The Columbia University Astrophysics Laboratory invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist position in Theory and Simulation of Astrophysical Plasmas. Working with Professor of Astronomy, Lorenzo Sironi, the successful candidate will participate in research on the physics of collision-less shocks, magnetic reconnection, plasma instabilities in the interstellar and intergalactic medium, and in low-luminosity accretion flows. The successful candidate will have access to large computational facilities, opportunities for collaboration and independent research, and research travel support funds. The successful candidate will have a strong background in high-energy astrophysics, fluid dynamics and plasma physics, computational methods (MHD and/or kinetic particle-in-cell computational methods), and parallel computing. The expected start date for this position is on or around, September 2017. The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years; this is contingent upon the availability of funds and mutual satisfaction. Questions regarding this position can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, or Astrophysics, an established ability and evidence of future potential to conduct original, independent scientific research in Astronomy, Astrophysics or a related field. They are expected to be able to work well independently and cooperatively with a team and to communicate the results of their research both orally and in writing. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills are highly desirable.
Application deadline is November 30, 2017. All applications will be considered only after all of the requested material has been received. Application screening will begin immediately, and will continue until the position has been filled.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and statement of research (three pages). In addition, they should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the writers to Professor Lorenzo Sironi. Applications can be sent via email to email@example.com, or by mail to Professor Lorenzo Sironi, Columbia University, Department of Astronomy, 550 West 120th Street, 1328 Pupin Hall, MC 5246, New York, NY 10027, U.S.A.