Columbia University, Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics

Position ID:Columbia-Physics-POSTDOC [#9354]
Position Title: Simons Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Cosmology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:New York, New York 10027, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics / Astrophysics, Cosmology, General relativity
Starting Date:2018/09/01
Appl Deadline:2017/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2017/07/13, finished 2018/06/03)
Position Description:    

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The Center for Theoretical Physics at Columbia University expects to have a postdoctoral position available in theoretical cosmology, nominally starting September 1, 2018. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable up to three years contingent on continued funding and satisfactory performance. A PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, or a related area is required.

The postdoctoral fellow will be supported by funds provided by the Simons Foundation under the program entitled Cosmological Bounces & Bouncing Cosmologies ( as part of the Origins of the Universe Initiative. The fellow will be invited to participate in all program activities. Interested candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, which might include cosmology, general relativity or high energy physics, will be considered.

Candidates should submit with their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publication list), and a brief statement of their research plans through AcademicJobsOnline. Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted directly through the AJO website.  

Applications will begin to be reviewed on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Anna Ijjas at

Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Center for Theoretical Physics
Department of Physics, Columbia University
538 West 120th Street, 704 Pupin Hall, MC 5255,
New York, NY 10027

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