Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Yale University
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for the YCAA Prize Fellowship. The YCAA is part of a vibrant research community in the Astronomy and Physics departments at Yale. The Fellowship is for three years (renewed annually subject to performance) and offers salary, benefits and research funds comparable to the Hubble and other similar prize fellowships.

Yale offers a lively academic community and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck and Palomar telescopes. Because Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV and SDSS-V collaborations, YCAA Fellows can automatically join both. YCAA Fellows also have access to High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale.

Fellows are expected to carry out their own research program, although research interests that intersect with those of Yale astrophysics faculty (see are preferred. Active research at Yale spans most areas in astrophysics and includes theoretical, observational, and instrumentation efforts.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology by June 2024.

Applicants should apply online at and must submit their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief (max 3 pages) description of their anticipated research program by November 3, 2023. Candidates should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL by November 3. YCAA Fellowship candidates will also be considered for any other open postdoctoral positions in astrophysics at Yale in their fields of interest, unless they ask to be considered only for the YCAA Fellowship.

Applications that are complete by November 3, 2023 will be assured of full consideration. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 09
Application Deadline
2023 Nov 03


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