Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 16, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
American Museum of Natural History
Department Name: 
New York
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

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: 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 and; debris disk chemistry; astrometric surveys; and surveys for 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 shares in the Southern African Large Telescope and Palomar Observatory, 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, the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics, and other research institutes in the NYC area.

To express interest, please send a CV along with a one-page cover letter indicating the researcher or researchers you wish to work with and a brief summary of your research interests to department administrator Madeleine Frisch at These should both be in PDF format. Consideration of inquiries will begin on October 18, 2019. 

Short-listed candidates will be contacted to prepare and submit full applications including two reference letters by 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.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 18, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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