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My winning proposal: Seeing astronomy up close

Enthusiasm and independence are needed to win a postdoctoral fellowship at the European Southern Observatory

Top tips

  • Find out about the latest developments at the ESO so you can show you will be a good ambassador.
  • Communicate your excitement about what you can achieve.
  • See the requirement to spend time on non-research duties as a benefit, not a drawback.
  • Show you are ready for independence by having supervisory or collaborative experience.
  • Prepare carefully for the interview but be ready for some unexpected questions.

For newly qualified astronomers, postdoctoral fellowships at the European Southern Observatory provide an opportunity to work with some of the biggest telescopes in the world.

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