"Applying and Interviewing for Permanent Academic Positions"

"Applying and Interviewing for Permanent Academic Positions"

"Applying and Interviewing for Permanent Academic Positions"

Jane Rigby & Aki Roberge

September 28, 2016


Jane Rigby and Aki Roberge, both research astrophysicists at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, led a workshop titled "Applying and Interviewing for Permanent Academic Positions" at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series.

In their presentation, Rigby and Roberge discussed what is involved in securing long-term academic positions. Topics covered included how to prepare for the job application process, different aspects of applying for jobs, interview strategies, and contract negotiation tips. 

Roberge received her Ph.D. in astrophysics from Johns Hopkins University in 2002. She's interested in the study of planet formation through multi-band observations of young circumstellar disks, as well as planning and development for future exoplanet observations. Roberge was also a postdoctoral fellow at DTM from 2002-2005.

Rigby received her Ph.D. in astronomy from The University of Arizona in 2006. She also serves as the deputy project scientist for operations for the James Webb Space Telescope. Her research interests include galaxy evolution, star–forming galaxies, and active galactic nuclei; the star–formation, metal–enrichment, and black hole growth histories of the universe; gravitational lenses as natural telescopes; diagnostic astrophysical spectroscopy; and science systems engineering for upcoming space telescopes.

In attendence: 

Postdocs: Tri Astraatmadia, Jessica Donaldson, Stephan Lachowycz, Helene Le Mevel, Nan Liu, Jesse Reimink, Myriam Telus, Maggie Thompson, Sharon Wang, Abhisek Basu, Venkata Srinu Bhadram, Asmaa Boujibar, Stephen Elardo, Daniel Eldridge, Colin Jackson, Cheng Ji, Hanyu Liu, Sergey Lobanov, Kosala Sirisena, Hiroyuki Takenaka, and Raj Vadapoo

Scientific Staff and Others: Richard Carlson, Janice Dunlap, and Casey Leffue