Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanet Imaging & Instrumentation at Notre Dame

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Notre Dame / Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Notre Dame Department of Physics, Astrophysics Research Group, has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on high contrast direct imaging of extrasolar planets and IR instrumentation. The researcher will work with Prof. Jeffrey Chilcote, a member of the Gemini Planet Imager Science & Instrumentation teams as well as part of the CHARIS integral-field spectrograph at Subaru. Depending upon the applicant’s research interests and qualifications, a research may be involved with science research with the Gemini Planet Imager, the CHARIS integral field spectrograph at Subaru and/or instrumentation development for an upgrade to the Gemini Planet Imager, and possible other instrument development.

Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong communication skills, and leadership qualities. Applicants with a background in optical & IR instrumentation, high-contrast extrasolar planet imaging, and integral field spectroscopy are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment is for two years, with a third year contingent on performance and continued funding. Base salary will be commensurate with experience.

Submit your application materials at Academic Jobs Online. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a 3-page statement of research interests, publication list, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to the same site.

Included Benefits: 

The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana and provides a family friendly environment and affordable cost of living. The successful applicant will receive health care and benefits through Notre Dame's postdoctoral employee program. More information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Notre Dame can be found at

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Jeffrey Chilcote
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Chilcote PD
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