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Postdoc or term positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) Matches (in boldface if accepted)Describe
Aachen (RWTH Aachen University), 1 postdoc in astroparticle physics (w/ P. Mertsch), 1 postdoc in cosmology (w/ J. Lesgourgues; ad) Due December 17, 2016. 1 offer for Cosmology postdoc made and accepted.
ALMA JAO Fellowship Some interviews scheduled, including George Privon, Dominique Segura-Cox
AIP Leibniz Institute Cosmology Postdoctoral fellowship ad Shortlist notified, interviews scheduled
Anton Pannekoek Inst. for Astronomy, Univ. of Amsterdam: 1-2 postdoctoral positions in computational stellar astrophysics in the BinCosmos group (w/ De Mink; ad) Preferred by December 9, (closing date 13 January 2017)
Argonne National Laboratory, multiple postdoctoral positions in cosmology (observations/theory/large-scale computations/instrumentation); ad Due December 15, 2016  shortlist includes: Duncan Campbell
Argonne National Laboratory, postdoctoral position in computational cosmology; ad Due January 15, 2017
Ariel University, postdoctoral position in physics of massive stars / binary stars (w/ Kashi ; ad) Due April 1, 2017
Arizona State University / School for Earth and Space Exploration - Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship (link) Due November 18, 2016.  Shortlist created. At least some rejections sent out.

Arizona State University / School for Earth and Space Exploration - Exoplanetary Systems  (w/ Shkolnik)

Due November 30, 2016. Shortlist notified, interviews conducted
Arizona / Steward Observatory - Postdoc position (w/ Xiaohui Fan, ad) Due January 2, 2017
Australian National University (up to 10 positions with Asplund, Colless, da Cunha, Kewley, Krumholz, McClure-Griffiths, link) Due December 12, 2016.
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave Discovery (OzGrav): positions at Adelaide, ANU, Monash, Swinburne, U Melbourne, UWA. advert Due December 31, 2016. Shortlist made and Skype interview being scheduled (at least for Monash).
Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) Fellows, 3-year positions (University of Bern, Switzerland; ad) Due November 30, 2016.  Shortlist: Bower, Deitrick, Espinoza, Hoeijmakers, Lee, Lopez, Mayorga, Matra, Mills, Munoz, Paardekooper, Wilson.  Shortlisted candidates are invited to Bern on 12th Jan 2017.  Offers made to Dan Bower and Luca Matra.  Rejections sent.  Waitlisted candidates will be notified soon.
Ben-Gurion University (ad) Due January 15, 2017 (deadline extended).
Benoziyo Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics (ad) Due December 15. Shortlisted notified, at least one offer made on 01/01/2017
Berkeley Lab (LBNL; Owen Chamberlain Physics Fellowship; ad) Interviews scheduled: including Eleonora Di Valentino and others.
Berkeley, TAC Fellowship Due November 15, 2016. Some shortlisted candidates notified, including Anna Rosen, Tilman Hartwig, Rahul Kannan, Jonathan Stern, Duncan Campbell. Some offers made, including Philip Mocz, Sasha Philippov, Evan Schneider, Yuan-Sen Ting.
Berkeley, BCCP/CDS Fellowships (ad) Jan 15, 2017 - Some offers made
Bernoulli Fellows, 4-year positions (Oxford-Bern or Heidelberg-Bern; ad) Due November 30, 2016.  Shortlisted candidates are a subset of the CSH Fellowship shortlist.  Heidelberg-Bern offer made to Nestor Espinoza.  Oxford-Bern offer made to Graham Lee.
Bologna INFN (istituo nazionale di fisica nucleare)  
Bolton Fellowship (CSIRO, Australia) ad Due October 31, 2016. Rejections sent
Caltech (Burke theoretical prize fellowship) Offers made: including Philip Mocz, Eve Lee
Caltech Millikan Prize Fellowship Offer made to Arpita Roy

Caltech, Exoplanet Astrophysics (w/ Howard; ad)

