Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position with Professor Michael Cushing in the field of brown dwarf astrophysics. The successful applicant will join the Cycle 9 Spitzer program "Brown Dwarf and Exoplanet Weather Forecasts: Are Y Dwarfs Partly Cloudy?". The primary goal of this 700 hour program is to characterize the mid-infrared photometric variability of the local population of Y dwarfs using Spitzer. The position will involve active participation in all phases of the project: data reduction, analysis, modeling, and publication of results.
The appointment is initially for one year, but is expected to extend to two depending on funding and performance. The University of Toledo astronomy program has 8 faculty members, 4 postdocs, and 14 graduate students. The University of Toledo is a member of the Discovery Channel Telescope Consortium so the successful applicate will also have access to the Discovery Channel Telescope, a new 4.3 meter telescope situated outside of Flagstaff, AZ.
Candidates must hold, or anticipate, a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or astronomy. Related research and experience in the reduction of IRAC data and/or time series analysis will be emphasized. To apply, please send a vita, bibliography, and 1-2 page statement of research as a single file, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 15, 2013.
Medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits; see http://www.utoledo.edu/depts/hr/benefits.