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Faculty Positions (visiting & non-tenure)

Faculty Positions (tenure & tenure-track)

TitleInstitution/OrganizationLocationPostedDeadlinePosition Status
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer equivalent), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)Mitaka, Tokyo2020/07/132020/09/11Accepting Applicants
Full or associate professor in Theoretical PlanetologyUniversity of BernBern, 30122020/07/132020/10/01Accepting Applicants
Astronomer / Instrument Project ScientistEuropean Southern Observatory (ESO)Garching, Deutschland2020/06/252020/08/31Accepting Applicants
Tenure-track positions in astrophysics at Zhejiang UniversityZhejiang UniversityHangzhou, Zhejiang2020/06/202021/07/01Accepting Applicants
RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Associate Professor in theoretical cosmology with focus on numerical studies of the cosmic microwave background, large scale structure, and the early UniverseAarhus UniversityAarhus, Aarhus2020/06/122020/09/01Accepting Applicants

Post-doctoral Positions & Fellowships

TitleInstitution/OrganizationLocationPostedDeadlinePosition Status
NASA Postdoctoral Program - Application Deadline November 1, 2020NASA / Universities Space Research AssociationMultiple Locations, MD2020/08/072020/11/01No Status Given (Opted Out)
Two postdoctoral positions in supernova and kilonova research Stockholm UniversityStockholm, Stockholm2020/08/072020/09/21Accepting Applicants
James Webb Space Telescope Postdoctoral Fellowships at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight CenterNASA's Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbelt, MD2020/08/072020/11/01Accepting Applicants
Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Fellowships Available for 2021–2022Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA2020/08/062020/10/01No Status Given (Opted Out)
Beecroft FellowUniversity of OxfordOxford, Oxfordshire2020/08/062020/11/20Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral positions on fast radio bursts and other fast radio transientsASTRONDwingeloo, Drenthe2020/08/062020/09/03Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Position in Pulsar Searching and Einstein@HomeUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI2020/08/052021/01/15Accepting Applicants
2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Areas of Observational, Theoretical, Computational Astrophysics and InstrumentationPontificia Universidad Catolica de ChileSantiago, RM2020/08/032020/09/04Accepting Applicants
Burke Fellowships in Theoretical Physics and AstrophysicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA2020/08/032020/11/15Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships in Experimental Physics or AstrophysicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA2020/08/032020/11/08Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Researcher or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher - Time-domain, multimessenger astrophysicsLouisiana State University Baton Rouge , Louisiana 2020/08/012020/09/30Accepting Applicants
ASTRO 3D Postdoctoral Research AssociateSwinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Victoria 2020/08/012020/08/31Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Positions in (Sub)millimeter AstronomyMax-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (MPIfR) BonnBonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen2020/08/012020/09/30Accepting Applicants
51 Pegasi b Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy at UCLAUCLALos Angeles, California2020/07/302020/10/02Accepting Applicants
