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Postdoc or term positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) Matches (in boldface if accepted)Describe
51 Pegasi b Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy (link) Application deadline Oct 13, 2017
Aachen University: postdoc in Theoretical Cosmology (ad) Application deadline Dec 15, 2017
Postdoc - ultralight dark matter dynamics, University of Auckland AcademicJobsOnline Applications deadline Dec 15, 2017 (but will be accepted until postion filled) 
AIP Potsdam Schwarzschild Fellowship (ad) Application deadline Nov. 30, 2017
AIP Potsdam Postdoctoral Research Positions in Theoretical Astrophysics and/or Cosmology (ad) Application deadline Nov. 30, 2017
Two postdoctoral fellowships in cosmology at the University of Oslo (ad) Application deadline Dec. 22, 2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Astrophysics at the University of Oslo (ad) Application deadline Dec. 22, 2017

Postdoctoral position in Cosmology/Astroparticle Physics, Padova, Italy, INFN InDark Research Group. 

For more details see, e.g., 




Deadline November 15, 2017.
Argonne National Laboratory: Multiple postdoctoral positions and fellowships in cosmology and advanced computing. https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/674e8a9b Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline of December 15, 2017. Some interviews scheduled
Arizona State University: Exploration Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Applications due Nov. 15, 2017
Arizona State University: Redshifted 21cm Observations and/or Instrumentation (ad) Applications due Dec. 1, 2017
Ben-Gurion University: two postdoctoral positions (new ad) Positions open until filled
Bolton Fellowship, CSIRO (ad) Applications due Oct. 31, 2017. Shortlist made, interviews week of Nov 20.
Brigham Young University: Visiting Faculty and Industry Outreach (ad) Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline of November 1, 2017
Brookhaven National Laboratory: observational cosmology with focus on LSST (job #1 here) Applications due Dec 11.
Brookhaven National Laboratory: machine learning and statistics for cosmology (job #2 here) Applications due Dec 11.
Caltech: Burke Prize Theory Postdoctoral Fellowships (astronomy & physics theory; ad) Applications due Nov 15.
Caltech: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Time-Domain Astronomy (ad) Applications due Dec 15.
Caltech: Postdoctoral Research Position in Young Stars (w/Hillenbrand )
Applications considered beginning 15 October. Shortlist contacted, accepted?
Caltech: Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics (ad) Applications due Nov 3.
Carnegie Fellowships Applications due Nov 15.
CERN fellowships Some offers sent, including Alvise Raccanelli
Clay Fellowship at CfA (ad) Applications due Oct 30. Anyone shortlisted?
Clemson: Postdoctoral Fellowship in high-energy astrophysics (ad) Applications due Dec. 1.
Cornell: Research associate in cosmology (ad) Applications due Dec. 31
CSH Fellowship in Solar System Science (ad) 3 candidates shortlisted for Solar System science position
Dublin City University: Postdoc Opportunities in Computational Astrophysics (w/Downes & Regan; ad). Fellowships are through the Irish Research Council. Applications due November 30
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK Postdoctoral Research Associate (w/Sijacki; ad ) Applications due Nov 20.

DARK Fellowships at the Niels Bohr Institute



Applications due 15 December 2017
Dunlap Fellowship - University of Toronto (ad) Deadline November 1, 2017. Some rejections sent on Dec. 13th.
ERC EXOKLEIN 4-year postdoc in exoplanet carbon cycles (Kevin Heng's group) (ad) Deadline on 31st Jan 2018.
ESO Fellowship. Positions in Chile and Germany.

Applications due Oct 15.

Some interview invitations for Garching received. (27 Nov). Some offers made (14 Dec).

Some interview invitations for Chile received (25 Nov). Some offers and rejections received (05/12)

ESO, Dynamical Archaeology (ad) Applications due 30 November.
Flatiron Research Fellow, CCA (ad) Some interviews scheduled. Some letters sent. <-- Acceptance or rejection? Anybody notified of being shortlisted?
University of Geneva, Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Cosmology (w/ Lombriser; ad) Applications due Dec 15.
Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 2018 Submillimeter Array Postdoctoral Fellowships, 1 or more available. (ad) Applications due Oct 16. Shortlist contacted. Interviews being held.
Heidelberg University (up to 4 years; Molecular Cloud Evolution Theory & Simulations w/Kruijssen; ad)

Applications due Nov 4. Rejections sent. Interviews being scheduled.

