California Institute of Technology, Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy Division

Position ID:Caltech-PMA-NRCPPD [#19972, NR-2022]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Numerical Relativity
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics & Cosmology
Starting Date:2022/09/01
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/08, finished 2022/03/02, listed until 2021/12/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The numerical relativity group at Caltech invites applications for a postdoc position starting in September, 2022 (or possibly sooner). The position requires a Ph.D. and experience in numerical relativity or computational physics. The initial appointment is for one year with expected renewal for two additional years.

The Caltech Relativity Group consists of faculty members Katerina Chatziioannou, Yanbei Chen, Mark Scheel, and Saul Teukolsky, together with several postdocs and graduate students. There will also be opportunities to interact with other members of TAPIR (Theoretical AstroPhysics Including Relativity), such as Profs. Jim Fuller, Phil Hopkins, and Sterl Phinney.

Applicants should submit to Academic Jobs Online a cover letter, CV, publication list, a 2-3 page statement of research. They should also arrange to have three letters of reference uploaded. All materials should be received by December 1, 2021. Science questions about the position can be addressed to Saul Teukolsky (, while administrative questions should be directed to JoAnn Boyd,

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