California Institute of Technology, Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy Division

Fellowship ID:Caltech-PMA-CALTECHEXP [#22240]
Fellowship Title: Caltech EXP Fellowships: Experimental Physics and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Gravitational Physics
Particle Astrophysics
Astrophysics (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/11/13 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/06, updated 2022/08/23)
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The Caltech Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy offers a number of named Experimental Physics and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships (EXP Fellowships). EXP Fellowships are for a three-year duration and to begin in Fall 2023, or a mutually agreeable date. They carry highly competitive salaries and annual research expense funds.

The EXP program has been established to offer scientists, typically within a few years after receipt of their PhD, the opportunity to pursue innovative experimental research, including but not limited to Astrophysics, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Gravitational Physics (via the dedicated  Braginsky/Whitcomb Fellowship), High Energy Physics, Low-Energy Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Quantum Information, or Cosmology. 

It is expected that this research will require the support and facilities of one of the established experimental groups at Caltech (accessible from this list). Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members to gauge mutual interest.

In the case of astrophysics, only candidates with a focus on instrumentation and/or experimental laboratory work will be considered for EXP fellowships. Candidates with a primary focus in observational astronomy should apply to the PMA Prize Fellowship in Observational Astronomy or Astroinformatics.

Electronic copies of the curriculum vitae with email address and with citizenship indicated, publications list (refereed papers on top), and statement of research interests are required. The research statement should be no more than 5 pages, excluding references. The applicant is requested to ensure that at least three letters of recommendation are submitted on their behalf.

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