Postdoc in Exoplanet Microlensing

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 24, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland
Street Line 1: 
Code 667
Street Line 2: 
8800 Greenbelt Rd
City: 
Greenbelt
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
20771
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The exoplanet microlensing group at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center expects to hire one or possibly two postdoctoral researchers in 2021. The starting date and work arrangements will be flexible to accomidate issues related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Goddard exoplanet microlensing group is involved in a variety of research efforts. These include the current MOA ground-based microlensing survey, the future PRIME infrared microlensing survey, high angular resolution follow-up observations with the Keck and Hubble Space Telescopes, and the development of photometry, astrometry, and light curve modeling methods for the Galactic Exoplanet Survey of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (formerly WIFRST). The high angular resolution follow-up program provides host star mass measurements and help to develop the primary mass measurement method for the Roman Galactic Exoplanet Survey. A major focus of the light curve modeling and high angular resolution follow-up programs is the statistical analysis of wide orbit planet demographics. The new postdoc will be expected to contribute to at least one of these efforts, but this will depend on her or his interests and expertise.

The postdoc would work at NASA Goddard (when pandemic conditions allow) but would be paid through the University of Maryland. Applications should include a CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests. These and letters of recomendation from 3 scientists should be sent by email to David Bennett at bennettd@umd.edu. The review of applications will begin in November, but applications that are complete by December 15, 2020, will receive full consideration.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
David Bennett
Title: 
Senior Research Scientist
Institution/Company: 
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Department Name: 
Code 667
Street Line 2: 
8800 Greenbelt Rd
City: 
Greenbelt
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal Code: 
20771
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
5743156621
Email: 
bennettd@umd.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
David Bennett
Email: 
bennettd@umd.edu