Plaskett fellowship

For the past fifty years the prestigious Plaskett Fellowship has been awarded to an outstanding, recent doctoral graduate in astrophysics or a closely related discipline. Fellows conduct independent research in a stimulating, collegial environment as part of NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, physically located at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) in Victoria, BC, Canada.

NRC Herzberg staff are experts in observational astrophysics, but we welcome applications from theoreticians whose research requires close interaction with observers. Each selected fellow will be offered a limited-term appointment to the staff of NRC Herzberg for a period of two years; the award may be extended for one further year subject to performance and availability of funds. Up to three Plaskett Fellows are working at NRC in any given year and competitions are held regularly to maintain their number.

The Plaskett Fellowship offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2016. The 2017 Plaskett Fellow will be announced in Spring 2017.