Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the field of exoplanet and brown dwarf atmosphere studies. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Daniel Apai to characterize ultracool atmospheres as a member of the Spitzer Exploration Science program "Extrasolar Storms: The Physics and Chemistry of Evolving Cloud Structures in Brown Dwarf Atmospheres." This project uses coordinated, time-resolved Spitzer photometry and HST near-infrared spectroscopy to explore the evolution of cloud features and storms on cool brown dwarfs. Connecting projects on the phase mapping of rotating extrasolar planets are also foreseen. Prof. Apai's group is involved in studies of protoplanetary disks, exoplanet searches, and the characterization of ultracool atmospheres.
The position will begin in Summer 2013. Facilities accessible at the University of Arizona include the 2 x 8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes, the 10m Heinrich-Hertz Submillimeter Telescope, the Kitt Peak 12m mm-wave Telescope, the 2.3m Bok and 1.5m Kuiper telescopes, and the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief statement of relevant research experience online at: www.hr.arizona.edu, with reference to job 51476. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; tuition reduction for employee and qualified family members. For details visit: http://www.hr.arizona.edu/benefits.