Burke Fellows in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal: 
91125
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) solicits applications for its Prize Fellowship program. The Prize Fellowships at the Burke Institute offer an opportunity for outstanding recent and new Ph.D. recipients to perform research at Caltech for three years. They are selected by a faculty committee representing all areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics at Caltech and are provided with: 

  •  flexibility, support, and freedom in choosing research direction within theoretical physics and astrophysics (including but not limited to theoretical astrophysics/cosmology, condensed matter theory, general relativity, particle/string theory, physical mathematics, and quantum information), 
  •  an inclusive environment with faculty mentorship and activities organized by the Burke Institute to promote scientific exchanges and professional growth, and 
  •  an annual stipend/salary and an annual research fund that are comparable to those of other prestigious fellowships. 


The Burke Fellowship program significantly expands and strengthens Caltech’s long-standing program of Prize Fellowships in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The Prize Fellowship program has been successful with over 95 percent of the more than 120 former fellows holding distinguished academic positions.

Burke Fellowship applicants will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Jessica Varlet
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Jessica Varlet
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Burke Fellows in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Email: 
jvarlet@caltech.edu