Job Opportunities

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:

Research Support Associate 2, (MIT job number: 18887; posted 8/6/2020)

Administrative Assistant 2, (MIT job number: 18608; posted 2/26/2020)


MIT’s Nondiscrimination Policy

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. 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.

NOTE:  We are happy to host postdoctoral fellows supported by national and international programs. The merged NASA Hubble Fellowship (Hubble, Einstein and Sagan) Announcement of Opportunity is available at: