Postdoctoral position in computational relativistic astrophysics/numerical relativity, Boca Raton, USA

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Deadline:  2021-09-20

Location:  Boca Raton, USA

The Department of Physics ( at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of numerical relativity and gravitational wave sources modeling in Wolfgang Tichy’s group.

The current research focus of the group is on simulations of binary neutron stars and black holes. Thus the ideal candidate should have knowledge about general relativity, binary neutron stars or black holes, as well as strong programming skills. However, interested candidates with other backgrounds will be considered as well.

The position is associated with an NSF funded project about providing high quality initial data for binary neutron star simulations. The successful candidate will thus work some of the time on initial data and also on evolving these data with evolution codes such as the Einstein Toolkit or Nmesh. The appointment will be for about 2 years, but may be renewable depending on future funding.

FAU researchers have access to several computing cluster facilities at national computing centers through XSEDE, as well as a dedicated cluster at FAU (

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. The letter writers are asked to send the letters directly. All materials should be sent electronically as soon as possible to: wolf[AT]

Review of completed applications will begin on September 20, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The starting date is flexible, but should be somewhere between the end of this year and mid 2022.