Post-Doctoral Research Position Announcement: EACOA and EAO Fellowships 2021

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
East Asian Core Observatories Association (EACOA) and East Asian Observatory (EAO)
Street Line 1: 
660 North A'ohoku Place
City: 
Hilo
State/Province: 
HI
Zip/Postal: 
96720
Country: 
United States of America
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The 2021 East Asian Core Observatories Association (EACOA) Research Fellowship Program

Introduction

To promote East Asian regional astronomy research cooperation, the East Asian Core Observatory Association (EACOA) encourages and supports highly qualified young researchers from all over the world to join and conduct joint research activities with colleagues at the EACOA member institutes.

The EACOA Fellowship is a research position at the postdoctoral level. One EACOA Fellowship will be awarded in 2021.

The EACOA Fellow is awarded a research grant and is expected to work full-time on research.

The Fellowship Program is administered for EACOA by the East Asian Observatory (EAO) and the EACOA Secretariat. Award to support the EACOA Fellow is made directly by the EAO.

I. Eligibility Requirements

  1. EACOA Fellowship applicants can be of any nationality, and must have obtained their PhD in Astronomy or related fields within 5 years prior to the expected start date of the fellowship.
  2. An EACOA Fellow must be in residence in at least two EACOA member institutions during his or her fellowship tenure and must spend at least one year at each institute.
  3. Applicants must have sufficient conversational ability in English to prevent difficulties during their research activities at the EACOA institutes.

II. Duration of Fellowships

The EACOA Fellowship is a 3–year appointment, subject to annual review and renewable for an additional 2 years, up to a total of 5-years.

Renewals for the fourth and fifth years will be based on a review of the annual report, and require demonstration of significant research accomplishments.

Renewal requests will be reviewed by the EACOA Fellowship Program Committee and are subject to availability of EACOA funds and approval by the EACOA Directors' Council.

III. Host Institutions

During the period of appointment, an EACOA Fellow should be in residence in at least two EACOA member institutions of their choice with at least one year at each of these host institutes. The Fellows should work freely in order to produce frontier sciences.

In case of uneven geographical distributions for recruited fellows, the EACOA Selection Committee will discuss with potential candidates to change their choice of Host Institution at the time of recruitment.

Regardless of the Fellows’ resident institutes, they have equal access to all research facilities run by the EACOA member institutes, e.g. ALMA, LAMOST, FAST, Subaru Telescope, SMA, JCMT.

IV. Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted through the on-line submission site:
http://www.eacoa.net/job/

The EACOA Secretariat Office cannot entertain requests for waivers of the eligibility requirements and other conditions listed in the Fellowship Announcement, and will not respond to such requests.

All application documents must be received by November 15, 2020, at the latest.

V. Application Documents

Please combine items 1-5 in the list of application documents - A4 in size in pdf format - into one file and submit it through the online submission site:
http://www.eacoa.net/job/

  • All documents must be type-written in English. Documents written in any language other than English are not accepted.
  • Submitted applications which do not contain all of the required documents will be automatically rejected.
  • The EACOA Secretariat reserves the right to request additional documents when necessary.
  • All documents received will become the property of the EACOA, and will not be returned.

After receiving the application documents, the EACOA Secretariat will send an acknowledgement to the applicants. The EACOA Secretariat will not respond to individual inquiry concerning the status/arrival of application documents.

List of Application Documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Brief summary of past research and/or instrumentation experiences
  3. Future research plan
    Applicant should describe this document by oneself. This should include detailed information on the purpose, objective, methodology, contents, and schedule of the proposed research program. The research plan must be discussed in detail with the host scientists, and the planned content must be consistent with the research activities and facilities of the host institutions. Relevance to the EACOA institutions research activities including theoretical, observational and instrumental research will be considered.
  4. Letters of endorsement
    Applicants must arrange for their research plans to be endorsed by research staff members of the host institutions. The letters of endorsement must be obtained by the applicants and must be uploaded with the above mentioned other application documents. We encourage the intended applicants to contact researchers at the EACOA institutions well in advance to discuss their research plans. Lists of contact addresses of research staff at EACOA Institutes can be obtained at the following URLs.
  5. Complete List of Publications
    This should include full details of each publication: paper title, list of authors, journal name and volume and page numbers, and year of publication. Please highlight the titles of the most important publications in red.
  6. Names and contact information (i.e. e-mail addresses) of three references
    The reference letters should be submitted through the online application system by the referees themselves by the deadline of this application, November 15, 2020.

VI. Screening & Notification of the Result of Application

  1. Applications are reviewed by the EACOA Fellowship Program Committee based on academic achievements and excellence of the proposed research programs.
  2. The results will be sent directly to the applicants (We expect it before the end of February, 2021 or earlier).
  3. The NAOC, on behalf of the EACOA, will send a Grant Letter to successful applicants.
  4. The EACOA does not issue announcements concerning the screening progress, or respond to inquiries concerning the status of such applications.
  5. When the decisions of the EACOA Directors Council are announced, the EACOA will neither announce the reasons for the decision nor respond to individual inquiry concerning results.
  6. The host institute will, upon the arrival of the successful applicants, send a notification letter to NAOC in order to start the payment procedure.

VII. Fellowship Stipend and Supports

The following financial supports are provided to successful applicants. Under no circumstances is any part of the fellowships transferable to any other persons or other items.

