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General question 04/26/21: Why have people stopped adding info for most positions? Is there some agreement I'm not aware of?

Postdoc or Term positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
1 Postdoctoral Position - High Energy Astrophysics (National Observatory of Athens, ad) Applications by Oct. 15, 2021.
1 PhD and 1 Postdoctoral Position – High-Energy Multi-messenger Astrophysics (Germany, ad) Applications strongly encouraged by Sept. 15, 2021. Open until filled.
Research Associate at the University of Alabama, Huntsville to support science software development for the Glowbug, Fermi-GBM, and LEAP missions (ad) Applications currently being accepted (May 15th, 2021). Open until filled. 
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the High Energy Physics, Cosmology & Astrophysics Theory
(HEPCAT) group at the University of Cape Town (UCT) http://hepcat.group/opportunities/
Applications currently being considered (21 April 2021) Open until filled. 

51 Pegasi b Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy (ad)

Due October 2, 2020. Rejections sent (February 12).

Some offers sent (January 12), including Diana Powell (Harvard; declined), Munazza Alam (declined). 


ASTRON, Postdoctoral position on radio transients and gravitational wave-events (ad)

Due January 7, 2021
Remote interviews will take place mid January 2021. Offers will be made early February.

  • February 17 - shortlist made
American Museum of Natural History, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics (ad)

Initial application is due 16 October 2020.

  • Some shortlisted candidates contacted (by 16 November)
Arcetri Institute Fellowship (INAF, Firenze, Italy, ad)

Due 22 March 2021.

May 31: final ranking published. Offer made to Angelos Tsiaras (UCL). 

Ariel University - Numerical Astrophysics (ad) Open until filled.
ASIAA Distinguished/Regular Postdoctoral Positions (ad)

Due November 15, 2020.

Some interviews for the regular postdoctoral positions conducted (17th Jan). Shortlist formed (21st Jan). At least one offer made and accepted by Michael Hammer (25th Jan).

Feb 12th: one offer accepted by I-Da Chiang

ASU Exploration Fellowship At least one offer made (Feb 10) including to Melodie Kao (declined).
Beecroft fellow (ad)

Application Deadline: November 20, 2020. Rejections sent (17 December). Another bunch of rejections sent (08 Jan). Offer made and accepted

Berkeley (UCB/SETI)  (ad) Applications due 19 Nov. Any News? (Feb 4). Some rejections sent Feb 19.
Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP), ad Applications due Dec 01. Offers include Xiao Fang
Berkeley Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC), ad 

Applications due Dec 01.

02/02 Any update? (Selection deadline is 02/15 according to AAS).

02/17: Any news?

Bonn University, Argelander Fellow (ad)

Due November 30, 2020. 

>100 applications

Rejections sent (12 Jan).

Boston University, Astronomy Department, Visiting Assistant Professor (ad) Due June 30, 2021. Applications considered as they arrive. For AY21/22 position. Interviews conducted. Offer made and accepted (7/8).

Brinson Prize Fellowship in Observational Astrophysics, KICP/UChicago (ad)

Applications strongly encouraged by October 31, 2020.

Shortlist invited for interviews (Dec 9). Offer made (Jan 5) to Anirudh Chiti.

Caltech, X-ray reflection spectrocopy (Theory, w/ Garcia, ad Appications due to Feb 21, 2021. Short-listed candidates interviewed (March 23). Offers made (April).
Caltech, X-ray reflection spectrocopy (Observations, w/ Garcia, ad Appications due to Feb 21, 2021. Short-listed candidates interviewed (March 18). Offer made to Labani Mallick and accepted (March 22).
Caltech, time-domain astronomy (multiple positions, ad)

Due December 15, 2020. Any news? (1/28) Some rejections sent (Feb 10), Offered accepted by someone (2/18)

Caltech, Texaco

Due December 1, 2020. Any news? (02/06)

Caltech Burke Prize Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics, ad 

Applications due 15 November 2020. 

Shortlist notified, including Jamie Law-Smith (declined)

(Dec 16-18) Some offers made, including Iryna Butsky

Rejections sent on 2021-02-04.

Caltech Experimental Physics Postdoc Prize Fellow, ad 

Due Nov 22. Any news on the experiment fellow? (2021-01-21)

Rejections sent on 2021-02-04.

Cardiff University, Research Associate(s) in Cosmology (w/ Calabrese, ad)  

Due 1 December 2020. Some candidates contacted for interviews (9 December). Three offers made (two accepted), rejections sent (Jan 11). 
Carnegie Fellowship (ad)
  • Due Nov 6
  • Some candidates invited to interview (Dec 21)
  • At least one offer has been sent. Waitlist has been notified (Jan 21), and waits (Feb 6). Rejections sent (Feb 19).
  • At least one offer made and accepted (Henrique Reggiani)
Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship (ad)
  • Due Nov 6
  • Some candidates invited to interview (Dec 21)
  • At least one offer has been sent. Waitlist has been notified (Jan 21), and waits (Feb 6).
Carnegie Theoretical Astrophysics Center (CTAC) Fellowship (ad)
  • Due Nov 6
  • At least one offer made (Dec 3)
  • Some candidates invited to interview (Dec 14)
Carnegie Fellowship (Earth and Planets Laboratory @ Washington DC, ad
  • Due 30 November 2020. 
  • Some candidates invited to interview (Jan 15).
  • Candidates notified of waitlisting (Feb 4).
  • At least one offer made and accepted (Munazza Alam).
  • Rejections sent Feb 10.
  • More rejections (from waitlist) sent Feb 12
Carnegie Mellon University, McWilliams Fellowships (ad Three offers made. One accepted so far (Harry Desmond).
Carnegie Mellon University, 2 positions in theoretical/computational astrophysics (w/ Rodriguez, ad)

Due December 31, 2020

Offers made.

