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Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics

Applications Due:
December 01, 2013


The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy offers a number of Prize Fellowships at the Postdoctoral Scholar level in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics. In the case of astrophysics, only candidates whose focus is primarily instrumental (not purely observational) will be considered. These Fellowships are to begin in Fall 2014 and are for a three-year duration. They carry a competitive annual stipend and/or salary combination and offer an annual research expense fund.

This Fellowship program has been established to offer scientists, typically within a few years after receipt of the Ph.D., the opportunity to pursue new and innovative experimental research. It is expected that this research will require the support and use of facilities of one of the established experimental groups at Caltech. Currently, Caltech has groups working in: (Astrophysical Detector Development, Atomic Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Gravitational Physics, High Energy Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, Infrared & Sub-millimeter Astronomy, Low Energy Particle Physics, Microwave Background Observations, Neurobiology, Nuclear Physics, Quantum Optics, Radio Astronomy, Solar Physics, Surface Physics, Ultraviolet Astrophysics).

Electronic copies of the curriculum vitae with email address and with citizenship indicated, publications list (indicate articles which appeared in refereed journals), and statement of research interests are required. Electronic Portable Document Format (PDF) submittals are preferred. The applicant is requested to ensure that at least three letters of recommendation are submitted via the web link provided in the electronic application. Deadline for the application is December 1, 2013. Application materials may also be sent to EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS AND EXPERIMENTAL ASTROPHYSICS FELLOWSHIPS, mail code 103-33, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, to arrive by December 1, 2013.

Fellowship candidates will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions in their fields of interest. Email inquiries in regards to the application process may be sent to

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • curriculum vitae with email address and with citizenship indicated;
    • publications list (indicate articles which appeared in refereed journals);
    • and statement of research interest.

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