Hubble Fellowship (NHFP) 350 COMPLETE applications (yes, really);  24 fellowships; panels meet January 22-26, 2018

Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris.

Two ERC postdoctoral positions in primordial cosmology (ad)

Applications due Dec, 1, 2017.
Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) at the Harvard-Smithsonian CfA (ad) At least one offer made. Some rejections sent (Nov 29). Offer made to Fani Dosopoulou.
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute,Postdoc in Theoretical Astrophysics (w Thiem Hoang & A. Lazarian; Job Ad) Application due Dec 15, 2017

JILA/CU Boulder: Postdoctoral Research Associate (w/ Madigan) (ad)

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017. 

Kavli Institute Senior Fellowship (ad) Application due Oct 19, 2017. Some interviews scheduled, including Fasiello.
Goettingen University, Astrophysics (Axions) (ad) Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017. Receiving applications until filled.
LAL, Université Paris-Sud, Postdoctoral Position in Cosmology (ad) Applications due Dec 15.
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) Potsdam - "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" dIvision, PhD and Postdocs positions in Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics (ad) Applications due December 15, 2017

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) Potsdam - "Computational Relativistic Astrophysics" division, PhD and Postdocs positions


Applications due January 15, 2018
McGill University: CITA National Fellowship at McGill University (ad) Applications due Oct 31.
McGill University: McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships (ad) Applications due Nov 30.
McGill University: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill (ad) Applications due Nov 30.
McMaster University - William and Caroline Herschel Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Deadline December 1, 2017
Michigan State, Research associate in theoretical and computational astrophysics (ad) Applications due January 8, 2018
MIT Pappalardo Fellowship Some rejections sent on Nov 7
MIT - Postdoctoral associate, exoplanet research w/ Crossfield (ad) Deadline November 15, 2017
NASA Goddard/University of Maryland - Postdoctoral associate, Time-Domain Astrophysics (ad)  Deadline February 1, 2018
NASA NPP, carryover from 2016/17

According to USRA responses for each round come 2 months after deadline. In practice they take longer. Decisions on "pending" applications can come at any time. Decisions from July 2017 deadline should come at any time now. Any news?.  

At least one offer made (9/22) and accepted at NASA-Ames.

Some rejections sent (10/17)

New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress: 1-year postdoc (to study city lights with astronomical techniques) w/ Dobler and Bianco (ad)

Open until filled, revie of application starts Nov 15. 

(Note: start date between Jan 1st 2018 and May 1st 2018)

Newton-Kavli Junior Fellowships at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge (ad)  

