Vanderbilt University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stars and Exoplanets

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Archive Date: 
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Vanderbilt University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
6301 Stevenson Center Ln.
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics (VIDA) announces a Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity in Stellar Astrophysics and Exoplanets. VIDA Fellows conduct original research in theoretical, computational, or observational astrophysics and to disseminate this research through high-impact publications, specifically in stellar astrophysics and/or exoplanets in Professor Keivan Stassun’s group; candidates with experience with light curve analysis (e.g., TESS, Kepler), spectroscopic analysis (e.g., binary orbits, accretion, activity), stellar atmospheres or evolution modeling (e.g., MOOG, MESA), and/or astrometric/kinematic analysis of stellar populations (e.g., Gaia) are particularly encouraged to apply. The Stassun group is actively involved in the TESS mission, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V (Milky Way Mapper survey), and in several upcoming planned missions, including UVEX, AXIS, Twinkle, and Mauve; candidates with interests overlapping with any or all of these efforts are especially encouraged to apply. 

VIDA Fellows are appointed to renewable one-year terms, up to a total of three years. The VIDA Fellowship comes with an attractive salary commensurate with other prestigious prize fellowships in astrophysics, full benefits, and a competitive research budget.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or equivalent, by the date of appointment. Applicants should submit an expression of interest via the online form, with preference to those received by March 21, 2023.

VIDA and Vanderbilt University engage in significant efforts to increase diversity and equity in STEM through the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program, the Frist Center for Autism & Innovation, as well as our NSF Research Traineeship Program, NISE (Neurodiversity Inspired Science & Engineering), in which VIDA Fellows have the opportunity to participate.

Included Benefits: 

Health insurance and research funds.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Keivan Stassun