The MMT Adaptive optics exoPlanets characterization System (MAPS) project at Steward Observatory (University of Arizona) seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research Associate level to work with Drs. Phil Hinz, Katie Morzinski, and Keith Powell. MAPS is an upgrade of the MMT AO system and the ARIES spectrometer, with a goal of characterizing the atmospheres of exoplanets using high dispersion spectroscopy. The project is supported by a Mid-scale Instrumentation Program grant, through the NSF. Development of the system is ongoing with “first light” of the system planned for late 2019.
The successful candidate will lead commissioning and publish scientific observations with MAPS. Furthermore, the position will provide opportunity for the candidate’s own research program with MAPS, as well as the range of telescopes accessible to the Arizona community, including (other instruments on) the 6.5-m MMT telescope at Mt. Hopkins, the 2×8.4-m Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham, the twin 6.5-m Magellan telescopes in Chile, and the 2.3-m Bok telescope on Kitt Peak.
To apply, go to https://uacareers.com/postings/search and apply for Posting Number P20723.
Applicants will be considered without regard to U.S. citizenship or national origin. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA – M/W/D/V Employer.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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