Cameron Mitchell Postdoctoral Fellow in Instrumentation

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Texas at Austin
Department Name: 
McDonald Observatory
United States of America
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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 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:

  1. Applicants should complete the application form at:

McDonald Observatory Instrumentation Postdoc Application

  1. After submitting the form, you will see a confirmation message in your browser with instructions to watch your Inbox for an email containing further instructions.
  2. The emailed instructions will include details for submitting your application materials, as well as instructions for providing to your letter writers so that they may submit their letters. Please carefully follow the instructions in this email.

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].

Included Benefits: 

UT has an excellent benefits program ( UT is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and position is security-sensitive; background check is conducted.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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