Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Dartmouth College to work with the group of Prof. Elisabeth Newton on observational studies related to stars and/or exoplanets.
The successful applicant will contribute to a vigorous research program addressing exciting questions related to the properties and evolution of low-mass stars or exoplanets, depending on the interests and expertise of the applicant. Possible research areas relate to: (1) developing a program in precise radial velocities using SALT/HRS, and (2) rotation and activity in M dwarf stars using photometry and spectroscopy. The postdoctoral fellow will also be expected to conduct their own research program, which could involve observations from the facilities to which Dartmouth has institutional access (SALT, MDM).
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or astrophysics or expect to complete the degree by the start of the position. Experience in precise radial velocities and/or observational studies of stellar astrophysics is strongly preferred. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with the possibility of an additional year. The preferred start date is October 2019 or earlier. The position includes funds for travel and publications, and offers a competitive salary with health benefits.
Applications are due February 15th and review will begin promptly. Please apply on interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/59380
Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and is one of the oldest universities in the United States. The Department of Physics & Astronomy has a range of active research programs in astronomy, cosmology, space physics, and nuclear, plasma, quantum, and condensed matter physics. Dartmouth is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, which is consistently ranked one of the best small towns in which to live in the country. It is located in the beautiful Upper Valley of the Connecticut River about two hours from Boston, and provides easy access to numerous outdoor activities.