CASSACA/NAOC Postdoc in Observational Astronomy (Galaxy formation and evolution, ad) Due April 15, 2021.
CERN (ad) Due on Nov 23, 2020
Chamberlain Fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley (ad) Due October 16, 2020. Some candidates contacted for interviews (Nov 25)
CITA postdoctoral fellowship (ad)

Due 13 November, 2020

At least one offer made (Dec 23), and rejections sent (Jan 5). 

Jan 15: Was this all rejections/offers? I haven't been notified either way. Response Jan 17 - I've been told I'm 'shortlisted', no more information though, think some things are still ongoing.

02/02: Any further updates?

Offers made to Diana Powell (declined), Jamie Law-Smith (declined), Rainer Weinberger, Sam Hadden, Ioana Zelko

02/26: Is anyone still getting contacted for interviews?

CITA National Fellowship (ad)

Due 13 November, 2020. (See ad for universities across Canada accepting fellows)

Offers made, including Jiayi Sun (McMaster), Nikhil Sarin (UBC).

CIERA Fellowship at Northwestern (ad) Offers made, including Tarraneh Eftekhari, Kareem El-Badry (declined), Seth Gossage, Sara Issaoun (declined), Ariadna Murguia-Berthier (with Hubble), Nastasha Wijers.
Columbia University, Theoretical Astrophysics (w/ Beloborodov, Haiman, Levin, Metzger, Sironi, ad) Due 15 November 2020. Any news?
Chalmers University of Technology, Postdoctoral positions on the Origin and Fate of Dust in the Universe (w/ Kirsten Knudsen, ad) Due 28 February 2021.
Chalmers University of Technology, postdoc w/ Susanne Aalto (ad) Due 31 January 2021.
CCA Flatiron research fellowship (NYC; ad)

Due Oct 15, 2020

  • Some applicants invited for interviews (Nov 15). Have any rejections been sent?(11/20) 
  • Waitlist notified (Dec 21)
  • Some rejections sent (Jan 6)
  • Some offers accepted (Feb 22)
CMAP fellowships at University of Rochester (ad)  Due March 1, 2021
CTC Prize Fellowship (Maryland) (ad)

Jan 15: Some candidates invited to interview

Feb 3: Rejections and offers sent; offer made and accepted

Cornell University Research Associate in Exoplanet Research with Prof. Jayawardhana (ad) Offer made and accepted.
Cornell University Klarman Fellowships

Oct 15: Applications due.

Eight offers accepted (incl. one in theoretical physics, none in astro): https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/02/arts-and-sciences-welcomes-eight-new-klarman-fellows

Dartmouth Society of Fellows

Sept 14: Applications due.

Offer made to Munazza Alam (declined).

Demoblack, University of Padova (w/ Mapelli) (ad)

Due 30 November

Any Updates?  

Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ICG, Portsmouth (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/e84c37e9)


Due 23 December. Any updates?

Rejections sent (Jan18, 2021)

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships,
University of Toronto (ad)
Due November 2nd, 2020. 107 applications received.

Nov 10: "long" longlist of 95 applications formed, some rejections sent
Nov 27: "short" longlist of 40 applications formed, further rejections sent
Dec 17: two offers made, waitlist notified, further rejections sent
Feb 8: One offer accepted by Kathryn Neugent
Feb 26: Second offer accepted. Process closed, all rejections sent.

Durham University, Postdoctoral Positions in Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy (w/ A Deason, C. Frenk; ad)

Due December 14, 2020

Any News?

some candidates invited for interviews (15 jan). for which position? Both.

Rejection emails sent 02 Feb. Over 200 applicants.

Offers made (late Jan) including Thales Gutcke (declined)

Duke University Cosmology Fellowship (ad) Applications due Feb 1; later accepted.
East Asian Observatory (EAO) Fellowship (ad)

Applications Due Nov 15, 2020

Update Feb 17: 4 candidates invited for interviews taking place this week. Decision expected in 1-2 weeks.

Offer made and accepted (April 14th)

ESO fellowship (Garching/Santiago, ad)

Due Oct. 15, 2020

  • Garching: Some candidates invited for interviews. Rejections sent (20th-21st December). Offers made, including Jiayi Sun (declined).
  • Chile: invitations for interview sent, some offers made 20th December, at least one accepted.

