DTU Space (the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark) is offering a 3-year postdoctoral position in the area of exoplanet atmospheres to work with Professor Lars A. Buchhave and Senior Researcher João Mendonça. The successful applicant will join the rapidly expanding exoplanet research group at DTU Space, and work on planning, analyzing, modelling and interpreting observational data of exoplanetary atmospheres. Recently, DTU has made a significant investment to place Denmark at the forefront of exoplanetary atmospheric research.
Our research group focuses on characterizing exoplanets, with special emphasis on understanding the abundant small planets, through two key areas of research: 1) precise mass measurements of small (often transiting) planets to understand their composition and structure and 2) observation and characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres to advance our insight into their diversity and composition.
The new postdoc is expected to develop cutting edge methods to characterize planetary atmospheres by obtaining observations from current and future observational facilities and interpreting these using leading theoretical models (including our group’s GCMs). The position involves a high degree of freedom to work on projects that the applicant finds interesting, as long as they fit within the general areas outlined above. The exoplanet research group at DTU Space is involved in a number of international projects, instruments and missions including TESS, ARIEL, PLATO, EXPRES, HARPS-N, HIRES/ELT, NOT and LUVOIR. The successful applicant will have access to data from a variety of facilities including the HST PanCET program and a large TESS follow-up program on the NOT and will be expected to utilize ESO facilities, HST and JWST.Application procedure
Application deadline: 31 July 2019.
To apply, please read the full job advertisement at www.career.dtu.dk
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