Position Term: Begins in 2013 with an initial appointment for 2 years with extension to 3 years if required and satisfactory progress is made.
Application Deadline: Open
Description: Lowell Observatory invites applications for the Lowell Pre-doctoral Fellowship, to begin in 2013. There are numerous opportunities for research projects with the Lowell astronomers. (See details at http://www2.lowell.edu/rsch/predoc.php.) These include, but are not restricted to:
Characterization of Exoplanets and their Host Stars
-- Dr. Evgenya Shkolnik, firstname.lastname@example.org
Modeling the Atmospheres of Exoplanets:
-- Dr. Travis Barman, email@example.com
Sub-milliarcsecond Imaging with VISION
-- Dr. Gerard van Belle; firstname.lastname@example.org
Measuring the Frequency, Duration, and Dynamics of Protostellar Accretion & Extinction Variations
-- Dr. Kevin Covey, email@example.com
Laboratory Studies of Cryogenic Ices
-- Dr. Will Grundy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Molecules, Dust, and Star Formation at Low Metallicity
-- Dr. Deidre Hunter, email@example.com
Stars, Disks, and the Potential for Planet Formation in Young Binaries
-- Dr. Lisa Prato, firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications Required: Predoctoral students are expected to be enrolled in a Ph.D. granting graduate program and in good academic standing, having completed the required institutional coursework and qualifying examinations, or pending completion of such. Throughout the duration of the predoctoral program, the student will remain enrolled at the home institution and will graduate with the Ph.D. degree from that institution. Students must have approval from their home institution before initiation of the application process.
Compensation: Lowell Observatory will pay a competitive student salary plus health benefits. Research funds for conferences and publications will also be provided.
To Apply: Applicants should see http://www2.lowell.edu/rsch/predoc.php for more information about the Lowell Predoctoral Program and application procedures. Specific inquiries regarding thesis topics should be sent to the particular astronomer(s) with whom the applicants are interested in working.
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