Research Fellow in Astrophysics - Extrasolar planetary science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of St Andrews
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
North Haugh
City: 
St Andrews
State/Province: 
Fife
Zip/Postal: 
KY16 9SS
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Professor Andrew Cameron on developing exoplanet candidate validation and ranking methods for the PLATO mission and analysing transit data from the Swiss-led ESA CHEOPS mission. The fellow will also participate in radial-velocity observations with HARPS-N on the 3.5-m Telescopio Internazionale Galileo on La Palma, using Guaranteed Time awarded from 2017 to 2022 for radial-velocity follow-up of targets from the NASA TESS mission. 

The successful candidate should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field by the appointment start date, with experience in obtaining and analysing high-precision photometric and/or radial-velocity observations of exoplanetary systems. The position is available from 1 September 2019, for two years extendable to three, supported by grants from UKSA and STFC, and includes funds for computing and travel.  Benefits include medical coverage by the UK National Health Service.  

Informal enquiries to Prof Andrew Collier Cameron, e-mail: acc4@st-andrews.ac.uk.  

Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research experience and interests, and arrange for two letters of reference to be provided.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Closing Date:     22 April 2019                    

Please quote ref:    AR2194HM   

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$43809.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$47850.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Benefits include medical coverage by the UK National Health Service.  

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, May 13, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Hannah McLennan
Title: 
HR Assistant
Institution/Company: 
University of St Andrews
Department Name: 
Human Resources
Street Line 1: 
The Old Burgh School
Street Line 2: 
Abbey Walk
City: 
St Andrews
State/Province: 
Fife
Zip/Postal Code: 
KY16 9LB
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
AR2194HM
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Andrew Collier Cameron
Subject: 
Research Fellow in Astrophysics
Email: 
acc4@st-andrews.ac.uk