Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Astrophysics of Star Formation
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in computational astrophysics of star formation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The position can begin at any time, but no later than Sept. 2012, for an initial period of two years with possible extension for a third year. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Physics and must have experience in computational astrophysical fluid dynamics, preferably including MHD. Salary will be determined by standard LLNL criteria.
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct code development and a broad research program in star formation using a state-of-the-art adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) radiation-MHD code with Richard I. Klein (LLNL/Berkeley) and Chris McKee (Berkeley). In addition, opportunities to compare results from a radiation-MHD code used to model high-energy-density experiments conducted on the National Ignition Facility may be provided. Access to substantial computing resources at LLNL and national supercomputer centers supporting this research will be made available. The selected candidate must be eligible to obtain a DOE Q-clearance.
Interested candidates should apply online https://careers.llnl.gov for Job Opening ID number 9990, a generic post-doctoral posting for Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) at LLNL. Please include a statement-of-interest for this specific computational-astrophysics position during the on-line application process.
Closing Date: February 29, 2012
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