The Institute for Research on Exoplanets affiliated with the Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal is seeking applications for a postdoctoral position to join the NIRISS instrument team for the James Webb Space Telescope to contribute to the analysis and publication of NEAT observations (NIRISS Exploration of the Atmospheric diversity of Transiting exoplanets). NEAT is a large 200-hour JWST GTO program led by the NIRISS team and dedicated to the study of the atmosphere of 14 exoplanets using transit, eclipse and phase spectroscopy. More details on the NEAT program are available here.
Candidates should send a CV, a statement of achievements and research interests (max 3 pages) and a list of publications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent to the same address. All documents must be sent by December 15 2020 for full consideration to be given to the applicant, but the position will remain open until a candidate is selected.
A PhD in physics, astronomy or related discipline is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD within the last 3 years. The position has an expected start date in the Spring or Fall of 2021. The position is for a two-year term, renewable for a third year depending on performance and availability of funds.
The iREx consists of a growing team of over 50 people (professors, postdocs, research assistants and students) mostly from UdeM and McGill University all working on various research programs focused on the study of exoplanets and related fields of stellar astrophysics - see more here.
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