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 https://kavlicosmo.uchicago.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/#CommunityValues. Information about the KICP can be found at the KICP website https://kavlicosmo.uchicago.edu/.
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.
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