Contact:  qxysma[AT]rit.eduLocation:  Rochester, NY, USA
As part of several NASA and NSF collaborative projects, RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) is currently seeking to fill one or two postdoctoral research positions with highly qualified individuals interested in pursuing research in the fields of numerical relativity, theoretical and computational astrophysics, with an emphasis on general relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations.
We are particularly interested in developing new high-performance algorithms for relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics simulations of binary neutron star coalescences from prior to merger through to the formation of disks and/or collapse of the merged remnant, the production of jets, and launching of outflows. The group is involved in several large collaborations, including the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), The Einstein Toolkit Consortium (einsteintoolkit.org) and a NASA Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network (TCAN) (compact-binaries.org). CCRG researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at national computing centers such as XSEDE and the TACC’s Frontera Supercomputer, as well as a dedicated over 3500-cores cluster and large storage pool hosted at the Center.
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent electronically as soon as possible to: qxysma[AT]rit.edu with a copy to ccrg-postdoc[AT]ccrg.rit.edu. More information about the CCRG is available at http://ccrg.rit.edu/. And about Rochester at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester,_New_York
Application reviews will be begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Starting dates, duration and a competitive salary are negotiable.