POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS IN EXOPLANET SCIENCE
The Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan welcomes applications for one (or more) post-doctoral positions to join the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems research group (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/feps/). Applications are especially welcome in the areas of exoplanet population statistics, spectral characterization and retrieval, infrared instrumentation (especially detector expertise), and planet formation. Our lab is involved in a funded effort to develop new mid-infrared detectors for use in large ground-based telescopes. Other interests include high-resolution imaging (as well as other) follow-up of TESS candidates. Successful applicants will have access to departmental facilities such as the Magellan telescopes, the MDM Observatories, NOEMA, SWIFT, high performance computing clusters, and other facilities (please see http://www.lsa.umich.edu/astro/). Members of the research team have a chance to collaborate on on-going projects (such as planned observations with the James Webb Space Telescope), and work with students (if appropriate). Interdisciplinary collaborations with the Departments of Astronomy, Physics, Earth Sciences, as well as Climate and Space Sciences, are supported through the Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics. The University of Michigan is recognized as a top academic employer and Ann Arbor, Michigan is routinely recognized for its high quality of life. Please send a cover letter, CV, description of research accomplishments and plans (suggested length 8 pages total), list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Professor Michael R. Meyer at [email protected] by 4 January 2019 for full consideration. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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