Keck 2020 Visiting Scholars Program

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
W. M. Keck Observatory
City: 
Kamuela
State/Province: 
HI
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

SHAPING THE FUTURE

At W. M. Keck Observatory, we believe in sharing the astronomical knowledge learned from Maunakea. The Keck Visiting Scholars Program (KVSP) is among the ways we strive to do just that; by providing early career scientists hands-on work experience at our observatory, we hope to help them prepare for their professional journey, build upon their research, and most importantly, become just as inspired by the universe as we are every time we look up at the night sky.

ABOUT

KVSP aims to inspire and develop the next generation of scientists and instrumentalists. Graduate and postdoctoral students gain valuable experience in observational astronomy, hardware, and software, working directly under the mentorship of scientists at Keck Observatory in Hawaii, home of the world’s most scientifically productive ground-based optical/infrared telescopes on Earth.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Work alongside Keck Observatory staff astronomers who will serve as mentors on data collection and real-time problem solving
  • Get hands-on experience with Keck Observatory’s hardware/software telescope instrument operations

BENEFITS

  • Gain real-world work experience in observational astronomy
  • Sharpen skills in specialized areas such as adaptive optics, planetary science, and astronomical instrumentation
  • Opportunity to submit a report to an astronomical or technical journal on your KVSP experience

APPLICATIONS

6-8 applicants are selected every year to work at Keck Observatory for 1-3 months. Though the internship is unpaid, travel and accommodations are covered.  Applications for the KVSP 2020 are now open. To apply go to: https://keckointernship.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Contact Josh Walawender, W. M. Keck Observatory Staff Astronomer, at jwalawender@keck.hawaii.edu to learn more.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, May 11, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jeannette Mundon
Title: 
Talent Management Administrator
Institution/Company: 
W. M. Keck Observatory
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
jmundon@keck.hawaii.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jeannette Mundon
Subject: 
Keck Visiting Scholar Program
Email: 
jmundon@keck.hawaii.edu