Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in precision radial velocity measurement for exoplanet detection at the University of Wyoming in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The successful candidate will work with the FHiRE (Fiber-fed High Resolution Echelle) instrument being built for the 2.3-m Wyoming InfraRed Observatory (WIRO).
The FHiRE team is led by Profs. Hannah Jang-Condell and Chip Kobulnicky. Commissioning of FHiRE is expected to be take place in mid-2019, and will be used to follow up on candidate exoplanets identified by TESS. We expect of 150 nights/year to be available for precision radial velocity observations of exoplanet targets.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in Astronomy or a related field and have experience in precision radial velocity observations of exoplanets. Duties will include development of a data processing pipeline, reduction and analysis of RV data, and coordination of observing campaigns. The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a publications list, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three letters of reference. Complete applications received by January 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.
The University of Wyoming is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital, veteran or any other legally protected status. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups in astronomy.