Postdoctoral Research in Computational Astrophysics of Star Formation

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States of America
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Postdoctoral Research in Computational Astrophysics of Star Formation


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Job Description:

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Astrophysics of Star Formation to join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The opportunity can begin September 2020 or earlier and is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extending to a maximum of three years. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or physics and must have experience in computational astrophysical fluid dynamics, preferably including MHD and radiation transfer. Experience in computational star formation is desirable.

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research in a broad research program in star formation studies using a state-of-the-art adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) radiation MHD code with Richard Klein (LLNL/Berkeley) and Chris McKee (Berkeley). The research program will focus on multiscale, Multiphysics simulations of the formation of super star clusters and Orion-scale clusters under the influence of stellar feedback. The postdoctoral fellow will also conduct research on the formation of individual stars, both low mass and high mass.

Access to substantial computing resources at LLNL and national supercomputer centers
supporting this research will be made available. The selected candidate must meet DOE Q clearance requirements.

To be considered go to, search for Job ID 106523 and apply before February 28, 2020.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 18, 2020
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