Juan Carlos Torres Postdoctoral Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
MIT Kavli Institute
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The MIT Kavli Institute (MKI) for Astrophysics and Space Research invites applications for the Juan Carlos Torres Fellowship in Astrophysics. The appointment will be made to an outstanding researcher in astrophysics, with a preference for the field of exoplanetary science. MIT's exoplanet community includes observers, theorists, and instrument builders. MIT is the PI institution for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission, and MIT researchers have access to the 6.5-meter Magellan Telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile.

The appointment will be for a maximum of three years, with annual renewal contingent on performance. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or equivalent, by the date of their appointment. The stipend for 2023-2024 will be approximately $80,000 with a research budget of approximately $17,500 per year. Funds will also be provided for health benefits and relocation.

The application deadline is December 9, 2022, materials should be received by this date for full consideration.. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a statement explaining their past and current research (maximum 3 pages) as well as a research proposal (maximum 3 pages) to this site and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded. Only web submissions will be accepted.

Non-U.S. nationals who are offered a postdoctoral fellowship must be eligible for appropriate non-immigrant status, such as J-1, F-1 OPT / STEM, or hold other employment authorization (EAD), for the duration of the fellowship appointment. Please note that H-1B and E-3 employment-based, non-immigrant visa sponsorship is not possible for this position.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Rob Simcoe
Title: 
Director, MKI
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Shannon McGinnes