Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the area of exoplanet observation, characterization, and the formation of exoplanetary systems. The successful candidate would work with Dr. Kevin France, a professor in the Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (APS). Dr. France’s research group has several active observational programs in the areas of exoplanetary atmospheres, the properties of star-planet systems and their interaction, and the composition/structure/evolution of protoplanetary disks. Dr. France’s group is also developing the NASA-funded Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment, a CubeSat mission to study mass-loss in extreme exoplanetary systems.
The APS department is affiliated with several research centers and institutes (LASP, CASA, JILA) and offers a diverse set of resources for teaching and research, including access to observational, instrumental, and theoretical facilities. CU is a member of the ARC 3.5-meter telescope and the SDSS IV Survey at Apache Point Observatory. LASP and CASA have also been the PI institutions of numerous space missions for heliophysics, planetary science, and astrophysics; the candidate would have access to excellent facilities for development of space-borne and ground-based hardware if applicable.
Application materials must be submitted electronically here: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=10853&lang=en&sns.... Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a short description of current research accomplishments and future goals. The applicant should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Kevin.France@colorado.edu. The initial appointment is for one years, with an additional two years expected contingent upon performance and funding.
We will begin considering applications on October 1st, 2017, and we will accept applications until the positions are filled. The start data is flexible, but no later than September 2018. The position could start as early as January 2018.