The Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in astrostatistics working with Professor Jessi Cisewski-Kehe and Professor Debra Fischer (Yale Astronomy), along with other collaborators to begin summer 2018. This position is at the intersection of statistics and exoplanet astronomy and will entail developing statistical and computational methodology for high-precision Doppler planet surveys (especially, EXPRES: http://exoplanets.astro.yale.edu/instrumentation/expres.php) to find and characterize low-mass exoplanets amid stellar activity and other stellar surface noise. Training in any of the following areas is helpful, though not required: Bayesian modeling, functional data analysis, signal separation, or time series analysis.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Astrostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Astronomy, Physics, or a related field prior to the start date. This is a fixed term appointment for one year (with the possibility for renewal for a second year).
To apply, send a cover letter, description of research experience, and CV as a single PDF document to Professor Jessi Cisewski-Kehe at firstname.lastname@example.org, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the same email address. The application deadline is Apr 15, 2018; review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Yale is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minorities, and protected veterans.