Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position related to extrasolar planets in Prof. Erik Petigura’s group at UCLA. The successful applicant will work on projects involving the commissioning and early science from the Keck Planet Finder (KPF, first light: summer 2022). A portion of the successful candidate's time will be devoted to independent research.
Previous experience in any of the following areas is considered a strength, but not a requirement: (1) radial velocity characterization of planets and stellar activity, (2) detailed modeling of transit photometry including photo-dynamics, and (3) cluster-scale computational analyses of large datasets.
The appointment is expected to start in Fall 2021 (although other start dates are possible) and requires the completion of a PhD. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The appointment is for two years. Renewal for a third year is subject to performance and availability of funds.
Applicants should submit: (1) a statement of research interests and/or research proposal not to exceed two pages; (2) a CV that includes a publication list; (3) contact information for three references. Material should be submitted as a single PDF under a subject heading “Postdoc 2021 -- LASTNAME FIRSTNAME” to: email@example.com. Complete applications received by July 6, 2021 will receive full consideration. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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