Exeter University (exoplanet direct imaging with JWST, and modelling of directly imaged planet atmospheres, ad)

Application due date extended to 08 February
Future Faculty Leaders @ Harvard, ad 

Applications due Dec 18

Some rejections sent 2/5; offer made to Tyler Holland-Ashford

Geneva University, postdoctoral positions in Theoretical/Numerical and Observational Cosmology (w/ Camille Bonvin; ad)

Due December 7, 2020

  • Some candidates invited for interviews (Dec 15).
  • Two offers made and accepted
German Centre for Cosmological Lensing (ad)

Due November 27, 2020

  • Some candidates invited for interviews (Dec 7)
  • At least one offer made (Dec 18)
Green Bank Observatory, postdoc fellowship (ad)

Applications due March 5. Offer made to Emily Moravec

GSFC/Swift, transient and multi-messenger astronomy (ad) Due December 1, 2020. Shortlist invited for interviews (Jan 27). At least one offer made.
Harvard University, Theoretical/Numerical Cosmology (w/ Cora Dvorkin; ad) Due December 1, 2020. Any news? (Feb 3)
Harvard University, Time-Domain Astrophysics (w/ Edo Berger; ad) Due December 1, 2020. Any news? (Feb 3)
Harvard University, Junior Fellowship (ad)

Shortlist invited for interviews Oct 3, 2020. Rejections sent Dec 13, 2020. Offer made to Kareem El-Badry

Harvard University - Postdoctoral in Observational Cosmology & Rubin Observatory w/ Stubbs (ad)

Applications due Dec 15, 2020; Any news? (Feb 8)

Have any rejections been sent yet?

Harvard Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC), ad 

Due 16 November 2020.

Rejections sent Dec 7, 2020.

Offers made to Kareem El-Badry, Diana Powell, Jamie Law-Smith (5-yr fellowship)

Herzberg NRC, Plaskett Fellowship (ad)

Due November 16, 2020.

Some applicants invited for interview (Jan 4). Interviews are scheduled for mid-January. 10 people were interviewed.
Rejection received. (Feb 1)

Herzberg NRC, Instrument Science (ad)

Due November 16, 2020.
Some applicants invited for interview (Dec 10).

Herzberg NRC, postdoc in high resolution spectroscopy of nearby dwarf galaxies (w/ McConnachie & Venn; ad) Due March 19, 2020

Helsinki, postdoctoral positions in Computational Extragalactic Astrophysics (w/ P.H. Johansson; ad)

Shortlist made. Some applicants invited for interview (Dec 17). The interviews are scheduled for early January.

Some offers are made (Jan 15). Offers made and accepted (Jan 22).

Hillsdale College Physics, Visiting Assistant Professor (ad) One-year sabbatical replacement for 2021-2022 academic year, posted June 7, 2021. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately until the position is filled. Offer made and accepted.
ICCUB, Seven Postdoctoral Maria de Maeztu Fellowships (ad) Due December 8, 2020. Any updates?
IFT Madrid, Postdoc in Theoretical Cosmology (w/ Matteo Fasiello ad) Due December 18, 2020. Offer made and accepted.

IoA, University of Cambridge, research assistant(s)/associate(s) w/ C. Reynolds (ad)

Due August 31, 2020
Institute for Advanced Study Membership (School of Natural Sciences, Physics and Astrophysics; IAS, SNS), ad 

Due 15 November 2020.

  • (Dec 15) Some candidates invited to interview
  • (Dec 22) Offers made, including Digvijay Wadekar, Chris Hamilton, Diana Powell (declined), Jamie Law-Smith (declined).
  • (Dec 23) Waitlist notified
  • Have rejections been sent? Yes, 2/24.

IPAC, Postdoctoral Scholar in Extragalactic Astrophysics GOALS Team (ad)

Applications due Jan 4

IPAC, Postdoctoral Scholar in Extragalactic Astrophysics (with Dr. Daniel Masters and collaborators) (ad)

Applications due Jan 6. Some candidates invited for interview. Any update? Feb 12.
IPAC/caltech NExScI postdoctoral scholar (w/ D. Ciardi ad) Due November 20, 2020. Any news? (5 Feb)
IPAC/Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar position in extragalactic astrophysics, with Dr. Olivier Doré and Daniel Masters, and the SPHEREx Science Team (ad) Due Jan 19. Any news? (Feb 9)
IRAP, postdoctoral position to join the X-IFU science team (ad Due September 17, 2020


Jansky Fellowship (ad)

Due November 2, 2020. Some rejections sent (Dec 21). Offer made and accepted by Julia Blue Bird
JILA Postdoctoral Research Associate; University of Colorado at Boulder

Due December 15, 2020.

Offer made and accepted.

JPL Postdoctoral Researcher (ad) Due January 6, 2021. Any news (Jan 23)?
Kansas State University. Postdoctoral Researcher Position. Galaxy surveys and large scale structure in general (DESI, Euclid) (ad). Email lado@k-state.edu for more information. December 15, 2020, for full consideration.
Kavli IPMU Postdoctoral positions in Cosmology and Astrophysics (ad)

Due Dec 1, 2020

Initial offers made after interviews. Additional candidates may be considered.

Kavli Institute Junior/Senior Kavli Fellow, KICC, Cambridge University (ad)

Application Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2020

Candidates contacted for interviews (December 5)

Rejections sent (December 14)

Kavli Postdoc in Stellar Astrophysics (w/ Lars Bildsten), ad 

Due 15 November 2020.

Feb 03: Any update? (Selection deadline is supposedly Feb 15). 

02/17: Any news?

Kavli Postdoctoral Scholars in Theoretical Physics (KITP), ad 

Due 15 November 2020.

Feb 03: Any update? (Selection deadline is supposedly Feb 15). 

02/17: Any news?

KIAA-PKU Postdoctoral Research in Microlensing/Exoplanets (ad) Due Feb 1, 2021.
KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, KICP/UChicago (ad) Applications strongly encouraged by October 31, 2020. Rejections sent (Jan 25)
Lancaster University, postdoctoral researcher in transient and data-intensive astrophysics (w/ Simmons) (ad) Due January 8, 202. Rejections sent (21st Jan). Invitations to interview sent (25th Jan).
Postdoctoral Positions in Compuational Astrophysics, Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) (ad) Offer made to Carl Fields (RPF Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship).
LMU Munich Astrophysics Fraunhofer/Schwarzschild Fellowships (ad) Due November 8, 2020. Shortlist made, rejections sent (January 11). All candidates notified, first offers to be made by January 20.
Liverpool John Moores University Postdoctoral position in computational galaxy formation and cosmology, ad

Applications due Jan 17; Any news?

8 Feb 2021: Some candidates contacted for interviews.

LMU-Munich 2 to 4-year Full-Time Postdoctoral Research Assistant Positions, ad

Applications due Jan 22; Any news?

Liverpool John Moores University - Postdoctoral research position to understand how the large-scale environment shapes star and planet formation/evolution - (w/ Steven Longmore) (ad)

Applications due Jan 31. 

Some rejections sent (19th Feb)

Liverpool John Moores University - Postdoctoral research position in Classical and Recurrent Novae - (w/ Matt Darnley) (ad)

Applications due Jan 31. Shortlisting took place Feb 15, rejections sent. Shortlisted candidates invited to interviews on Mar 2 and 3.

LMU-Munich LSST Postdoctoral Research Associates, ad Applications due Jan 8;
Some candidates invited for an interview (Feb 3)
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships (MSCA, ad Due September 9, 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral position in galaxy formation (w/ Vogelsberger) (ad) Due January 15, 2021, Offered to Josh Borrow and accepted
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Postdoctoral Position in Galactic Dynamics and Dark Matter (w/ Necib) (ad) Due January 15, 2021
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), "Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity" division; postdoctoral positions (ad) Due November 27, 2020. Shortlist notified, some candidates invited to interview (late December/early January). Several offers made (Jan 8).
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), "Computational Relativistic Astrophysics" division; postdoctoral positions (ad)

Due December 5, 2020.

Any news? Yes, offers sent.

Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Stellar Fellowships in de Mink's department (postdoctoral positions, ad)

Due January 8. Any news? (09 Feb)

At least some interview invitations sent Jan 26

Any more updates? (18 Feb)

Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany "Postdoctoral positions in Theoretical Astrophysics" (ad)

Due December 1, 2020

Shortlist notified. Some candidates invited to interview (early Jan).  Some offers made (Jan 25)   Have rejections been sent? - Not yet. Applicants can be considered for other postdoctoral positions in the dept.

Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, up to three postdoctoral positions in observational cosmology in the ERC-funded DarkQuest Project (w/ Bulbul) (ad) Applications due March 1, 2021

McDonald Observatory Fellowship (ad)

Due December 8, 2020

Any news?

One offer made, waitlist contacted. Offer accepted (Feb 8).

McGill University, Astrophysics Fellowships (ad)

Due December 3, 2020. 191 applications received. Committee meets on December 17, and first-round offers (and waitlist notificaitons) will go out a day or two after the meeting.

Update Dec 18: Most first-round offers going out over the next few days.

Update Dec 24: All but a couple of first-round offers have gone out. Waitlist notifications will go out in early January.

Any news??

McGill University, McGill Space Institute Fellowships (ad)

Due December 3, 2020. 191 applications received. Committee meets on December 17, and first-round offers (and waitlist notificaitons) will go out a day or two after the meeting.

Update Dec 18: First-round offers going out over the next few days.

Update Dec 24: First-round offers have gone out, including Munazza Alam (declined). Waitlist notifications will go out in early January.

Miller Fellowship Berkeley  Due October 10, 2020. Offers made to Ariadna Murguia Berthier, Diana Powell (declined).
Minerva Fellowship

Sep 18: Applications due.

Offer made to Diana Powell (declined)

Montana State University (w/ Reines; ad)

Due December 1, 2020. Some candidates invited to interview. Offer accepted (Feb 3).
MIT Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics, ad 

Applications due Dec 06. Any update? Offer made to Kishalay De (w/ Einstein), Colm Talbot.

Anyone received rejections? 1/31

(Selection deadline is 02/28 according to AAS). 


MIT Pappalardo Fellowship


Oct 9: Applications due.

Nov 20: Rejections sent.

Dec 20: Offers made to Kevin Burdge, Joshua Foster, Manki Kim, Aviram Uri, Diana Powell (declined)

NAOC, Recruitment for Postdoctoral Scholar Positions in ISM Group (ad) Due February 15, 2021

NAOJ Fellowship 2021 (equivalent to Project Assistant Professor) (ad)

Applications are due September 1, 2020. Interviews conducted (end of Sept).
NAOJ Project Research Fellow 2021 (ad)

Due October 31, 2020.

Some rejections sent (Dec 22).

NAOJ Project Research Fellow w/ Takashi Moriya (ad)

Due November 20, 2020
NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) (ad)

Due November 5, 2020.

offers end of this week??

Review panel met January 19-22 and 25-26, 406  applications (oversubscription factor of 17).
Jan 28: Some rejection and offer letters sent.

Offers made to Melinda Soares-Furtado (UW-Madison), Mike Grudic, Antonella Palmese, Carl Fields (Declined), Catherine Zucker, Thales Gutcke (Princeton), Kishalay De (MIT), Samantha Trumbo (declined), Megan Mansfield (U Arizona), Diana Powell (Harvard SAO), Ariadna Murguia Berthier (CIERA), Lea Marcotulli (Yale)Marta Bryan (UC Berkeley), Jon Zink (Caltech), Pradip Gatkine (Caltech), Luis Welbanks (ASU), Jake Turner (Cornell)

NASA Postdoctoral Program (ad)

Due November 1, 2020. NPP virtual review panels scheduled for December 21-23. 
Some rejections sent January 6.

Some JPL rejections sent February 3. Some JPL rejections sent February 18.
Offer made on Jan 15 to Laurie Chu at Ames. Offer made on Feb 3 to Dustin Madison at GSFC. Offer made on Feb 1 at GSFC to Munazza Alam (declined). Another offer made on Feb 3 at JPL. Some "pending" status rejections sent Feb 18.

National Observatory of Athens: ERC postdoctoral position in massive stars w/ Bonanos (ad) Due June 10, 2021.
Neil Gehrels Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Due December 21, 2020. Shortlist notified (Jan 21). Offer made to Igor Andreoni
Nordita Fellowships (ad) Due November 15, 2020.
At least two offers made, to Nikhil Sarin and Meridith Joyce (declined) and Josu Aurrekoetxea (declined) and Laura Sberna (declined) and Thales Gutcke (declined) (December 15).
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK Fellowship 

Due January 15, 2021.

  • Any Updates? (Feb 2)
Niels Bohr Institute, Cosmic Dawn Centre, DAWN Fellowship (ad)

Due January 4, 2021.

  • Some applicants invited for interviews (Jan 22)
  • Any news (Jan 28)? Interviews ongoing (Jan 28)
  • Offer made Feb 4 and accepted (Feb 9).
Northeastern University, Cosmology Postdoctoral Fellow (ad)

Applications are due November 16, 2020

Offer made and accepted.

Northwestern University, observational astronomy (ad) Applications due December 1, 2020. Any update? (Feb 18)
NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad)

Due October 15, 2020

Some offers made (Feb 1) including Diana Powell (Harvard; declined), Melodie Kao (declined), Amber Medina, Jenna Samuel (UT Austin), Angela Collier (JILA), Margaret Lazzarini (Caltech), Dominique Segura-Cox (UT Austin), and rejections sent (Feb 2)

Anyone no number of offers vs. applications? (Feb 02)

Ohio State CCAPP (ad) Consideration starts November 30, 2020.  Andrei Cuceu, Naim Karacayli, Jung-Tsung Li, William Luszczak, Sumit Sarbadhicary, Takahiro Sudoh (JSPS Fellow), Chun-Hao To.  Rejections sent (2/25).
Oort Fellowship (ad)

Due November 20, 2020  (deadline postponed to December 7, 2020)

  • Some candidates invited to interview (Jan 15).
  • Rejections sent (Jan 21).

Any news (Jan 28)?

Some more rejections sent (Feb. 8)

Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm (ad)
(five postdoctoral positions in cosmology, multimessenger astrophysics and particle astrophysics)

Applications are due 1 Dec 2020 or 15 Jan 2021 depending on position (see advert). Any update on the positions with the 15 Jan 2021 deadline?

2021-03-09 - Any updates on these?

2021-03-18 - Position on multi-messenger astrophysics is filled.

Oslo (Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (ad)

Due December 15, 2020.

  • Some candidates invited to interview (Jan 10).

Any news (Jan 26)?

Penn State, CEHW (ad) Due December 31, 2020. Some candidates invited to interview.
Penn State, Eberly Research Fellowships (ad) Nominations due December 1, applications due January 1. Any news (Jan 29)? Offer made to Amber Medina, Munazza Alam (declined). Rejections sent? Waitlist notified?
Penn State, dark matter physics (ad)

Due December 11, 2020. Some applicants invited for interview (Dec 17). Rejections sent (Jan 6).

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics postdoctoral fellowships (ad)

Applications are due November 9, 2020
Some offers made, including Joshua Foster, Digvijay Wadekar, Keisuke Harigaya, Rudin Petrossian-Byrne, Olga Papadoulaki (Dec 18), Jessica Muir

Perimeter Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships, Gravitational Waves Initiative(Strong Gravity, Gravitational Waves, Relativistic Astrophysics, ad) Due 9 November 2020. Are offers for this post the same as the one above?
Postdoctoral position in supernova science, Institut of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC), Barcelona (w/ Galbany, ad)

Due 15 December 2020. Application review will start right after the deadline. Shortlist notifications and rejection letters will be sent (to all applicants) by the end of the year. Interviews will be scheduled during January. Offer(s) will be made by the end of January.

Postdoctoral Fellowships at NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI) (ad).

The IAIFI is comprised of both physics and AI researchers at MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and Tufts. 


Applications are due October 20, 2020.

Postdoctoral Research Position in Combining Radio Surveys with Cosmological Simulations, Durham (ad Applications due December 16. Shortlisted candidate(s) contacted on January 18. Interviews 12th Feb. Offer made and accepted (15th Feb).
Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astronomy with Prof. Tommaso Treu at UCLA (ad) Applications due Nov 30. Shortlist made Dec 29. Any updates (Jan 26)? Offer made and accepted (Ioana Zelko).
Postdoctoral position in cosmology, LMU Munich (w/ Daniel Gruen) (ad)

Due November 8, 2020. Shortlist made, rejections sent (January 11). All candidates notified, offer made.
Jan 17: Rejections were sent and at least one offer made. If you've submitted a single application for the Fraunhofer/Schwarzschild Fellowship and this job, you might only receive one response.

Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS), ad  Nominations due 15 October 2020, review began immmediately thereafter. At least one offer made.  Some rejections sent (Jan 6).
Princeton Postdoctoral Research in Astrophysical Sciences ad

Applications due 06 November 2020. 

Shortlist notified (Dec 21). 

Offer made to Jamie Law-Smith (declined), Diana Powell (declined), Jiayi Sun (declined), Carl Fields (declined), Thales Gutcke (with Hubble)

Rejections sent (02/09)

Princeton Future Faculty in the Physical Sciences (FFPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship,  


Reviews start 04 November 2020. Some candidates invited for interviews.

Offers made to several, including Diana Powell (declined), Munazza Alam (declined).

Any rejections sent (02/02)? Rejections sent (02/11).

PSL post-doctoral fellowships in astrophysics at Paris Observatory (ad)

Due November 9, 2020

  • At least one offer made (Dec 9, 2020)
Rochester Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral position in Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics (ad) Application review starts Jan 15. Applications welcome until position filled. Any updates? (Feb 9)

Rutgers University, Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astrophysics (w/ McQuinn, ad)

Applications due Dec 10. Shortlist contacted for an interview (Dec 20).

Any updates (2/11)?

Rejection has been received by at least one person. (2/15)

Offer made and accepted.

Postdoctoral position in radio polarimetry,
University of Toronto
(w/ Gaensler, ad)
Due November 16th, 2020.
December 16th, 2020: Offer made, waitlist notified, some rejections sent.
February 3rd, 2021: position accepted
Postdoctoral position in CMB software development and analysis
University of Toronto
(w/ Hlozek, Hincks, ad)

Due December 15th, 2020.

February 1, 2021: Offer has been made, waitlist notified, some rejections sent

Radcliffe Wave Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Vienna (w/ Joao Alves, ad) Due 16th December, 2020
SAO, stars and clusters (w/ Dupree, ad) Due December 7.  Any news as of Jan 29?
Santa Cruz - Research Fellows in Transients, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology (ad)

Applications due Jan 08. Any news? (Feb 08)

Have rejections been sent? (Feb 22)

Santa Cruz - Postdoctoral Scholar in Extragalactic Astrophysics (w/ Brant Robertson) (ad) Applications due Jan 22. Any update? (Feb 18)

Simons foundations, Junior Fellowship (ad)

Nominations due Sep 10, 2020

Shortlist invited for interviews (Oct 5, 2020)

Some offers made (Dec 3, 2020), including Diana Powell (declined)


Due December 15, 2020.

Any update (Jan 22)?

SISSA (ad)

Due December 15, 2020.

Any update (Jan 22)?

SOFIA research postdoc (ad)

Due January 31, 2021.

Some contacted for interviews on Feb 13th.

Space Telescope Science Institute, Lasker Data Science Fellowship (ad)
(Up to 3 years, 100% independent research with a data science focus.)
  • Applications due Monday October 26, 2020. (Letters due Monday November 2, 2020.)
  • Applications under review, no news expected until late Jan/early Feb.
  • Some rejections sent February 3.
  • Offer made (Meridith Joyce) and accepted.
  • Remaining rejections sent.
Space Telescope Science Institute, STScI Fellowships (ad)
(Up to 4 years, 50% independent research, 50% supporting science operations.)
  • Applications due Monday October 26, 2020. (Letters due Monday November 2, 2020.)
  • Shortlist contacted. Interviews scheduled for late Jan.
  • Some rejections sent February 3.
  • Some offers made (Feb 10/11). Waitlist notified.
  • Five offers made and accepted, including Leonardo dos Santos.
  • Remaining rejections sent.
Stanford-Santa Cruz Cosmology Fellows (ad) Applications due October 30, 2020. Some candidates contacted for interviews (9 December). Rejections sent (Jan 11). Offer made to Wren Suess.
Stanford Science Fellows (ad) Applications due October 15, 2020. Some candidates invited to interview.
Stanford University, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology; Kavli and Porat Fellows (ad)

Applications due October 30, 2020. At least one offer made.

Rejections sent Jan 14.

Steward Observatory; University of Arizona Applications due Nov. 15, 2020.  Some shortlist candidates invited to interview.  Offer made and accepted.
Stockholm University, Department of Astronomy & The Oskar Klein Center (core-collapse supernova theory w/ O'Connor) (ad)

Applications due January 31, 2021

Updates? (Feb 10) Candidates interviewed.

STScI, ISM*@ST collaboration (ad)

Due December 19.

Any news (Feb 3)?

Some shortlist notifications / interview requests sent out late January. Some rejections sent (Feb 11). More rejections sent (2/18).

At least two offers made for LUVIT position.

STScI, X-ray binaries and astrophysical transients (w/ Fruchter, ad) Due January 8, 2021. Interviews requested from some candidates.
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; Submillimeter Array (SMA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Applications due October 20, 2020. Some interviews scheduled. Offers made, waitlist notified (Dec 23). Some rejections sent (Jan 5).

