The MIT Kavli Institute (MKI) for Astrophysics and Space Research invites applications for the newly-established Torres Postdoctoral Fellowship. The appointment will be made to an outstanding researcher in the field of exoplanetary science.
MIT's exoplanet community includes observers, theoreticians, and instrument builders. MIT is the PI institution for the proposed Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission, and MIT researchers have access to the 6.5m Magellan Telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile.
The appointment will be for a maximum of four years, with renewal after the second year contingent on performance. The stipend for 2013-2014 will be approximately $67,000 with a research budget of approximately $17,000. Funds will also be provided for health benefits and relocation.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or equivalent, by the date of their appointment.
The application deadline is December 14, 2012. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a statement explaining their past and current research (maximum 3 pages) as well as a research proposal (maximum 3 pages) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1937 and should arrange for 3 three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the site. Only web submissions will be accepted.
Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to Prof. Joshua Winn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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