Required Materials
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • List of Publications
  • 3 letters of recommendation
KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2020

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) welcomes applications for 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Scientists receiving a PhD in physics, astrophysics, or related fields between May 2016 and September 2020 are invited to apply. Successful applicants 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 KICP provides a stimulating interdisciplinary environment. Current topics of interest to its faculty include: the inflationary era; dark energy; 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; gravitational waves; observational cosmology; experimental particle astrophysics; and direct and indirect detection of dark matter. 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 KICP website

To apply for a KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, please complete 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).

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The positions will remain open until filled; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by October 31, 2019 (and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received by November 15, 2019). Review of applications will begin November 18, 2019. The positions are expected to begin in the Fall of 2020.

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