Faculty Positions

Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for the YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by June 2021 in astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology. YCAA is part of the vibrant research community in the Astronomy and Physics departments at Yale. The Fellowship is for three years (renewed annually subject to performance) and offers competitive salary, benefits and research funds.
Yale offers a lively intellectual environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck and Palomar telescopes, and to Chilean telescopes through an ongoing Chilean collaboration. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV and SDSS-V collaborations and the Fellow will have access to High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale.
Fellows are free to carry out their own research program, although there is a preference for research interests that intersect with one or more Yale astrophysics faculty (see https://ycaa.yale.edu/people/faculty). Active research at Yale spans most areas in astrophysics and includes theoretical, observational and instrumentation efforts.
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree by June 2021 in astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology.
Application Instructions
Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/xxxxx and must submit their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief (max 3 pages) description of their anticipated research program by December 1, 2020. Candidates should also arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL by December 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 Fellowship.
Applications that are complete by December 1, 2020 will be assured of full consideration.
Inquiries about job: Meg Urry, meg.urry@yale.edu
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Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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The Fellowship is intended to support promising physicists in the early stages of their careers. This year’s fellowship will be in any subfield of physics. The fellowship provides a three-year appointment with a competitive stipend, discretionary annual research fund, and comprehensive health insurance.

Interested candidates should submit their application online. Application materials include a CV, a publication list, a minimum of three letters of recommendation, and a statement of research interest. Review of applications will begin immediately but applications received by November 1, 2020 will receive full consideration.

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The Condensed Matter Theory group at Yale University seeks outstanding applicants for a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship endowed by Yale University. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in quantum aspects of condensed matter theory and research interests in the general areas of electron correlations, low-dimensional systems, topological phases of matter, disorder, cold atomic gases, and physics of quantum computation and quantum information.

The Yale Quantum Institute (YQI), founded in 2014, serves as a forum to bring together experimental and theoretical researchers at Yale in the field of quantum information physics, quantum optics and nanophotonics, optomechanics, mesoscopic physics, quantum control, quantum measurement, and quantum many-body physics. It provides a synergistic and collaborative setting for Yale’s cutting edge research in these fields. A recent report from University Science Strategy Committee identified quantum science as one of Yale’s top priorities and recommends the expansion of existing Yale quantum efforts at a scale that will attract international attention and place Yale in a position of broad intellectual leadership.

Physics Faculty in YQI

Sean Barrett
Meng Cheng
Steven Girvin
Leonid Glazman
Jack Harris
Karsten Heeger
Reina Maruyama
David Moore
Nir Navon
Nicholas Read
R. Shankar

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