Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Planetarium
Institution/Company: 
American Museum of Natural History
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
79th St at Central Park West
City: 
New York
State/Province: 
New York
Zip/Postal: 
10024-5192
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
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; debris disk chemistry; astrometric surveys; and surveys for/characterization of 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 a share in the Southern African Large Telescope, 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 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 Nanette Nicholson at nnicholson@amnh.org. These should both be in PDF format. Consideration of materials will begin on October 16, 2020. 

Short-listed candidates will be contacted to prepare and submit full applications including two reference letters by November 16 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 16, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 29, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Ms. Nanette Nicholson
Title: 
Administrator
Institution/Company: 
American Museum of Natural History
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
79th Street at Central Park West
City: 
New York
State/Province: 
New York
Zip/Postal Code: 
10024-5192
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
2124963443
FAX: 
2127695007
Email: 
nnicholson@amnh.org
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mordecai-Mark Mac Low
Subject: 
Inquiry about advertised fellowship at AMNH
Email: 
mordecai@amnh.org