The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds (CEHW) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for one or more Postdoctoral Researcher positions. Successful applicants will work with CEHW faculty on theoretical, observational, and/or instrumentation projects. Examples of potential projects include investigating the dynamics, formation and/or habitability of planetary systems; using radio interferometry to study the structure, chemistry, and dynamics of protoplanetary disks; developing and applying algorithms and techniques for distinguishing the Doppler signature of planets from stellar variability; and contributing to planet surveys such as those to be conducted by the Habitable Zone Planet Finder on the 10m Hobby-Eberly Telescope, planet surveys and sun-as-a-star observations with NEID on the WIYN 3.5m telescope, and high precision photometric followup with diffuser assisted photometry on the ARC 3.5m telescope.
The successful applicant will contribute to a team of students and Ph.D. researchers, have opportunities to pursue independent research, and contribute to the vibrant scientific and public outreach efforts of the department. The successful applicant will have access to a variety of resources and collaborations available in CEHW, which includes faculty from the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Geophysics and is part of the Consortium for Planetary and Exoplanetary Science and Technology. More information about available resources may be found on the CEHW and Department of Astronomy websites.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field prior to the start date. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, statement of research interests, a CV, and a list of publications. Applicants must also arrange for PDF letters of reference to be emailed to CEHWPos.firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to email@example.com. Please reference the job number in the email subject line.
The position start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin December 20th and continue until all positions are filled. Applications received by December 31st, 2020 will receive full consideration. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of renewal.
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