California Institute of Technology, Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy Division

Position ID:Caltech-PMA-BURKEPD [#22241]
Position Title: Burke Fellows in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics & Cosmology
High Energy Physics
Astrophysics / Theoretical Astrophysics
Particle Physics
Condensed Matter Physics / Condensed Matter Theory (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/29, finished 2023/01/26, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) solicits applications for its Prize Fellowship program. The Prize Fellowships at the Burke Institute are to begin in the Fall 2023 and offer an opportunity for outstanding recent and new Ph.D. recipients to perform research at Caltech for three years. They are selected by a faculty committee representing all areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics at Caltech and are provided with: 

  • flexibility, support, and freedom in choosing research direction within theoretical physics and astrophysics (including but not limited to theoretical astrophysics/cosmology, condensed matter theory, general relativity, particle/string theory, physical mathematics, and quantum information), 
  • an inclusive environment with faculty mentorship and activities organized by the Burke Institute to promote scientific exchanges and professional growth, and 
  • an annual salary and an annual research fund that are comparable to those of other prestigious fellowships.

The Burke Fellowship program significantly expands and strengthens Caltech’s long-standing program of Prize Fellowships in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The Prize Fellowship program has been successful with over 95 percent of the more than 120 former fellows holding distinguished academic positions, as shown at http://burkeinstitute.caltech.edu/people/postdoctoral-fellows.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae (with email address and citizenship), a statement of research interests (no more than 5 pages, excluding references), and a list of publications (refereed papers on top). Applicants should also ensure that at least three letters of reference are submitted on their behalf.

Applicants interested in being considered for a joint appointment in theoretical astrophysics with Carnegie Observatories must also apply here.


As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and more. Learn more about our benefits and who is eligible.



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