Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical and Numerical Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Columbia University
Department Name: 
Columbia University
Street Line 1: 
550 West 120th Street
Street Line 2: 
1027 Pupin Hall
Street Line 3: 
MC 5247
New York
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Columbia University Astrophysics Laboratory invites applications for a Postdoctoral research scientist position working with Professor Zoltan Haiman. The successful applicant will work on theoretical and numerical modeling of mergers between black holes in gaseous environments, and the interpretation and modeling of related observational data. Collaboration with Prof. Andrew MacFadyen (New York University) will be possible, and independent research will be encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong demonstrated research record in the astrophysics of black holes, accretion disks, gravitational wave astrophysics, and/or numerical astrophysics. The expected start date for this position is on or around, September 1, 2018. The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years, contingent upon the availability of funds and satisfactory progress. Questions regarding this position can be sent to

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics, a strong background in at least some of the areas listed above, a proven research track record, and evidence of potential to conduct original and independent scientific research in astronomy or astrophysics. The candidate is expected to be able to work well independently and cooperatively with a small team, and to communicate the results of their research effectively both orally and in writing.

To apply for this position, applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a research statement that does not exceed 3 pages, and should arrange to have three reference letters sent directly by the writers via email to

The application deadline is December 1, 2017. Applications will be considered only after all of the requested material has been received.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To:
Columbia University
Department Name: 
Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory
Inquiries About Job
Attention To:
Postdoctoal Research Scientist Position