The Galaxy Formation Group, lead by Prof. A.V. Macciò, in the Physics Program of the Division of Science at the New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in Fall 2022. Currently the Galaxy Formation Group (GFG) counts three postdocs and three PhD students, the successful candidate is expected to carry out research based on theoretical and/or numerical work in the field of galaxy formation and evolution in a cosmological context.
The GFG is part of the Center for Astro, Particle and Planetary Science (CAP3) a newly established center at NYUAD dedicated to research in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary and astroparticle physics. The center counts more than 30 researchers between staff, postdocs and PhD students. More information at: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/faculty-labs-and-projects/center-for-astro--particle-and-planetary-physics.html
The post-doc will have direct access to a group dedicated 3,000 core machine, a 15,000 core Infiniband Cluster (Dalma2) dedicated to the science division and to other supercomputer facilities in Europe and USA. NYUAD is an institutional member of SDSS-IV and MaNGA. Applicants with familiarity with theoretical and numerical modelling of galaxy formation, and observers/modellers who interact closely with simulations are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a likely extension to a total of three years. The NYUAD offers a stimulating work environment, and provides funds for computing, publications, travel, etc.
The preferred starting date is Fall of 2022, but earlier or later dates are also possible.
Applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list and a brief (ideally 2-3 pages) statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation. Please visit our website at https://apply.interfolio.com/93478 for instructions and information on how to apply. Applications are open until November 30, 2021. If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]