We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the group of Prof. Gregory Tucker to work on exoplanet science. The successful candidate will help develop and use the balloon-borne EXCITE to understand exoplanet atmospheres by measuring spectroscopic phase curves. The successful candidate will work closely with the multi-institution EXCITE team. Opportunities include developing advanced instrumentation, data analysis pipelines and analysis techniques. The start date is June 1, 2022 but is negotiable. Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance, mutual agreement, and availability of funds.
Minimum qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field before the starting the position and have at least a year of relevant research experience.
Preferred qualifications: Prior experience with exoplanet research with a broad set of skills and experience. Solid research experience, experience developing relevant instrumentation, strong coding and analysis skills, excellent communication skills, ability to work both independently and with a diverse team.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests and experience. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted. All materials should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/100358. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 30, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Gregory Tucker.
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