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Enrico Fermi Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and
Robert R. McCormick Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

These postdoctoral research fellowships are intended to attract outstanding early-career scientists to The University of Chicago. We expect to award at least one fellowship this year to a candidate from a pool of international applicants.

The initial appointment is for one year, renewable annually, for up to three years. The appointment carries a salary of $60,000 per annum with an additional allocation of up to $2,000 for independent research support. Appointees are given the freedom of either working independently or associating with EFI faculty in a research area of common interest. Appointment would be at the University internal rank of Postdoctoral Scholar. Please note that the position of Postdoctoral Scholar is open only to those individuals who are less than seven years beyond attainment of the Ph.D. degree. Priority will be given to those who received their Ph.D. in 2012 or later. There are no teaching responsibilities with this position.

The Enrico Fermi Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit within the Division of Physical Sciences of The University of Chicago. The Institute's activities include the following: string theory and theoretical high-energy physics, experimental high-energy physics, theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, experimental astrophysics and space physics, infrared and optical astronomy, cosmic microwave background observations, general relativity, cosmochemistry, scanning electron & ion microscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry.

Candidates must apply via this website, and will be asked to supply the following documents: cover letter (optional); curriculum vitae; bibliography of publications and preprints; description of research interests to be pursued at the University.

At least three letters of recommendation will be required, from faculty members or senior research scientists who are active in the field of study in question. Applicants must provide contact information, including email addresses for each referee. A link will be emailed to each referee for uploading letters. Candidates are then responsible for having their referees upload letters using the given link.

Candidates who submit completed applications by December 1, 2015 will be given priority consideration. Review of applications will begin at that time and candidates will be notified of the results by late December. Contact fermi-mccormick-fellow@hep.uchicago.edu with any questions.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It also participates in the Exchange Visitor Program and will facilitate the granting of visas to international applicants.

The 2016 Fermi-McCormick Fellowships have been awarded. Please check back next year.