Update (Dec 15): Unfortunately, the CGE Fellowship will not be offered this year due to a lack of funding.

The Southern California Center for Galaxy Evolution (CGE) invites applications for Fall 2015 Fellowship positions at UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara. A CGE Fellowship provides an opportunity for highly qualified postdoctoral scholars to conduct theoretical or observational research at any of the five campuses in areas broadly related to galaxy formation, including (but not limited to) galaxy evolution, Galactic astronomy, early star formation, and AGN phenomena. The Fellowship provides up to three years of support with an excellent, competitive salary plus benefits and a generous annual research budget.


One of the primary objectives of this program is to promote collaboration between the five Southern UC campuses. Applications will be judged on research excellence and, in part, on their likelihood for promoting collaboration between at least two campuses. Thus, we require the candidate to specify a first-choice and second-choice host campus and to maintain faculty contacts at these two campuses throughout the fellowship. The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or related field. Applications must include a statement of past research (up to 3 pages), a research proposal (up to 3 pages), CV, and the names of pre-arranged faculty contacts at two of the CGE campuses. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted electronically. Detailed electronic submission instructions are available at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02620. Applications are due on or before December 31, 2014. Fellowship appointments will be contingent upon available funding.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

If there are any questions regarding the application process, please contact Mike Cooper (cooper -at- uci.edu).