Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2020
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Brown University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at Brown University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to work on the EXoplanet Climate Infrared TElescope (EXCITE). EXCITE will test new technologies in measuring spectroscopic phase curves from a long duration balloon platform to understand atmospheric dynamics of exoplanets. The Brown team is supporting multiple components of the EXCITE mission. The successful candidate will be involved in the design, construction, observations and analysis.

The ideal candidate would have experience with exoplanet research and a broad set of skills such as cryogenic, optical and mechanical design and software development to support this engineering driven science. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with an extended experimental collaboration are essential. Travel to support integration, testing and flights will be required. Applicants with a broad set of skills and experience are encouraged to apply. The start date is flexible, but would ideally be by early 2021. Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should have a Ph.D in Physics or related field before the starting the position and have at least a year of relevant research experience including instrumentation development.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online at For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. For inquiries, please contact

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Gregory Tucker