Post-Doctoral Researcher IR Astronomy/Exoplanet Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Michigan
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Ann Arbor
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


The Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan welcomes applications for a post-doctoral position, of two years duration with possible extension, in the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems research group (  Applicants should have interest, experience, and/or applicable expertise in infrared instrumentation (particularly detector characterization), and/or high contrast imaging.  Successful applicants may also have opportunities to become involved in multiple approved JWST programs to be executed in Cycle 1.  Other areas of interest in our research group include spectral characterization of exoplanets spatially resolved from their host stars, exoplanet population statistics, and a range of planet formation studies. Our lab is characterizing 3-13 micron detectors for use with adaptive optics on large ground-based telescopes including Magellan and future ELTs.  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  Interdisciplinary collaborations between 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 cover letter, CV, description of research accomplishments and relevant skills, as well as a short synopsis of planned future work (suggested length 6-8 pages total), separate list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Professor Michael R. Meyer at [email protected].  Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022 though all applications received by February 1, 2021 will receive full consideration (late applications will be reviewed as needed).  We encourage applications from people holding any identity(ies) that have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of astronomy.  The Department of Astronomy has a specific commitment to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department, and the field (  U-M EEO/AA Statement:  The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:  COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Professor Michael Meyer