We invite applications for the Carnegie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in astrophysics at The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Pasadena, California, to begin September 2021. The fellowship is intended to encourage long-term research in observational or theoretical astrophysics. We are particularly interested in applicants who have received their Ph.D. degree within the past three years. Fellowships are awarded for two years and may be renewed for a third year. 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 as well as the 2.5-meter du Pont and 1.0-meter Swope telescopes. Carnegie is also a full institutional member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV and V. Based in Pasadena, between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology, the Observatories provides an exceptional research 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 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 scientifically excellent and inclusive community. We believe that resilience, tenacity, and generosity are important elements to scientific success. We also believe that the academic environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas work together. With these goals in mind, we will take into consideration personal experiences and challenges faced, as well as efforts in outreach or service activities that demonstrate excellence and are not otherwise captured in the application materials. Candidates are encouraged to include this information in their cover letter (in as much detail as needed) as they see appropriate. The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief essay describing the applicant's current research (up to three pages including references), and a research proposal (up to 5 pages including references) based on the facilities available at the Observatories. These materials along with the names of three references must be submitted via web to https://obs.carnegiescience.edu/fellowships/ by November 6, 2020. Reference letters are due by November 13, 2020. Applicants for the Carnegie Fellowship can also choose to be considered for the Carnegie-Princeton and/or CTAC Fellowships with a single application. Applicants interested in multiple fellowships should describe in their research proposal how their plans would differ for each fellowship. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Dr. Josh Simon at [email protected].
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