Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame

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Position ID:NotreDame-Physics-POSTDOCCHILCOTE [#10668]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanet Imaging & Instrumentation at Notre Dame
Position Location:Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / astrophysics, Imaging
Appl Deadline:2018/01/21 finished (offers accepted posted 2017/12/20, finished 2018/04/10, listed until 2018/06/20)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The University of Notre Dame Department of Physics, Astrophysics Research Group, has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on high contrast direct imaging of extrasolar planets and IR instrumentation. The researcher will work with Prof. Jeffrey Chilcote, a member of the Gemini Planet Imager Science & Instrumentation teams as well as part of the CHARIS integral-field spectrograph at Subaru. Depending upon the applicant’s research interests and qualifications, a research may be involved with science research with the Gemini Planet Imager, the CHARIS integral field spectrograph at Subaru and/or instrumentation development for an upgrade to the Gemini Planet Imager, and possible other instrument development.

Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong communication skills, and leadership qualities. Applicants with a background in optical & IR instrumentation, high-contrast extrasolar planet imaging, and integral field spectroscopy are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment is for two years, with a third year contingent on performance and continued funding. Base salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana and provides a family friendly environment and affordable cost of living. The successful applicant will receive health care and benefits through Notre Dame's postdoctoral employee program. More information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Notre Dame can be found at

Submit your application materials on this web site. Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 3-page statement of research interests, publication list, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to the same site.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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