Prize Fellowship in Observational Astronomy or Astroinformatics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Physics Mathematics, and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1200 E California Blvd
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) solicits applications for a prize postdoctoral fellowship program in observational astronomy or astroinformatics, broadly defined to include observers working at any wavelength, in data-driven astronomy or astroinformatics, and in multi-messenger astrophysics. The Prize Fellowship is to begin in the Fall 2023 and offers an opportunity for outstanding recent and new Ph.D. recipients to perform research at Caltech for three years. They are selected by a faculty committee at Caltech representing all areas of observational astronomy and data science, and are provided with:

  • flexibility, support, and freedom in choosing research direction within astronomy and astrophysics (including but not limited to exoplanets, time-domain astronomy, extragalactic astronomy, stellar astronomy, multi-messenger astrophysics, data science, machine learning, algorithms),
  • an inclusive environment with faculty mentorship and activities organized to promote scientific exchanges and professional growth, and
  • an annual salary and an annual research fund that are comparable to those of other prestigious fellowships.

Applicants whose primary focus is theoretical astrophysics should apply to the Burke Institute Prize Fellowships, and those whose primary focus is experimental astrophysics and/or instrumentation should apply to the Prize Fellowships in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics.

Included Benefits: 

Medical, dental, vision, Health Care Flexible Spending Account, Medical Evacuation and Repatriation

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Search Committee
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Jessica Varlet
Astro Prize Fellowship