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We are seeking to hire a number of STScI Postdoctoral Fellows this year. Applications will close on Monday October 26, 2020.

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The Space Telescope Science Institute’s Postdoctoral Fellowship offers outstanding early career scientists opportunities to pursue independent research while gaining valuable insight into the operations and support of major NASA observatories, including the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (Roman), and the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST).

The fellowship provides four years of support at the institute for postdoctoral researchers who are interested in or have experience in space- or ground-based astronomical observations, observatory systems, astronomical instrumentation, or data archives. Researchers experienced with theoretical, computational, or data analysis techniques that could be applied to support observatory science are also encouraged to apply.

Awardees spend 50 percent of their time in support of our missions and 50 percent on independent research. The fellowship includes a competitive salary, generous benefits, and a budget to cover research expenses. Fellows are selected based on applicants’ accomplishments and proposed research. Applicants must have received (or expect to receive) a PhD in astronomy, physics or a related discipline before the commencement of the fellowship.

Application and Past Fellows

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Learn what to submit when applying for the fellowship.
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Find the names of previous recipients.

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