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Deadline: 2015-11-15
Location: Pasadena, CA, USA

Burke Fellowship at Caltech

Burke Fellows in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
California Institute of Technology

The Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) solicits applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship program. The Burke Fellowship offers an opportunity for outstanding recent and new Ph.D. recipients to perform research at Caltech for three years. They are selected by a faculty committee representing all areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics at Caltech and are provided with:

* independence in research direction within theoretical physics and astrophysics (including but not limited to theoretical astrophysics/cosmology, condensed matter theory, general relativity, particle/string theory, physical mathematics, and quantum information),

* faculty mentorship and activities organized by the Burke Institute to promote scientific exchanges and professional growth, and

* a competitive annual stipend/salary and an annual research fund.

The Burke Fellowship program significantly expands and strengthens the existing Prize Fellowship program at Caltech. The Prize Fellowship program has been successful with over 95 percent of the more than 120 former fellows holding distinguished academic positions.

We encourage all candidates to apply by November 15, 2015. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae (with email address and citizenship), a statement of research interests, and a list of publications on the application website (https://applications.caltech.edu/job/burke). Applicants should also ensure that at least three letters of reference are submitted on their behalf to this website. Burke Fellowship applicants will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions. Caltech is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Email inquiries regarding the application process may be sent to nell[at]caltech.edu.