The Harvard College Observatory (part of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) expects to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to work with Prof. Robert Kirshner’s research group on studies of supernovae. This includes an extensive program of optical and infrared observation both for cosmological applications and to learn more about the nature of supernova explosions. This position is supported by an NSF grant and will be carried out using the Hubble Space Telescope, Keck, Gemini, Magellan, the MMT and the smaller telescopes of the Whipple Observatory in Arizona. The ideal applicant would have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy or a related area in physics and demonstrated aptitude for research related to supernovae. The initial appointment would be for one year, starting in summer 2013 with renewal for up to three years pending good performance and continued funding. This is a full-time benefited position. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, Harvard University does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap. Interested applicants should send letters summarizing their qualifications for this job, including a CV with publications, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to arrive no later than March 1, 2013. Electronic submission of pdf files is strongly preferred.
This is a full time job that includes a range of benefits.