Postdoctoral Fellow, Exoplanet Research

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the growing field of Exoplanet research. As a leading organization in designing and managing space missions, APL has begun a strategic initiative to develop an exoplanet research and technology program at APL. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to provide critical expertise in the science and technology involved in exoplanet research.


  • Conduct research on exoplanet detection/characterization.
  • Contribute to planning and proposal development for the APL science and technology roadmap.
  • Conduct related research on solar system bodies or in the laboratory utilizing the same skills.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, Planetary Science or closely related field
  • Experience in observations for detection and/or characterization of exoplanets
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and spoken) skills

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with the Exoplanet Characterization Toolkit (ExoCTK)
  • Expertise with spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres
  • Experience with atmospheric modeling

APL brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. Learn more at

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Bryant Garcia
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