Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Stellar Astronomy and Statistics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
American Museum of Natural History
Department Name: 
New York
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

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

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 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.


Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Ruth Angus
Assistant Curator
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Ruth Angus
AAS Postdoctoral Research Scientist