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Postdoc position in computational relativistic astrophysics and numerical relativity at Caltech

Sep 19, 2023

Caltech invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar to work in computational relativistic astrophysics and numerical relativity for a position starting in September 2024 (or sooner). Application deadline: December 1st 2023.

The postdoctoral scholar will be working with Elias R. Most on nuclear and plasma physics aspects of multi-messenger gravitational wave events, including associated high-energy transients. The postdoctoral scholar will also participate in Caltech’s numerical relativity efforts, which are part of the Simulating Extreme Spacetimes Collaboration.

This position is based at the Theoretical Astrophysics Including Relativity (TAPIR) group. There will be frequent opportunity to interact and collaborate with other TAPIR faculty members (Katerina Chatziioannou, Yanbei Chen, Jim Fuller, Phil Hopkins, Sterl Phinney, Mark Scheel and Saul Teukolsky), as well as members of LIGO Lab and Caltech’s Astronomy department.

The initial appointment will be for two years with an expected renewal for a third year, subject to performance and availability of funds. Applicants should submit (1) a CV, including a publication list, (2) contact information of at least three professional references, (3) summary of previous, current, and anticipated research relevant to this opening (limited to three pages). Application materials should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in astrophysics, physics or a related field by the starting date (September 2024 or sooner). Complete applications submitted by December 1, 2023 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. The minimum salary for the position is $68k per year. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, experience, qualifications, skills, education, specialty, training, and internal equity.

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