We invite applications for a Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship from theorists and observers working in the fields of star and planet formation, extrasolar planet detection and characterization, planetary astronomy, and astrochemistry. Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory has an active group of researchers in these and other areas and interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Interested candidates can learn more about our research interests at https://epl.carnegiescience.edu/about.
The Carnegie Institution strives to enable a scientifically excellent, equitable, and inclusive community, and therefore aims for diverse groups of people to collaborate and thrive at Carnegie. Applicants may use a cover letter to describe how they have contributed to such community characteristics in previous positions, and how those contributions have been informed by their life experiences. We encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. It might be necessary for a successful applicant to obtain a J-1 visa in order to enter the U.S. and work at Carnegie Science. If a visa is required, we will work with you and provide a DS2019 form, which will be required by your country’s nearest American Embassy or Consulate when submitting a visa application.
Fellows are eligible to apply for time at Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory in Chile (http://www.lco.cl/), which includes the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, 2.5-meter du Pont, and 1.0-meter Swope telescopes. Carnegie is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV and V collaborations. Theoretical calculations can be performed on the Carnegie Memex cluster (https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/memex) in addition to local computing resources. Fellows may also wish to participate in interdisciplinary projects such as Carnegie Worlds (https://planets.carnegiescience.edu), a cross-department initiative that integrates exoplanet research with geoscience. Funding is available for travel to scientific conferences and observation sites, as well as publications. At EPL, we value a culture of mentoring and offer professional development opportunities for all post-doctoral scientists (https://epl.carnegiescience.edu/postdoctoral/workshops).
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of the start of the fellowship. The principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments, promise of future achievement, originality and independence, and relevance to the ongoing scientific pursuits at Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory. Carnegie Fellowship applications must include: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) list of publications; 3) a brief description of previous research (3 pages max); 4) a research proposal of no more than 4 pages including references; 5) a cover letter. The deadline for application materials, along with the names of three references familiar with the applicant’s work who will upload letters of support, is November 1, 2021. Reference letters are due by November 8, 2021. Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/carnegie-postdoctoral-fellowships.
Applicants for the Carnegie Fellowship can also choose to be considered for the Carnegie Origins Fellowships with a single application (see separate ad HERE). Address any questions you have to [email protected].