Postdoctoral research associate in Exoplanets, Brown Dwarfs, or Low-Mass Stars

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We are looking for a promising early-career researcher in exoplanets, brown dwarfs, or low-mass stars to join the group headed by Dr Trent Dupuy for a 3-year postdoctoral research position in the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Edinburgh.

The successful candidate may work on a number of projects related to ground- and space-based observational data, depending on the fellow’s experience and research interests. The primary focus of Dupuy’s research group is to use high-precision astrometry to study the astrophysics of substellar objects by measuring parallactic distances, monitoring orbits, and determining dynamical masses. Data sets that the fellow may work on include optical and infrared imaging from the Hubble, Spitzer, and James Webb Space Telescopes, Gaia, Keck, CFHT, and the VLT.

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and we are looking to actively diversify our staff and eliminate discrimination. We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working, as evidenced by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards. The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter and a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT+ equality.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality (advice on visa options is available on our webpages), gender, age, (dis)ability, race, carer status, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

The post is fixed-term for 3 years, with an expected start date of 1 September 2021. Applications should be submitted online (follow the URL in the Apply to Job section). Please upload a research statement (3 pages maximum) in your application along with your CV and cover letter.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Trent Dupuy.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
University of Edinburgh Grade UE07
Included Benefits: 

You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, flexible working, and much more. Medical coverage is provided by the National Health Service.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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