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We are seeking to hire a Lasker Fellow this year. Applications will close on Monday October 26, 2020.

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The Lasker Fellowship is named in honor of Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) astronomer Barry Lasker, who led the creation of the Digitized Sky Survey. The fellowship provides up to three years of support at STScI for outstanding postdoctoral researchers working on innovative scientific studies involving large astronomical databases, massive data processing, data visualization and discovery, and automated classification and clustering algorithms.

Emphasis on studies that take significant advantage of archived datasets held (or planned for ingest) at STScI’s Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) are preferred.

The fellowships include a competitive salary, generous benefits, and a budget to cover research expenses. The selection is based on applicants’ accomplishments and proposed research. You must have received (or expect to receive) your PhD before the commencement of the fellowship.

Application and Past Fellows

Super giant star V838 Monocerotis


Learn what to submit when applying for the fellowship.
Cassiopeia Supernova


Find the names of previous recipients.

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