Due January 15, 2017

Caltech/IPAC (with Colbert and Teplitz) Due December 15, 2016
Caltech, High Energy (w/ Harrison & Garcia; ad) Due December 15, 2016
Caltech, Time Domain Astronomy (ad) Due December 15, 2016
Carnegie Fellowship Shortlist notified, including Tom Holoien, Yuan-Sen Ting, John Ruan, Anna Rosen, Arpita Roy, Steph Sallum, Néstor Espinoza, Megan Bedell, Sarah Wellons, Irene Shivaei, Krista Lynne Smith, Wei Zhu, Hsin-Yu Chen, Alex Ji, Anna Nierenberg, Decker French. Two offers to Decker French and Alex Ji
Carnegie Fellowship in Instrumentation Decision delayed until week of January 23.
Carnegie Alvin E. Nashman Fellowship Offer made (01/12) to Anna Rosen
Carnegie-Caltech Fellowship Offer made (01/12) to Anna Rosen
Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship Offer made (01/12) to Yuan-Sen Ting.
Carnegie DTM Fellowship >60 applicants. Staff scientists have met to review applications. When is expected the notification?
Carnegie Mellon McWilliams Fellowship (ad) Shortlist made - any info?
Carnegie Mellon Postdoctoral Position in Machine Learning, Statistics and Astrophysics Any info?

CEFCA, Spain (two positions in cosmology w/ R. Angulo; ad)

Due January 15
Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe , Korea (ad) Due December 20. Offer made to Mauricio Bustamante.
CfA ITC Fellowship (ad) Shortlist notified, rejection e-mails sent (Dec 13). Some offers made, including Anna Rosen, Rahul Kannan, Evan Schneider, Eve Lee, Sasha Philippov
CfA Fellowship Due October 31, 2016, offered to Alex Ji
CfA Event Horizon Telescope (ad) Offers made (Dec 16).
CITA National Fellowship (https://jobregister.aas.org/node/55039) Some offers made, including Chervin Laporte (Victoria)
CITA Fellowship (ad Due November 15, 2016. Some offers made, including Susan Clark, Ben Farr, Hsin-Yu Chen, Sasha Philippov

Columbia University, Theoretical High Energy/Transient Astrophysics (w/ Metzger; ad)

Due December 1, 2016. Short list notified, including Almog Yalinewich, Elad Steinberg.
Dartmouth College Fellowship  
DIRAC Institute postdocs (LSST, University of Washington; ad) Accepted until 3 positions filled. Any information?
Dunlap Fellowship (ad) Due November 1, 2016. Some offers made, including Susan Clark, Wen-fai Fong. Shortlisted candidates notified, including John Ruan, Sandro Tacchella
Durham Fellowship and postdoc - cosmology and extragalactic (ad) Due January 3, 2017
EACOA Fellowship (ad) Interviews scheduled, including Chat Hull, Li-Yen Hsu  
Edinburgh (ERC postdoctoral with Heymans/Zuntz) Some interviews scheduled, including Eleonora Di Valentino
ESA Fellowship Shortlist made. Interviews conducted.
Einstein Fellowship (ad) Due November 3, 2016. 156 complete applications received. At least some rejections sent (11 Jan). Some offers made, including Anna Rosen, Philip Mocz, Sasha Philippov, Susan Clark (declined), Evan Schneider. Some waitlisted candidates notified (11 Jan). 
ESO Fellowship (Garching; ad) Due October 15, 2016 Some interviews scheduled. At least some offers made, including Decker French
ESO Fellowship (Chile) Due October 15, 2016. Interviews scheduled. At least one offer made.
ETH Zurich (w/ Carollo; ad) Due December 31, 2016

Exploration Fellowship (Arizona State University; ad)

Due November 18, 2016

Fermi and McCormick Fellowships (University of Chicago; ad) Due November 14, 2016. Some offers made, including Sasha Philippov.
Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Postdoc accepted by Sam McDermott
FINCA (ad Positions in Turku, Oulu, Helsinki or Metsahovi, 2yr+1, Due December 1, 2016
Five College Astronomy Department Research and Teaching Fellow (Amherst College, ad) Due December 1, 2016 (did this change from January 3, 2017?)
Flatiron Fellowship (Simons foundation, ad) Due November 1, 2016; some offers made, including Colin Hill, Evan Schneider, Sasha Philippov; more offers will be made
Fudan University and ISAF/INAF Bologna (w/ Bambi and Grandi; ad) Due December 15, 2016
Gemini Fellowships (N and S; ad) Due November 6, 2016. Interviews scheduled. At least one offer made.
Giaconni & Lasker Data Science Fellowship (ad) January 15, 2017 - Some offers made
Gliese Fellowship at ZAH (ad) Offer made to Krista Lynne Smith
Harvard Black Hole Initiative Fellowship (ad) Offers made (Dec 16), including Hsin-Yu Chen
Harvard University, Theoretical/Numerical Cosmology (w/ Cora Dvorkin; ad)

