Columbia Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship – Astronomy/Astrophysics
Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for the Columbia Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Natural Sciences. The program seeks to bring exceptional scientists of outstanding potential to Columbia University to produce high-quality and visible research. This two-year fellowship is to begin between July and September 2013, and may be renewable for a third year based on the usual standards of satisfactory performance and contingent on the availability of funding. The Fellow will hold the rank of postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Astronomy. A competitive annual salary will be supplemented by funding to support travel and research.
The astronomy/astrophysics community at Columbia includes the Astronomy Department (http://www.astro.columbia.edu), as well as
scientists in the Physics Department, at Barnard College, and at the nearby American Museum of Natural History, with broad research
interests that include exo-planets, stellar astrophysics, compact objects, high energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, the
interstellar and intergalactic medium, gravitational wave astrophysics, the high-redshift universe, large-scales structures, and cosmology. Applications in all areas of astrophysics and astronomy will be considered: the primary selection criterion will be the candidate's exceptional promise to produce high-quality and visible research. Accordingly the research statement included with the application should highlight prior research accomplishments as well as outline future plans. Candidates must have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics or equivalent by the date of appointment. The Fellow will be expected to pursue a vigorous research agenda and to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Department.
For consideration please provide a curriculum vitae, cover letter, three-page statement of research, and arrange for three letters of reference. All applications must be made through Columbia’s online site:
Deadline for applications is December 1, 2012. Columbia University is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.