USA: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2009 – University of Chicago

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2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Chicago, Kavli
Institute for Cosmological Physics: The KICP announces the 2009
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship opportunity. Scientists who have or
expect a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics
or related fields between September 2005 and September 2009 are invited
to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct original
research in experimental, numerical or theoretical cosmology
in an active interdisciplinary environment. Postdoctoral Scholars are
appointed to renewable one-year terms up to three years. Our positions
carry a competitive salary and benefits package. Institute Fellows have
the freedom to work on any of the efforts in our Institute.

Research at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP),
based at the University of Chicago, is focused on interdisciplinary
topics in cosmological physics: characterizing dark energy, studying
the inflationary era, exploring the formation of galaxies and structure
in the Universe and understanding the highest energy gamma and cosmic
rays. Experimental studies of the CMB (polarization anisotropy and the
Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect) and Cosmic Infrared Background; analysis of
cosmological data including CMB data and large-scale structure survey
data; analysis of Sloan Digital Sky Survey data; development of the
Dark Energy Survey; gravitational lensing studies; high energy
astrophysics with photons and cosmic rays; direct detection of dark
matter particles and numerous topics in theoretical cosmology
constitute the current slate of activities. The KICP also has active
visitors, symposia, and education/outreach programs. Information about
the KICP can be found at the KICP website.

To apply for the KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, please submit your application
by completing the Application form. Supplemental materials (Cover
Letter [optional]; Curriculum Vitae; Research Statement; List of
Publications) should be submitted as pdf files (each up to 10MB). The
submission process will take ~ 15 – 20 minutes if you have all the
necessary documents on hand. Please contact if you have any questions.


  • Cover Letter [optional]
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • List of Publications
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2008 for positions that will begin in the Summer or Fall of 2009. The positions will remain open until filled.

Applicants should ensure that letters of recommendation are submitted
by November 17, 2008. Letters of recommendation can be sent via the
online Recommendation Letter form or emailed to:, or sent by mail to:
Stephan Meyer, Director
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
The University of Chicago
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Please contact us at if you have any questions.
Mail Address:
Stephan Meyer, Director
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
The University of Chicago
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


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