Astronomy Education Research Coordinator of the Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE)Max Planck Institute for AstronomyHeidelberg, Baden-Württemberg2020/07/292020/08/26Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Associate in Exoplanet and Stellar ScienceUniversity of Colorado BoulderBoulder, CO2020/07/272020/10/15Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral position in theoretical astrophysics at EPFEPFLVersoix, Vaud2020/07/242020/09/30Accepting Applicants
2021-2024 MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics CompetitionMITCambridge, MA2020/07/222020/09/11Accepting Applicants
Research Assistant(s)/Associate(s) in High Energy AstrophysicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridge, Cambridgeshire2020/07/222020/08/31No Status Given (Opted Out)
Post-Doctoral Research Position Announcement: EACOA and EAO Fellowships 2021East Asian Core Observatories Association (EACOA) and East Asian Observatory (EAO)Hilo, HI2020/07/222020/11/15Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Position in Astronomy (NAOJ Fellow)National Astronomical Observatory of JapanMitaka, Tokyo2020/07/212020/09/01Accepting Applicants
Post-doctoral position to join the X-ray Integral Field Unit science teamIRAPToulouse, France2020/07/212020/09/17Accepting Applicants
Research Fellow in Infrared Survey Science (VEILS survey manager)University of SouthamptonSouthampton, Hampshire2020/07/192020/08/17No Status Given (Opted Out)
Postdoc in galaxy evolution Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburg, Västra Götaland2020/07/182020/08/15Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Gravitational Wave AstrophysicsUniversity of WarwickCoventry, Warwickshire2020/07/162020/08/31Accepting Applicants
Postdoc in Multi-Messenger Astronomy / Real-time Data AnalysisDESYZeuthen, Brandenburg2020/07/162020/08/16Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral AssociateMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA2020/07/142020/08/11Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow in CosmologyThe University of QueenslandBrisbane, Queensland2020/07/112020/08/20Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Research Position in Millimeter Astronomy for NOEMAIRAMSaint Martin d'Hères, Domaine Universitaire2020/07/112020/08/31On Hold
ERC SYNERGY PROJECT ECOGAL: Several Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions in Observational AstrophysicsCEA/CNRSSaclay, Essonne2020/07/092020/10/31Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Researcher in Multi-wavelength Studies of Emission Line GalaxiesCatholic University of AmericaWashington, District of Columbia2020/07/082020/08/14Accepting Applicants
51 Pegasi b FellowshipHeising-Simons FoundationLos Altos, CA2020/07/082020/10/02Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral position on the evolution of stellar clustersLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpool, Merseyside2020/07/032020/08/15Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Position in Tidal Disruption Events at UNIST/CBNU, KoreaUNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)Ulsan, Ulsan2020/07/022020/08/31Accepting Applicants
Post-Doctoral Associate (Submillimeter Detector Technology and Instrumentation)University of Maryland, College ParkCollege Park, MD2020/07/012020/08/17No Status Given (Opted Out)
Postdoctoral position: participation to the exoplanet search project SPECULOOSUniversity of LiegeLiège, Liège2020/06/132020/07/31Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Researcher, Astronomy (Visiting)SOFIA / Universities Space Research AssociationMoffett Field, CA2020/06/112020/09/14No Status Given (Opted Out)
Five-Year Post-Doctoral Research FellowshipAll Souls College, University of OxfordOxford, Oxfordshire2020/06/032020/09/11Accepting Applicants
Postdoctoral Associate (Atomic Data and X-Ray Spectroscopy)University of MarylandCollege Park, MD2020/06/012020/09/15No Status Given (Opted Out)

Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions

TitleInstitution/OrganizationLocationPostedDeadlinePosition Status
Program Officer, Mathematical and Physical SciencesJohn Templeton FoundationWest Conshohocken, PA2020/08/072020/09/06Accepting Applicants
Ph.D. to study theoretically how galaxies trace the dark sector within the standard cosmologyUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadrid, Madrid 2020/08/012020/09/21Accepting Applicants
Ph.D. position in the Centre for Astrochemical StudiesMax Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial PhysicsGarching, Bavaria2020/07/222020/09/30Accepting Applicants
PhD in Astrophysics and Solar PhysicsInternational Max Planck Research School GöttingenGöttingen, Lower Saxony2020/07/202020/11/01Accepting Applicants
PhD Opportunities in Astronomy & Radio Astronomy Engineering at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Curtin University nodeCurtin UniversityBentley, Western Australia2020/07/172020/08/15No Status Given (Opted Out)
PhD in Astronomy / AstrophysicsInternational Max Planck Research School on AstrophysicsGarching / MUnich, Bavaria2020/07/132020/11/01No Status Given (Opted Out)
PhD scholarships in astrophysics at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, UWAInternational Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western AustraliaPerth, Western Australia2020/07/012020/08/31Accepting Applicants

Science Engineering

TitleInstitution/OrganizationLocationPostedDeadlinePosition Status
Image Processing EngineerBlackSkySeattle, Washington2020/07/212020/08/31Interviewing Applicants
Post-doctoral researcher position as instrument scientist for the Athena X-ray Integral Field UnitIRAPToulouse, France2020/07/212020/09/17Accepting Applicants
Ground Support EngineerSOFIA / Universities Space Research AssociationPalmdale, CA2020/06/112020/09/14No Status Given (Opted Out)
Instrument Scientist, AstronomySOFIA / Universities Space Research AssociationMoffett Field, CA2020/06/112020/09/14No Status Given (Opted Out)
Associate Mission Operations Specialist (Telescope Operator)SOFIA / Universities Space Research AssociationPalmdale, CA2020/06/112020/09/14No Status Given (Opted Out)
Observatory Software Quality Assurance EngineerTMT International Observatory, LLCPasadena, CA2020/05/272020/08/26Accepting Applicants
Systems Safety EngineerTMT International Observatory, LLCPasadena, CA2020/05/272020/08/26Accepting Applicants
Senior Engineer - Primary Mirror Control SystemTMT International Observatory, LLCPasadena, CA2020/05/272020/08/26Accepting Applicants

Science Management

TitleInstitution/OrganizationLocationPostedDeadlinePosition Status
Archive Sciences Branch Deputy Space Telescope Science InstitueBaltimore, Maryland2020/07/222020/08/19Accepting Applicants
Deputy Station ManagerIRAMGranada, Spain2020/07/212020/10/23Accepting Applicants
Data Science Mission HeadSpace Telescope Science InstituteBaltimore, Maryland2020/07/102020/09/02Accepting Applicants
Department Head of Physics & AstronomyPurdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN2020/07/032020/08/28Accepting Applicants
Mission Operations Controller (Mission Director)SOFIA / Universities Space Research AssociationPalmdale, CA2020/06/112020/09/14No Status Given (Opted Out)
Director, Lunar & Planetary InstituteLPI / Universities Space Research AssociationHouston, TX2020/06/112020/08/12No Status Given (Opted Out)

Scientific/Technical Staff

TitleInstitution/OrganizationLocationPostedDeadlinePosition Status
Lowell Discovery Telescope OperatorLowell ObservatoryFlagstaff, AZ2020/08/072020/09/04Accepting Applicants
Navy Precision Optical Interferometer (NPOI) Observer TechnicianLowell ObservatoryFlagstaff, AZ2020/08/072020/09/04Accepting Applicants
PLC EngineerAURA Inc.MAUI, HAWAI2020/08/062020/09/03Accepting Applicants
Astronomer or ScientistAURAMaui, Hawaii2020/08/052020/09/02Accepting Applicants
Astronomical Software Engineer IISpace Telescope Science InstituteBaltimore, MD2020/07/312020/08/28Accepting Applicants
Software EngineerNational Radio Astronomy ObservatoryCharlottesville, VA2020/07/302020/08/31Accepting Applicants
Software Engineer - #0050876Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimore, MD2020/07/292020/08/29Accepting Applicants
System ScientistCanada-France-Hawaii Telescope CorporationKamuela, HI2020/07/252020/09/15Accepting Applicants
Staff Scientists- #0051396Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimore, MD2020/07/242020/09/18Accepting Applicants
Optical ScientistSpace Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, Maryland2020/07/212020/08/18Accepting Applicants
Software EngineerW. M. Keck ObservatoryKamuela, HI2020/07/172020/08/16Accepting Applicants
Observatory Engineer at the University of WyomingUniversity of WyomingLaramie, Wyoming2020/07/152020/08/14Accepting Applicants
Assistant Scientist in Computational HydrodynamicsUniversity of RochesterRochester, NY2020/07/142020/09/30Accepting Applicants
Staff AstronomerW. M. Keck ObservatoryKamuela, HI2020/07/102020/09/04Accepting Applicants


TitleInstitution/OrganizationLocationPostedDeadlinePosition Status
Project AdministratorCanada-France-Hawaii Telescope CorporationKamuela, HI2020/07/252020/09/15Accepting Applicants
Commissioning-Verification ScientistAURATucson, Arizona2020/07/112020/08/08Accepting Applicants
Project Specialist (Science Outreach)SOFIA / Universities Space Research AssociationMoffett Field, CA2020/06/112020/08/12No Status Given (Opted Out)
Project SpecialistSOFIA / Universities Space Research AssociationMoffett Field, CA2020/06/112020/08/12No Status Given (Opted Out)