Cornell is a private Ivy League University and the land grant University for New York State. The Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science’s mission is to foster research among astronomers, engineers, geologists and other researchers with interests relevant to space sciences. Connected to, and contained within, the Department of Astronomy, the Center administers research grants and contracts across several Cornell departments. The Center also aims through public outreach to disseminate information about space science to students and the general public.
The Exoplanet team at the Carl Sagan Institute within the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, at Cornell University is seeking Research Associate to work on characterization of exoplanets through atmospheric theory that is strongly tied to observations. This position is part of the Carl Sagan Institute which is housed in the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, at Cornell University, an interdisciplinary institute consisting of 24 faculty members from 11 departments, focused on the search for life inside and outside our own Solar System. The successful candidates will work primarily with Professor Nikole Lewis, Deputy Director of the Institute. There is some latitude with research projects pursued as part of this appointment with a focus on supporting near-term observations of exoplanet atmospheres with Hubble, Spitzer, JWST, and WFIRST. As a member of the Carl Sagan Institute, the Research Associate will have opportunities for honing their science communication skills.
The position is for one year, with continuation for two more years contingent upon funding and performance. The nominal starting date is autumn 2019 and is negotiable.
Applicants must hold a PhD in Astrophysics, Astronomy, or a related field and provide proof of PhD upon hire.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV (including lists of publications and three individuals willing to provide a personal reference) and a brief (2-3 pages) description of research and outreach/science communication interests all in a single pdf file, to Ms. Lynda Sovocool at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>. (Please note "Lewis CSI Exoplanet Research Associate" in the subject heading.) All materials should be received by December 1st, 2018. Later applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled. Applicants may also apply through Academic Jobs online. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo
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Qualifications and Education Requirements
PhD in Astrophysics, Astronomy, or a related
Recent related research publications
Familiarity with characterization of exoplanets through atmospheric theory.