Required Materials
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • List of Publications
  • 3 letters of recommendation
KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2017

The KICP announces the 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship opportunity. Scientists receiving a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, or related fields between May 2013 and September 2017 are invited to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct original research in experimental, observational, numerical, or theoretical cosmology in an active interdisciplinary environment. Postdoctoral Scholars are appointed to renewable one-year terms, up to three years. Our positions carry a salary and benefits package comparable to other prize fellowships.

Research at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), based at the University of Chicago, is focused on interdisciplinary topics in cosmological physics: studying the inflationary era, characterizing dark energy, and identifying the constituents of the dark matter. Experimental studies of the CMB (polarization anisotropy and the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect); analysis of cosmological data including CMB data, large-scale structure survey data, and Type Ia supernova data; analysis of data from the Dark Energy Survey; gravitational lensing and gravitational wave studies; experimental particle astrophysics; direct detection of dark matter particles and numerous topics in theoretical cosmology constitute the current slate of activities. The KICP has an active program of visitors, symposia, and meetings. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the KICP's vibrant and extensive portfolio of Education and Outreach activities. Information about the KICP can be found at the KICP website.

To apply for a KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, please complete the online application form Application form. Requested information includes email contact information for 3 references who can independently write a letter of support for the applicant. Supplemental materials (Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Research Statement; List of Publications) should be submitted as PDF files on the application form (each up to 10MB).
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The positions will remain open until filled; however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials (and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received) by October 31, 2016. The positions are expected to begin in the Fall of 2017.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.