Flatiron Research Fellow, CCA

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Flatiron Institute
Department Name: 
Center for Computational Astrophysics
New York
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


Applications are invited for postdoctoral research positions as Flatiron Research Fellows at the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) in the Simons Foundation's Flatiron Institute. Flatiron Research Fellows are generally two year-appointments, and may be renewed for a third year, contingent on performance. The Flatiron Institute is a multidisciplinary institute whose mission is to advance scientific research through computational methods, including data analysis, modeling, and simulations. CCA research groups in 2018 will be in the following areas and include the following senior scientists: Astronomical Data (David Hogg); Compact Objects (Yuri Levin); Galaxy Formation (Greg Bryan & Rachel Somerville); Gravitational Wave Astronomy (Will Farr); and Cosmology X Data Science (David Spergel and Shirley Ho). A description of the research groups and the full CCA research team can be found at https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/center-for-computational-astro.... Applications are welcomed from candidates working in any area of astrophysics relevant to the CCA's mission. Flatiron Research Fellows are encouraged to carry out an independent research program, collaborate with other Flatiron members, participate in the vibrant activities of the Institute such as workshops and seminars, and mentor students.

In addition to the position described in the previous paragraph, the CCA and the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University also invite applications for a joint postdoctoral fellowship. The postdoctoral fellow will spend one year at the CCA, followed by two years at the CfA in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The successful candidate will work on developing new models and numerical simulations of galaxy formation in a cosmological context, in collaboration with Prof. Lars Hernquist, Prof. Greg Bryan, Prof. Rachel Somerville, and other members of a new multi-institution consortium on galaxy formation. The successful candidate should have expertise in numerical techniques, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Fellows will have access to computing facilities at both institutions. Please indicate on the application if you wish to be considered for this opportunity.




  • Ph.D. in related field

Related Skills & Other Requirements

  • Expertise in computational methods
  • Ability to do original and outstanding research in astrophysics 



  • CV with bibliography
  • Research statement describing past important results and proposed research program
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted confidentially by the letter writers to astro@simonsfoundation.org



  • All applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2017.


The Simons Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
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