Job Opportunities

Applications are invited for the “Laukien Oumuamua Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position” with Professor Avi Loeb at Harvard University, head of The Galileo Project. The successful candidate will lead software development for identifying near-Earth interstellar objects like `Oumuamua in astronomical surveys and planning space missions to image them.

Successful candidates will have access to local computing facilities and will have the opportunity to interact and work with researchers in both the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).

The nominal starting date is January 1, 2022, but the search will continue until the position is filled. The research fellowship is for two years, renewable for a third year, contingent on performance and funding.

Please submit applications electronically at

Further information about The Galileo Project can be found at

Please direct any questions on the application process to 

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE.