Postdoctoral Fellow

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of  Astronomy in the Division of Science. This is a two-year appointment available immediately.

Yale-NUS College is a small undergraduate-only liberal arts college in Singapore, jointly founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Candidates interested in teaching-focussed careers and supervising undergraduate research with a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about the College, please visit

Main Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will primarily work with ALMA and VLA observations of z~2-3 lensed galaxies with some multi-band archival HST data. Experience working with gravitational lens modelling, radio/millimeter interferometric data, and/or HST observations are desirable, but not required.

The approximate start date is August 2020. Applicants should have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or related subject by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate will receive relocation expenses, health insurance, and a generous travel allowance.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and relevant work experience.

Applications will be considered starting March 1st, but later applications will be accepted. Interested applicants should email a combined PDF to Prof. Sharon ( including “Postdoc application” and your name in the subject line. The application should include a cover letter, CV, and a summary of past/planned research. The CV should include a complete list of publications and contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be requested later). Instead of customizing an existing 2-4 page research statement, please focus your efforts on a 1-2 page cover letter that briefly summarizes your research interests, any skills relevant to this position, and how being at a small undergraduate college in Southeast Asia fits with your research and career plans. Please reach out to Prof. Sharon with any questions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.