Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) and The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science (Carnegie Observatories) invite applications for a four (4) - year KASI-Carnegie Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in astronomy, to begin in September 2013. The Fellow is expected to work for two (2) years at the main office of the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena and another two (2) years at KASI in Korea. The order of work place assignment can be negotiated, but must be agreed upon by both KASI and Carnegie Observatories.
We encourage applications from broad fields of astronomy and astrophysics, although preference will be given to researchers with research interests common to those of KASI and Carnegie Observatories, and particularly relevant to the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). Both institutions are founding members of the GMT Corporation. The Fellow will be awarded a benefit package including a competitive stipend, medical care, and annual research budget of about 10,000 USD, and also have full access to all resources and facilities available to both Institutions as outlined below. However, in the case of the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, the Fellow shall have access only in collaboration with staff astronomers at Carnegie Observatories.
KASI resources and observing facilities include the 128 Core Xeon PC Cluster (RAM256GB), the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan optical telescope, the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, the 61-cm Sobaeksan optical telescope, the 14-meter Taeduk radio telescope, and the Korean Very Long Baseline Interferometer (KVN). Carnegie operates the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, which in addition to the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes includes the 2.5-meter Dupont telescope and the 1.0-meter Swope telescope.
Interested persons should submit the following documents to BOTH KASI and Carnegie Observatories via e-mail: email@example.com (for KASI) and firstname.lastname@example.org (for Carnegie Observatories):
▶ Curriculum vitae
▶ Statement of current research
▶ Research plan based on the resources and facilities available at both institutions
▶ Three letters of reference sent directly by the letter writer
Applications are due by 31th January 2013.
Enquiries may be addressed to:
KASI – Dr. Narae Hwang (e-mail: email@example.com)
Carnegie Observatories – Dr. John Mulchaey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)