Post Doc Green Bank Observatory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Green Bank Observatory / Associated Universities Inc.
Green Bank
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the world's largest fully steerable telescope. The Green Bank Observatory is looking for an energetic person to join the scientific staff as a post-doctoral research associate.

The successful applicant will be working with observers and instruments for the 100-m Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the world’s largest, fully steerable telescope. Job duties can range from aiding observers on the telescope, providing support for GBT observers, reviewing GBT proposals for technical details, aiding scientists and engineers in improving the overall performance of the GBT, and helping test or commission new and refurbished instruments on the GBT.

Successful applicants will also be granted 50% of their time for independent scientific research of his/her choice. He/She will also be granted $10,000 annually toward travel and other research expenses.

Further information on the job can be found at or through contacting the Green Bank Site Director, Dr. Karen O'Neil ([email protected]). Information on Green Bank Observatory and life in Green Bank can be found through

The full description of the position, along with application instructions, are available at this URL or

The successful applicant will have 50% of his/her time available for independent research, while 50% of his/her time will be devoted to support of the GBT and GBT observers. The support duties will vary according to the skill set and interests of the successful applicant.

Work Environment:

Work hours are flexible but do require working some evenings and weekends monthly as part of telescope and observer support.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$53000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
10% Retirement Contribution, $10,000 yearly travel stipend
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Toney Minter
Scientific Division Head
Green Bank Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Box 2
Green Bank
Zip/Postal Code: 
United States of America
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Tracy Samples
GBO Post Doc Position