Job Announcement: EACOA Fellowship 2012
The East Asian Core Observatories Association (EACOA) is an alliance of four major astronomical research institutions in East Asia dedicated to promote regional research cooperation. Member institutes of the EACOA are; the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Science (NAOC), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), and Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA). The EACOA announces an opportunity for highly qualified individuals to apply for EACOA postdoctoral fellowships, starting in 2012, to conduct research in all branches of astronomy and astrophysics. Successful candidates will have an initial appointment of three years, extendable for an additional two years (up to a total of 5 years), and are expected to develop independent research programs as well as to integrate with the existing activities at the EACOA member institutes. Fellows are expected to work full-time on their research programs, and to be in residence in at least two EACOA member Institutions during the period of the Fellowship appointment.
Please see http://www-irc.mtk.nao.ac.jp/~fumi/EACOA-E/index.php?Fellow for detailed information. The EACOA Fellowship is open to applicants of any nationality, who have obtained their PhD in Astronomy or equivalent degree in the related fields. For the year 2012 program, a monthly allowance of US$5,000 will be paid as a fellowship award and relocation expenses will be provided by the EACOA, through the NAOC. Also, research funds of ~US$20,000 / year will be provided by the host institutes. In addition to these, additional support for travel, etc. will be available.
Applications submitted before or on 31 March 2012 will receive full consideration.
Applicants should submit their application documents and materials electronically as specified in the application instructions. Applications must include letters of endorsement from the host scientists confirming the research project.
Up to three EACOA Fellowships will be awarded in 2012. The EACOA institutes are actively committed to equal opportunity in employment.
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