The successful appointee will conduct research as a member of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University in collaboration with Professor Frank Timmes. Experience using the Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) software is required. Experience in theoretical or numerical modeling in any of the following topics, broadly interpeted, is also required: nuclear astrophysics, formation and evolution of AGB and massive stars, supernovae or novae or other transients, stellar rotation and magnetic fields. This 3 year position supported by two awards. The first is the Theoretical & Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN) award "The SPIDER Network: Supernova Progenitor, Internal Dynamics & Evolution Research". Initially most of the research will be focused on angular momentum transport at the core-envelope boundary of massive main sequence stars, convection and wave transport in the envelopes of massive evolved stars, tests of angular momentum transport mechanisms through red giant asteroseismology, and the effects of rotation and magnetism on inwardly propagating carbon burning flames. The second is the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) award to to support the MESA software project and user community. Initially most of the research will be focused on non-adiabatic oscillations, operator splitting, automated test suite, and user documentation. The successful appointee will have opportunities to engage in independent research. The appointment could begin as early as May 2014. If interested, please send a CV in pdf format and the contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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