Offer and rankings sent (Dec 9). Offer made to Renske Smit.
NC State University: theoretical nuclear and neutrino astrophysics w/ Frohlich, McLaughlin and Kneller (ad) Review of applications begins December 15 2017
Northwestern University: CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowships and postdoctoral positions w/ Faucher-Giguere, Fong, Kalogera, Margutti, Novak, Rasio, Tchekhovskoy (ad Applications due December 1st.
Ohio State University CCAPP Postdoctoral Fellowships (ad Review starts November 17. About 300 applications. What are the fields of applicants? hep-ph, astronomy, astro-particle and cosmology?
Perimeter Institute: postdoctoral fellowships (ad), Centre for the Universe (ad) Applications due December 15 2017
Queen's University Belfast postdoc in exoplanets and/or stellar activity (ad) Deadline December 15 2017
South Africa Square Kilometre Array Fellowships (ad) Applications due September 15th. Awards offered (November 1st) to Kenda Knowles, Sultan Hassan, Tessa Vernstrom, Jacinta Delhaize, Sarah White
Space Telescope Science Institute; Post-doctoral Researcher in Extragalactic Astronomy w/ Rafelski (ad) Applications due December 15 2017.
Stony Brook University, postdoc in cosmology at the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) w/LoVerde (apply through general YITP ad) Application review begins December 11th.
Texas A&M University, postdoctoral research position in black hole/galaxy co-evolution, w/ Walsh (ad) Application review begins Jan 15, 2018.
University of Sussex, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cosmology
Application deadline December 1, 2017.
University of Antofagasta, postdoctoral position in galaxy formation and evolution with Boquien (ad) Application deadline December 31, 2017.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Postdoctoral research fellow in numerical relativity, gravitational physics and/or computational astrophysics (w/ Paschalidis; ad). Review of Applications has started. For full consideration submit applications by December 1, 2017. The position is open until filled.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Theory Prize Postdoctoral fellowship (ad) Application deadline December 1, 2017.
University of California, Berkeley - postdoctoral position in resolved stellar populations with Weisz (ad) Applications due by January 19th, 2018.
University of California, Davis - postdoctoral position in theoretical/computational galaxy formation & cosmology, with Wetzel (ad) Review of applications starts December 15, 2017
University of California, Davis - postdoctoral position in observational galaxy formation, with Jones (ad) Review of applications starts December 15, 2017
University of California, Irvine - postdoctoral position in cosmology, astroparticle physics or theoretical particle physics (ad) Review of applications begins December 5, 2017
University of California, Irvine - Evans Visiting Scholar in Astrophsics (ad) due by November 1. any news?
University of California, Santa Barbara - exoplanet observations with MKIDs w/ Mazin (ad) Deadline November 1, 2017
University of Chicago - T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship At least some rejections sent.
University of Colorado - Disks, Exoplanets and Cool Stars w/ France (ad) Review of applications starts January 1, 2018
University of Exeter - postdoc in theory of rotation and magnetic activity of cool stars (info and apply; AAS ad) Closing date 2018 February 1.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta - postdoctoral position in dynamical astrophysics, with Gongjie Li (ad Review of applications starts December 15, 2017
University of Florida (Gainesville): postdoctoral scholar in computational astrophysics, with Blecha (ad) Review of applications begins December 15, 2017

University of Hawaii, IfA (Hilo): Robotic adaptive optics postdoc, with Baranec (ad)

Review of initial applications underway. Deadline extended to 12 January, 2018.

University of Leeds, UK:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, with Adrian Barker (ad)

Closing date: 2nd January 2018.
University of Melbourne; ASTRO-3D postdoctoral position in first galaxies w/Trenti (ad) Applications due January 21, 2018.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; postdoctoral position in theoretical/computational astrophysics  w/Ruszkowski (ad) Applications due January 21, 2018.    
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Leinweber Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Applications due December 31, 2017
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - McLaughlin Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Deadline December 1, 2017
Anyone shortlisted/contacted already?
University of Minnesota - postdoctoral position in supernova studies and/or gravitational lensing w/ Kelly (ad) Applications due December 30, 2017
University of Texas, Austin; Harlan J. Smith McDonald Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship. Positions in (1) star formation and (2) near-field cosmology. (ad) Applications due November 20, 2017

University of Oxford

Beecroft Fellowship in Gravitational Physics and Cosmology (ad)

Applications due November 30, 2017

University of Oxford

ERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gravitational Physics (ad)

Applications due November 30, 2017

University of Oxford

Skynner Fellowship (ad)

Applications due November 30, 2017
University of Southern California  - postdoc position in Cosmology with Pierpaoli (link) Applications due December 30, 2017
Weizmann Institute of Science Benoziyo Fellowship Applications due November 5, 2017 (ad)

Purdue University

Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Time Domain Astrophysics with Milisavljevic (ad)

Review of applications begins December 15, 2017.

Two positions now possibly available.

Cosmology/GW postdoc at King's College London (ad)
Deadline 6th December.
YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship at Yale University Deadline November 3, 2017. Anyone shortlisted? No shortlist, yet.
Any updates? Heard nothing major will happen until after AAS
York University - Exoplanetary Science (ad)

Deadline October 16, 2017

NOVA fellowship - Structure, formation and evolution of galaxies and cosmology (ad)

Deadline December 15, 2017.
Did anyone get confirmation mail once they submitted the application via mail ? No




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