Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Astrophysics of Star Formation

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Astrophysics of Star Formation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in computational astrophysics of star formation at Lawrence Livermore National laboratory.


The position can begin September 2019 or earlier for an initial period of two years with possible extension for a third year. 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. Salary will be commensurate with experience within the salary range.


The postdoctoral fellow will conduct code development and 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 multi-scale, multi-physics simulations of the formation of super star clusters and Orion-scale clusters under the influence of stellar feedback. The postdoctoral fellow will also study 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 be eligible to obtain a DOE Q-clearance within a reasonable amount of time after hire.


In addition to formally submitting a resume online to apply for this position at and search by Postdoctoral Research positions within the WCI Directorate at LLNL, applicants must send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a statement of their research interests to Lauren Trigueros at Closing Date: May 31, 2019.


Prof. Richard I. Klein

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

PO Box 808, L- 30

Phone: 925 422-3548


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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, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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