Postdoctoral Associate

Cornell University

Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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.

Pay Range:

$54,840.00 - $75,000.00

Pay Ranges:

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.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program , all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

Employment Assistance:

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email .

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at .

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.


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