Postdoctoral position in Galaxy Fornation (NYUAD w. Macciò)

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
New York University, Abu Dhabi
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Galaxy Formation Group, lead by Prof. A.V. Macciò,  in the Physics Program at the New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Post-Doctoral Associate in Fall 2023. Currently the Galaxy Formation Group (GFG) counts three postdocs and three PhD students, the successful candidate is expected to carry out research based on theoretical and/or numerical work in the field of galaxy formation and evolution in a cosmological context.

The GFG is part of the Center for Astro, Particle and Planetary Science an NYUAD center dedicated to research in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary and astroparticle physics. The center counts more than 30 researchers between staff, postdocs and PhD students.

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The Postdoc will have direct access to a group dedicated 3,000 core machine, a 40,000 core Infiniband Cluster (Jubail) dedicated to the science division and to other supercomputer facilities in Europe and USA.  NYUAD is an institutional member of SDSS-IV and MaNGA. Applicants with familiarity with theoretical and numerical modelling of galaxy formation, and observers/modellers who interact closely with simulations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a likely extension to a total of three years. The NYUAD offers a stimulating work environment, and provides funds for computing, publications, travel, etc.

The preferred starting date is Fall of 2023, but earlier or later dates are also possible.Applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list and a brief (ideally 2-3 pages) statement of research interests,  and three letters of recommendation.  Applications are open until January 15, 2023.


Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

The terms of employment include very competitive salary, housing allowance, medical insurance, educational subsidies for children and other benefits. Please note that UAE does not levy income tax

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Sep 30
Application Deadline
2023 Jan 15


Prof. Andrea V. Macciò