Joint Rutgers/CCA Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
SAS, Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a postdoctoral research position starting on, or after, 7/01/2023. The position is to be offered jointly with the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Simons Foundation Flatiron Institute in New York City.

The successful applicant will work at the galaxy-interstellar medium interface under the guidance of Professor Blakesley Burkhart and Dr. Rachel Somerville, in collaboration with other members of the CCA science staff, and contribute to a research program on star formation, galaxy formation, the interstellar medium, and fluid dynamics. The successful candidate will be expected to work on all or a subset of the above topics, be proficient in working with large data-sets (observational or numerical), and running/analyzing numerical simulations.

The initial appointment will be for two years at Rutgers University followed by a third year appointment held at CCA as a Flatiron Research Fellow. There is a possibility of an additional year’s extension at CCA, contingent on performance The successful candidate will benefit from the rich scientific atmospheres at Rutgers and CCA. Weekly visits between the scientific communities at Rutgers and CCA are highly encouraged.

The postdoc will have opportunities to participate in observational work, help mentor graduate students, attend journal clubs/coffee meetings/colloquia at CCA and Rutgers. Funds for conference travel and professional development will be provided. The postdoc will have access to substantial computing resources at the CCA and at Rutgers.

A description of the research groups and members of the CCA can be found at

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a signed cover letter, past research statement (2 pages max), list of publications, and statement of research plans (3 page max). The candidate should also arrange for three reference letters to be emailed to Lisa Rivera ([email protected]) and you must apply on Rutgers Employment Opportunities webpage

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Nov 04
Application Deadline
2022 Dec 03
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Blakesley Burkhart