Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy at the University of Colorado Boulder to work with Prof. Jean-Michel Desert on the observational characterization of exoplanets. The primary responsibilities of the position are to lead research projects in the area of exoplanet science. Researchers working in the areas of observation, theory, or instrumentation are invited to apply.
The successful applicant will contribute to several current research programs using space-and-ground based surveys dedicated to probing exoplanet atmospheres. The programs include Spitzer, HST, Gemini, Magellan and Keck observations, which will be used to determine the atmospheric composition, structure and dynamics of exoplanets.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will have the opportunity to join existing projects and will also be encouraged to develop and pursue their own research program.
Previous experience with exoplanet observations is strongly preferred but not required. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics on arrival. The appointment is intended for an initial period of two years, with renewal for a third year contingent upon satisfactory progress. The starting date for the position is negotiable, but would normally start in the fall 2013.
To apply, email a single PDF containing:
- Cover letter
- Current CV, and a list of publications
- Brief (up to 3 page) research statement of your scientific interests and how you would specifically contribute to the research program on exoplanets.
Also please arrange for 3 letters of references (PDFs) to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete applications received by March 1st, 2013 will receive full consideration.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (303) 492-1334.