Associate Research Scientist in Theoretical High Energy Astrophysics

Job Summary

Columbia University
Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory
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Job Description

The Theoretical High-Energy Astrophysics (THEA) group at the Columbia University invites applications for a position as Associate Research Scientist. The initial appointment is for one year, with anticipated renewal for up to a total of three years. The expected start date is on or around September 1, 2024. The successful candidate will conduct independent and collaborative research under the guidance of Professors Andrei Beloborodov, Zoltan Haiman, Yuri Levin, Brian Metzger and Lorenzo Sironi. More information on THEA can be found at This position will have access to high-performance computational facilities and travel funds. Candidates must hold a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or related field, by the date of the appointment, and will be expected to work well independently and cooperatively with a team. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a research statement that does not exceed 3 pages, and contact information for three reference providers who may be asked to upload letters of recommendation at a later stage in the search. Applications must be submitted through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system: . The institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants will receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation at no cost. Applications will be considered only after all of the requested material has been received. Applications received by March 5, 2024, will receive full consideration. Application screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Benefits included are thos associated with an Officer of Research at Columbia University.  For more information you can visit:

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 16
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 21
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Professor Yuri Levin