The Southern California Center for Galaxy Evolution (CGE) invites applications for FALL 2012 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. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted electronically. Detailed electronic submission instructions are available here. UC is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Applications are due on November 30, 2011.