USA Jobs. The place to look for and apply to jobs in the federal government, including civil servant positions at different NASA centers: https://www.usajobs.gov/

American Astronomical Society Job Board: https://jobregister.aas.org

American Geophysical Union Job Board: https://findajob.agu.org/jobs/

NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP)
NASA solicits applications from excellent early career researchers to the NPP. Deadlines are November 1, March 1, and July 1 of every year, though specific programs and opportunities may not be available at every deadline. Please use this webpage to search existing opportunities and do not hesitate to reach out to the advisors for more information:
https://npp.orau.org/

Special note: as of January 29, 2022, the administration of the NPP switched from Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

NASA Pathways Internship Program
If you have a passion for our mission and feel the calling to change the history of humanity, the Pathways Internship Program is a great way for you to launch your career with NASA. We strategically hire our Pathways Interns based on long-term potential and alignment with NASA’s future workforce needs. Specializing in multi-semester experiences, the Pathways Internship Program prepares you for a career at NASA and offers a direct pipeline to full-time employment at NASA upon graduation.
https://www.nasa.gov/careers/pathways

Don’t forget to check out for all of NASA’s internship opportunities! http://intern.nasa.gov/

Current Job Opportunities

NPP Opportunity with the VPL and MUSE ICAR Teams
The VPL and MUSE ICAR teams invite proposals for NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) projects that will establish connections between the ICAR teams, driving the exploration of life beyond our planet.

The overarching objective of the interdisciplinary VPL ICAR (part of NExSS) is to propel NASA’s quest for exoplanet life by addressing the fundamental question: “How can we effectively assess the presence of life on an exoplanet?” Meanwhile, the MUSE ICAR (part of LIFE) focuses on understanding the natural selection of chemical elements during the coevolution of life and the environment on the early Earth.

We welcome NPP proposals that build upon the work proposed by the VPL ICAR, specifically forging explicit links between the VPL and MUSE ICAR teams. Moreover, the postdoc will have the autonomy to shape and conduct their research during this transformative postdoctoral experience. There is flexibility to work on-site at Carleton or UW-Madison or to work remotely. Those who are interested in writing a proposal should contact Dr. Rika Anderson (
randerson@carleton.edu) and Dr. Betul Kaçar (bkacar@wisc.edu) directly. Please provide a CV and a 1-page summary of research interests and background, particularly in relation to the themes described above.

NPP Opportunity with CHAMPs
The Consortium on Habitability and Atmospheres of M-dwarf Planets (CHAMPs) is an interdisciplinary research team whose goal is to address the broad science question: “Can M-dwarf planets support life, and if so, how do we best observe and characterize them?” Our team consists of two dozen scientists of all career levels and with expertise in modeling, observations, and data analyses. We are interested in self-motivated applicants with the capacity for interdisciplinary research, a background in modeling/observations, and an interest in applying these skills to questions that lie at the intersection of planetary atmospheres and astrobiology. For more information see
http://champs.jhuapl.edu/

Applicants who apply for this research opportunity and are subsequently selected for an NPP award are expected to attend the Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon) and/or the Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) using the travel funds that are conferred as part of the NPP award.

Opportunity Reference Code: 0009-NPP-NOV23-ABProg-Astrobio

Postdoctoral Researcher Position at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
The Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the field of planetary atmospheres. In this position, the successful applicant would contribute expertise in planetary atmospheres to a team of world-class solar system scientists who are unlocking the mysteries of planetary system evolution, dynamics, and processes. The postdoctoral scholar would:

  • Conduct numerical atmospheric modeling and model analysis studies of terrestrial atmospheres with a focus on Mars, Titan, and Earth.
  • Conduct observational data analysis that supports model validation.
  • Incorporate additional physical schemes into numerical models.
  • Support new and ongoing planetary modeling projects.

This is a 1 year limited term assignment with option to extend. For more information, please visit the job posting on the website. https://tinyurl.com/2f855hae

Research Scientist at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
The Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO is seeking a research scientist in the field of planetary atmospheres. In this position, the successful applicant would contribute expertise in planetary atmospheres to a team of world-class solar system scientists who are unlocking the mysteries of planetary system evolution, dynamics, and processes. The researcher would:

  • Conduct numerical atmospheric modeling and model analysis studies of terrestrial atmospheres with a focus on Mars, Titan, and Earth.
  • Conduct observational data analysis that supports model validation.
  • Incorporate additional physical schemes into numerical models.
  • Develop and grow an independent research program through external program support.
  • Participate in mission and instrument proposals to support the strategic growth of the Department.

For more information, please visit the job posting on the website. https://tinyurl.com/yc34hdxd

Postdoctoral Researcher in Planet Formation and Evolution Modeling
Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
Houston, TX
The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher in planet formation and evolution modeling. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in N-body and/or hydrodynamical simulations. The successful candidate is expected to develop, lead and participate in original research related to formation of our Solar System and/or Exoplanets. The successful candidate will have access to a high performance computing cluster at Rice University to perform simulations.

The candidates are required to have: i) completed a doctoral degree in planetary sciences, astrophysics, geophysics, astronomy or a related field at the time of the appointment; ii) a strong background in programming (C/C++, Python, Fortran, etc); iii) strong interest in cosmochemistry or geochemistry; iv) demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

Applications submitted by October 15, 2023 are ensured full consideration. The start date is flexible. The salary will commensurate with experience. The contract will be initially for 1 year and is renewable for up to 2–3 years, based on performance and the availability of funding. Interested candidates should contact André Izidoro
(izidoro@rice.edu) for more information and/or to send in the application documents.

