Cornell University Research Associate Extrasolar Planet Characterization

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Cornell University
Department Name: 
Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Street Line 1: 
106 Space Science
Street Line 2: 
Cornell University
Street Line 3: 
CCAPS
City: 
Ithaca
State/Province: 
NY
Zip/Postal: 
14853
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Research Associate Position:

Extrasolar Planet Characterization

The Exoplanet team at the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University is seeking Research Associate scholars to work on Characterization of exoplanets, from interior models, to Habitable Zone calculations in 1D and 3D, Mini to Super-Earth atmosphere with Earth-like and non-Earth like atmosphere composition models and the effect of life and extremophiles on the planet's atmosphere.  These positions are part of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University, an interdisciplinary institute consisting of 27 faculty members from 12 departments, focused on the search for life inside and outside our own Solar System. The successful candidates will work primarily with Professor Lisa Kaltenegger, Founding Director of the Institute, TESS Science CO-I, and NIRISS Science team member. There is considerable latitude in the science program that can be pursued.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field with a strong background in exoplanets and expertise in data anaylysis is preferred.  The position is for one year, with continuation for two more year contingent upon funding and performance. The nominal starting date is spring 2018 and is negotiable.

Applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (1-3 pages) description of research interests, and a research proposal (1-3 pages) all in a single pdf file, to Ms. Lynda Sovocool at lmk3@cornell.edu <mailto:lmk3@cornell.edu>. (Please note "CSI Exoplanet Research Associate" in the subject heading.)  They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address (Please note the applicant's name in the subject heading). All materials should be received by Jan 30, 2018. Later applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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Included Benefits:  Benefit information can be reviewed at:

https://www.hr.cornell.edu/benefits/

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$50000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Benefit information can be reviewed at:

https://www.hr.cornell.edu/benefits/

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Ms. Lynda Sovocool
Title: 
Finance and Human Resource Manager
Institution/Company: 
Cornell University
Department Name: 
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Street Line 1: 
106 Space Science Building
Street Line 2: 
122 Science Drive
Street Line 3: 
Cornell University
City: 
Ithaca
State/Province: 
NY
Zip/Postal Code: 
14853
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
607-255-4342
FAX: 
607-255-3433
Email: 
lmk3@cornell.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
WDR-00013015
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Lynda Sovocool
Subject: 
Extrasolar Planet Characterization RA
Email: 
lmk3@cornell.edu