California Institute of Technology, Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy Division

Position ID:Caltech-PMA-PD1 [#25498, EMPD]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - computational relativistic astrophysics and numerical relativity
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: High Energy Astrophysics
Gravitational Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2023/09/15, updated 2023/08/30)
Position Description:    

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We invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar to work in computational relativistic astrophysics and numerical relativity at Caltech for a position starting in September 2024 (or sooner).

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.

As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and more. Learn more about our benefits and who is eligible.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. To read more Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) go to eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf.
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