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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 2/2/2017

University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree



Open date: September 12th, 2016
Last review date: November 15th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: January 31st, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Postdoctoral Scholars Theoretical Astrophysics Center

The Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for up to two TAC Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting in the summer or fall of 2017. 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 other postdoctoral positions with TAC members, including the Berkeley Taiwan ASIAA Fellowship and postdoctoral positions in stellar and time domain astrophysics joint between Berkeley, Caltech, and KITP.

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, Space Sciences Laboratory, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Additional information on the TAC can be found at the following website:

A PhD or equivalent degree in astrophysics or a related field is required by the start date. At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work. UC Berkeley offers excellent health and welfare packages. It also has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. Information on available plans and eligibility can be found at: http://www.garnett

To apply:
Please submit applications electronically at

Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications, and a statement of research interests and plans; a statement of contributions to diversity is optional. Applicants should also request three letters of reference.
Candidates for the TAC Fellowship are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials by November 15, 2016. Other TAC postdoc positions will be open until filled.

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 ( prior to submitting their letters.

For questions contact Andrea Martinez at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


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