Postdoctoral Research Scientist in TESS related science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
American Museum of Natural History
Department Name: 
New York
New York
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astrophysics department of the AMNH in New York City invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in stellar/exoplanet astronomy. The successful candidate will work jointly with Drs. Ruth Angus, Jackie Faherty, and Trevor David on TESS data to study stars, brown dwarfs & exoplanets. The successful candidate will have a PhD in astronomy, statistics, or a related field by the date of the appointment. A background in stellar/brown dwarf/exoplanetary astrophysics, and/or statistics & machine learning methods is preferred. The start date is flexible and could be any time after January 1, 2020. The appointment is initially for two years, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Questions regarding this position can be sent to


Applicants must submit a cover letter, a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of research (up to three pages), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the writers to Dr. Ruth Angus. Applications should be sent via email to with subject line TESS POSTDOC APPLICATION by December 1st, 2019. 


Applications should conform to the AAS Postdoctoral Applications Guidelines. The AMNH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Museum encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era and disabled veterans to apply. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Ruth Angus
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