2019 SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Department Name: 
Submillimeter Array
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street, MS 78
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are now being accepted for Submillimeter Array Postdoctoral Fellowships to begin in Fall 2019. The Submillimeter Array (SMA) is a pioneering radio interferometer designed for arc-second imaging in the submillimeter spectrum. SMA science spans an impressive array of fields, ranging from our solar system, through imaging of gas and dust and tracing magnetic fields in stellar nurseries and planet-forming disks, to exploration of nearby galaxies and imaging of dusty star forming galaxies at high redshift. In addition to its outstanding record in astronomical research, the SMA is a world leader in the design of wide-bandwidth, high-frequency radio receivers and correlators for astronomy. The SMA recently completed a significant upgrade to process 32 GHz of total bandwidth at uniform high spectral resolution, and by early 2019 this will increase to 48 GHz total bandwidth.

We expect to offer one or more SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships to begin in Fall 2019. These positions are aimed chiefly at research in millimeter and submillimeter astronomy, and successful candidates will participate in observations with the SMA, research in their interpretation, and/or instrument development. While the SMA fellowships are intended primarily for research associated with and motivated by the SMA, our main offices at the Harvard-Smithsonian Cetner for Astrophysics as well as our Hilo, HI offices provide Fellows with unique opportunities. We encourage development of collaborations within the wider CfA, national, and international communities, and holders of SMA Fellowships enjoy extraordinary freedom in structuring their own research activities.

Applicants must have a recent PhD in astronomy or a related field before starting the Fellowship.

Application information and instructions can be found at: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/opportunities/fellowships/sma/

Online applications are due end of day Monday, October 15, 2018.

The SMA is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Taipei, Taiwan. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer where all qualified applicants receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or gender.

Pay Compensation
Stipend: 
$63000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
SMA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Department Name: 
Submillimeter Array
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street, MS 78
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal Code: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
617-496-7650
FAX: 
617-496-7554
Email: 
smapostdoc@cfa.harvard.edu
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SMA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Subject: 
2019 SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Email: 
smapostdoc@cfa.harvard.edu