The Exoplanet team at the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University is seeking Research Associate scholars to work on Characterization of exoplanets, from interior models, to Habitable Zone calculations in 1D and 3D, Mini to Super-Earth atmosphere with Earth-like and non-Earth like atmosphere composition models and the effect of life and extremophiles on the planet's atmosphere. These positions are part of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University, an interdisciplinary institute consisting of 27 faculty members from 12 departments, focused on the search for life inside and outside our own Solar System. The successful candidates will work primarily with Professor Lisa Kaltenegger, Founding Director of the Institute, TESS Science CO-I, and NIRISS Science team member. There is considerable latitude in the science program that can be pursued.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field and extensive experience in Dynamic Simulations. The position is for a maximum of 8 months. The nominal starting date is early 2018 and is negotiable.
Applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications) and a brief research proposal (1-3 pages) all in a single pdf file, to Ms. Lynda Sovocool at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. (Please note "Short time CSI Exoplanet Research Associate" in the subject heading.) They should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent in to Ms. Lynda Sovocool at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. (Please ask that they note "Short time CSI Exoplanet Research Associate" in the subject heading.) (Please note the applicant's name in the subject heading). Applications will not be considered complete until the reference letters have been received. All materials should be received by Dec 6, 2017. Later applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
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