Baruch S. Blumberg Fellowship and William J. Welch Fellowship

Job Summary

Category
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution
SETI Institute
Number of Positions Available
1
Work Arrangement
In-Person

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the SETI Institute

Two prize postdoctoral fellowships, one focused on astrobiology and the other focused on technosignatures, are taking applications for 2+1 year positions with the SETI Institute.

General Fellowship Information

The Baruch S. Blumberg Postdoctoral Fellowship for Astrobiology and the William J. Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship for Technosignature Research offer early-career scientists a unique opportunity to bring their original research projects to the SETI Institute, fostering academic and professional growth guided by mentorship from leading experts. 

As a world-renowned multidisciplinary institute, the SETI Institute boasts over 100 Principal Investigators specializing in fields such as: astronomy and astrophysics; astrobiology; climate and biogeosciences; exoplanets; planetary exploration; and technosignatures. Fellows will benefit from resources such as access to top researchers and industry experts in e.g., AI through the SETI Institute’s connections with Silicon Valley, and access to a premier radio telescope array at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in Northern California. 

These full-time, two-year fellowships offer the potential for a 1-year extension based on research progress and institutional approval. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field to be eligible for selection, and a competitive application should showcase a proven research track record along with a compelling research proposal. Priority will be given to applicants demonstrating commitment to interdisciplinary research and teamwork. Applications are open to both US citizens and non-citizens.

Click here to view application requirements: https://www.seti.org/postdoctoral-fellowships-seti-institute

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

Base compensation for the Blumberg and Welch Fellowships in 2024 is $85,000/year. Additional funds are available for benefits, travel, and research allowance. 

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 16
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 15