Cameron Mitchell Postdoctoral Fellowship in Instrumentation
The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory announces competition for the Cameron Mitchell Instrumentation postdoc. This Fellowship is open to a PhD in Astronomy or related field, or will receive it by 31 August 2023. The successful candidate will join the McDonald Instrumentation Group and have the opportunity to play an important role in a current instrument project for the McDonald 2.7m telescope or the 10-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope (see https://mcdonald.utexas.edu/jobs/fellowships for potential projects). Candidates are encouraged to make contact with instrument team leads to discuss specific opportunities. The instrumentation group consists of astronomers and engineers, and has a track record of delivering significant instruments and training the next generation of instrumentalists. The successful candidate may be able to conduct a research project of their choosing in any area of astronomy and astrophysics.
The Fellowship includes funding for research expenses, including travel. Additional funds available for relocation expenses. Initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 2023, with the expectation of renewal for a second and third year following satisfactory research performance. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. upon arrival and to reside in Austin.Application Instructions:
McDonald Observatory Instrumentation Postdoc Application
The submission deadline for all application materials and letters of recommendation is December 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm Central Time.
Inquiries only may be sent to: [email protected].
UT has an excellent benefits program (https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits). UT is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and position is security-sensitive; background check is conducted.
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