Postdoctoral position in radial velocity time-series analysis

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2023
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 4, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Delaware
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
217 Sharp Lab
City: 
Newark
State/Province: 
DE
Zip/Postal: 
19716
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Sarah Dodson-Robinson (University of Delaware) and Charlotte Haley (Argonne National Laboratory) invite applications for a jointly supervised postdoctoral scholar position in the University of Delaware Department of Physics and Astronomy. The postdoctoral scholar will develop and test statistical methods for suppressing false positives in Doppler planet searches. Experience with frequency-domain analysis techniques, python, and/or the Julia language is a plus. The initial appointment is for two years, and will be extended to three years assuming satisfactory progress.

 

Major job responsibilities:

  • Help develop, test, and distribute software for Fourier analysis of time series, with a focus on planet searches
  • Document software in both refereed journal articles and tutorials for new users
  • Report and present research at conferences
  • During one academic semester per year, spend about 10 hours per week helping to supervise undergraduate research

 

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or statistics
  • Research experience in one or more of the following: planet searches, time series, frequency-domain analysis, astrostatistics
  • Ability to write scientific reports and manuscripts based on original research
  • Ability to develop and deliver professional scientific presentations
  • Ability to work with with scientists at all levels, including faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates


Applicants should apply online before the deadline of November 30th, 2023. Candidates must upload 1) a curriculum vita, 2) a list of publications, 3) a statement providing a summary of current and previous research (3 pages excluding references), and 4) the names of 3 referees, who will be contacted if references are required. Please combine all of the documents into one pdf file.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$50000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • $2,500 per year budget for research expenses and travel support
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Sarah Dodson-Robinson
Title: 
Associate Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Delaware
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
217 Sharp Lab
City: 
Newark
State/Province: 
DE
Zip/Postal Code: 
19716
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
+1 (302) 831-4544
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
500396
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Sarah Dodson-Robinson
Subject: 
postdoctoral position in RV time-series analysis