The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for two postdoctoral associates to conduct research in theoretical and computational astrophysics with Prof. Carl Rodriguez. The successful candidate will work in the broad areas of gravitational-wave astrophysics, stellar dynamics, post-Newtonian theory, stellar evolution, and the connection between star clusters, galaxy assembly, cosmology, and compact-object mergers. The position will be for up to three years, and comes with a competitive salary, health benefits, and relocation expenses. Additional funds are available for computational equipment and travel.
The successful applicant will join the McWilliams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon website: https://www.cmu.edu/cosmology/ and will be encouraged to collaborate with other members of the Center, including the Physics faculty, other postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and members of the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics at CMU. Carnegie Mellon is a full institutional member of SDSS-IV and LSST, and has strong connections to the nearby Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and the University of Pittsburgh Physics and Astronomy Department. Furthermore, the successful applicant will have access to the Vera computing cluster, hosted by the PSC on behalf of the McWilliams Center.
Candidates with experience in theoretical or computational astrophysics and an interest (though not necessarily experience) in any of the aforementioned areas are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related field by the beginning of the appointment. The anticipated starting date is September 2021, though an earlier or later date is possible.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/78884 For full consideration, all materials should be received by December 31, 2020.