The Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History invites expressions of interest for 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, the interstellar medium, and galaxy formation; instrumentation for exoplanet detection; comparative exoplanetary science; brown dwarfs: atmospheres, dynamics and mass function; debris disk chemistry; astrometric surveys, N-body simulations of globular clusters, surveys for cataclysmic binaries and Wolf-Rayet stars in nearby galaxies and in the Milky Way. Opportunities may exist for collaboration with outreach and education efforts of the Museum as well.
The department has shares in the Southern African Large Telescope and Palomar Observatory, and has a state-of-the-art instrumentation laboratory. Roughly ten postdoctoral fellows and graduate students reside in the department on average. We maintain close ties with Columbia, CUNY, the Simons 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 curator (Mac Low, Oppenheimer and/or Shara) you wish to work with and including a brief summary of your research interests to department administrator Gwendolyn King, at firstname.lastname@example.org. These should both be in PDF format. Consideration of inquiries will begin on October 20, 2017.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted to prepare and submit full applications including two reference letters by November 15 for consideration by the Museum-wide Fellowships committee.
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer.