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: planet and star formation, the interstellar medium, and galaxy formation; all aspects of exoplanet and brown dwarf science, from instrumentation to observation to theory; fundamental stellar parameters, stellar rotation, activity and evolution, including all stages in the stellar life cycle as well as surveys for, and characterization of, extragalactic novae and supernova progenitors; astrometric surveys and N-body simulations of globular clusters. Opportunities may exist for collaboration with outreach and education efforts of the Museum as well, but this is primarily a research fellowship.
The department has a share in the Southern African Large Telescope, 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 Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics, and other research institutes in the NYC area.
To express interest, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter indicating the curator(s) and other scientists whom you wish to work with along with a brief summary of your research interests to department administrator Madeleine Frisch at firstname.lastname@example.org. These should both be in PDF format. Consideration of inquiries will begin on October 15, 2018.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted to prepare and submit full applications including two reference letters by November 15, 2018 for consideration by the Museum-wide Academic Affairs and Fellowships Committee.
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.