The astrophysics group at the University of Exeter invites applications for 2 postdoc positions to work primarily with Dr. David Sing on observational and theoretical aspects of transiting exoplanets.
The two posts are funded by a European Research Council grant, with both positions funded until Nov. 2018 (~5 years each). The post is subject to a 12-month probationary period.
The post-docs will work on a program performing an atmospheric survey of hot-Jupiter extrasolar planets, with one postdoc focused primarily on reduction and analysis of the space and ground based observations, while the other focuses on atmospheric modeling and interpretation. The overall aims are to compare the atmospheric properties, probe the diversities between possible sub-classes, and investigate the effects of clouds and hazes. Prior experience observing transiting exoplanets or modeling atmospheres (1D or 3D) is preferred.
The position is for up to five years, tenable contingent upon satisfactory performance during the first year. The prospective applicants must have a PhD in (Astro)physics, Astronomy, or an equivalent degree. The starting salary will range from £24,766 on Grade E to £32,267 per annum on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience. Extensive supercomputing resources and substantial funding for computing equipment and travel will be available.
For further information please contact David Sing (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should email a CV, publication list as well as a brief description of their research interests as well as contact details of 3 referees.
Applications received by 30 Nov. 2013 will receive full consideration.