Postdoctoral Fellow in Cosmology and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Northeastern University
Department Name: 
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Physics Department at Northeastern University seeks a postdoctoral fellow in cosmology. Applicants with a range of interests in theoretical and observational cosmology are encouraged to apply, as are applicants who bring a non-traditional perspective in their research experience or personal background.

Northeastern is a vibrant research university in central Boston, benefiting from connections between departments and with several surrounding institutions. The Physics Department has strong research programs in theoretical and experimental particle physics and a growing astrophysics/cosmology group. Northeastern is part of the newly formed NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (, which will provide an exciting venue for collaboration across several area institutions.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a relevant field by the start date. A start in Summer or Fall 2021 is preferred. The position is for two years, with the possibility of a third year dependent on performance and the availability of funding.

Applicants should include a CV with publication list, statement of research interests and accomplishments (3 pages), and a cover letter motivating their application. Three references should also provide letters through the same site. Applications can be submitted though Academic Jobs Online ( All applications received by November 16, 2020 will receive full consideration.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

Included Benefits: 

In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, the position will come with research funds for travel and computing as well as access to the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 16, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 4, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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