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 2013. 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. In particular, McKee and Klein have an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in theoretical studies in star formation.
Current senior members of the TAC include Jonathan Arons, Eugene Chiang, Joanne Cohn, Marc Davis, Al Glassgold, Wick Haxton, Daniel Kasen, Richard Klein, Chung-Pei Ma, Philip Marcus, Christopher McKee, Burkhard Militzer, Eliot Quataert, Uros Seljak, and Martin White. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to interact 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, ultraviolet astronomy, solar system astrophysics), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (BOSS, SNe, DES, weak lensing, nuclear astrophysics).
Candidates should have obtained their Ph.D. or its equivalent in astrophysics or a related field by date of hire. Required application materials include a CV, bibliography, and statement of research interests and plans. Please submit applications electronically below by November 15, 2012. Please make sure that three letters of reference are uploaded by November 15, 2012 to the URL provided to you in the confirmation email message.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
U.C. Berkeley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) provides a comprehensive program which offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance.
ApplicationDeadline: Nov. 15, 2012
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 filecontaining multiple files is fine. Please make sure that three letters of reference are uploaded by Nov. 15, 2012 to the URL provided to you in the confirmation email message. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.