Post Doctoral Researcher in Astronomy

Indiana University Department IU Bloomington Astronomy

United States

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All questions can be directed by email to Professor Songhu Wang (sw121@iu.edu), Department of Astronomy, 727 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae with publication record, and 3) a statement of research interests and experience, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the application portal: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10032 Applications received by Dec 20, 2020 will receive fullest consideration.

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Post Doctoral Researcher, Astronomy

Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track

Department IU Bloomington Astronomy

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Astronomy at Indiana University, Bloomington to collaborate with Professor Songhu Wang on the topic of exoplanet observation and dynamics. Both observers and theorists are encouraged to apply. Experience in transit, radial velocity or dynamical simulations will be valued assets. The successful candidate is strongly encouraged to develop their own research project within this general framework.

IU Astronomy Department has guaranteed access to the newly-installed NEID high-precision radial velocity spectrometer at the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope, along with several other smaller telescopes (including the 0.9-meter WIYN telescope). In addition, IU has excellent information technology infrastructure including: TeraGrid computing resources, supercomputer capability, and massive and rapid access data storage systems; as well as an innovative School of Informatics and Computing and an Advanced Visualization Laboratory that supports IU researchers.

See http://www.astro.indiana.edu/facultysearch2020.shtml for more information on departmental and IU facilities and resources.

The postdoctoral appointment will be for three years. Start date is expected to be August 2021 but is negotiable.

Basic Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Planetary Science or a closely related field by the position start date.

Department Contact for Questions
Songhu Wang (sw121@iu.edu)

Special Instructions
All questions can be directed by email to Professor Songhu Wang (sw121@iu.edu), Department of Astronomy, 727 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae with publication record, and 3) a statement of research interests and experience, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the application portal:

http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10032

Applications received by Dec 20, 2020 will receive fullest consideration.

For Best Consideration Date 12/20/2020

Expected Start Date 08/01/2021

OAA # 22010-06

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents

  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Agenda
  • Optional Documents


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