  • For the year 2021 program, a monthly allowance of equivalent to US$5,000, will be paid as a fellowship award by the EACOA.
  • Research fund equivalent to US$20,000 (exact amount may vary depending on the conditions and availability of the research funds of the host institute) per year will be provided by the host institute.
  • Relocation expenses will be reimbursed by the EACOA, based on the actual cost for up to US$4,000.
  • Additional supports for housing, travel, etc. may be available depending on the conditions set by the host institute.

Email Addresses for Inquiries:

 

The 2021 East Asian Observatory (EAO) Research Fellowship Program

Introduction

To promote East Asian regional astronomy research cooperation, the East Asian Core Observatory Association (EACOA) and The East Asian Observatory (EAO) jointly encourage and support highly qualified young researchers from all over the world to join and conduct joint research activities with colleagues at the EACOA member institutes.

The EAO Fellowship is a postdoctoral position to work at the EAO, Hilo, Hawaii, USA. One EAO Fellowship will be awarded in 2021. The Fellow is expected to spend 50% of time supporting the EAO (JCMT) operations and have the opportunity to work with colleagues at the EACOA member institutes.

The Fellowship Program is administered by the EAO and the EACOA Secretariat. Awards to support the EAO Fellows are made directly by the EAO.

I. Eligibility Requirements

  1. EAO Fellowship applicants can be of any nationality, and must have obtained their PhD in Astronomy or related fields within 5 years prior to the expected start date of the fellowship.
  2. The EAO Fellow must be eligible to stay and work at the EAO, Hilo, Hawaii, USA.
  3. Applicants must have sufficient conversational ability in English to prevent difficulties during their research activities at the EAO.

II. Duration of Fellowships

The EAO Fellowship is a fixed 3–year appointment, subject to annual review.

III. Host Institution

The EAO Fellow will be located at Hilo, Hawaii, and work for EAO. 

An EAO Fellow has equal access to all research facilities run by the EACOA member institutes, e.g. ALMA, LAMOST, FAST, Subaru Telescope, SMA, JCMT.

IV. Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted through the on-line submission site:
http://www.eacoa.net/job/

The EACOA Secretariat Office cannot entertain requests for waivers of the eligibility requirements and other conditions listed in the Fellowship Announcement, and will not respond to such requests.

All application documents must be received by November 15, 2020, at the latest.

V. Application Documents

Please combine items 1-5 in the List of Application Documents - A4 in size in pdf format - into one file and submit it through the online submission site:
http://www.eacoa.net/job/

  • All documents must be type-written in English. Documents written in any language other than English are not accepted.
  • Submitted applications which do not contain all of the required documents will be automatically rejected.
  • The EACOA Secretariat reserves the right to request additional documents when necessary.
  • All documents received will become the property of the EACOA, and will not be returned.

After receiving the application documents, the EACOA Secretariat will send an acknowledgement to the applicants. The EACOA Secretariat will not respond to individual inquiry concerning the status/arrival of application documents.

List of Application Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Brief summary of past research and/or instrumentation experiences
  3. Future research plan
    Applicant should describe this document by oneself. This should include detailed information on the purpose, objective, methodology, contents, and schedule of the proposed research program.
  4. Complete List of Publications
    This should include full details of each publication: paper title, list of authors, journal name and volume and page numbers, and year of publication. Please highlight the titles of the most important publications in red.
  5. References
    Names and contact information (i.e. e-mail addresses) of three references
    The reference letters should be submitted through the online application system by the referees themselves by the deadline of this application, November 15, 2020..

VI. Screening & Notification of the Result of Application

  1. Applications are reviewed by the EACOA/ Fellowship Program Committee and the EAO Director based on academic achievements and excellence of the proposed research program.
  2. The results will be sent directly to the applicants (We expect it before the end of February, 2021 or earlier).
  3. The NAOC, on behalf of the EAO, will send a Grant Letter to the successful applicant.
  4. The EACOA and the EAO do not issue announcements concerning the screening progress, or respond to inquiries concerning the status of such applications.
  5. When the decisions of the EACOA Directors Council are announced, the EACOA and the EAO will neither announce the reasons for the decision nor respond to individual inquiry concerning results.

VII. Fellowship Stipend and Supports

The following financial support is provided to a successful applicant. Under no circumstances is any part of the fellowship transferable to any other persons or other items.

  • For the year 2021 program, a monthly allowance of equivalent to US$5,000, will be paid as a fellowship award by the EAO.
  • Relocation expenses will be reimbursed by the EACOA, based on the actual cost for up to US$4,000.

Email Addresses for Inquiries:

 

Pay Compensation
Stipend: 
$5000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Stipend is paid monthly.
Included Benefits: 

Relocation expenses will be reimbursed based on the actual cost for up to US$4,000.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Junichi Noumaru
Title: 
Secretary
Institution/Company: 
East Asian Observatory
Street Line 1: 
660 North A'ohoku Place
City: 
Hilo
State/Province: 
HI
Zip/Postal Code: 
96720
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
j.noumaru@eaobservatory.org
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Attention To: 
Dr. Junichi Noumaru
Subject: 
EACOA Fellowship Program 2021 Inquiry
Email: 
j.noumaru@eaobservatory.org