Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanet Research and Public Outreach

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics
City: Boise
State/Province: Idaho
Country: USA
Contact Person: Brian Jackson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Boise State University
Application Due Date: Friday, April 28 2023
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The Department of Physics at Boise State University invites applicants for a postdoc in Brian Jackson’s group. Experience in exoplanet transit photometry using space- and ground-based methods desired. The postdoc will also participate in outreach efforts including light pollution measurement, effects on astronomy, and policy in coordination with Dr. Travis Longcore at UCLA. 

Intended start date is summer 2023 but can be negotiated. Compensation includes about $50k in salary plus benefits, conference travel, publication charges, and moving expenses. The appointment is for two years with possible renewal for a third year subject to performance and funding availability. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field at appointment.

Boise State University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and encourages members of historically underrepresented groups to apply. The City of Boise is rapidly growing and is very family-friendly. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Please submit a CV, a 3-page research statement, 1-page outreach statement, & contact information for professional references to Application review expected to begin first week of May with offer by end of May. Direct questions to Prof. Brian Jackson – [email protected].