We invite applications for The Alvin E. Nashman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics at The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Pasadena, California, to begin September 2018.
The fellowship is intended to encourage long-term research in theoretical astrophysics, particularly in areas related to the ongoing efforts at the Observatories in star/galaxy/black hole formation and evolution, and cosmology (see http://obs.carnegiescience.edu/theory). Fellows are expected to carry out an independent program of research which complements and enhances both the theoretical and observational activities of the observatory - collaboration with observational colleagues is a key goal of the Fellowship.
Fellowships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for up to three additional years. The successful applicant must have completed the Ph.D. requirements before assuming the fellowship.
The Carnegie Institution owns and operates the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, which includes the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, the 2.5-meter Dupont and 1.0-meter Swope telescopes. Carnegie is also a full institutional member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV. Based in Pasadena, between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology, the Observatories provides an exceptional intellectual environment and access to resources for theorists, observers, and instrumentalists alike. Scientific computing resources available include the Carnegie Memex cluster (https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/memex) in addition to local computing resources. Fellows will have access to newly constructed, dedicated computational facilities and Carnegie observing facilities on the same basis as the scientific staff. The fellowship provides ample support for travel, computing, and publications.
At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that the academic environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas work together. As such, we urge applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.
The application should include a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief essay describing the applicant's current research (up to 3 pages including references), and a research proposal (up to 5 pages including references). These materials along with the names of three references must be submitted via the web to http://www.obs.carnegiescience.edu/fellowships/ by November 15, 2017. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Dr. Andrew Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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