Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy and Planetary Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Carnegie Institution for Science
Department Name: 
Earth and Planets Laboratory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship from theorists and observers working in the fields of star and planet formation, extrasolar planet detection and characterization, planetary astronomy, and astrochemistry.

Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory (formerly the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and the Geophysical Laboratory) has an active group of researchers in these and other areas and interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Interested candidates can learn more about our Staff Scientist’s research interests by reviewing their profiles on the EPL website:

Our Fellows have access to a wide range of facilities. Fellows are eligible to apply for time at Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, including the twin 6.5-m Magellan telescopes. Carnegie is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV and V collaborations. Theoretical calculations can be performed on the Carnegie memex cluster. Carnegie fellowships provide support for observing, travel, computing, and publication.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of the start of the fellowship. The principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments, promise of future achievement, and relevance to the ongoing scientific pursuits at Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory. Carnegie Fellowship applications must include: 1) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; 2) a brief description of previous research; 3), a research proposal of no more than 4 pages; and 4) three letters of reference by those familiar with your work. Applications should be submitted online at by 30 November 2020. Address any questions you have to

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 30, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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