Postdoctoral Positions in Exoplanet Studies
Leiden Observatory / SRON, Leiden, The Netherlands
Postdoctoral positions are available within the Exoplanet group led by Dr. Yamila Miguel at Leiden Observatory and The Netherlands Institute of Space Research. The research focus will be on the interiors, evolution, and atmospheres of giant exoplanets (transiting and direct imaging planets), integrating both theoretical and observational perspectives. Candidates with expertise in the modelling of interiors and evolution, or in the observation/modelling of exoplanet atmospheres, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility for a further one-year extension subject to a review during the second year. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits. To apply, submit your documents electronically at
https://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2023/Miguel by 15 November 2023.

AI for Science Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Victoria, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Victoria, British Columbia V8P, Canada

https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/3217/UVICAIFORSCIENCE

We invite applications for a joint AI for Science postdoctoral researcher position to work with Prof. Ruobing Dong’s group. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension, depending on the performance of the researcher and the availability of funding.

We seek applicants with a solid background in some of the following fields: machine learning, neural fields, physics informed neural networks, surrogate models, and fluid mechanics. Experiences with numerical simulations in astrophysics (e.g., (magneto)hydrodynamics or radiative transfer) are desirable, though not necessary.

The main role of the researcher will be to lead research projects in applying machine learning techniques to simulations and/or surrogate modeling in astronomy, with a focus on accretion disks and planet formation. Other responsibilities include publishing papers at top astronomy, machine learning, and applied math journals and conferences, and advising students. The researcher will also have freedom to pursue independent research on related topics. The position is available immediately, and is expected to start before December 2023. Remote work is possible upon discussion.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Surface Processes
School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

https://apply.interfolio.com/131009

The Surface Processes Group in the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar to join their team. The successful candidate will join a team working to forward a quantitative understanding of how climate and geomorphic thresholds are manifest in landscape evolution, with focus on the history, rates, and mechanisms of canyon cutting in the Hawaiian Islands.

The research effort will be collaborative with teams from the University of Idaho and Purdue University and will encompass field observations in remote, boulder-rich canyons, analysis of drone imaging, mapping and geochronology of volcanic deposits, and determining erosion rates from cosmogenic isotopic concentrations. The anticipated start date for the position is on or before January 6, 2024. The position includes a competitive stipend with health benefits. The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent renewal for a second year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources.

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be October 13, 2023. Letters of reference will be requested with a deadline of October 20, 2023.

Faculty Position in Planetary Science
Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
Houston, TX
http://apply.interfolio.com/130235

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Planetary Science. Particular interests include but are not limited to studies of meteorites, returned samples, and other planetary and analog materials applied to fundamental questions on the formation and evolution of planetary systems and planetary habitability. Applicants who use one or more analytical and/or experimental tools on planetary samples are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, and be involved in service to the department, university, and the broader scientific community.

All required application materials submitted electronically by November 1, 2023 are ensured full consideration. For questions, please contact
eeps-search@rice.edu.

Assistant Professorship in Computational Physics
Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

https://apply.interfolio.com/130822

The Bard College Physics Program invites applications for a tenure-track position in computational physics within the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing beginning in the fall semester of 2024. Applicants with broad intellectual interests and with interdisciplinary focus connecting computational physics to mathematics, biology, chemistry, astrophysics, or other sciences are encouraged to apply.

A successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach throughout the physics curriculum, including laboratory courses, advanced courses, and non-majors courses, as well as disciplinary courses of their own design at all levels. Applicants are expected to develop a research program that can involve undergraduate students, outlined in their application materials, for which start-up funds and internal resources are available.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in High-Pressure Experimentation
Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
https://apply.interfolio.com/131020

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) seeks applicants whose research lies in the general field of high-pressure experimental research, specifically those who apply novel and emerging techniques to investigate the material properties of deep interiors of Earth and other planets in the solar system and beyond. We are seeking candidates with expertise in mineral physics, and/or materials science that are relevant to planetary processes using techniques such as, but not limited to, diamond anvil and/or multi-anvil cells.

The expected start date of the position is July 1, 2024. We are interested in dynamic researchers and educators who can establish an externally funded, internationally recognized research program. The formal review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Tenure-Track Assistant Faculty Position in Astronomy
Department of Astronomy, Boston University
Boston, MA
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25624

The Department of Astronomy at Boston University seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin on July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be an early-career scientist who will lead a robust research program in astrophysics and be affiliated with the Institute for Astrophysical Research as well as participate fully in the Department’s teaching missions at the introductory, majors, and graduate levels. Areas of interest include the contents, structure, and evolution of the Milky Way and/or nearby galaxies, though all areas of astrophysics will be considered.

Boston University owns and operates the
Perkins Telescope Observatory and has 40 nights per year on the Lowell Discovery Telescope, both in northern Arizona. The resources of Boston University’s new Center for Computing & Data Sciences and its affiliated Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences are available to support big data, AI, and/or machine learning endeavors in astrophysics. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Open Rank Faculty Position in Planetary Science
School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
https://apply.interfolio.com/131340

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment in Planetary Science. This is an open-rank search for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in any area of Planetary Science. We seek an innovative scholar who is an emerging or established leader in the future of planetary exploration, and who is dedicated to the ideals of the ASU Charter. We are especially interested in applicants who can complement or extend SESE’s existing strengths in Earth and space science research and education. The anticipated start date is August 2024.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish or extend a vibrant externally funded research program aligned with NASA planetary exploration missions, engage undergraduate and graduate students through effective teaching and mentoring, participate in service to the University and the profession, and build productive relationships with faculty both within and beyond SESE. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is Oct. 20.

Assistant Professorship in Astrophysics
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Astrophysics-ON/573792417/

The
David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Astrophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by the applicant’s cover letter, a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by the closing date, November 6, 2023. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.