Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position at Caltech/IPAC/NASA Exoplanet Science Institute. The successful applicant will be supervised by Dr. Jessie Christiansen, with the primary responsibility of performing exoplanet occurrence rate calculations with NASA K2 mission data. The successful candidate will join a large, extremely productive collaboration that is focused on detection, characterization and follow-up of exoplanets in K2 (and eventually TESS) data, and will be encouraged to participate in any aspect of the science. The successful candidate will also carry out their own independent scientific research and will be able to propose to both the JPL Time Allocation Committee for access to the Palomar telescopes and to the IPAC allocation of LCO time.
Candidates should have obtained, by the starting date, a PhD in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, in an area relevant to the responsibilities. Prior experience with exoplanet detection and characterization, light curve analysis, or statistical analysis is highly desirable. The appointment is for two years, with an additional year available contingent on performance and funding. To apply, please send a CV, publication list, names and contact information of three references, and a statement of research experience to Mary Ellen Barba (firstname.lastname@example.org). Email applications only please. The application deadline is December 20, 2017.
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