The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA; https://cra.gatech.edu) at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for three postdoctoral positions:
CRA Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Georgia Tech Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position at the CRA. This position is expected to be independent and in support of current research at the CRA including astrophysics, cosmology, particle-astrophysics, gravitational wave astronomy, and extra-solar planets. The CRA faculty include David Ballantyne, Tamara Bogdanović, Laura Cadonati, Pablo Laguna, Gongjie Li, Nepomuk Otte, Deirdre Shoemaker, Ignacio Taboada, and John Wise.
Appointment terms: The position is initially for two years, with renewal for a third year subject to performance and availability of funding. The expected start date is September 1, 2020.
Application instructions: Applicants should email to CRA-postdoc at lists.gatech.edu the following documents in a single PDF file: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae including full list of publications, and 3) a brief description of research interests (maximum 3 pages). In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference emailed separately to CRA-postdoc at lists.gatech.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Postdoctoral Position in Numerical Relativity
The Georgia Tech Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in the area of gravitational wave astrophysics including numerical relativity, with an emphasis on binary black hole simulations as they pertain to gravitational wave astronomy. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Deirdre Shoemaker and collaborate with Prof. Pablo Laguna and the rest of the CRA, for more information see https://cra.gatech.edu .
Appointment terms: The appointment will initially be for one year, renewable for up to three years subject to availability of funds and satisfactory progress. The expected starting date is September 1, 2020.
Application instructions: Applicants should email to deirdre at gatech.edu the following documents in a single PDF file: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae including full list of publications, and 3) a brief description of research interests (maximum 3 pages). In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference emailed separately to deirdre at gatech.edu. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019.
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Black Hole Astrophysics
The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Black Hole Astrophysics with an emphasis on modeling of multimessenger signatures of massive black hole binaries. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Tamara Bogdanović and her group on hydrodynamic simulations of coincident electromagnetic and gravitational wave signatures associated with massive black hole binaries headed for coalescence. The candidate will also have an opportunity to collaborate with Prof. Shane Davis (University of Virginia), Dr. Yan-Fei Jiang (Flatiron Institute) and Prof. Pablo Laguna (CRA, Georgia Tech).
Appointment terms: The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, mutual agreement, and availability of funds. The desired starting date is as soon as possible and no later than September 1, 2020.
Qualifications: A PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline is required by the start of employment. Applicants with research interests in and / or experience in multi-messenger astrophysics, magnetohydrodynamic simulations, modeling of accretion and radiative processes, computational astrophysics and relativity are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application instructions: Applicants should submit a single PDF document including a cover letter, CV, publication list, and research statement (no longer than 3 pages) to Prof. Tamara Bogdanović (firstname.lastname@example.org). They should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same email address. Screening of applications will begin on December 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Included benefits: All positions include a competitive salary, benefits, research and travel funds, and access to supercomputing facilities. For more information about the Georgia Tech benefits package and resources see http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/benefits. Georgia Tech is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and groups traditionally underrepresented in astrophysics are strongly encouraged.
The city of Atlanta: CRA is situated at the heart of the Georgia Tech campus in Midtown Atlanta. Atlanta is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States and one of the nation’s most cosmopolitan cities. Thanks to its major international airport, it has excellent connections with many cities in the world. Atlanta enjoys a relatively mild (subtropical) climate, is surrounded by rolling hills and has dense tree coverage earning it the nickname of "the city in a forest." More information can be found here https://postdocs.gatech.edu/new-postdocs/welcome-to-atlanta-0.