The University of Georgia, Department of Physics and Astronomy is searching for a postdoctoral research associate to perform hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic simulations of high velocity clouds. The postdoctoral researcher will advance the understanding of high velocity clouds, their sources, and their effects on the Milky Way by performing computer simulations and writing journal articles. He/she may also do relevant observational work if mutually desired and if the simulational work can be accomplished satisfactorily. The postdoctoral researcher will join a research team that uses both simulations and observations to study the interstellar medium. Thus, he/she will have access to colleagues who are familiar with the FLASH magnetohydrodynamic code and spectral codes, as well as access to large computer clusters run by the Georgia Advanced Computing Resource Center. Georgia is well known for its quality of life as well as its outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land/sea grant institution located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com).
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics prior to beginning the associateship. Previous experience writing and running hydrodynamic or spectral software codes will greatly aid the post doc in his/her efforts, as will previous experience studying plasmas. Interested individuals can contact Dr. Robin Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Robin Shelton. Applications are due by January 1, 2013.
The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/ADA institution that encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
Medical, retirement and other benefits are available. Please visit www.hr.uga.edu.