Postdoctoral Scholar in Exoplanetary/Planetary Science

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Current state: Approved
City: Riverside
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Contact Person: Stephen Kane
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of California, Riverside
Application Due Date: Friday, January 10 2020
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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). The successful applicant will work in the Astrobiology Center as a member of a group led by Dr. Stephen Kane. The primary research activities in this group cover a broad range of exoplanet and astrobiology topics, including planetary science, exoplanet detection, characterization, orbital dynamics, atmospheres, and habitability. Typical data sources used within the research group are Kepler, Keck, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), the Automated Planet Finder (APF), MINERVA-Australis, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), and various ground-based photometric telescopes. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also be encouraged to pursue their own research program and collaborate in the various astrobiology research programs being undertaken in the UCR Astrobiology Center.

Candidates must hold a PhD in astronomy, physics, planetary sciences, or related field before their start date. Experience in the fields of exoplanetary and/or planetary science is preferred. The position is for one year with expected renewals for a second and third year contingent upon satisfactory research performance. The salary is competitive, and health benefits are provided.

Applicants are requested to submit via email a single PDF file containing a current CV, list of publications, and statement of research interests. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted, also via email. Complete applications are due by January 10, 2020. E-mail inquiries and application materials should be addressed to: [email protected].

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