Opportunities: SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships: Program

Requirements: SMA Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to propose and participate in scientific research programs that make use of the unique capabilities of the SMA in high angular resolution submillimeter astrophysics. Applicants must outline their research interests involving the SMA.

Academic Background: Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in astronomy or a related field. Practical experience with millimeter or submillimeter wavelength astronomy, radio interferometry, instrumentation, or experience in any applicable branch of astrophysical theory is desirable.


  • Stipend is $57,000 (for 2012).
  • Full health insurance coverage.
  • Up to $3000 for relocation expenses.

Length of the Award: SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for two years, with renewal for a third year likely, contingent upon satisfactory progress.

Start Date: Flexible, though SMA Postdoctoral Fellows usually start their appointments in September or October.


SMA on Mauna Kea