The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowships. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies–their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history–and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2018. The initial term of the Fellowships will be one year, renewable for a second year. A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin 16 October 2017, and exceptional applicants will be contacted in November to schedule on-campus interviews in January 2018. Please email a single pdf file containing a CV, a 2-4 page research plan, and names and contact information for at least three references, to: email@example.com.
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The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago covers a wide range of disciplines related to the Earth and other planets. We study the history of life, the physics of atmospheres and oceans, the solid Earth and its interior, the early Solar System and planetary formation, and the cosmic environment in which the Solar System formed. To do so, we apply concepts and methods from mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology to fundamental problems in our field.