Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-CCAPS-RA1 [#10469, WDR-00013015]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Galaxy Formation
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/11/14, finished 2018/07/03, listed until 2018/01/30)
Position Description:    

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Extrasolar Planet Characterization

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 hold a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field and a strong background in exoplanets with additional expertise with data analysis preferred. The position is for one year, with continuation for two more year contingent upon funding and performance. The nominal starting date is spring 2018 and is negotiable.

Applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (1-3 pages) description of research interests, and a research proposal (1-3 pages) all in a single pdf file, to Ms. Lynda Sovocool at . (Please note "CSI Exoplanet Research Associate" in the subject heading.) They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address (Please note the applicant's name in the subject heading). All materials should be received by Jan 30, 2018. Later applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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Contact: Lynda Sovocool, 607-255-4342, 607-255-3433 (fax)
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