Postdoctoral Researcher (Astrophysics)
College of Science – Astronomy
Louisiana State University
Applications are invited for an anticipated postdoctoral researcher position, starting January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This program is motivated by observations of the R Coronae Borealis (RCB), hydrogen-deficient carbon stars which are thought to be the products of white-dwarf binary mergers. We are using a combination of 3D hydrodynamics codes developed at LSU and the 1D MESA (Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics) stellar evolution code including nucleosynthesis to construct post-merger spherical models based on realistic merger progenitor models and on our hydrodynamical simulations. The research program involves detailed stellar evolution simulations of post-double degenerate mergers as well as the simulations of nucleosynthesis and the post-merger evolution.
Conduct research, develop and run hydro simulations, write papers, attend national and international conferences, mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
PhD in Astrophysics or a related discipline.
Experience in hydro code development as a preferred qualification.
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