The Astrophysics department of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in stellar and exoplanetary science with a focus on statistical methods. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Ruth Angus on Kepler/K2, TESS and Gaia data to study stars using statistical methods for time series analysis and population statistics. They will participate in both independent and collaborative research and will have research/travel support funds.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics, physics, computer science, statistics or a related field by the date of the appointment. A background in stellar or exoplanetary astrophysics, and/or statistics and machine learning methods is preferred. The expected start date for this position is on or around September 1, 2020. The appointment is initially for two years, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Questions regarding this position can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of research (up to three pages), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the writers to Dr. Ruth Angus. Applications should be sent via email to email@example.com by December 15th, 2019.
The AMNH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Museum encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era and disabled veterans to apply. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.