Job Opportunities & Fellowships
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The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research provides an exciting and intellectually stimulating work environment.
MIT's Human Resources Office keeps a list of all job openings at the Institute, and should be your primary contact for all MIT positions. Visit MIT's main benefits summary web site to review comprehensive benefits packages designed to improve the quality of life for our employees.
Current Openings at the Kavli Institute:
To view job descriptions for our current posted positions, click on the job titles listed below.
Postdoctoral Associate in Observational Cosmology (posted on AAS 1/1/2017)
Postdoctoral Researcher in X-ray Polarimetry Instrumentation (posted on AAS 1/1/2017)
Research Scientist: MIT TESS Pipeline Scientist (Academic Jobs Online position ID: MIT-MKI-TESSPIPELINE [#7389] posted on 9/15/2016)
Research Scientist: TESS Guest Investigator Program Scientist (Academic Jobs Online position ID: MIT-MKI-TESSGIP [#7383] posted on 9/15/2016)
Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Physics on TESS (Academic Jobs Online position ID: MIT-MKI-TESSEXPERIMENTALPHYSICS [#7390] posted on 7/1/2016)
Electrical Engineer (MIT Job ID: 12650 posted on 9/9/2015)
MIT's Nondiscrimination Policy:
MIT is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and academic institution. Qualified women and minority candidates especially are encouraged to apply. Please refer to MIT's policy.
We periodically call for applications for the Torres and Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Torres Postdoctoral Fellowships are supported by a generous donation from Juan Carlos Torres '79, and are awarded through a competitive process for the study of Astrophysics, with a preference for candidates studying exoplanets. The MIT-Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astrophysics is awarded through a competitive process to outstanding researchers in Astrophysics. Candidates with an interest in astronomical instrumentation are encouraged to apply. Please check this page periodically for updates about the application process and deadlines for these two fellowships. See current posting listed above.
NOTE: We are happy to host postdoctoral fellows supported by national and international programs. Please contact us EARLY in the application process so we can review your research proposal (at least two weeks prior to application deadline) and confirm that we are able to host your fellowship should it be awarded.
- Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- Jansky Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowship Program