Beus Prize Fellowship (Tempe) - 13 Nov 2023

The Beus Center for Cosmic Foundations at Arizona State University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Research Scholar position of Beus Prize Fellow. The Center brings together observational and theoretical astrophysicists, discipline-based educational researchers, instrument builders, and engineers to advance our knowledge of the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies.     The successful candidate will work on research of their choosing related broadly to understanding our cosmic origins.  This may include (but is not limited to): observations or theoretical modeling of the formation and evolution of stars, galaxies, and their cosmic ecosystems; large-scale structure and the conditions that seeded galactic systems; nucleosynthesis and element generation; techniques for statistical analysis, data analysis, numerical simulation, or software; instrumental and engineering advances in signal processing, detectors, interferometers, space-based instruments, or other relevant technology; upcoming measurement approaches including intensity mapping, time domain, and multi-messenger probes; or discipline-based educational research in the context of our cosmic origins.  This position is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with an anticipated start date of approximately July 2024. The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to three years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. This position comes with an annual fiscal-year salary of $79,567.00, an annual discretionary research budget of $15,900.00, and an allocation for moving expenses.   The deadline for initial review of complete applications will be November 13, 2023.  For more information and to apply, please go to  More information about the Beus Center for Cosmic Foundations can be found at:

SAO Postdoctoral Fellow (Cambridge, MA) - 15 Dec 2023

The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position within the group of Dr. Catherine Zucker. Our group is working on a diverse set of projects related to the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, the interstellar medium, star formation, and young stellar populations. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working in any of these or related areas, with preference given to candidates interested in developing or utilizing pipelines for modeling the 3D distribution of dust and/or stars with current and future photometric, astrometric, and spectroscopic surveys (e.g. Gaia, JWST, SDSS-V, LSST, Roman, etc.). The fellow will have substantial freedom to propose and pursue their own research within the group. Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics, physics, or a closely related field by the start of the position. Expertise in data analysis and computing is required and familiarity with survey data is preferred. The successful applicant should be able to carry out an independent research program and work collaboratively with students and other members of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. The position is for three years, subject to annual renewals contingent upon performance. The anticipated start date is Summer or Fall 2024, but earlier start dates are possible. Annual salary for the fellow for the first year will be $77,738 and includes cost-of-living increases in subsequent years. The fellow will also receive full support for health and dental insurance at no cost, which also includes applicable dependents. Funds will also be available to the fellow for travel, publications, and computing. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests, experience, and future plans (maximum 3 pages, not including references) via Academic Jobs Online (AJO). Additionally, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through AJO. Applications received by December 15th, 2023, will receive full consideration, with letters of recommendation due December 22nd, 2023. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Catherine Zucker ( To apply, see