Any news (Feb 15)?
Southern Methodist University, Theoretical Cosmology (w/Meyers, ad) Due 5 January 2021.
Southern Methodist University, time domain high energy astrophysics (w/ Smith, ad) Due January 1 2021. Shortlisted candidates interviewed. Offer accepted (Feb 5).
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, several postdoctoral fellowships in astrophysics (ad) Application due December 20, 2020
Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship in Exoplanetary Science (iREx), ad Applications due Dec 15; Any news? (Jan 29) - some rejections sent. Offer made to Amber Medina.
Two postdoc positions on the co-evolution of galaxies and their central black holes, Edinburgh (ad) Applications due Jan 8. 18th Jan: email to candidates to say 80 applications received. Shortlisting due to take place before 25th Jan (any news(?) reply: I've not heard anything as of Wednesday 27th evening, first round of interview invititations should go out end of this week as per the email?), interviews due to commence 1st Feb. 
28/1 Some rejections sent. (any news? Feb 8)
Two postdoc positions in gravitational waves at the Laboratoire des 2 infinis - Toulouse (L2IT), France Applications due 18 January 2021. (Any news? 26/1)
United States Naval Academy, postdoc in gravitational lensing and quasar physics (w/ C. Morgan, ad) Applications still being accepted (25 Feb)
University of Alabama in Huntsville -- postdoc position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics and Data Science (w/ Littenberg @ NASA-MSFC, ad) Applications due January 13, 2021. Review will begin in December, 2020.  Offer expected in mid February, 2021.
University of Southern California, postdoc in theoretical/computational cosmology (w/ Vera Gluscevic) (ad) Due December 20, 2020
University of Amsterdam, postdoctoral position in exoplanet atmospheres (w/ Desert, ad)

Applications due Jan 31st, 2021. Any news? (Feb 10)

Have rejections been sent? (Feb 22)

University of Delaware - Post Doctoral Researcher, Gamma-Ray Astrophysics, ad

Any news?
University of Milan-Bicocca, COSMIB group, at least three positions on the ERC-CosmicWeb Project (w/ Cantalupo) (ad) Consideration starts January 15, 2021. 
Any news? (Feb 8)
University of Amsterdam, GRAPPA prize fellowship (gravitation and astroparticle physics) Applications due December 20 2020, 288 applications, Two offers made and accepted (Jan 14)
University of Arizona, postdoctoral position in time domain astro (w/ Sand, ad Applications due Jan 30, 2021.
University of Colorado Boulder, postdoctoral position in exoplanets (w/ Berta-Thompson, ad)

Nov 13: Applications due. 

Offer made to Munazza Alam (declined).

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Galaxy Formation and Evolution, with Prof. Kate Whitaker (ad)

Due Jan 25.

Any news? (Feb 17)

University of Toronto, time domain or stellar astrophysics (w/ Drout, ad)

Due December 18 2020. Any News?

Some notices sent out on Sunday, Feb 14. Others expected in the next few days. Timing of notice does not reflect status.

Still have not heard anything (Feb 22) 

March 1, still never heard anything. Has anyone interviewed or been offered?

Does anyone know when rejections will be sent?

United Arab Emirates University / National Space Science and Technology Center - Three postdoc positions related to Emirates Mars Mission atmospheric science 
(1) Dust storm science (ad)
(2) Atmospheric retrievals (ad)
(3) Data assimilation (ad)
Apply via Jobs@UAEU.

(1) Offer made.

(2) Offer made and accepted.

(3) Applications due by 30 September 2021.

University of Canterbury, planet formation (w/ Michele Bannister, ad) Some interviews conducted
University of Chicago, T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad) Due 12 Oct, 2021. "seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies - their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history"
University of Chicago, nuclear astrophysics & near field cosmology (w/ Alexander Ji, ad) Some interviews conducted in early January.
University of Edinburgh (ad) Due 5th Jan. Any news? (3 Feb)
University of Maryland/Goddard (w/ Bennett ad

Due 15th December. Any news? (3 Feb)


University of Maryland/Goddard (w/ Troja ad) Some interviews conducted. One offer made and accepted.
Michigan Society of Fellows

Sep 15: Applications due.

Offer made to Diana Powell (declined)

University of Michigan, accretion-powered astrophysics (w/ Miller, ad) Due December 1, 2020 (Any updates 27/1 ?) Search failed.
University of Michigan, extragalactic observations (w/ S. Johnson, ad)

Due January 15, 2020

At least 1 rejection received.

University of Michigan, Exoplanet Science   (w/ M. Meyer, ad) Rejection emails sent out (Jan 11).  Interviews underway (Jan 15-21).  One offer made (declined) and short-list notified (Feb. 1).  Another offer made and short-short-list notified (Feb. 17).  Offer accepted.
University of Michigan, LCTP Postdoctoral Fellow (ad) Kuan Wang and Minh Nguyen
University of Michigan, McLaughlin Fellowship (ad)

Due December 1, 2020

Some rejections sent. (updated 1/27)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity
For more information, email jbenner@illinois.edu
Due December 1, 2020
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Research Associate in Data Science (ad) Due March 16, 2021. 
University of Nevada (ad) Due Jan. 15, 2021. Any news?
University of Texas at Austin, Early Career Fellowship (ad) Due January 20, 2021. Offer made to Amber Medina. Rjections sent (02/19)
University of Texas at Austin -- Postdoc position in star and planet formation (w/ Offner, ad) Due December 10, 2020
University of Toledo -- Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics (w/ Visbal, ad) Due January 8, 2021; Any news? (Feb 8)
University of Virginia, VICO Fellowship (ad) Due December 15, 2020. Some candidates invited to interview. Offer made and accepted; rejections sent (Feb 19).
University of Virginia -- theoretical/computational astrophysics (w/ Davis, ad Review of applications begins 31 December 2020
University of Waterloo (ad)

Application deadline December 15, 2020

some candidates invited for an interview (25 Jan)
At least two offers made and accepted (Feb 8)
For the fellowships or PDRA positions? Two fellowships

University of Washington -- multiple positions in astronomy (ad) All searches completed (12 Mar).

