Required Materials
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • List of Publications
  • 3 letters of recommendation
KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2019

The KICP announces its 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship competition. Scientists receiving a PhD in physics, astrophysics, or related fields between May 2015 and September 2019 are invited to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to be cross-disciplinary in their interests, highly independent and will conduct original research in experimental, observational, numerical, or theoretical cosmological physics, in areas of interest to the KICP faculty. KICP Fellows are appointed to renewable one-year terms, for up to three years. Our positions carry a salary and benefits package comparable to other prize fellowships.

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics provides a stimulating interdisciplinary environment and current topics of interest to its faculty include: the inflationary era, characterizing dark energy, identifying the constituents of the dark matter, experimental and theoretical studies of the CMB; analysis of cosmological data including CMB, large-scale structure surveys (especially the Dark Energy Survey), and type Ia supernova; gravitational lensing and gravitational-wave studies; experimental particle astrophysics; and direct detection of dark-matter particles. The KICP has an active program of visitors, symposia, and meetings as well as Education and Outreach opportunities. Diversity and Inclusion are core values of the KICP, and all members of the KICP are expected to adhere to our Community Values. 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 previous deadline of October 31, 2018 has been extended to November 16, 2018. All applicants who apply by then will receive full consideration. No offers will be made before December 16, 2018.

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