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Applications are invited for the “Laukien Oumuamua Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position”.

Currently accepting applications


Applications are invited for the “Laukien Oumuamua Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position” with Professor Avi Loeb at Harvard University, head of The Galileo Project. The successful candidate will lead software development for identifying `Oumuamua-like interstellar objects in astronomical data sets and planning space missions to image them.

Successful candidates will have access to local computing facilities and will have the opportunity to interact and work with researchers in both the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).

The nominal starting date is October 1, 2021, but the search will continue until the position is filled. The position is for three years.

Please submit applications electronically at: 


Further information about The Galileo Project can be found at 

Galileo Project Web Site

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE.


Application Questions: Please send an e-mail to Avi Loeb: