[ASA] ESO Fellowship Programme 2021/2022

stuart.ryder at astronomyaustralia.org.au stuart.ryder at astronomyaustralia.org.au
Fri Aug 27 11:07:00 AEST 2021

Dear colleagues,


  On behalf of ESO and the Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
we would like to bring the following outstanding Fellowship opportunities to
your attention, and in particular to any postdocs, and students close to
finishing their PhD thesis. A number of Australia's leading astronomers
spent part of their early career as ESO Fellows.


*	 <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/zda8CNLJyQU0AmzoYSm1mCJ?domain=recruitment.eso.org> ESO Fellowship
Programme Europe 2021/ 2022
*	ESO Fellowship Programme Chile 2021/ 2022


Applications close: 15 October 2021


The ESO Fellowship Programme
llowship_programme.html>  is designed to help young scientists to develop
their independent research programmes and successfully reach the next step
of their scientific careers by:


*	Developing their scientific profiles benefiting from a rich and
structured scientific environment where they can interact with more senior
*	Becoming mature and independent researchers who will develop their
own research projects and contribute effectively to collaborative scientific
*	Getting prepared to take on higher scientific, technical or
supervisory/managerial responsibilities in future positions.


The programme is open to applicants who will have achieved their PhD in
astronomy, physics or a related discipline before 1 November 2022.
Early-career scientists from all astrophysical fields are welcome to apply.
Observational, theoretical and computational astrophysics are all areas
where ESO Fellows can benefit from one of the most vibrant and stimulating
scientific settings anywhere in the world. Fellowships are available both at
ESO's Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany, and at ESO's astronomy
centre in Santiago, Chile. ESO Fellows are expected to actively participate
in ESO's scientific life by proposing and getting involved in the
organisation of scientific workshops, co-supervising PhD students,
coordinating thematic research groups, joining scientific committees,
organising seminars, writing competitive grant and telescope proposals, etc.


The ESO Fellowship positions in Garching are 3 years in duration. In
addition to developing their independent research programmes, ESO Garching
Fellows are expected to engage in functional work for 25% of their time.
During this fraction of time, Fellows are trained in crucial areas of
high-level technology and/or actively participate and contribute to ESO
projects which they select from activities proposed by different
departments. ESO Fellowships in Chile are granted for 4 years. During the
first three years, the Fellows are assigned to one of the Science Operation
groups of Paranal or ALMA, where they contribute at a level of 80 nights per
year, corresponding to 50% of the working time. Fellows with duties at ALMA
will have opportunities to participate in ALMA operations, including
observing at the telescope, data processing, software testing, serving as
technical experts in the ALMA proposal review process, and developing new
capabilities for the array. At Paranal, Fellows act as support astronomers,
doing service-mode observations or helping visiting astronomers to achieve
their science goals. They are also expected to join an Instrument Operations
Team. In the role of Instrument Fellow, they gain an in-depth knowledge of
different aspects of a given instrument such as engineering and
technological characteristics, specific operational aspects and data


ESO Chile Fellows may choose to spend the fourth year either at ESO's
astronomy centre in Santiago, at ESO Headquarters in Garching, at any
astronomy/astrophysics institute in an ESO member state or in ESO's
strategic partner, Australia. There are no functional duties during the
fourth year except in the case that the fourth year is spent at ESO Chile,
where Fellows are expected to carry out functional work for up to 25% of
their time. Under certain conditions, the Fellow may also be hosted by a
Chilean institution where they will be eligible to apply for time on all
telescopes in Chile through competition for Chilean observing time.


The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the foremost intergovernmental
astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive
ground-based astronomical observatory. ESO carries out an ambitious
programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful
ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important
scientific discoveries at various sites in Chile, and its headquarters in
Garching, Germany. Australia has a 10 year Strategic Partnership enabling it
to access ESO telescopes at La Silla Paranal Observatory, including the
world-leading 8 metre Very Large Telescope. Australians may also apply for
positions with ESO across all its operations on the same basis as member


Working at ESO gives Australians exposure to sophisticated scientific and
engineering skills and helps build formal and informal networks with
European astronomers, engineers and colleagues in other big science
organisations. Further details are available at ESO
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/eA3vCQnMBZfk8jY7nfklLTG?domain=recruitment.eso.org> 's Recruitment Portal.



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Dr. Stuart Ryder
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