The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds (CEHW), at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for one or more postdoctoral research positions in areas of formation, detection, and characterization of extrasolar planets. Successful applicants will work with CEHW faculty on theoretical, observational, and/or instrumentation projects in these areas, and will be expected to pursue programs of their own initiative. The position is for two years with a possibility of extension for one more year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics and a promising research record, which includes a demonstrated experience in one or more fields as specified above. The Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, hosted by the Department, provides resources to support a variety of extrasolar planet – related activities. The successful applicant can apply for time on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at the McDonald Observatory (in which Penn State is a major partner with ~25% of the observing time). Current information on research and other activities can be found at http://www.astro.psu.edu.
Inquiries: Eric Ford firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex Wolszczan email@example.com Applications including a cover letter, a CV, statement of research interests, list of publications, and names of three references, should be sent to Ms. Heather Lowe, 525 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications received by January 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. The search will continue until the position(s) are filled. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.