MIT Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The MIT Kavli Institute (MKI) for Astrophysics and Space Research invites applications for the MIT Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics. The appointment will be made to an outstanding researcher displaying significant promise in any area of astrophysics, including theory, observation, or instrumentation. MKI has access to the 6.5-meter Magellan Telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile. In addition, MKI is a participant in a number of projects that provide opportunity for involvement, including the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA).

The appointment will be for a maximum of three years, with annual renewal contingent on performance. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or equivalent, by the date of their appointment. The stipend for 2018-2019 will be approximately $73,000 with a research budget of approximately $20,000 per year. Funds will also be provided for health benefits.

The application deadline is December 8, 2017. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a statement explaining their past and current research (maximum 3 pages) as well as a research proposal (maximum 3 pages) to and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the site. Only web submissions will be accepted.

Non-U.S. nationals who are offered a postdoctoral fellowship must be eligible for appropriate non-immigrant status, such as J-1, F-1 OPT / STEM, or hold other employment authorization (EAD), for the duration of the fellowship appointment. Please note that H-1B and E-3 employment-based, non-immigrant visa sponsorship is not possible for this position.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Ms. Danielle Noonan
MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
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