Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Exoplanetary Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
UNSW Sydney
Department Name: 
Exoplanetary Science at UNSW
Street Line 1: 
School of Physics
City: 
UNSW
State/Province: 
New South Wales
Zip/Postal: 
2052
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Exoplanetary Science at UNSW research group within the School of Physics at the UNSW invites applications for an Australian Research Council-funded postdoctoral Research Associate in the science of exoplanets orbiting low-mass stars. The Research Associate will work with Prof. Chris Tinney on the analysis of FunnelWeb spectra for ~80,000 southern M-dwarfs, and then target samples of those M-dwarfs identified to transit by NASA’s TESS missio, using the Veloce spectrograph to measure planet masses and explore system architectures. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated potential (relative to opportunity) to carry out research in exoplanetary science, as evidenced by refereed publications and conference presentations.
  • Experience in acquisition and analysis of data for precision Doppler spectroscopy.
  • Experience in the study of M-dwarfs and their spectra is highly desirable.
  • Experience with the analysis of exoplanetary transit search data is highly desirable.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a research team, and to contribute to the broader intellectual environment of the School of Physics.

The position is full-time and funded for 30 months (2.5 years) with the possibility of extension for a further 6 months subject to funding. Please apply online, ensuring you address the selection criteria in the position description at Jobs@UNSW.  Applications sent directly to the contact listed will not be accepted. 

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$79618.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Salary A$94,514 plus 17% superannuation, leave loading & 4 weeks paid leave per annum.
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Professor Chris Tinney
Institution/Company: 
UNSW Sydney
Department Name: 
Exoplanetary Science at UNSW / School of Physics
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
New South Wales
Zip/Postal Code: 
2052
Country: 
Australia
Email: 
c.tinney@unsw.edu.au
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
495817
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Chris Tinney
Subject: 
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Exoplanetary Science
Email: 
c.tinney@unsw.edu.au