Kitt Peak National Observatory Summer Research Assistants

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 Deadline: 

January 31, 2014
   

Start Date: 

Summer, preferred starting date of early June
   

Duration: 

10 to 12 weeks
   

Location: 

Tucson, AZ
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), a division of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), has available six summer research assistant positions through the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The KPNO REU program provides an exceptional opportunity for undergraduates considering a career in science to engage in substantive research activities with scientists working in the forefront of contemporary astrophysics. Each REU student is hired as a full-time research assistant to work on specific aspects of major ongoing research projects at NOAO which include the origin, nature, and evolution of stars, galaxies and stellar systems, observational cosmology, analysis of Hubble Space Telescope images, and cometary studies. As part of their research activities, REU students gain first-hand experience with KPNO's state-of-the-art telescopes and develop expertise in astronomical data reduction and analysis.
   

Benefits: 

Salary of $775/week and funds to cover travel to and from Tucson, Arizona.

   

Major(s): 

Physics
Earth & Environmental Science

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Official Transcripts
 

Contact: 

KPNO REU Representative
KPNO REU Program, Kitt Peak National Observatory
950 N. Cherry Avenue, P.O. Box 26732
Tucson, AZ 85726-6732
Phone: (520) 318-8230    
Email: kpnoreu@noao.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://www.noao.edu/kpno/reu
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