|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. These 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 which include cosmic surveys including DES, DESI, and LSST; CMB experiments including the BICEP-2/Keck Array, BICEP3, Polar, Planck, and SPT3G; dark matter experiments including CDMS/SuperCDMS, LUX, and LZ; gamma-ray and X-ray surveys including the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, NuSTAR, ASTRO-H; CO intensity mapping; High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics; and studies of extra solar 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 typically appoints more than 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.
Candidates should have or expect to have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics by Fall 2016.
They should possess a strong research background and provide evidence of future potential.
Applicants will automatically be considered for all available postdoctoral opportunities at KIPAC. Specific opportunities may also be listed on our webpage at:
Please submit your application materials at Academic Jobs online. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a 3-page statement of research interests, publication list and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to the same site. The deadline for applications is November 16, 2014. More information about KIPAC can be found at http://kipac.stanford.edu
KIPAC especially encourages applications from candidates that will diversify the workforce in astrophysics and cosmology.|