Postdoctoral Fellowship Nomination in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
American Museum of Natural History
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
79th Street at Central Park West
New York
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History invites expressions of interest for nomination to postdoctoral fellowships. The positions have a term of two years (with extensions dependent on development of additional funding).

Fellowships may be available in all topics of interest to the department, including: theoretical and computational modeling of planet formation (including meteoritics), star formation, stellar cluster dynamics, the interstellar medium, and galaxy formation; all aspects of exoplanet and brown dwarf science, including instrumentation, observation, theory, and populations; fundamental stellar parameters including age; debris disk chemistry; astrometric surveys; and surveys for/characterization of cataclysmic binaries and Wolf-Rayet stars in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. Opportunities may exist for collaboration with outreach and education efforts of the Museum as well.

The department has a share in the Southern African Large Telescope, an instrumentation laboratory on site, and access to the Museum’s parallel computational facilities. Roughly ten postdoctoral fellows and graduate students reside in the department on average. We maintain close ties with Columbia, CUNY, the Center for Computational Astrophysics, and other research institutes in the NYC area.

To express interest, please send a CV along with a one-page cover letter indicating the researcher or researchers you wish to work with and a brief summary of your research interests to the email address [email protected]. These should both be in PDF format. Consideration of materials will begin on October 23, 2021.

Nominated candidates will be contacted individually to prepare and submit full applications including two reference letters by November 15 for consideration by the Museum-wide Fellowships committee.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Included Benefits: 

Medical and dental insurance

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Nanette Nicholson
Department Administrator
American Museum of Natural History
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mordecai-Mark Mac Low
Inquiry about Postdoc Fellowship