Postdoctoral Researcher - 20127BR
Starting Date: June, 2022 or as soon thereafter as the position can be filled (also negotiable).
Length of Appointment: Initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of extension contingent upon funding.
General Duties: Research in stellar astrophysics. The successful candidate will contribute in several aspects of Prof. Crossfield’s ExoLab research program, in particular in the detailed characterization of stellar atmospheres. Depending on the successful applicant’s strengths and interests, this work will involve calculating model stellar spectra and stellar atmospheres, deriving physical parameters from observations, conducting and/or proposing for observations, and other work related to stellar spectra, stellar abundances, and/or Galactic chemical models.
Specific Job Duties (percentage of time)
75% Analysis of data, calculation of new models, and related work. Documentation, presentation and publication of research results.
25% Assist the faculty in guiding the group's graduate and undergraduate students, and with outreach and Broader Impact efforts.
- A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field by date of appointment
NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed 6 months.
- Experience and ability in data analysis of stellar spectra and/or related data products.
- Experience and ability with conducting, interpreting, and/or successfully proposing for astronomical observations.
- Experience in constructing model stellar atmospheres and/or stellar spectra, including spectral synthesis, curve-of-growth analysis, or related efforts.
- Experience in experimental techniques and software relevant to astrophysical observations.
- Good communication skills.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified