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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Closing Date: 22 April 2019
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Benefits include medical coverage by the UK National Health Service.
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