The TAC Fellowship

The Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for the TAC Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting in the summer or fall of 2012. The Fellows are expected to carry out independent research on topics of their choosing in theoretical astrophysics, cosmology or planetary science.  The positions are for three years.  In addition to being considered for the TAC Fellowship, applicants will also be considered for the Berkeley-Taiwan ASIAA postdoctoral positions and for grant-supported postdoctoral positions with TAC members.

Current senior members of the TAC include Jonathan Arons, Eugene Chiang, Joanne Cohn, Marc Davis, Al Glassgold, Daniel Kasen, Richard Klein, Chung-Pei Ma, Philip Marcus, Christopher McKee, Burkhard Militzer, Eliot Quataert, Uros Seljak, and Martin White.   Further information on the TAC's current membership and former Fellows may be found at the TAC's main website.

Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to interact and work with the broad spectrum of researchers in the Berkeley Astronomy Department and with other experimental and theoretical programs in the neighboring Physics Department (dark matter detection, infrared astrophysics, CMB), Space Sciences Laboratory (hard X-ray astronomy, cosmic rays, solar system astrophysics), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (supernovae, BOSS, DES, weak lensing, nuclear astrophysics).

Candidates should have obtained their Ph.D. in astrophysics or a related field. Required application materials include a CV, bibliography, and statement of research interests and plans.   Submit applications electronically below by December 1, 2011.  Please make sure that three letters of reference are uploaded by
Dec. 1 2011 to the URL provided to you in the confirmation email message.

The University of California, Berkeley is committed to affirmative action by actively recruiting qualified women and minorities for employment opportunities: Affirmative Action Employer/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Included Benefits: Medical and dental insurance are included.  In addition, UC Berkeley has a number of policies specifically geared towards helping academics with families.

Application

Deadline:  Dec. 1, 2011

Submit a single file below containing your CV, bibliography, and statement of research interests and plans.   A single PDF or text file or a tar file containing multiple files is fine.  Please make sure that three letters of reference are uploaded by Dec. 1 2011 to the URL provided to you in the confirmation email message. If you have any questions, contact tacjob@astro.berkeley.edu.



This year's submission deadline has passed.