CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University

Fellowship ID:Northwestern-CIERA-FELLOWSHIP [#3138]
Fellowship Title: CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Location:Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Astrophysics, Computational Astrophysics, Cosmology, Relativity, Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2013/09/09, finished 2014/12/19, listed until 2014/08/31)

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

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for Center Postdoctoral Fellowships.

CIERA Fellows can pursue an independent research program in any area of astrophysics (theoretical or observational). This year we are particularly interested in the broad area of galaxy formation and evolution (including star formation, stellar feedback, black hole-galaxy co-evolution, and the connection with the intergalactic medium). When appropriate, interdisciplinary connections are welcome (e.g., to computer science, applied math, planetary sciences, astrobiology, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering). In addition to astrophysicists, we encourage applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the above fields who are interested in switching to astrophysics and/or applying their knowledge from another field to astrophysical problems. More information about CIERA and its activities can be found here.

Fellowship appointments will be for a three-year term starting in September 2014. The annual stipend is $65,000 and the positions come with a competitive benefits package and a research budget of $15,000 per year.

Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (preferred) or sent to the below address. Applications received by December 1st, 2013 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please state that you are applying for the CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for other Northwestern astronomy-related postdoctoral positions simultaneously, submit a single copy of your application materials and specify all positions on the online application form as well as in your cover letter. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Information about benefits can be found here.

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

Further Info:
For questions about applying, contact Janet Howe (
CIERA - Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112 , USA

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