University of Chicago, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

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Position ID:UChicago-KICP-BRINSONPRIZEFELLOW [#16828, Brinson]
Position Title: Brinson Prize Fellow in Observational Astrophysics
Position Type:Fellowship or award
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2020/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/08)
Position Description:    

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Title: Brinson Prize Fellowship in Observational Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics The University of Chicago


The University of Chicago Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics is pleased to invite applications for the Brinson Prize Fellowship in Observational Astrophysics (with the University Rank of Postdoctoral Scholar) to begin in the fall of 2021. The Brinson Prize Fellow will be appointed to renewable one-year terms, for up to three years.

The Brinson Prize Fellowship seeks entrepreneurial individuals who will actively and nimbly pursue bold and creative ideas. It carries an annual salary of $80,000, an annual research expense fund of $20,000, and a one-time relocation budget of up to $10,000.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to pursue new and innovative observational research utilizing digital sky surveys. Areas might encompass near-field cosmology, survey science, observational signatures of dark matter, multi-messenger astrophysics, transient phenomena, formation and evolution of large-scale structures, and the epoch of reionization.

Members of the Chicago community enjoy guaranteed access to the Magellan telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, proprietary access to data from the Dark Energy Survey, and are actively involved in the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V).

The KICP has an active program of visitors, symposia, and meetings as well as Education and Outreach opportunities. Diversity and Inclusion are core values of the KICP, and all members are expected to adhere to our Community Values Information about the KICP can be found at the KICP website

Requested information includes 3 references who can independently write a letter of support for the applicant. Supplemental materials (Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Research Statement; List of Publications) should be submitted as PDF files through Academic Jobs Online.

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The positions will remain open until filled; however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by October 31, 2020 and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received by November 15, 2020. Review of applications will begin November 17, 2020. The positions are expected to begin in the fall of 2021.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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