Research Analyst (Pre-Doctoral Program), Center for Computational Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
Flatiron Institute/Simons Foundation
Department Name: 
Center for Computational Astrophysics
City: 
New York
State/Province: 
New York
Zip/Postal: 
10010
Country: 
United States of America
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POSITION SUMMARY

The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Flatiron Institute seeks temporary full-time Research Analysts as part of its Pre-Doctoral Program. The aim of this program is to provide graduate students from institutions worldwide the opportunity to be employed at the CCA for 5 months for the purpose of working on a research project with one or more CCA staff mentors. The program is open to individuals who are currently pursuing a PhD in a relevant field.

Before applying, candidates for this position must contact one or more potential mentors. For further details about the program and a full list of mentors, please visit: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/grant/flatiron-institute-center-for-com...

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in a field relevant to the proposed research

Experience

  • 1-2 years of advanced course work in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic research skills

 

Related Skills & Other Requirements

  • Knowledge of software engineering practices for working in groups, including software development life cycles, coding standards, code review and version control systems (e.g., Git)
  • Expertise in algorithms and data structures and/or in computational methods
  • Technical and scientific curiosity
  • Professional communication skills

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • CV and publication list
  • Description of previous research experience (not to exceed two pages)
  • Research proposal of not more than 2 pages outlining planned work at Flatiron
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation submitted confidentially by the letter writers to ccapredoc@flatironinstitute.org. One letter must be from the applicant’s PhD supervisor and must explicitly approve the applicant’s possible participation in the Pre-Doctoral Program

 

When submitting your application, please read and follow the guidelines from the AAS, which are available here: https://jobregister.aas.org/postdoc-application-guidelines

 

Deadline

All applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2020.

 

THE SIMONS FOUNDATION'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 1, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, June 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Center for Computational Astrophysics