Disks, Exoplanets, and Cool Stars Postdoctoral Position
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the area of exoplanet observation, characterization, and the formation of exoplanetary systems. The successful candidate would work with Dr. Kevin France, a professor in the Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (APS). Dr. France's research group has several active observational programs in the areas of exoplanetary atmospheres, the properties of star-planet systems and their interaction, and the composition/structure/evolution of protoplanetary disks. Dr. France's group is also developing the NASA-funded Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment, a CubeSat mission to study mass-loss in extreme exoplanetary systems.
The APS department is affiliated with several research centers and institutes (LASP, CASA, JILA) and offers a diverse set of resources for teaching and research, including access to observational, instrumental, and theoretical facilities. CU is a member of the ARC 3.5-meter telescope and the SDSS IV Survey at Apache Point Observatory. LASP and CASA have also been the PI institutions of numerous space missions for heliophysics, planetary science, and astrophysics; the candidate would have access to excellent facilities for development of space-borne and ground-based hardware if applicable.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a short description of current research accomplishments and future goals. The applicant should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Kevin.France@colorado.edu. The initial appointment is for one year, with an additional two years expected contingent upon performance and funding.
We will begin considering applications on October 1st, 2017, and we will accept applications until the positions are filled. The start data is flexible, but no later than September 2018. The position could start as early as January 2018.
Special Instructions to Applicants:This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)
Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Boulder
Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics
Posting Date: Aug 24, 2017
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Molly Hand
Posting Contact Email: email@example.com
Position Number: 00737224