Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory invites applications for the 2019 Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship. One or more of these appointments will be made to an outstanding researcher–or researchers–displaying significant promise in theory, observation, instrumentation, and/or laboratory experiment.
The Fellowship program is located at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, which combines the resources and research facilities of the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under a single director. Now organized in six research divisions–Atomic and Molecular Physics; High Energy Astrophysics; Optical and Infrared Astronomy; Radio and Geoastronomy; Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences; and Theoretical Astrophysics–nearly 350 Smithsonian and Harvard scientists work cooperatively in an environment that welcomes the ideas and contributions of young scientists.
Facilities include the MMT (Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Arizona), Magellan (Las Campanas Observatory, Chile), and other optical and infrared telescopes; radio telescopes, especially the Submillimeter Array on Mauna Kea, Hawaii; a large Beowulf cluster and network of workstations; a number of specialized laboratories; an outstanding library; and access to data from a wide range of space missions, especially the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Appointments are for 5 years. The stipend for 2019–2020 will be approximately $69,500 with a research budget of $16,000. Funds are also provided for health benefits and relocation expenses. Recent Ph.D. recipients are encouraged to apply.
Application forms and instructions are available at http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/clay/. Applications are due by October 30, 2018. Offers will be made by December 20, 2018.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer where all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex or national origin.