Pasadena Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
The Carnegie Institution for Science AND the California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
The Observatories AND Caltech Astronomy Department
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science and the Caltech Astronomy Department invite applications for a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical astrophysics, to begin September 2019.

The Fellow will split her/his time roughly equally between the Observatories in Pasadena and the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Pasadena Fellow is expected to carry out original research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, either independently or in collaboration with staff, faculty or students at the host institutions. The principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement. Preference will be given to researchers working in areas in which Caltech and Carnegie have active and overlapping research interests.

The fellowship provides support for travel, computing, and publications. Computational facilities will be accessible for the entire duration of the fellowship.

Applicants can receive consideration by submitting an application to BOTH the Observatories and to Caltech via the web at AND and abiding by the application procedures/deadlines described therein. Selection of the successful candidate will be made by a joint Carnegie-Caltech committee. All applicants should clearly state in their cover letters that they wish to be considered for the Pasadena Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics and address how their research complements the overlapping research interests of Caltech and Carnegie. A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required.

Both Carnegie and Caltech are equal opportunity employers 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: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Search Committee
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Anthony Piro and Jim Fuller
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