Setting up, running and analyzing planet formation computer simulations. Completed projects should be presented at conferences and then published in academic journals.
Must have a PhD degree in Planetary Science, Planet Formation, Orbital Mechanics, Celestial Mechanics or Computational Planetary Science with at least a 3.0 GPA and 0 – 3 years of experience. Knowledge of Terrestrial Planet formation, Planet migration, and Collisional processes is preferred. Knowledge of the N-body codes commonly used in planet formation and evolution models is preferred, especially those known as Swift, SyMBA or LIPAD. Must have a strong research interest and publication record in the dynamics of small bodies in the Solar System, and/or planet formation and/or planet migration. Writing journal papers and presenting work at scientific conference is expected.
Work assignment is in Boulder, Colorado. This is a 2 year limited term assignment.
Job code: 15-01226