Post-Doctoral position in Exoplanetary Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
UNSW Sydney
Department Name: 
Exoplanetary Science at UNSW
Street Line 1: 
School of Physics
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
New South Wales
Zip/Postal: 
2052
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Exoplanetary Science at UNSW research group in the School of Physics, UNSW Sydney, invites applications for an Australian Research Council-funded postdoc in the science of exoplanets orbiting low-mass stars. The Research Associate will work with Prof. Chris Tinney to target samples of M-dwarfs identified to transit by NASA's TESS mission with the new Veloce spectrograph on the 4m AAT to measure planet masses and explore system architectures, as well as the analysis of ~80,000 FunnelWeb spectra for southern M-dwarfs.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or related discipline.
  • Experience in acquisition and analysis of data for precision Doppler spectroscopy. 
  • Demonstrated potential (relative to opportunity) to carry out research in exoplanetary science, as evidenced by refereed publications and conference presentations.
  • Experience in the study of M-dwarfs and their spectra is highly desirable.
  • Experience with the analysis of exoplanetary transit search data is highly desirable.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a research team, and to contribute to the broader intellectual environment of the School of Physics.

The position is full-time and funded for 30 months (2.5 years) with the possibility of extension for a further 6 months subject to funding. Applications must be submitted online - ensure you address each selection criterion in the position description . Applications sent directly to the contact listed will not be accepted.

The deadline for applications for this position has been extended to March 5.

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$79618.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Salary A$94,514 plus 17% superannuation, leave loading & 4 weeks paid leave per annum.
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Professor Chris Tinney
Institution/Company: 
UNSW Sydney
Department Name: 
Exoplanetary Science at UNSW / School of Physics
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
New South Wales
Zip/Postal Code: 
2052
Country: 
Australia
Phone: 
c.tinney@unsw.edu.au
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
495817
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Chris Tinney
Subject: 
Post-Doctoral position in Exoplanetary Science
Email: 
c.tinney@unsw.edu.au