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Postdoctoral Associate- Exoplanet Atmospheric Characterization
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science (CCAPS)
The Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position to work with Prof. Nikole Lewis on projects focused on exoplanet atmospheric characterization. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on observation-centric projects spanning the characterization of both transiting and self-luminous giant exoplanet atmospheres. Depending on the expertise and interests of the applicant, there are opportunities for both data reduction/analysis (e.g. JWST observations) and data interpretation (e.g. atmospheric retrievals) type projects.
The position is for one year, with continuation for two more years contingent upon funding and performance. The nominal starting date is autumn 2023 and is negotiable.
Applicants should apply online submitting a cover letter, CV, including lists of publications), three letters of personal reference, and a brief (2-3 pages) description of research interests.
All materials should be received by March 15th, 2023. Applications will not be considered until all information is complete. Later applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled.
$54,840.00 - $75,000.00
The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
- Prior relevant work or industry experience.
- Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
- Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
- Unique applicable skills.
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