2020 Jansky Fellowship Program National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA

Deadline: 1 November 2019
Open to: outstanding postdoctoral scientists and engineers
Benefits: starting salary of USD 68,500 per year


The NRAO Jansky Fellowship Program provides numerous opportunities for early career scientists and engineers to acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of the state-of-the-art in radio astronomy and to establish themselves as innovative, independent research scientists and engineers. Jansky Fellows are encouraged to develop research collaborations with NRAO scientific staff, scientists at U.S. universities, and their colleagues in the international astronomical or instrumentation community. An annual, multi-day NRAO Postdoctoral Symposium fosters collaboration between Jansky Fellows and the Observatory’s scientific staff.


The Jansky Fellowship Program supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists and engineers whose research is broadly related to the mission and scientific goals of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

Candidates with interests in radio astronomy techniques, instrumentation, computation, and theory are encouraged to apply. Applicants should describe how their research or technical interests couple with NRAO telescopes or science.


The starting salary for the 2020 Jansky Fellowship program will be USD 68,500 per year for an initial two-year appointment with possible renewal for a third year. A research budget of up to USD 17,000 per year is provided for travel and computing support. Fellows are also eligible for page charge support, vacation accrual, health insurance, and a relocation allowance. NRAO can provide up to USD 3,000 per year to non-NRAO host institutions to defray local institutional expenses.

How to apply?  

For more information, please visit the official web page.