The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for the YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics, to be awarded to a young scientist of exceptional ability who will have received her/his Ph.D. by June 2013 in observational, theoretical, or experimental astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology. The Fellowship is for three years (renewed annually subject to performance), and offers competitive salary, benefits, and research funds.
Conveniently located between New York City and Boston, Yale offers a lively intellectual environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck, WIYN and SMARTS telescopes, and to Chilean telescopes through collaboration with the Univ. de Chile. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-3 collaboration, and the Fellow will have the opportunity to develop projects with these data. The Fellow will also have access to the High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale.
The YCAA Prize Postdoctoral Fellow will be free to carry out his/her own research program, although preference will be given to research interests that align with those of the Yale astrophysics faculty (see www.yale.edu/ycaa/membership.html). Active research at Yale includes exoplanets, solar and stellar astrophysics and seismology, nuclear astrophysics, astrometry, star formation, stellar evolution, galactic structure, black holes, local group galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, multiwavelength surveys (e.g., QUEST, GOODS, COSMOS, MUSYC, SDSS, Stripe 82 X), active galaxies and blazars, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, dark matter, dark energy, and cosmology.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1731 and must send their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief description of their anticipated research program by November 15, 2012 (online submission is strongly preferred). Mail submissions may be sent to the address listed above. Candidates should also arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL by November 15. Fellowship candidates will automatically be considered for any open postdoctoral positions at Yale in their fields of interest, unless they ask to be considered only for the YCAA Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship. Yale is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer, and we particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.