Post-doctoral Research Positions in Exoplanet Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Michigan
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Ann Arbor
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


The Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan welcomes applications for one (or more) post-doctoral positions to join the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems research group (  Applications are especially welcome in the areas of high contrast imaging, exoplanet detection and spectral characterization, infrared instrumentation (especially detector expertise), as well as exoplanet population statistics, and planet formation. Our lab is involved in a funded effort to develop new mid-infrared detectors for use with adaptive optics on large ground-based telescopes.  Successful applicants will have access to departmental facilities such as the Magellan telescopes, the MDM Observatories, NOEMA, SWIFT, high performance computing clusters, and other facilities (please see  Members of the research team have a chance to collaborate on on-going projects (such as planned observations with the James Webb Space Telescope), and work with students (if appropriate).  Interdisciplinary collaborations with the Departments of Astronomy, Physics, Earth Sciences, as well as Climate and Space Sciences, are supported through the Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics.  The University of Michigan is recognized as a top academic employer and Ann Arbor, Michigan is routinely recognized for its high quality of life.  Please send a cover letter, CV, description of research accomplishments and plans (suggested length 8 pages total), list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Professor Michael R. Meyer at by 4 January 2020 for full consideration.  We encourage applications from people holding any identity(ies) that have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of astronomy.  The Department of Astronomy has a specific commitment to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department, and the field (

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 4, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Professor Michael Meyer