Postdoctoral Scholar

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, September 18, 2023
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 4, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Department Name: 
Theoretical Astrophysics (TAPIR)
Street Line 1: 
1200 E California Blvd, MC 350-17
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar to work in computational relativistic astrophysics and numerical relativity at Caltech for a position starting in September 2024 (or sooner).

The postdoctoral scholar will be working with Elias R. Most on nuclear and plasma physics aspects of multi-messenger gravitational wave events, including associated high-energy transients. The postdoctoral scholar will also participate in Caltech’s numerical relativity efforts, which are part of the Simulating Extreme Spacetimes Collaboration.

This position is based at the Theoretical Astrophysics Including Relativity (TAPIR) group. There will be frequent opportunity to interact and collaborate with other TAPIR faculty members (Katerina Chatziioannou, Yanbei Chen, Jim Fuller, Phil Hopkins, Sterl Phinney, Mark Scheel and Saul Teukolsky), as well as members of LIGO Lab and Caltech’s Astronomy department.

The initial appointment will be for two years with an expected renewal for a third year, subject to performance and availability of funds. 

Information on the application process, details about the position and other important information can be found in the official job posting:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$68000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Elias Most
Assistant Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics
United States of America
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