Postdoctoral Research Associate in Exoplanet Studies

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
AZ
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Arizona (UA) Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory (SO) invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work with Dr Daniel Apai on the formation and properties of exoplanet populations. Dr. Apai leads the NExSS team Earths in Other Solar Systems (http://otherearths.org), a large interdisciplinary team exploring the formation of earth-like exoplanets.

The successful candidate will work on the interface of observational/experimental constraints and model predictions on exoplanet populations and properties, with particular emphasis on planetary habitability. Candidates should have a PhD in astronomy/physics or closely related fields and a strong background in observational and/or theoretical studies of exoplanets, exoplanet populations, or planet formation.

Dr Apai’s group is also engaged in a range of exoplanet search and characterization projects (e.g., extreme adaptive optics surveys, transiting exoplanet searches, and time-resolved spectroscopic mapping of exoplanets and brown dwarfs). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in one of more of these projects.

UA/SO offers a world-class research environment in ground and space-based astrophysics with strong interdisciplinary programs across the departments of astronomy, physics, and planetary sciences, and with access to high-end, local supercomputing resources and a powerful array of ground-based telescopes, including the Magellan, MMT, and LBT.  Apply online with posting number P20496

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
DOE
Included Benefits: 

The initial position is for two years and renewal for a third year is possible, subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS). Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 9, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Susan Warner
Title: 
Coordinator, Payroll and Personnel Services
Institution/Company: 
The University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
AZ
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
warners@email.arizona.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
P20496
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Daniel Apai
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Exoplanet Studies
Email: 
apai@email.arizona.edu