Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Astronomy at Indiana University, Bloomington to collaborate with Professor Songhu Wang on the topic of exoplanet observation and dynamics. Both observers and theorists are encouraged to apply. Experience in transit, radial velocity or dynamical simulations will be valued assets. The successful candidate is strongly encouraged to develop their own research project within this general framework.
IU Astronomy Department has guaranteed access to the newly-installed NEID high-precision radial velocity spectrometer at the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope, along with several other smaller telescopes (including the 0.9-meter WIYN telescope). In addition, IU has excellent information technology infrastructure including: TeraGrid computing resources, supercomputer capability, and massive and rapid access data storage systems; as well as an innovative School of Informatics and Computing and an Advanced Visualization Laboratory that supports IU researchers.
The postdoctoral appointment will be for three years. Start date is expected to be August 2021 but is negotiable.
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Planetary Science or a closely related field by the position start date.
Questions regarding the position or application process can be addressed by email to Professor Songhu Wang: [email protected]
Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae with publication record, and 3) a statement of research interests and experience, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the application portal: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10032
Applications received by Dec 20, 2020 will receive fullest consideration.
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.