The School for Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Dr. Evgenya Shkolnik on the characterization of exoplanetary systems. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment. The initial appointment is for one year. Renewal for second and third years is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The start date is negotiable, but no later than September 2020. Salary is competitive and funding for computer resources, travel reimbursement, and moving expenses are possible.
The successful candidate will have full access to world-class telescopes and instruments through the Arizona telescope system, which provides access to the 11-meter equivalent Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5-meter MMT, the 2.2-meter Bok telescope (all in Arizona), and the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes at LCO in Chile, along with several smaller telescopes. In addition, SESE hosts an interdisciplinary theoretical program, laboratories for the development of state-of- the-art instrumentation, and extensive computing facilities, including in-house parallel supercomputers.
• A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, planetary science, or a closely related field by the position start date.
• Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their doctoral degree to be considered eligible for this position.
• Experience with spectroscopic and photometric data from both ground and space-based telescopes.
• A record of publications in stellar and/or exoplanetary research.
All questions can be directed to Professor Shkolnik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/70291 to include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV with a publication list, and 3) a statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (two pages maximum). Candidate must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Mary.Osmond@asu.edu.
Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be December 15, 2019; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed. Inquiries can be sent directly to Dr. Shkolnik. Reference Job ID 15148.
More information about the department can be found here: https://sese.asu.edu/
Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars
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