[Mesa-users] SAO Predoctoral Position in Massive Star Evolution

Dan Patnaude dpatnaude at cfa.harvard.edu
Thu Feb 15 14:44:31 EST 2018

Hi all-

Our research group at the CfA is expanding, and we are looking for a
student with an interest in massive star evolution and mass loss. The
position is nominally for two years, but we have secured funding for three.
The position will be within the Chandra X-ray Center, here at the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Funds are available for
travel, and relocation expenses may be negotiated.

Details may be found here: http://cxc.harvard.edu/cdo/predocfellows.html

and are summarized below. Please pay careful attention to the requirements
for applying (listed below), particularly the note about completion of
coursework, as well as any VISA requirements. To apply, please submit
application materials (listed below) as PDF documents to
cxcpredoc at cfa.harvard.edu, though for those interested in working with our
group, you may also apply directly to me (dpatnaude at cfa.harvard.edu).


Application materials:

- Curriculum Vitae.
- Research statement (limited to three pages using 12-point font, including
references and figures).
- Summary of previous and current research (limited to three pages using
12-point font, including references and figures).
- Department Head approval letter.
- Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references familiar
with the candidate's scientific abilities.
- Upon request, candidates will be required to provide a transcript of
their grades (to be sent from your Registrar's Office directly to SAO by
email or snail mail).

Application requirements:

Applicants must have completed all coursework and exams prior to the start
of the CXC Predoctoral Fellowship. Applicants must gain approval of the
Department Head of their home institution as their degrees will be granted
by their home institutions. CXC Predocs will spend a minimum of two years
in residence at CfA, working with their CXC advisor.

Application Deadline: 28 February 2018

Start Date: For the current solicitation, a start date of September 2018 is
desired, although a start earlier in the summer may be possible upon
discussion with the CXC research advisor.

Compensation: Stipends for the current academic year are $31,284. Funds may
also be available for relocation, travel, and other expenses.

Predoc Research Review Committee: The CXC Predoc program will be
administered under the SAO Predoctoral Fellowship program. In order to
support and evaluate the research work of each predoctoral candidate while
in residence at SAO, a Predoctoral Research Review Committee (PRRC) is
established for each SAO predoc consisting of three members. Each
predoctoral candidate presents their work annually to their committee for
review and discussion.

NOTE: The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) ONLY ISSUES J-1 VISAS
TO FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS. The SAO will not be able to issue you an
alternative type of visa at the time of your appointment or during your
tenure at SAO if you can no longer renew your J visa or have reached the
maximum time limitation of this particular visa type. Please contact us
before you apply if you have any questions about our visa policy.
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