TITANs: postdoctoral position on computational modeling in the context of black hole formation, growth or accretion

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Instituto Milenio TITANES
Astronomy Department
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Job Description

The "Millennium Nucleus for Transversal Research and Technology to explore Supermassive Black Holes" (TITANs; www.astro.udec.cl/titans)   announces a call for a two-year postdoctoral position on computational modeling in the context of black hole formation, growth or accretion (with possibility of extension in case of the renovation of our project). We are particularly interested in candidates with strong experience in 3D (magneto-)hydrodynamical and/or N-body simulations, including codes such as Gizmo and AMUSE, and/or experience in cosmological simulations of galaxy formation/evolution. Candidates for the position should also be interested in working with students and ideally have some experience with the supervision of students already. Computational modeling in TITANS is led by  Profs. S. Bovino, N. Leigh, D. Schleicher (U. de Concepción) and Prof. A. Escala (U. de Chile).

The Nucleo provides a competitive salary, travel support, as well as a stimulating research environment, currently including 10 main researchers, 6 postdocs, and 25 Ph.D. and Masters students. Computational facilities for the simulations are both available in Concepción as well as in the National Laboratory for Supercomputing. 

The Nucleo actively seeks to balance its gender and other minority presence. Applicants requiring part time employment to share time with caring responsibilities are also encouraged. Flexible working hours, and partial work-at-home or tele-commuting are also open to discussion.

Please contact S. Bovino ([email protected]) for details. Interested applicants should send a CV with publication list, statements of previous (1-2 pages) and proposed (1-2 pages) research, contact information for three recommendation letter writers as well as a one-page document detailing their experience and/or interest in the supervision of students, to [email protected]. We encourage applicants to contact team members ahead of submission. Applications will be reviewed starting June 15, 2021, and be accepted until the position is filled. Given the current situation, the starting date of the position is flexible.

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Travel funding.

Compensation Notes

Amount above is after taxes

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2021 May 04
Application Deadline
2021 Jun 15


Stefano Bovino