|The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for the YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics, to be awarded to a young scientist of exceptional ability who will have received her/his Ph.D. by June 2014 in observational, theoretical, or experimental astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology. The Fellowship is for three years (renewed annually subject to performance), and offers competitive salary, benefits, and research funds.
Conveniently located between New York City and Boston, Yale offers a lively intellectual environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck, Palomar and SMARTS telescopes, and to Chilean telescopes through collaboration with the Univ. de Chile. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-III and SDSS-IV collaborations, and the Fellow will have the opportunity to develop projects with these data. The Fellow will also have access to the High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale.
The YCAA Prize Postdoctoral Fellow will be free to carry out his/her own research program, although preference will be given to research interests that align with those of the Yale astrophysics faculty (see www.yale.edu/ycaa/membership.html). Active research at Yale includes exoplanets, solar and stellar astrophysics and seismology, star formation, stellar evolution, galactic structure, black holes, local group galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, multiwavelength surveys, active galaxies and blazars, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, dark matter, dark energy, and cosmology.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online and are requested to send their curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief description of their anticipated research program, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2013 (online submission is strongly preferred). Mail submissions may be sent to the address listed above or by email. Candidates should also arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL by November 1, 2013. Yale is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and we particularly encourage applications from women and minority groups.|