The Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) seeks temporary full-time Research Analysts as part of its new Pre-Doctoral Program; the aim of this program is to provide graduate students from institutions worldwide the opportunity to be employed at the CCA for 5 months for the purpose of working on a research project with one or more CCA staff mentors. The program is open to individuals who are currently pursuing a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, data science or physics.
Before applying, candidates for this position must contact one or more potential mentors. For further details about the program and a full list of mentors, please visit: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/grant/flatiron-institute-center-for-com...
- Currently enrolled in a PhD program in astronomy, astrophysics, data science or physics
- 1-2 years of advanced course work in astronomy, physics, astrophysics, computer science or related technical discipline
- Demonstrated understanding of basic research skills
Related Skills & Other Requirements
- Knowledge of software engineering practices for working in groups, including software development life cycles, coding standards, code review and version control systems (e.g., Git)
- Expertise in algorithms and data structures and/or in computational methods
- Technical and scientific curiosity
- Professional communication skills
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
- CV and publication list
- Description of previous research experience (not to exceed two pages)
- Research proposal of not more than 2 pages outlining planned work at CCA.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted confidentially by the letter writers to firstname.lastname@example.org. One letter must be from the applicant’s PhD supervisor and must explicitly approve the applicant’s possible participation in the Pre-Doctoral Program
When submitting your application, please read and follow the guidelines from AAS, which are available here: https://jobregister.aas.org/postdoc-application-guidelines
- All applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2019.
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