Postdoc - Cornell Center for Astrophysics & Planetary Science

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Cornell University
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Astronomy at Cornell University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position with Dr. Anna Ho in the field of time-domain astronomy. A PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required.

The applicant will lead and contribute to projects in one or more of a variety of topics, such as engine-driven supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and radio and submillimeter transients. The applicant will have the opportunity to work with data from, and contribute preparatory work to, several cutting-edge facilities including the Zwicky Transient Facility, ULTRASAT, the Simons Observatory, and CCAT-prime. Applicants with previous experience with transient observations (at any wavelength) are especially encouraged to apply.

This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with the possibility of renewal. The start date is flexible, but nominally 1 August 2024.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (1-3 pages) description of research interests, and should arrange three letters of reference to be submitted on Academic Jobs online at:

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

Prior relevant work or industry experience.

Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)

Unique applicable skills.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$60,000USD to $68,000USD
Included Benefits

Included benefits can be reviewed at:


Compensation Notes

Compensation based on experience and equity

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 23
Application Deadline
2023 Dec 15
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