Post-doctoral Researcher Exoplanet Science/instrumentation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Michigan
Department Name: 
Ann Arbor
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan welcomes applications for a post-
doctoral position in the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems research group
( It is anticipated that this appointment will be renewed
annually for two years, with the possible extension for a third year, contingent upon satisfactory
performance and the availability of funding. Successful applicants will have expertise in
exoplanet science, high contrast imaging, or astronomical instrumentation and will have
opportunities to become involved in multiple approved JWST programs being executed in Cycle
1.  Other areas of interest include spectral characterization of exoplanets, brown dwarf
companion and exoplanet population statistics, and planet formation. Our lab is characterizing
mid-IR detectors for use with adaptive optics on large ground-based telescopes and future ELTs
as well as CMOS detectors for small satellite missions in development. Successful applicants
will have access to departmental facilities such as the Magellan telescopes, the MDM
Observatories, SWIFT, high performance computing clusters, and other facilities (please
see  Interdisciplinary research collaborations (e.g. between the Departments of Astronomy, Physics, Earth
Sciences, as well as Climate and Space Sciences, are supported through the Michigan Institute
for Research in Astrophysics.  The University of Michigan is recognized as a top academic
employer and Ann Arbor, Michigan is routinely recognized for its high quality of life.  Please
send cover letter, CV, description of research accomplishments and relevant skills, as well as a
short synopsis of planned future work (suggested length 6-8 pages total), separate list of
publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Professor
Michael R. Meyer at [email protected].  Review of applications will begin January 3, 2023
though all applications received by February 1, 2023 will receive full consideration (late
applications will be reviewed as needed).  We encourage applications from people holding any
identity(ies) that have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of astronomy.  The
Department of Astronomy has a specific commitment to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion
within our department, and the field (  U-M
EEO/AA Statement:  The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer.  U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:  COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for
all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including
Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on
this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Professor Michael Meyer