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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9793 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.