CfA Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street, MS 67
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
Massachusetts
Zip/Postal: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CfA Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018
 

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics invites applications for the 2018 CfA Postdoctoral Fellowship. Intended for recent Ph.D. recipients who do not already have extensive postdoctoral experience, one or more of these appointments will be made to an outstanding researcher–or researchers–displaying significant promise in theory, observation, instrumentation, and/or laboratory experiment.

CfA combines the resources and research facilities of the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under a single director. Now organized in six research divisions–Atomic and Molecular Physics; High Energy Astrophysics; Optical and Infrared Astronomy; Radio and Geoastronomy; Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences; and Theoretical Astrophysics–nearly 350 Smithsonian and Harvard scientists work cooperatively in an environment that welcomes the ideas and contributions of young scientists.

The facilities include the MMT (Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Arizona), Magellan (Las Campanas Observatory, Chile), and other optical and infrared telescopes; radio telescopes, especially the Submillimeter Array on Mauna Kea, Hawaii; a large Beowulf cluster and network of workstations; a number of specialized laboratories; an outstanding library; and access to data from a wide range of space missions, especially the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Appointments are for 3 years, with renewal for a fourth year likely, contingent upon satisfactory progress. The stipend for 2018–2019 will be approximately $68,000 with a research budget of $16,000. Funds are also provided for health benefits and relocation expenses. Only applicants who receive their degrees between January 1, 2017, and September 1, 2018, will be considered.

Application forms and instructions are available at http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/postdoc/ . Applications are due by October 30, 2017. Offers will be made by December 20, 2017.

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer where all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex or national origin.

Included Benefits: 

Monthly health and dental premiums are paid fully by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.  Relocation is provided up to $7,500.

An annual research budget of $16,000 is also provided.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 30, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street, MS 67
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
617-495-7103
FAX: 
617-496-7589
Email: 
postdoc@cfa.harvard.edu
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Attention To: 
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Subject: 
CfA Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018
Email: 
postdoc@cfa.harvard.eu