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Postdoctoral Fellow - Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP)

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The Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for the BCCP Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting in the summer or fall of 2015. The BCCP Fellows are expected to carry out independent research on topics of their choosing in cosmology. We are especially encouraging applications in the intersection area between cosmology, fundamental physics and astrophysics. The position is for three years. In addition to being considered for the BCCP Fellowship, applicants will also be considered for grant-supported postdoctoral positions with BCCP members. Information on the BCCP's current activities and membership may be found at the BCCP's website:

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact and work with the broad spectrum of researchers in the Berkeley Astronomy and Physics Departments, and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The experimental and theoretical cosmology programs at Berkeley include supernovae, galaxy clustering, weak lensing and CMB.

Salaries for these full-time positions will commensurate with experience.

Basic qualifications
Candidate must have completed all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation in physics, astrophysics or related field at the time of application.

The total duration of individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

Additional qualifications
The Ph.D. (or equivalent) in physics, astrophysics or related field is required by the start date.

Applicants must be experienced in executing independent research.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. For information on UC Postdoc benefits, please visit: UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. 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.

Apply by December 1, 2014. The expected start date is Summer or Fall 2015. For inquiries, contact Melissa Barclay at

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:

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Bibliography

  • Statement of Research Interests

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required