Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Exoplanet Observations at the Open University.
You will work collaboratively and independently on observations of exoplanets using new and archival data from facilities such as HST and ESO as well as proprietary facilities. We will examine the properties of extended exospheres of exoplanets, assess evidence for star-planet interactions, examine exoplanet compositions, evolution and exoplanetary mass loss.
You will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in physics, astronomy or a related subject, a strong background in independent research with a good publication record, strong analytic and programming skills, good oral and written communication skills in English and a demonstrable grasp of the relevant research literature. You will have demonstrated you can work harmoniously in a team, and are willing to collaborate with others in the department. Research experience in (one or more of) exoplanetary, planetary, stellar or interstellar astrophysics is highly desirable.
For further information and details of how to apply please see http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment.
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