YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship in Astronomy

Online Submission (preferred): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/3147

Mail Applications to: Attention: Laurelyn Celone

Yale University Physics Department

P.O. Box 208120

New Haven, CT 06520-8120

Tel: 203-432-3392

Fax: 203-432-3824

URL1: http://www.yale.edu/physics

(Yale University, Department of Physics)
URL2: http://www.yale.edu/ycaa
(Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics)

URL3: http://www.astro.yale.edu
(Department of Astronomy)

Email Inquiries: nikhil.padmanabhan@yale.edu

The closing date for receipt of applications: 11/1/2013

The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for the YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics, to be awarded to a young scientist of exceptional ability who will have received her/his Ph.D. by June 2014 in observational, theoretical, or experimental astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology. The Fellowship is for three years (renewed annually subject to performance), and offers competitive salary, benefits, and research funds.

Conveniently located between New York City and Boston, Yale offers a lively intellectual environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck, Palomar and SMARTS telescopes, and to Chilean telescopes through collaboration with the Univ. de Chile. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-III and SDSS-IV collaborations, and the Fellow will have the opportunity to develop projects with these data. The Fellow will also have access to the High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale.

The YCAA Prize Postdoctoral Fellow will be free to carry out his/her own research program, although preference will be given to research interests that align with those of the Yale astrophysics faculty (see www.yale.edu/ycaa/membership.html). Active research at Yale includes exoplanets, solar and stellar astrophysics and seismology, star formation, stellar evolution, galactic structure, black holes, local group galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, multiwavelength surveys, active galaxies and blazars, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, dark matter, dark energy, and cosmology.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/3147 and must send their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief (3 pages) description of their anticipated research program by November 1, 2013 (online submission is strongly preferred). Mail submissions may be sent to the address listed above or by email. Candidates should also arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL by November 1. Fellowship candidates will also be considered for any other open postdoctoral positions in astrophysics at Yale in their fields of interest, unless they ask to be considered only for the YCAA Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship. Yale is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer, and we particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.