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2009 Carnegie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Astronomy

Carnegie Observatories currently has two postdoctoral fellowships in astronomy: the Carnegie fellowship and the Carnegie-Princeton fellowship. Fellows are allowed to pursue the research topics of their choice and have access to all of Carnegie's observing facilities in Chile. Please direct all questions regarding these fellowships to Dr. John S. Mulchaey at cfellow "at"

If you are interested in having Carnegie host your Hubble, Chandra, Jansky or NSF fellowship, please contact Dr. Mulchaey.

We are now accepting applications for the 2009 Carnegie and Carnegie-Princeton fellowships (see ads below). To apply, please go to our Applications pages.

We invite applications for The Carnegie Fellowship at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, to begin September 2009.

The fellowship is intended to encourage long-term research in observational or theoretical astronomy and/or instrumentation. We are particularly interested in applicants who have received their Ph.D. degree within the past three years. Fellowships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for two additional years. The successful applicant must have completed the Ph.D. requirements before assuming the fellowship.

Carnegie observing facilities include the two 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, the 2.5-meter du Pont telescope and the Swope 1.0-meter telescope all at Las Campanas, Chile. Fellows will have access to these facilities on the same basis as the scientific staff. The Carnegie Fellowship provides ample support for observing, travel, computing, and publications.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief essay describing the applicant's current research, and a research proposal based on the facilities available at the Observatories. These materials must be submitted via the web by December 1, 2008. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to cfellow(AT) by the deadline. APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE WINTER AAS MEETING FOR INTERVIEWS, as these play an important role in the selection. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Dr. John Mulchaey at cfellow "at"

All applications for the Carnegie-Princeton fellowship will also be considered for this fellowship. It is not necessary to submit a separate application.

2009 Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University

The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences of Princeton University invite applications for a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in astronomy, to begin in September, 2009. The Fellow is expected to work for two years in Princeton and two years at the main offices of the Observatories in Pasadena. The timing of these stays will be negotiated by the Fellow and the host institutions once the position is offered.

The Carnegie-Princeton Fellow is expected to carry out original research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, either independently or in collaboration with staff, faculty or students at the host institutions. The principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement, although preference will be given to researchers working in those areas in which Carnegie and Princeton have active research interests.

The Fellow will have access to all of the resources and facilities of both institutions. In particular, Carnegie operates the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, which includes the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, the 2.5-meter Dupont and 1.0-meter Swope telescopes, and provides an excellent environment for observational astrophysics and cosmology. The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton is a major partner in the Apache Point Observatory, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, and, together with research groups in the Physics Department and the nearby Institute for Advanced Study, offers an unparalleled environment for research in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology. The fellowship provides support for observing, travel, computing and publications, and the observing facilities will be accessible for the entire duration of the fellowship.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and research plan to BOTH the Observatories and to Princeton via the Carnegie AND Princeton applications pages by December 1, 2008. The research plan should address how the applicant intends to use the resources and facilities available at both host institutions. Preference for a starting host institution and the proposed timing of the stays at each institution should also be stated. Selection of the successful candidate will be made by a joint Carnegie-Princeton committee. All applicants will automatically be considered for all postdoctoral positions in the Astrophysical Sciences department at Princeton and for the Carnegie Fellowship at The Observatories; however, they should clearly state in the cover letter that they wish to be considered for the Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship.

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to BOTH Carnegie Observatories and the Astrophysical Sciences department at Princeton via e-mail: c-pfellow "at" AND postapp09_rec_letter "at"


Contact: Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara Street,
Pasadena, California, 91101 USA

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