The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work with Professor Andrew Mann on low-mass any of a variety of projects including: 1) follow-up of planets identified around young and late-type stars by the K2 and TESS missions, 2) techniques to measure fundamental properties of M dwarfs and their young counterparts, 3) design and construction of Smallsats/Cubesats for planetary and stellar astronomy, and/or 4) transmission spectroscopy of young transiting exoplanets.
The successful applicant will be expected to participate in or lead one or more of these programs or other research of their own design in a related area, particularly if the work involves other members of the team.
The position is guaranteed for two years, with a third contingent on performance and availability of funding. The position start date is flexible, but likely to be the Summer of Fall of 2019. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field prior to the start date. Please include a CV (with a list of relevant publications), and cover letter describing relevant research experience and interests. One letter of reference should be submitted through the online system. Any additional materials or questions about the position can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Postdoc position”. Applications received by January 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.