Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in observational stellar astronomy to work with Prof. Terry Oswalt and the stellar astrophysics group at Florida Tech. The focus of the research is on the empirical determination of chromospheric activity and rotation rate vs. age relations among late type main sequence stars using the cooling times of white dwarf companions as a chronometric index. The work also will provide constraints on white dwarf gravitational redshifts and the initial-to-final-mass relation. Responsibilities of the position will include planning and execution of observations, analysis of photometric and spectroscopic data, and the publication and presentation of results. A PhD in astronomy or astrophysics is required by the date of employment. The term of employment is initially for one year. It may be renewable beyond that, depending upon performance and the availability of funding.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the Department’s graduate and/or undergraduate teaching and outreach activities. He/she will also have access to the SARA telescopes at Kitt Peak and Cerro Tololo and a similar telescope on the Melbourne campus.
Please send a curriculum vita, publications list, summary of relevant research experience, and the names of three professional references to the address given above. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
Florida Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Medical and retirement benefits are provided through the university.