Scientist/Postdoctoral Scholar at the NASA Ames Research Center
The NASA Ames Research Center, Division of Space Science and Astrobiology (https://www.nasa.gov/content/space-science-and-astrobiology-ames) has an immediate opening for one or two Postdoctoral Scholars to work on exoplanet and stellar astrophysics related to NASA’s TESS, JWST, and WFIRST missions. The postdoctoral scholar will help lead our community-based science program to assess and characterize stellar multiplicity and exoplanet properties of TESS candidate systems utilizing our high-resolution speckle imaging instruments. The NASA Ames program works closely with the NASA Exoplanet Archive, located at Caltech, and makes use of the WIYN 3.5-m telescope on Kitt Peak and the twin 8-m Gemini telescopes located in Chile and Hawaii.
The post-doctoral scholar will participate scientifically in the TESS Follow-Up Observation Program (TFOP; https://tess.gsfc.nasa.gov/ground_based_followup.html), observing runs at the telescope listed above, and spend time working with the community. Additionally, it is expected that the post-doctoral scholar will engage in collaborative research within the program, formulate research programs, and write scientific papers.
- Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related field.
- At least one year of experience in a scientific or research organization.
- Experience in observational astronomy – particularly related to exoplanets.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to work with others and in a small team environment.
- Experience in scientific computation, with knowledge in one or more of C, Tcl, GTK, IDL, Python and/or other common scientific computational software platforms.
- Experience with high-resolution imaging and/or exoplanet research.
- A record of independent research and publications.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work well with others on a team.
- Willingness to work night-time hours.
How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, list of publications, and three names of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please specify that your application is for the Postdoc/Research Exoplanet Scientist position at NASA Ames. For technical questions, contact Dr. Steve B. Howell (email@example.com).
Citizenship Requirement: Must be a U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident, or Foreign National eligible for either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence.
About BAERI: Bay Area Environmental Research Institute (BAERI) is a growing, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and conducting research in science, particularly atmospheric and space science. Since its establishment in 1993, BAERI has become well recognized nationally for its significant contributions to various fields of scientific research. BAERI’s clientele include various federal government agencies, and BAERI has had a long-standing collaborative relationship with NASA. BAERI’s research and program leadership activities with NASA include work with both the Earth Science and Space Science Divisions at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. BAERI has developed and maintained an outstanding reputation for its project management, financial reporting, and program and partnership development capabilities as well as for its resourcefulness in providing expert scientists, researchers, and support staff for mission-critical Agency projects.
Compensation includes a competitive base salary along with health insurance benefits (including medical, dental, prescription drug, vision, disability, and life insurance benefits), ten paid holidays annually, a generous vacation and sick-time accrual policy, an employer-funded 403b defined-contribution plan, and eligibility for optional participation in a 403b tax-deferred-annuity plan
NASA Ames Research Center
Space Science and Astrobiology @ Ames
Tuesday, 15 Oct, 2019
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