The Space Telescope Science Institute invites applications for the 2013 Giacconi Postdoctoral Fellowship, named in honor of the first director of STScI and Nobel Prize winner Riccardo Giacconi. The Giacconi Fellowship provides up to three years of support for outstanding postdoctoral researchers in any field of astronomy, astrophysics, or planetary science. The research may be theoretical, observational, or instrumental.
The 2013 Fellowship includes an annual salary of approximately $63,000, generous benefits, and $16,000 per year to cover research expenses. The selection will be based on the accomplishments and proposed research of the applicants. There are no restrictions on citizenship or date of PhD degree. The duration of the fellowship is up to three years: an initial one-year appointment, and two annual renewals contingent on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. Giacconi Fellows are resident at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
Applications must include a curriculum vita, a list of publications, a summary of previous and current research (limited to 3 pages), and a description of the proposed research to be carried out at STScI (also limited to 3 pages). These documents must be prepared as pdf files. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided directly by their authors. The Announcement of Opportunity, which includes instructions for uploading application materials and letters of reference will be posted several weeks before the closing date at the web site:
Applications received by Thursday, November 8, 2012 will receive full consideration. Letters of reference are due by Thursday, November 15, 2012. The offer of appointment will be made by February 1, 2013. The appointment is expected to begin on or about September 1, 2013. Inquiries about the Giacconi Fellowship may be directed to Dr. Ron Allen (email@example.com). The Space Telescope Science Institute is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.