Due December 1, 2016

Harvard University, Time-Domain Astrophysics (w/ Edo Berger; ad) Due December 15, 2016
Heidelberg University (Extragalactic Star Formation w/Kruijssen; ad) Due December 10, 2016
Heidelberg University (Molecular Cloud Evolution Theory w/Kruijssen; ad) Due December 10, 2016
Heidelberg University (Computational Galaxy Formation and Evolution w/Kruijssen; ad) Due December 10, 2016
Heidelberg University Gliese Fellowship (ad) Due November 30, 2016
Hintze Fellowship (University of Oxford; ad) Due January 13, 2017.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 4~6 positions (ad) Due December 9, 2016
Hubble Fellowship (ad)

Some offers made Jan 13, including Rachael Beaton, Brett McGuire, Chat Hull, George Zhou (SAO), Ivan Cabrera-Ziri, Evan Schneider (Princeton), Sarah Loebman, Bruce Banner, Katherine de Kleer, Jordan Stone, Anna Rosen (declined), Susan Clark, Ena Choi, Decker French, Alex Ji, Wen-fai Fong, Anne Jaskot.

Some waitlisted candidates notified, including Rakesh Yadav, Jonathan Stern.

did they send any rejections?

IAS SNS Fellowship (ad) Due November 15, 2016. Offers made, including Eve Lee, Susan Clark, Yuan-Sen Ting, Philip Mocz, Mikhail Belyaev. Shortlisted candidates notified, including Wei Zhu
IAC - Postdoctoral contract in Cosmology w/ Kitaura (ad) Due January 15, 2017
ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (SAIFR), Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology & Gravitation (w/Porto & Iocco) Due December 15 2016

ICTP-SAIFR, Postdoc positions in Observational and Theoretical Cosmology.  (ad link)

Due December 15 2016
IFAE/UAB - Postdoctoral Fellow in Observational Cosmology (ad) Due December 13, 2016. First Offer made (declined).
IfA Edinburgh (w/ Khochfar; ad)

Due October 15, 2016

Institut d'astrophysique de Paris IAP (w/Kotera; ad) Due December 15, 2016. Offer made to Mauricio Bustamante.
IRAM Granada (ad)

Due in October 2016, any news?

ISAS/JAXA International Top Young Fellowship (ad) Due November 27, 2016
Jansky Fellowship (NRAO)

Due November 1, 2016, At least some rejections sent out on Dec 19. Some offers made, including Decker French. Some waitlist decisions conveyed. Waitlist includes Nithyanandan Thyagarajan and M. Jimenez-Donaire

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL/Caltech), Post-doctoral fellow in cosmology (w/ Doré and Eifler; ad)  shortlist includes: Duncan Campbell

Johns Hopkins University
Multiple postdoc positions w/ Kamionkowski, Ménard, Riess, Schlaufman (ad link)


Johns Hopkins University

Multiple postdoc positions in Planetary Physics (ad link)

Due February 15th, 2017
KASI (Junior Research Leader, ad ) Due Feb 28, 2017
KASI (3 postdocs in cosmology group CosKASI; ad) Due December 16, 2016. Shortlist is made, and interviews are scheduled on Jan 17.
Kavli Institute Fellow (Cambridge) Due November 1, 2016. Interviews scheduled, including Chia-Hsun Chuang, Colin Hill, Daniel Meerburg, James Aird.  Offer made to Colin Hill.
Kavli Junior Fellowship (Cambridge) Due November 1, 2016. Offer made to Sandro Tacchella (01/13).
Kavli IPMU, U. Tokyo (ad) Due December 1, 2016 Interviews scheduled, including Duncan Campbell
KIPAC, SLAC (ad) Due November 7, 2016. Porat and Kavli fellowship offer(s) made, including Alex Ji (Jan 5). Any news on the other "specific opportunities"? Have any rejections been sent, or will they be?
Los Alamos National Lab-Director's Postdoc Fellowship (ad)

Offers made, including Siyao Xu 

Los Alamos National Lab - Plasma Astrophysics, Computational Plasma Physics, and Protoplanetary Disk Postdocs (ad) Interviews have been scheduled. More applications are still being accepted.
Los Alamos National Lab - Center for Theoretical Astrophysics (ad) Three offers made. More to follow. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (w/ Vogelsberger; ad)

Due December 31, 2016. 120 applications. Some first candidates on shortlist have been contacted. 
McGill Space Institute (several positions available; ad) Due November 30, 2016. Offered to John Ruan 
McGill Astrophysics Fellowship (ad) Due November 30, 2016. Offered to John Ruan 
Menzel Fellowship (CfA)

Due October 31, 2016. Some offers made, including Sasha Philippov, Eve Lee, Evan Schneider. Have any rejections been sent, or will they be?

