Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University

765 9357
Fellowship ID:Stanford-KIPAC-POSTDOC [#9357]
Fellowship Title: postdoctoral fellowships in astrophysics, cosmology, and extrasolar planetary science
Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2017/11/06 finished (2017/08/01, finished 2018/08/19)

*** this fellowship has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory seeks recent Ph.D. scientists of exceptional promise for postdoctoral fellowships in astrophysics, cosmology, and extrasolar planetary science. The positions offer opportunities to develop innovative research programs in these areas using computational, experimental, observational, and theoretical approaches. Existing research programs at KIPAC include studies of dark energy, cosmic dynamics, and structure formation, probing inflation with Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiments, searches for dark matter, and studies of black holes, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, stars (including the sun), extrasolar planets, and other astrophysical sources. KIPAC members are involved in several experimental and survey projects. KIPAC is active in cosmic surveys including DES, DESI, and LSST, including the construction and integration of the LSST camera and leadership of the Dark Energy program. KIPAC is also playing a leading role in CMB experiments including BICEP/Keck Array, the South Pole Telescope, the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, and LiteBIRD; dark matter experiments including CDMS/SuperCDMS, LUX, LZ, and hidden photon dark matter searches with DM Radio and axion like dark matter with CASPEr; gamma-ray and X-ray surveys including the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, NuSTAR, IXPE (X-ray polarization) and the future Athena and XARM missions; planning for the Euclid and WFIRST missions; CO intensity mapping; High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics; studies of our Sun with the Solar Dynamics Observatory; and studies of extrasolar planets including the Gemini Planet Imager. KIPAC offers access to excellent laboratory facilities for instrument development and significant computational resources for theoretical astrophysics research and data analysis.

KIPAC appoints roughly ten postdoctoral fellows per year. The positions offer excellent salary and benefits and are generally made for a term of three years. Up to two fellows will be appointed each year as Kavli Fellows and one as a Porat Fellow. These independent fellowships include additional funds to support research and travel expenses. Applicants will be considered for all available postdoctoral positions at KIPAC including the Kavli and Porat fellowships. Specific opportunities may also be listed on our webpage at:


Candidates should have or expect to receive a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics prior to starting their appointment. They should possess a strong academic background and provide evidence of future research potential.

Please submit your application materials at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/9357. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a 3-page statement of research interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted to the same site. The deadline for applications is Monday, November 6, 2017. Late applications will be considered at the discretion of the search committee. More information about KIPAC can be found at http://kipac.stanford.edu/. KIPAC is committed to an inclusive work environment and especially encourages applications from candidates that will diversify the workforce in astrophysics and cosmology.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
P.O. Box 20450
MS 29
Stanford, CA 94309

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