Lowell Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
City: Flagstaff
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Contact Person: Michael West
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Lowell Observatory
Application Due Date: Wednesday, December 01 2021
Web Link: https://lowell.edu/about/career-opportunities/

Applications are invited for the Lowell Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This is a new fellowship program that aims to support early-career scientists in astronomy, planetary science, and related fields to pursue independent research of their own choosing. These are four-year fellowships, subject to satisfactory performance.

Current research at Lowell Observatory spans a wide range of disciplines from planetary science to extragalactic astronomy and instrumentation. Fellows have access to all Observatory resources, including the 4.3-m Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT), the Naval Precision Optical Interferometer (NPOI), several 1-m class telescopes, the Astrophysical Materials Lab at Northern Arizona University, and our instrumentation and engineering facilities. There are also opportunities for fellows to develop their science communication skills as part of the observatory’s education and public outreach mission.  

The Lowell Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellow receives an annual salary of $75,000, relocation reimbursement up to $5,000, and research funds of $20,000 annually to support their scientific program. Lowell Observatory is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The full Announcement of Opportunity is available on the Lowell Observatory website: https://lowell.edu/about/career-opportunities/. Further inquiries can be sent to Dr. Michael West, Deputy Director for Science, at [email protected]