Cornell University, Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science

Position ID:Cornell-CCAPS-POSTDOC [#17073, WDR-00024003]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astronomy / Observational
Appl Deadline: filled (offers accepted posted 2020/10/05, listed until 2020/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a Research Associate position at Cornell University. The successful candidate will work with Professor Ray Jayawardhana and his collaborators on observational and analytical studies of extra-solar planets and related topics such as sub-stellar objects and planet formation. Spectroscopic and photometric characterization of exoplanets is of particular interest. Prof. Jayawardhana’s research group currently includes two postdocs and two graduate students. Group members lead a recently accepted Large Program at the Gemini Observatory focused on high-resolution spectroscopy of exoplanet atmospheres. The program plans to observe 50+ targets, spanning a range of properties, over the next three years. Prof. Jayawardhana is also on the JWST/NIRISS science team, with ~200 hours of GTO dedicated to exoplanet characterization. In addition, team members use data from TESS, Kepler, CHEOPS, Subaru, Keck, VLT, CFHT, and other major observatories. The position is for two years, with extension to a third year possible, and comes with a competitive salary and funds for research expenses. Start date is flexible, ideally between January-September 2021.

Early expressions of interest and inquiries are encouraged, and should be made to Candidates interested in applying for a Klarman Fellowship ( at Cornell, or bringing other independent fellowships to Cornell, are also encouraged to contact Prof. Jayawardhana at Please Send Applications via email to: Ms. Lynda Sovocool Finance and Human Resource Manager Cornell University CCAPS/Astronomy Phone: 607-255-4342 Email:

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Contact: Lynda Sovocool, 607-255-4338, 607-255-3433 (fax)
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