Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Exoplanet and Brown Dwarf Characterization - JRID47330

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
January 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
February 1, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
University of Edinburgh
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
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Dr. Beth Biller
Institute for Astronomy
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University of Edinburgh
Street Address Line 2: 
Royal Observatory
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Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the characterisation of exoplanets and brown dwarfs at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Royal Observatory Edinburgh. 

The Fellow will work with Dr. Beth Biller to analyse and interpret photometric variability and spectroscopic data for brown dwarfs and directly imaged exoplanets.  Depending on the interests of the fellow, there will be the opportunity to work with data from the Subaru SEEDS survey (Strategic Explorations of Exoplanet and Disks with Subaru), and the LBT LEECH survey, as well as to lead future large-telescope observational projects.  Experience with brown dwarf and exoplanet atmospheric modelling is not a requirement, but would be considered a plus.

The appointment will be for two years, with potential for a one year renewal, starting in Autumn 2014, with flexibility on the start date. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Beth Biller ( Applications must be made online; see for details.  Applications from minorities and women are strongly encouraged. Applicants should supply a CV, bibliography, plus a research proposal of up to three pages. Letters of recommendation from three referees should be sent directly by email to Dr. Biller by the closing date.

Salary Scale: Grade 7 £30,424 − £36,298. 
Closing date: 1 February 2014.

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.