Post Doctoral Fellow Stars & Clusters

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Department Name: 
Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences Division
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street
Street Line 2: 
MS-15
Street Line 3: 
02138
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Stars and Clusters

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship within the Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences Division (SSP) of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Andrea Dupree to conduct theoretical and observational research relating to optical and infrared spectroscopic studies of stars and star clusters.  Topics include stellar populations, stellar compositions, mass accretion processes, and mass loss processes. 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D degree in astronomy, physics, or a related subject by the appointment start.  It is expected that the successful candidate will  design and carry out optical or infrared spectroscopic observations at the Magellan telescopes in Chile, the MMT and  Whipple Observatory in Arizona ,  reduce and interpret stellar UV/optical/infrared spectra  and  use and/or develop appropriate software for analysis as necessary.  Experience with radiative transfer (non-LTE, 3D), atomic and molecular data is advantageous. Appropriate qualified applicants will have the opportunity to develop a research program.

The candidate is expected to work well independently and cooperatively and communicate the results of her/his research both orally and in writing. This Fellowship is for two years with the possibility of renewal for an additional year based upon performance, mutual satisfaction, and funding.  This position may begin with teleworking and partial office visits until the pandemic abates.  We offer full medical and dental benefits and a stipend commensurate with the cost of living in Cambridge, MA. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interests and experience, and contact information for three professional references to provide letters on request. The candidate will need to pass a Background Investigation before the Fellowship is guaranteed.  The starting date can be in early 2022.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory forms part of the Center for Astrophysics with the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge, MA – a vibrant, diverse, and rich research environment.   This appointment does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, parental status, or marital status of any applicant.

We are accepting applications thru 12/06/2021 or until the position has been filled.

Pay Compensation
Stipend: 
$69000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Medical and Dental Insurance coverage is also included.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 6, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Andrea Dupree
Title: 
Associate Director, SSP Division
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Department Name: 
Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences Division
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street
Street Line 2: 
MS-15
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal Code: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Andrea Dupree
Subject: 
SAO Postdoctoral Fellowship