Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fellowship ID:MIT-MKI-TORRESFELLOW [#9792]
Fellowship Title: Juan Carlos Torres Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2017/12/08 finished (posted 2017/09/15, finished 2018/06/10, listed until 2017/12/08)

*** this fellowship has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The MIT Kavli Institute (MKI) for Astrophysics and Space Research invites applications for the Juan Carlos Torres Fellowship in Astrophysics. The appointment will be made to an outstanding researcher in astrophysics, with a preference for the field of exoplanetary science. MIT's exoplanet community includes observers, theorists, and instrument builders. MIT is the PI institution for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission, and MIT researchers have access to the 6.5-meter Magellan Telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile.

The appointment will be for a maximum of three years, with annual renewal contingent on performance. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or equivalent, by the date of their appointment. The stipend for 2018-2019 will be approximately $74,900 with a research budget of approximately $17,500 per year. Funds will also be provided for health benefits and relocation.

The application deadline is December 8, 2017. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a statement explaining their past and current research (maximum 3 pages) as well as a research proposal (maximum 3 pages) to this site and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded. Only web submissions will be accepted.

Non-U.S. nationals who are offered a postdoctoral fellowship must be eligible for appropriate non-immigrant status, such as J-1, F-1 OPT / STEM, or hold other employment authorization (EAD), for the duration of the fellowship appointment. Please note that H-1B and E-3 employment-based, non-immigrant visa sponsorship is not possible for this position.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
MIT Kavli Institute
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139

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