We invite expressions of interest for nomination to postdoctoral fellowships in astrophysics. The positions have an initial 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, CCA, and other research institutes in the NYC area.
To express interest, please send a CV along with a 1–2-page cover letter indicating the researcher(s) you wish to work with and a summary of your research interests to Ms. Cheryl Mayefsky ([email protected]). These must both be in PDF format. Consideration of materials begins on October 20, 2022.
Candidates chosen for nomination will be individually requested to prepare and submit full applications before 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.