Hi there! Im new in this forum; i have a big question: can i easily find job as a researcher in astrophysics? I read that if you choose astrophysics, you might find a job as professor (after postodocs), and i also read that job in private or national lab are difficult to find and very competitive. Is this true? Im in university and i would like to get a degree ( Ph.D) in astrophysics, because i love study planets, galaxies. since i was a kid, i was very interested in study things that are very big and very far from us, because the mistery behind galaxies, planets etc make me excited. I also would like to study particle physics, but i prefer astrophysics. My dream, since i was kid, its to be a research, like the one who analyzes data in the day and in the night uses telescopes and stuff. Is it possible to get a job like that? Do i need a postdocs? Is it very competitive?