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HARLAN J. SMITH POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory announces competition for the Harlan J. Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship. This Fellowship is restricted to new Ph.D. graduates without previous postdoctoral experience. The applicant’s research interest may be in any area of astronomy and astrophysics and may be either observational or theoretical. The observing facilities of McDonald Observatory available for research include the 9.2-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope, the 2.7-m Harlan J. Smith Telescope, the 2.1-m Otto Struve Telescope, and the 0.8-m wide-field imaging telescope. In addition, the facilities of the Texas Advanced Computing Center are available. The Fellowship includes funding for research expenses, including travel. Additional funds are available for relocation expenses. Initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 2017, with the expectation of renewal for a second and third year following satisfactory research performance. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. upon arrival and to reside in Austin.
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The application is now closed. Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than April 15, 2017.