University of Washington -- postdoc position in cosmology and/or particle physics (ad)

Review of applications begins 1 November 2020
University of Warwick - postdoc in stellar astrophysics (ad) Application deadline 8 July 2021

University of Wisconsin-Madison - two postdoct positions in cosmology (w/ Keith Bechtol, ad)

Review of applications begins 17 December 2020
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Computational/Theoretical cosmology (w/ Moritz Munchmeyer, ad)

Review of applications begins 17 December 202. Offer made. Waitlist notified (20 Jan, 2021).

University of Wisconsin-Madison - 

IceCube, CTA, and HAWC postdoctoral scholar positions, ad

Due December 20, 2020.

Some IceCube candidates contacted for interviews (27 January). IceCube interviews scheduled 8 February-19 February.

Any news?

University of Montreal - Machine Learning and Cosmology (w/ Yashar Hezaveh, Laurence Perreault Levasseur, ad)
  • Review of applications begins 1 December 2020  
  • Some candidates contacted for interviews (~16 December)
  • at least one offer made (mid Jan 2021)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Cosmology
Due May 15, 2021 (deadline extended)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Center for AstroPhysical Surveys (CAPS) Postdoctoral Fellow (ad)
Due February 15, 2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Observational Astronomy (w/ Shen) (ad)
Due February 14, 2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SDSS-V Postdoctoral Research Associate (ad)
Due February 28, 2021
Postdoc position in exoplanets at the Ohio State University (w/Wang, ad) Due 31 January 2021. 
Offer made and accepted (Mar 18)
University of Southern Califorina - postdoctoral position on CMB and galaxy clusters  with Elena Pierpaoli (ad) Start revieewing on Dec 20. Offer made.
University of California, Davis, Research Position in Galaxy Evolution with Prof. Tucker Jones(ad)

Due Jan 15. Have any rejections been sent yet?

Shortlist interviewed.

Any offer? (Feb 12)

University of California, Irvine in observational extragalactic astronomy, ad Applications due Dec 14. Interviews scheduled with shortlisted candidates. Any news? (Feb 2) Offer made and accepted, waitlist notified. Rejections sent.
University of California, Los Angeles in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics and dynamical channels for Gravitational Wave sources, ad Applications due February 15th, 2021
UC Irvine Observational Exoplanet Studies, ad

Applications due Dec 31; Any news? (Jan 29) Offer made to Jacob Luhn (w/ Robertson) and Raquel Martinez (w/ Sallum).

Have rejections been sent...? (22 Feb)

UC Irvine Exoplanet Climate and Habitability (w/ Shields), ad Applications due Jan 29. Interviews conducted through 2/26.
UCL Research Fellow in Cosmological Galaxy Formation, ad Applications due Jan 15; At least one member of shortlist contacted Feb 3, interview scheduled.
University of Vienna Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical or Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology, ad Applications due Jan 3; Any news? Offer made and accepted.
University of Vienna (w/ Manuel Gudel) - Postdoctoral Research Position in Star and Planet Formation and Planet evolution (ad) Applications due Jan 20. Any news? (Mar 18)

Have any rejections been sent?
University of Texas at Austin (w/ Mike Boylan-Kolchin) - Postdoc in galaxy formation and near-field cosmology (ad)

Applications due Dec 15. Any news? Offer made and accepted.

University of Padova - Analysis of data from CHaracterizing ExOplanet satellite (CHEOPS) mission (ad) Applications due Feb 11. Shortlisted candidates invited to interview Feb 12. Interviews held Feb 15.
University of Hawaii - Variable Stars Postdoctoral Fellow (ad)

Applications due Feb 10.

Vanderbilt University, AGN (w/ Runnoe, ad) Due 15 December 2020. Any news? Jan 27. 29/01: rejections sent, some candidates invited to interview.
Villanova University, postdoc in black hole astrophysics (w/Neilsen) (ad) Due January 4, 2020 for full consideration. First round of candidates contacted for interview.
Villanova University, postdoc in magnetic fields (w/David Chuss) (ad)

Applications due April 30. Inverviews week of May 10th. Offer made to Natalie Butterfield

Washington State University, postdoc in time-domain astronomy (w/Baldassare) (ad) Due February 8. Any news? (Feb 16)
Washington University in St. Louis, MCSS postdoctoral fellowship (ad) Due May 24, 2021.

Yale Mossman Postdoctoral Fellowship, ad

Applications due November 7; offer made, updated Jan 19

YCAA Prize Fellowship, ad

Applications due Dec 1. Feb 14th - First offer has gone out. Some rejections sent Mar 12.



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