The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on compact-object binaries, dense star clusters, and gravitational-wave astrophysics with Dr. Carl Rodriguez. The successful candidate will work on the development of new computational and statistical tools for modeling gravitational waves from merging compact binaries and the environments they form in. These tools will be used to understand the GWs detected by LIGO/Virgo and to prepare for future planned GW missions (LISA).
Candidates interested in either binary stellar evolution, stellar dynamics, gravitational-wave astrophysics, or Bayesian statistical inference are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related field by the beginning of the appointment. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years, with renewal for a third year contingent upon satisfactory progress. The position 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 http://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 and the University of Pittsburgh Physics and Astronomy Department.
The anticipated starting date is September 2020, although a later start date can be negotiated. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research interests (suggested 3 pages), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Interfolio.
For full consideration, all materials should be received by December 1, 2019.
We seek excellence in a respectful, inclusive University context. Members of under-represented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer