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The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian invites applications for postdoctoral research positions with Professor Edo Berger in the areas of time-domain and gravitational wave astrophysics, including electromagnetic studies of gravitational wave sources, supernovae, tidal disruption events, gamma-ray bursts, machine learning based classification, and magnetic activity in low mass stars and exoplanets.

Application deadlineThursday, December 1, 2022



The successful applicants will lead and participate in observations and data analysis across the electromagnetic spectrum, in one or more of these areas, or will lead work on machine learning classification of optical transients. Applicants with previous experience in optical/IR spectroscopy, space-based imaging analysis (optical/X-rays), radio observations, and other time-domain science are encouraged to apply.

Resources include programs with JWST, HST, Chandra, Magellan, MMT, Gemini, VLA, and ALMA.  Professor Berger is also a senior Investigator in the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI).

The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement. The nominal starting date will be September 1, 2023, but an earlier or later start is negotiable. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, by the date of appointment.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement explaining research interests and qualifications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly.  All materials and inquiries should be sent by email to

Applications that are complete by December 1, 2022 will receive full consideration.

The CfA hosts a strong research program in astrophysics and provides a stimulating environment. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE.


URL: The Berger Time-Domain Research Group


Attention To: Edo Berger

Title: Professor