Postdoctoral Researcher in Stellar Astrophysics at the University of Kansas

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, February 14, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Kansas
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1251 Wescoe Hall Dr
Street Line 2: 
1082 Malott Hall
Street Line 3: 
66047
City: 
Lawrence
State/Province: 
KS
Zip/Postal: 
66045
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position to work with Professor Ian Crossfield and his ExoLab research group. Applications targeting any area of stellar or exoplanetary research are welcome, but are especially encouraged for topics focusing on the derivation of precise stellar parameters via stellar spectroscopy, particularly detailed stellar abundances. 

The successful applicant will work with both archival and newly-acquired spectroscopic data sets from Keck/HIRES, Keck/NIRSPEC, IRTF/iSHELL, and other facilities. The NSF- and NASA-funded project will focus on investigating abundance patterns in field stars and brown dwarfs to test models of Galactic Chemical Evolution, improve the precision of inferred stellar ages, and compare abundance patterns in exoplanet host stars to the makeup of these planets’ atmospheres (as inferred by JWST, HST, or other observations). Candidates are particularly sought who can demonstrate experience and/or interest in the analysis of stellar spectra and/or related data products, including the construction of model stellar atmospheres and/or stellar spectra, spectral synthesis, curve-of-growth analysis, or related efforts.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, physics or a related field by their start date. The position is available as early as June 2022 for a period of three years and a possible extension, and come with funds for travel and research expenses. Start date is flexible. Applicants should send a cover letter, a description of research expertise and interests (as pertaining to the projects described above), and a curriculum vitae with names and email addresses of at least two references to Ian Crossfield ([email protected]). Applications received before Feb 15, 2022 will receive full consideration; review will continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply go to http://employment.ku.edu/staff/20127BR

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Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Ian Crossfield
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Kansas
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Street Line 2: 
1082 Malott Hall
City: 
Lawrence
State/Province: 
KS
Zip/Postal Code: 
66045
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
7858641781
FAX: 
7858645262
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
20127BR
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Ian Crossfield
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Researcher in Stellar Astrophysics Inquiry