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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “BDNYC AMNH Postdoctoral Application”.
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