YEMS/Harvard Postdoctoral fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Millennium Nucleus on Young Exoplanets and their Moons
Santiago / Cambridge
Job Announcement Text: 

The Millennium Nucleus on Young Exoplanets and their Moons (YEMS) and Harvard’s Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) are calling for applications for a postdoctoral position for two years, with a possibility of extension and sponsorship for other fellowships. Our scientific objectives include detecting and characterizing young exoplanets and exomoons. YEMS is an astronomy-informatics multidisciplinary effort, born to provide a stage in which young researchers can fully develop their potential.

We are looking for candidates with expertise in data science applied to astrophysics and with interest in exoplanetary sciences. All applicants with a strong background in relevant areas are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be awarded a PhD before taking the position. Successful applicants will spend most of the two years in Chile and six months at Harvard working at IACS.

Successful applicants will join YEMS at one of the four host institutions and collaborate directly with at least two team members. See info about us, and our mission and philosophy at

Chile hosts a large, vibrant community working on planetary science. While at YEMS, successful candidates will be eligible for access to the 10% of observing time at all telescopes in Chile, including ALMA, VLT, Gemini South, Magellan, and future facilities such as E-ELT, LSST, GMT, and CTA. YEMS members lead numerous projects, including ALMA and VLT/SPHERE observations of protoplanetary disks and exoplanetary systems, submillimeter lab measurements of meteorites and cosmic dust, and machine learning applications to astrophysics problems.

To apply, please provide a CV, a list of publications, a research interests statement (max 3 pages), and the contact details of 2 referees. The positions are available from September 2022 and will remain open until filled.

YEMS is committed to advancing toward gender balance, guided by the principles of openness and inclusiveness, putting diversity and accessibility at the forefront.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$30000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$30000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Salary is competitive for Chilean standards. The position holder will receive extra funding to cover living expenses in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Included Benefits: 

We offer additional funds for health, travel, computing, and other expenses. 

Applicants requiring flexible working hours to share time with caring responsabilities are also encouraged.

YEMS offers state-of-the-art computing facilities for both CPU- and GPU-based computing. 

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Sebastián Pérez
Millennium Nucleus on Young Exoplanets and their Moons
Department Name: 
Informatics/UDEC, IACS/Harvard, Astronomy/UDP, Physics/USACH, Astronomy/UCH, Informatics/USACH
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Alice Zurlo, Guillermo Cabrera-Vives
YEMS/Harvard postdocs