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Postdoctoral Position in Observational Exoplanets

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The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work with Prof. David Charbonneau and Dr. Juliana García-Mejía in observational studies of exoplanets. The newly commissioned Tierras Observatory is an automated ultra-precise time-series photometer located atop Mt. Hopkins, Arizona. The scientiifc goals are the discovery of small exoplanets, the search for exo-moons and exo-rings, and the study of stellar rotation periods and variability. The fellow will play a central role in characterizing the performance of the observatory and pursuing these scientific goals, as well as novel studies identified by the fellow.

The position is for one year, renewable for a second and third year upon mutual agreement. The starting date would be anytime between now and Sept 1, 2023, depending on the applicant's availability. Candidates must have a PhD in astronomy, physics, or the equivalent, by the date of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement (not to exceed 3 pages) explaining research interests and qualifications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded through the application portal https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/pcgi/fellowship/application.pl?pid=28 

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and all applications received by the deadline will receive full consideration. The CfA hosts a strong research program in exoplanet and stellar astrophysics, and provides a stimulating environment. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

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