Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to work in Prof. Jacob Bean's group at the University of Chicago. The focus of the position can be the observational study of exoplanet atmospheres, the use of the new MAROON-X instrument for radial velocity measurements, or both, depending on the interests of the candidate. Prof. Bean's group is heavily involved in exoplanet atmosphere studies using ground- and space-based telescopes, including JWST through the ERS and GTO programs. MAROON-X is an extreme precision radial velocity spectrograph that was recently commissioned on the 8m Gemini-North telescope. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be invited to contribute to many existing projects in these topics and will also be encouraged to develop their own ideas.
Applicants should submit their CV, list of publications, and a statement of research interests (no strict page limits, but shorter is better) to Prof. Bean. Applicants should also arrange for at least two and no more than four letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to Prof. Bean from their letter writers. Applications received by January 31, 2021 will receive full consideration.
The start date is flexible and could be as early as the second quarter of 2021, but should be no later than October 1, 2021. A Ph.D. in astronomy/astrophysics, physics, or a closely related discipline is required by the start date. The position is initially for one year and is renewable for up to three years contingent on the availability of funding and satisfactory progress.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.
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