Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
CCAPS Cornell University
Department Name: 
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Street Line 1: 
106 Space Sciences
Street Line 2: 
Cornell Campus
City: 
Ithaca
State/Province: 
NY
Zip/Postal: 
14853
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Researcg Associate position at Cornell University. The successful candidate will work with Professor Ray Jayawardhana and his collaborators on observational and analytical studies of extra-solar planets and related topics such as sub-stellar objects and planet formation. Spectroscopic and photometric characterization of exoplanets is of particular interest. Prof. Jayawardhana’s research group currently includes two postdocs and two graduate students.

Group members lead a recently accepted Large Program at the Gemini Observatory focused on high-resolution spectroscopy of exoplanet atmospheres. The program plans to observe 50+ targets, spanning a range of properties, over the next three years. Prof. Jayawardhana is also on the JWST/NIRISS science team, with ~200 hours of GTO dedicated to exoplanet characterization. In addition, team members use data from TESS, Kepler, CHEOPS, Subaru, Keck, VLT, CFHT, and other major observatories.

The position is for two years, with extension to a third year possible, and comes with a competitive salary and funds for research expenses. Start date is flexible, ideally between January-September 2021.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a description of research interests and plans and a list of publications, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Lynda Sovocool (lmk3@cornell.edu). All materials should be submitted electronically to her e-mail address. Applications are accepted until the position is filled, and those received before December 1, 2020 will receive full consideration. Early expressions of interest and inquiries are encouraged, and should be made to rayjay@cornell.edu Candidates interested in applying for a Klarman Fellowship (https://as.cornell.edu/klarman-postdoctoral-fellowships) at Cornell, or bringing other independent fellowships to Cornell, are also encouraged to contact Prof. Jayawardhana.

Attention To: Lynda Sovocool, Finance and Human Resource Manager

Institution/Company: Cornell University,  CCAPS/Astronomy

106 Space Sciences Building

City: Ithaca , New York 14853

United States of America

Phone: 607-255-4342  Email: lmk3@cornell.edu

 

Inquiries About Job

Attention To: Prof. Ray Jayawardhana

Subject: Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanet Research

Email: rayjay@cornell.edu

Inquiries About Job

Attention To: Prof. Ray Jayawardhana

Subject: Research Associate Position in Exoplanet Research

Email: rayjay@cornell.edu

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$55000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Compensation based on experience and equity
Included Benefits: 

A summary of provided benefits can be found at:

https://hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Lynda Sovocool
Title: 
Finance and Human Resource Manager
Institution/Company: 
Cornell University
Department Name: 
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Street Line 1: 
106 Space Sciences
Street Line 2: 
Cornell Campus
City: 
Ithaca
State/Province: 
NY
Zip/Postal Code: 
14853
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
607-255-4342
FAX: 
607-255-3433
Email: 
lmk3@cornell.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
WDR-00024003
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Lynda M Sovocool
Subject: 
Research Associate-Jayawardhana
Email: 
lmk3@cornell.edu