MIT Pappalardo Fellowship Shortlisted candidates invited for interviews (Nov. 14th) including Julieta Gruszko, Sean Mills, Sasha Philippov, Grant Remmen. Some offers made Dec. 18, including Sasha Philippov (declined).
MPA - Postdoctoral positions in theoretical astrophysics (ad)

Due December 2, 2016. (w/Schmidt) Offered to Giovanni Cabass (accepted).

Shortlisted candidates invited for interviews, including Rahul Kannan

Max Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore, India (ad) offer made to Rahul Kashyap (UMASS Dartmouth)
Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) - Astrochemistry and Star/Planet Formation (w/ Caselli, ad) Due December 15, 2016.  Shortlist includes Dominique Segura-Cox
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) - Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics, PhD and Postdocs (ad) Due January 8, 2017
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg - Galaxies and Cosmology Department. Several ṕostdoctoral positions Due December 1, 2016. Shortlist made, some candidates contacted for interview.
Miller Fellowship (UC Berkeley) rejection e-mails sent (Dec 12). Shortlisted candidates notified, including Yuan-Sen Ting. One offer made.
Nordita Fellowship (Stockholm University; ad) Due January 9, 2017
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (w/ Pieri, ad) Due December 15, 2016
Leiden Observatory (w/ Hoekstra - ad) Due January 10, 2017.
Leiden Observatory (w/ Jacqueline Hodge) Some interviews have been done.
Los Alamos National Lab - T-2 Theoretical Division (neutrinos and nuclei in the early universe; AJO#7806) Due November 21, 2016. Some interviews have been done, including Eleonora Di Valentino.
N3AS Fellowship (ad) Some offers made December 30, 2016
NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fall round due November 3, 2016. Goddard has done its internal review and sent proposals for external review (11/29/2016). -- When are results expected?
New York University Abu Dhabi (w/Macciò; ad) Due November 30, 2016. Some interviews scheduled. Short list includes E. Papastergis, Duncan Campbell.
NAOJ Fellow (ad) Offers made, including Chat Hull (Chile).
NAOJ ALMA/ASTE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (ad) Offers made. How many?
Niels Bohr International Academy (ad) Due December 1st, 2016
Niels Bohr International Academy (w/Tamborra, ad) Due December 12, 2016. Offer made to Mauricio Bustamante.
Niels Bohr Institute - DARK-Carlsberg Foundation and Center for Transient Astrophysics (CTA) Fellowships Due November 15, 2016. CTA shortlist notified  , Any news? Are rejection letters sent?
Norman Lockyer Fellowship Due October 21, 2016
Northwestern University, CIERA Fellowships (ad) Due December 1, 2016. Offers made to Jonathan Stern, Jennifer Barnes, Diego Munoz, Evan Schneider. Waitlist includes Elad Steinberg.
Northwestern University, Postdoctoral Associate positions (ad) Due December 1, 2016
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship (NSF AAPF)  Due October 12, 2016. Panel meets end of January.
Ohio State CCAPP Fellowship (ad)

Due November 14, 2016. Some offers made (01/08), including Yuan-Sen Ting. Other offers forthcoming.


Ohio State - ISM/Nearby Galaxies (w/Leroy; ad) Due January 30, 2017
Origins Fellowship (University of Hull; ad) Due December 12, 2016

Oslo, 3-year cosmology fellowship - SPIDER  (ad)

Due January 9, 2017
Oslo, 3-year cosmology fellowship - CORE, LiteBIRD ++ (ad) Due February 1, 2017
Oort Fellowship (Leiden; ad) Due December 15, 2016
Paris Lagrange fellowship (ad) - Due November 16, Shortlisted notified

Peking University, The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

(many positions available; ad)

Due November 30, 2016, Shortlisted notified
Penn State, Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds (w/ Fabienne Bastien, Eric Ford and/or Suvrath Mahadevan; ad) Due January 15, 2017
Penn State, Center for theoretical and observational cosmology (w/ Sarah Shandera and Donghui Jeong; ad) Due December 15, 2016
Perimeter Institute Fellowship Offer made to Colin Hill
Plaskett Fellowship (NRC Herzberg, Victoria, Canada) Due November 15th, 2016. Any news?
Princeton University (Spitzer fellowship; ad) Due November 1, 2016. Offer made to Susan Clark, Philip Mocz, Kenta Hotokezaka. Have any rejections been sent, or will they be?
Princeton University (misc. positions; ad) Due November 1, 2016
Princeton Center for Theoretical Science Due October 15, 2016
Purdue University (HE theory w/Giannios; ad) Due February 15, 2017

RAS Research Fellowship

Due October 21, 2016
Sagan Fellowship (website) Due November 3, 2016 any news?
Seoul National University (Active galactic nuclei; w/ J.-H. Woo; ad) Due December 30, 2016
Simons Collaboration on the Origin of Life Postdoctoral Fellowship

Stage 1 due 9/9

Stage 2 due 12/1 (invitation only; invitations extended 10/28). Offers made, including Sukrit Ranjan.

SKA fellowship (South Africa, ad)  

Due August 31st, 2016. Some offers made. Offers include E. Papastergis. 

SMA Fellowship (Harvard University; ad) Due October 31, 2016. Shortlisted candidates notified, including Dominique Segura-Cox, María J. Jiménez-Donaire, L. Matrà., J. Spilker, Decker French.
Stockholm University, Extragalactic Astronomy (w/ Hayes; ad) Due Feb 19, 2017

Stockholm, two 3-year cosmology fellowships at the Oskar Klein Centre (w/ Peiris; ad

Due December 31, 2016
Strittmatter Fellowship (University of Arizona; ad) Due January 9, 2016
Subaru Fellow (ad) Due November 16, 2016. Shortlisted notified. Offer made to Sandro Tacchella (01/13).
Swansea University (Particle Physics and Cosmology) Due December 17, 2016. Offer to Giovanni Cabass.
STScI - GC and nearby galaxy stellar pop w/ Marel and HSTPROMO collab

Due December 15, 2016 -- Any news?

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (ad) Due Feb. 20, 2017
Texas Tech University Near Field Cosmology (w/ Sand, ad) Due February 1, 2017
UCL Reionisation Postdoc (ad) Due December 31, 2016 - succesful candidate notified, waiting list notified.
University of Alabama (Galaxy Evolution) Due Jan 1, 2017
University of Bern (exoplanets, w/ Demory; ad) Due October 31, 2016. Offer made and accepted.
University of Birmingham (prize fellowships at Institute of Gravitational-wave Astronomy, ad) Due Jan 6, 2017
University of California, Davis - Galaxy Formation & Cosmology (w/ Wetzel; ad) Due December 16, 2016
University of California Santa Cruz, IMPS Due December 1, 2016
University of California, San Diego - ISM/Nearby Galaxies (w/Sandstrom; ad) Due January 30, 2017
University of California, Santa Barbara - Extragalactic Astrophysics (w/ Joe Hennawi, ad) Due December 31, 2016
University of Cambridge, one postdoc in cosmology, one in black holes and gravitational physics (ad) Closing date: 4 January 2017
University of Cincinnati - CMB polarization (w/Bischoff; ad) Due February 15, 2017
University of Florida Computational Astrophysics (w/ Narayanan; ad

Due December 1st, 2016; the link in the jobregister ad has given some trouble, though the link here should work.

Some interviews scheduled including Michael Tremmel, Katarina Kraljic, George Privon

University of Florida Postdoctoral Fellowship (ad Due January 6th, 2017
University of Illinois (Fortner fellowship, ad) Due January 16th
University of Illinois (multiple positions in cosmology theory, data, and experiment, ad) Due January 16th
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Exoplanets w/Steffen; ad) Due December 15, 2016
University of Oklahoma (star formation, w/Tobin; ad) Due December 16, 2016.  Shortlist includes Dominique Segura-Cox.
University of Oxford - Beecroft Fellowship in Cosmology (ad) Due December 1, 2016
University of Oxford - Fellowships in Gravitational Physics (w/Ferreira; ad) Due December 1, 2016; shortlist made and some interviews scheduled.
University of Southampton (AGN w/ Hoenig; ad Due November 15, 2016; shortlist made and interviews scheduled. Interviews include Krista Lynne Smith.
University of Texas at Austin - Postdoctoral research in extragalactic astronomy (w/ Caitlin Casey) Due December 12, 2016
University of Texas at Austin/McDonald Observatory Harlan J. Smith Fellowship Due November 20, 2016.  Shortlist notified, includes J. Spilker, Irene Shivaei, Sandro Tacchella, Megan Bedell, Anna Rosen, Azadeh Fattahi, Sarah Wellons, Duncan Campbell. Offer made.
University of Zürich (Cosmology; w/Yoo; AJO#8264) Due January 1, 2017. 91 applicants.
Western Washington University (w/ Covey; ad) Due December 1, 2016. Shortlist notified, interviews scheduled.
Yale YCAA Fellowship

Shortlist notified. Including Phil Bull, Alex Ji, Philip Mocz, Michael Tremmel, Krista Lynne Smith. Offers made to Alex Ji, Anna Rosen (declined)



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