Required Materials
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • List of Publications
  • 3 letters of recommendation
KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2015

The KICP announces the 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship opportunity. Scientists who have received, or will have received, a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics or related fields between May 2011 and September 2015 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 also has active visitors, symposia, and education/outreach programs. Information about the KICP can be found at the KICP website.

To apply for the KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, please submit your application by completing the online 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). If you have any questions, please contact

Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2014 for positions that are expected to begin in the Fall of 2015. 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, 2014.

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