Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Kavli Institute

Position ID:MIT-MIT Kavli Institute-PF [#20212]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Astrophysics, Observational, Theoretical Physics / Astrophysics, Cosmology, Gravitational waves, Particle physics (theoretical and experimental) Physics / Astroparticle Physis, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Theory, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Elementary Particle Physics, Elementa
Appl Deadline:2021/12/10 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/22, listed until 2022/12/10)
Position Description:    

The MIT Kavli Institute (MKI) for Astrophysics and Space Research invites applications for the MIT Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics. The appointment will be made to an outstanding researcher displaying significant promise in any area of astrophysics, including theory, observation, or instrumentation, and embodying core values of inclusion and belonging.

MKI is an institutional partner in the 6.5m Magellan Telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile. In addition, MKI participates in a number of projects that provide opportunity for involvement, including the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS, whose Science Operations Center is headquartered at MKI), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), the Chandra X-Ray Center, and NASA’s NICER mission on the ISS International Space Station. Opportunities exist for candidates with interest in space- or ground-based instrumentation at optical, IR, X-ray and or radio frequencies.

The appointment will be for a maximum of three years, with annual renewal contingent on performance. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or equivalent, by the date of their appointment. The stipend for 2022-2023 will be approximately $80,600 with a research budget of approximately $15,000. Funds will also be provided for health benefits.

The application deadline is December 10, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement explaining past and current research (maximum 3 pages) as well as a research proposal (maximum 3 pages), and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Only web submissions will be accepted.

Non-U.S. nationals who are offered a postdoctoral fellowship must hold appropriate non-immigrant status, such as J-1, F-1 OPT/STEM, or other employment authorization (EAD), for the duration of the fellowship appointment. Please note that H-1B and E-3 employment-based, non-immigrant visa sponsorships are not possible for this position.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.


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