Postdoctoral Research Scientist focused on Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
American Museum of Natural History
Department Name: 
Astrophysics
City: 
New York
State/Province: 
NY
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Brown Dwarfs in New York City research group (BDNYC, www.bdnyc.org) based at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist for a 2-year appointment (with potential for a third year or other flexibility, see details below).

The ideal candidate has experience with observational and/or theoretical studies of low-mass stars, brown dwarfs, and/or giant exoplanets. The candidate will have the opportunity to characterize and analyze follow-up spectra of new discoveries from the citizen science project called “Backyard Worlds: Planet 9”. We are looking for a candidate that will work with atmospheric retrievals, or spectral inversion techniques. Prior knowledge of such methods or relevant retrieval codes are desired, but not required.

The postdoctoral fellow will be fully integrated into the BDNYC research group as a senior member and will have the opportunity to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Members of BDNYC have access to unique education and science-art related projects. BDNYC hosts a database of brown dwarf and exoplanet observations along with their derived properties that will be available for analysis by the candidate. AMNH members also have institutional access to the South African Large Telescope and high performance computing resources. Applications should conform to the AAS Postdoctoral Applications Guidelines and submit a CV, research statement (3 pages max), and list of references. Please also include a brief cover letter (2 pages max) describing your interest in this particular position at AMNH with BDNYC. Please email the application materials as a single PDF to Jackie Faherty (jfaherty@amnh.org) with the subject line “BDNYC AMNH Postdoctoral Application”.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Nanette Nicholson
Title: 
Department Administrator
Institution/Company: 
American Museum of Natural History
Department Name: 
Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Central Park West at 79th Street
City: 
New York
State/Province: 
NY
Zip/Postal Code: 
10024
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
2127695390
Email: 
nnicholson@amnh.org