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Requisition Number 16-0313
Post Date 11/14/2016
Title Post Doctoral
City Baltimore
State MD

The Space Telescope Science Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position to work with Dr. Andrew Fruchter on astrophysical transients. The postdoctoral fellow will work on programs using the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray observatory to study the energetics and astrophysical origins of gamma-ray bursts. Other work by the group that the fellow could participate in are HST studies of tidal disruption events, core collapse and superluminous supernovae and supernova cosmology. The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to begin operations during the tenure of this position, so STScI should be a particularly exciting place.

The position is for two years, with a possible renewal for a third year. STScI is located on Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, and has deep ongoing interactions with the JHU Center for Astrophysical Sciences. STScI offers an excellent benefit package, competitive salaries, and a stimulating work environment. STScI's pay is commensurate to the year of Ph.D.


Applicants are requested to complete an on-line application through our website at: and attach ONE PDF document  in the “resume upload” section including the following materials: curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests. Please include 16-0313 in the file name.

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Completed applications received by January 12, 2017 are assured full consideration. Please also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical disability and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Included Benefits: Salaries and benefits are commensurate with those of AURA member universities. Included Benefits: -Medical, dental, prescription, and vision -Vacation: Up to 5 weeks of paid vacation a year -Sick Leave: Up to 12 sick days a year -Paid Holidays: 7 regular holidays and 3 personal holidays -Employer-sponsored Retirement Plan: direct company contribution -Employee Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan -Flexible Work Schedules -Telecommuting Options Available -Free Parking -Flexible Spending Accounts -Employee Assistance Program -Company-paid Life, Short-term Disability, and Long-term Disability.


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