar system, Martian geodynamics and geomicrobiology, giant planets, planetary and satellite interiors and atmospheres, planet formation theory, protoplanetary disks, and extrasolar planets. Special attention will be paid to candidates with broad interests and expertise who can bridge Berkeley’s Earth and Planetary Science Department and Astronomy Department.

Additional information on the CIPS can be found at the following website:

Selected postdocs may participate in joint projects with assigned faculty mentor or conduct independent research.

Basic/Minimum Qualification (at the time of application): PhD or equivalent international degree or enrolled in PHD or equivalent international degree program.

Additional Qualification (by the start date): A PhD degree or equivalent international degree is required by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD degree or equivalent international degree in astrophysics, geophysics, planetary science, physics or related fields.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work. UC Berkeley offers excellent health and welfare packages. It also has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. Information on available plans and eligibility can be found at:

To apply:
Please submit applications electronically at
Applicants should also request three letters of reference. For questions contact Emily Martinez at

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Berkeley, CA
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