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Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship

This four-year postdoctoral research fellowship is available at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), beginning in the summer or autumn of each year. Research programs at the CfA include instrumentation, observation, and theory in atomic and molecular physics, geophysics, the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Techniques used range from computer simulations through observations in the radio, infrared, optical, ultraviolet, X and gamma-ray bands, to in-strument development and laboratory experiments. Facilities include the MMT (Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Arizona), Magellan (Las Campanas Observatory, Chile), and other optical and infrared telescopes; radio telescopes, especially the Submillimeter Array on Mauna Kea, Hawaii; a large Beowulf cluster and network of workstations; a number of specialized laboratories; an outstanding library system; and access to data from a wide range of space missions, especially the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope. October 31, 2011 is the deadline for receipt of applications. Application forms and more information about current research and facilities are available at

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