Postdoc in Exoplanets

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Chicago
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Jacob Bean