Postdoctoral Scholar - Computational Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Clemson University
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

Clemson, SC
United States

Job Description


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University, in conjunction with the School of Computing, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational and multi-messenger astrophysics.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Jonathan Zrake, and will work as part of a collaboration between Dr. Zrake, Dr. Jeffrey Fung, and a broader team of Clemson researchers. The objectives are to (a) carry out state-of-the art research in the physics of accretion disks, and (b) to explore novel applications of AI and Machine Learning (ML) in the design and deployment of high-performance astrophysics simulation codes.

We are seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in computational astrophysics, computer science, or applied math. The position is expected to begin in September 2024, or in January 2025. The appointment will be for two years, with a possible extension up to four years based on performance and funding availability.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, or Applied Math. Strong skills in C++, CUDA, and Python, are considered assets.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio

(1) Comprehensive CV

(2) Minimum of two confidential letters of reference

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Mar 06
Application Deadline
2024 Apr 15


Jonathan Zrake