Postdoctoral Research Associate in Exoplanet / Brown Dwarf Characterisation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 15, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021
The upcoming date less then 1 day.
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to pursue original research in the characterisation of exoplanets and brown dwarfs. The successful candidate will join the research group led by Professor Beth Biller at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Edinburgh.  The appointment is for an initial period of 2 years, with the possibility of extension depending on continuing funding streams.

The research goal of this position is to further understand the atmospheres, physical properties, and demographics of directly imaged giant planets and brown dwarfs, with an aim to extend the same direct imaging techniques to lower mass, cooler planets.  The PDRA will work with Professor Beth Biller to analyse and interpret photometric variability and spectroscopic data for brown dwarfs and directly imaged exoplanets.  Depending on interests, there will be the opportunity to work with JWST Early Release Science data as well as to lead future large-telescope observational projects. 

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of nationality. Prior to any employment commencing with the University you will be asked to provide documents to demonstrate your right to work in the UK. Further information, including advice on visa options, is available on our right to work webpages.

Please include your CV, a research proposal (2 pages) and the names of two referees.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$46800.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$55800.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 3, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Beth Biller
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Beth Biller