Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Clemson University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

A postdoctoral position based at Clemson University, with extended visits to Columbia University, is available in the area of computational astrophysics. The candidate will work with Prof. Jonathan Zrake at Clemson and Prof. Zoltan Haiman at Columbia as part of a collaboration that also includes Prof. Andrew MacFadyen at New York University. The appointment will be for one year with options for yearly renewal for up to three years based on performance and availability of funding.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to work on topics relating to gravitational wave emission by supermassive black hole binaries, and the physics of gas accretion in these systems. The candidate should have extensive knowledge of numerical methods for magnetohydrodynamics, and be proficient in high performance computing. He or she will also collaborate with Prof. Zrake in expanding the computational astrophysics group at Clemson. This may include mentoring graduate students, and interacting broadly within the Clemson Physics and Astronomy Department. A PhD in physics, astronomy, or closely related field is required.

Interested candidates should submit an application package via Interfolio ( consisting of: i) a cover letter describing scientific interests, experiences and career goals; ii) a detailed CV with publication record; and iii) names and email addresses for three recommenders.

The deadline for submission is 11/30/2019.

In 2008, Clemson was ranked No. 6 among academic institutions in the country and No. 60 worldwide on the list of TOP 500 Supercomputing Sites, which is published twice a year by the International Supercomputing Conference. Clemson University has a vibrant research community consisting of nearly 5000 graduate students and a growing number of postdoctoral fellows supported by the office of postdoctoral affairs committed to their professional development. Located in idyllic Clemson, SC in the foothills of the Appalachians, we are just minutes from the mountains, lakes and from the city of Greenville. Clemson offers outstanding research as well as a reasonable cost of living.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Jonathan Zrake
Assistant Professor