Brinson Prize Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 22, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Wesleyan University
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Brinson Prize Fellow will work in collaboration with Meredith Hughes primarily on analyzing debris disk structure as part of the ALMA large program ARKS (the ALMA survey to Resolve exoKuiper belt Substructures). Initial emphasis will be on characterizing the vertical structure of a sample of debris disks to learn about planetary system dynamics. The approved ALMA large program will generate a substantial and comprehensive data set, and the Brinson Prize Fellow will have the opportunity to work with other teams and pursue follow-up projects as part of the ARKS collaboration.

Wesleyan’s Planetary Science Group includes faculty and postdocs from several departments. The Brinson Prize Fellow will have opportunities to interact with other faculty and to carry out independent research with full access to observational facilities available.

Responsibilities include:

  • Data reduction and analysis of existing projects
  • Preparation and design of proposals for new collaborative projects
  • Manuscript preparation and publication
  • Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in the lab
  • Other duties as assigned

Wesleyan University, located between New York City and Boston, has a small and active astronomy program which emphasizes involvement of undergraduate and M.A. students in research. The Brinson Prize Fellow would also have the opportunity to develop educational skills through mentoring students in research and possibly teaching if desired.

This is a grant-funded position with funding approved for three years, with a research budget available.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field.

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with data reduction and analysis, millimeter-wavelength observations, and planet formation research.

Applications: Please apply here: In addition to the online application, please send 3 letters of reference to Meredith Hughes at [email protected].

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$75000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$78000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Meredith Hughes
Associate Professor of Astronomy
Wesleyan University
Department Name: 
Astronomy Department