Jansky Fellowship of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

Applications for the Jansky Fellowship are being invited. This call is intended to scholars with doctoral qualifications. Fellows will have opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the state-of-the-art in radio astronomy. He or she will receive starting annual salary of $67,500 (revised each year). The closing date of application is November 1 each year.

Fellowship Description
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is offering Jansky Fellowship Program that provides numerous opportunities for early career scientists to acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of the state-of-the-art in radio astronomy and to establish themselves as innovative, independent research scientists. Jansky fellows are encouraged to develop research collaborations with NRAO scientific staff, scientists at U.S. universities, and their colleagues in the international astronomical community.

Award Value
The starting salary for the Jansky Fellowship program will be $65,500 per year for an initial two-year appointment with possible renewal for a third year.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral in Radio Astronomy.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The Jansky Fellowship Program is open to outstanding postdoctoral scientists whose research is broadly related to the mission and scientific goals of the world-class research facilities operated by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO): the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, Very Large Array, Very Long Baseline Array, and Green Bank Telescope
  • Prior radio-wavelength experience is not required and research that synergistically employs NRAO telescopes in multi-wavelength collaborations is encouraged
  • Candidates with interests in radio astronomy instrumentation, computation, and theory are also encouraged to apply

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
To apply, candidates are required to submit the materials as follow:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publications list
  • A summary of previous and current research (a maximum of 3 pages of text, including figures and references, 12 pt font)
  • A research proposal (a maximum of 4 pages of text, including figures and references, 12 pt font) that includes a plan for the host institution (NRAO or US University)
  • Each applicant should arrange for letters of reference to be submitted by three individuals (“referees”) familiar with her or his scientific abilities directly to the Office of Science and Academic Affairs.

Submission Deadline
November 1 each year.

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