We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow in exoplanets, stellar astrophysics, and time variable phenomena. The fellow will work closely with members of the TESS science team to plan, conduct, and analyze follow-up observations of TESS exoplanet candidates with the MEarth Project. The MEarth project consists of 16 robotic telescopes, 8 of which are located at Cerro Tololo, Chile, and 8 of which are located atop Mt. Hopkins, Arizona, USA. The fellow may also lead follow-up observations with the large set of telescopic facilities through the Center for Astrophysics, including the Magellan Observatories in Chile, the MMT, 1.5m and 1.2m telescopes at the F. L. Whipple Observatory in Arizona, and the HARPS-N spectrograph at the 3.6m Galileo Italian National Telescope in La Palma, Spain. The fellow will lead scientific papers and present results at conferences, with the goal of improving our understanding of the formation, composition, evolution, and habitability of planets orbiting nearby stars.
Each applicant should email, as a single PDF file, a statement of at most 2 pages explaining her or his interest and qualifications for the position, a current CV, and list of publications. Applicants should also request for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the writers by the deadline. Review of applications will commence upon receipt, and any application received by the deadline will receive full consideration.
Appointments are for one year, with renewals for a second and third year likely, contingent upon satisfactory progress. We would like the successful applicant to be able to commence work as soon as possible.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.