The Observatories at the Carnegie Institution for Science and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences of Princeton University invite applications for a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in astronomy, to begin in September 2013. The Fellow is expected to work two years at the main offices of the Observatories in Pasadena and two years at Princeton, in an order to be negotiated with the applicant. The Carnegie-Princeton Fellow is expected to carry out original research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, either independently or in collaboration with staff, faculty or students at the host institutions. The principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement, although preference will be given to researchers working in those areas in which Carnegie and Princeton have active research interests.
The Fellow will have access to all of the resources and facilities of both institutions. In particular, Carnegie operates the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, which includes the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, the 2.5-meter Dupont and 1.0-meter Swope telescopes, and provides an excellent environment for observational astrophysics and cosmology. The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton is a major partner in the Apache Point Observatory, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and is collaborating with the Japanese astronomical community on large surveys with the Subaru Telescope. Together with research groups in the Physics Department and the nearby Institute for Advanced Study, the department offers an unparalleled environment for research in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology. The fellowship provides support for observing, travel, computing and publications, and the observing facilities will be accessible for the entire duration of the
Further information on the host institutions is available at http://www.obs.carnegiescience.edu/ and http://www.princeton.edu/astro.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, bibliography, and research plan to BOTH the Observatories and to Princeton via the web at http://www.obs.carnegiescience.edu/fellowships/ AND http://jobs.princeton.edu by November 15, 2012. The research plan should address how the applicant intends to use the resources and facilities available at both host institutions. Selection of the successful candidate will be made by a joint Carnegie-Princeton committee. All applicants will automatically be considered for all postdoctoral positions in the Astrophysical Sciences department at Princeton and for the Carnegie Fellowship at The Observatories; however, they should clearly state in the cover letter that they wish to be considered for the Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship.
Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to BOTH Carnegie Observatories via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND Princeton University via the online application. The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with applicable EEO and Affirmative Action regulations.
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