Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of New Hampshire
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Durham
State/Province: 
NH
Zip/Postal: 
03824
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of New Hampshire is the state’s flagship public university and a Carnegie R1 research institution, with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant charters. The University of New Hampshire’s national and international agenda are highlighted through the President’s four strategic priorities: to enhance student success and well-being, build financial strength, embrace New Hampshire, and expand academic excellence by attracting strong and diverse faculty and students from around the world. The College of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in particular, have been identified as high-priority areas for growth. The University of New Hampshire has a student enrollment of 13,000+ undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students and a 18:1 student to faculty ratio with over 600 full-time faculty. The 11 colleges and schools offer 200 programs in more than 100 major fields of study. The university prioritizes student learning through collaboration with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression and service. In addition, The University of New Hampshire is in a spectacular location with gorgeous ocean beaches, and a short ride to the mountains. Our close proximity to Boston offers opportunities for research collaborations as well as a host of leisure activities, including theater, ballet, symphony, gourmet restaurants, and 5 major sports teams. Trains and buses offer easy and cost-effective commutes to Boston. The university is close to Portsmouth which has numerous world-class restaurants, an active art scene and is one of New England’s gems. The many towns surrounding the University offer excellent school systems, and each have their own personality and beauty.

The University of New Hampshire is committed to ensuring that faculty work in a supportive environment that includes mentorship and a balanced, healthy life style. The University creates an academic environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and a shared spirit of inquiry. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its faculty, staff, administrators and students.

Summary of Position
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will work within our numerical relativity program, in collaboration with Prof. Francois Foucart’s research group. Our numerical relativity group focuses on the study of merging black holes and neutron stars, and on the modeling of the gravitational wave, electromagnetic, and neutrino signals that they produce. The UNH numerical relativity group is a member of the Simulating Extreme Spacetime (SxS) collaboration (https://www.black-holes.org/), which originated at Cornell and Caltech and has since expanded to many institutions in the US and in Europe.

This position, funded by the DOE, will focus in part on studies of neutrino physics and nuclear astrophysics in merger simulations, and/or on the development of improved numerical methods in the merger codes developed by the SxS collaboration. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to work on their own research projects in the broader areas of numerical relativity and relativistic astrophysics.

The proposed starting date for this position is September 1, 2020 (although different starting dates are also possible). This is a one year appointment that can be renewed for up to two additional years contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, summary of relevant research experience, and cover letter with their application. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the application website. The position will remain open until filled. Applications will be considered immediately upon arrival and should be sent no later than January 15, 2020 for full consideration. Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to Prof. Foucart (francois.foucart@unh.edu)

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran’s status, physical or mental disability, or marital status. Candidates of all genders and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
PhD in physics, astronomy, or closely related field. Candidates in the last year of their PhD program are also encouraged to apply; completion of that degree will be required before the start date for this position.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience in computational astrophysics, parallel computing, neutrino physics, nuclear physics, and/or the study of compact objects or compact binary mergers will be considered an asset, but is not necessary.

To apply, visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/34473

Special Requirements
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Institution/Company: 
University of New Hampshire
City: 
Durham
State/Province: 
NH
Zip/Postal Code: 
03824
Country: 
United States of America