Laukien Oumuamua Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Harvard University
Department Name: 
The Galileo Project
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street, MS-51
Street Line 3: 
02138
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for the “Laukien Oumuamua Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position” with Professor Avi Loeb at Harvard University, head of The Galileo Project. The successful candidate will lead software development for identifying near-Earth interstellar objects like `Oumuamua in astronomical surveys and planning space missions to image them.

Successful candidates will have access to local computing facilities and will have the opportunity to interact and work with researchers in both the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).

The nominal starting date is October 1, 2021, but the search will continue until the position is filled. The research fellowship is for two years, renewable for a third year, contingent on performance and funding.

Please submit applications electronically at https://lweb.cfa.harvard.edu/pcgi/opportunities/fellowships.pdf?pid=15

Further information about The Galileo Project can be found at https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/galileo/

Please direct any questions on the application process to [email protected] 

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$71600.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Matches NHFP salary
Included Benefits: 

Includes health and dental insurance, as well as other Harvard benefits for postdoctoral employees.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, October 1, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Avi Loeb
Title: 
Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science
Institution/Company: 
Harvard University
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street, MS-51
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal Code: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
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FAX: 
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Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Avi Loeb
Subject: 
Laukien Oumuamua Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position