Postdoctoral Research Associates – Computational Relativistic Astrophysics/Numerical Relativity, West Virginia University, USA

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Deadline:  2018-11-15

Location:  Morgantown, WV, USA

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Computational Relativistic Astrophysics / Numerical Relativity
Job Number: 10075

The Department of Mathematics at West Virginia University is seeking two postdoctoral researchers in the field of Computational Relativistic Astrophysics/Numerical Relativity. The positions require a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field; strong programming skills (C and Python, or closely related languages); experience in high-performance computing and large-scale data analysis; and an excellent ability to communicate research to both experts and non-experts. Successful candidates will work with a multi-institution network of collaborators on a variety of numerical relativity projects, including for example (1) supercomputer simulations of magnetized binary neutron star mergers with IllinoisGRMHD; and (2) a volunteer-computing / public-outreach project called BlackHoles@Home, which is aimed at unlocking the consumer-grade desktop computer as a core tool for numerical relativity simulations of black holes and black hole binaries.


Preferred start date is September 2019, though earlier start dates are acceptable. These positions may be renewed in annualized increments for up to three years, contingent upon performance, need, and funding. The screening process will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please visit and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a letter of application, a CV, and the names and contact information of three referees. For additional information, contact Professor Zachariah B. Etienne at zbetienne[AT] Fostering diversity and inclusivity is part of WVU’s mission, and we welcome applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.