Astronomer (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Astronomer (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Exoplanetary Microlensing)
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is part of the largest and most diverse astrophysical institution in the world, where the staff carries out a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics and earth and space sciences. If you would like to join this exciting organization, apply today!

This is a position of Astronomer (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow) in the Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences Division. The purpose of the position is to train postdoctoral researcher to conceive, plan and conduct highly specialized research in astronomy.  The incumbent will be expected to perform scholarly research and participate in making contributions to the physical fields of science.  

The individual will work on observational and modeling research related to the detection and characterization of planets using the microlensing technique. Duties may include, but are not limited to: conduct a program of research and scholarship in the area of the detection and characterization of microlensing exoplanets under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator, engage in the dissemination of the results of the research by, for example, preparing papers for publication in scientific journals, and preparing and presenting findings at scientific meetings, as required, support, as required, the development of proposals for research funding, engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and Institute, and perform other scientific duties identified by the Supervisor.

For further information and requirements, view the complete Job Vacancy Announcement at:

Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications online for this position. For complete information and online application procedures, please visit: USAJOBS

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workplace.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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