Cornell University, Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science

Position ID:Cornell-CCAPS-RA [#14469, WDR-00020519]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Computational Astrophysics
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/09/05, finished 2020/05/03, listed until 2019/11/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Cornell University expects to have an opening for a Research Associate in numerical relativity starting in September, 2020. The position requires a Ph.D. and experience in numerical relativity or computational physics. The position is for one year, with subsequent renewals depending on performance and the availability of funds.

The Cornell Relativity Group consists of Saul Teukolsky and Eanna Flanagan, senior research associate Larry Kidder and research associates Mike Boyle and Prayush Kumar. There will also be opportunities to interact with the Theoretical Astrophysics Group, including Rachel Bean, David Chernoff, Dong Lai, Richard Lovelace, and Ira Wasserman.

Applicants should submit a resume with a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Lynda Sovocool, Finance and Human Resource Manager,

Completed applications should be received no later than November 1, 2019. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement.

Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell NYC Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

The position is for one year, with continuation for two more years’ contingent upon funding and performance. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2020 and is negotiable.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field and provide proof of PhD upon hire.

Applicants are encouraged to apply through Academic Jobs online.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (2-3 pages) description of research interests, and should arrange three letters of reference to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online or sent to the email below.

Alternatively, you may also submit applications by email to: Ms. Lynda Sovocool . (Please note "Teukolsky Research Associate" in the subject heading, and put the CV and research statement in a single PDF file.) All materials should be received by November 1, 2019.

Included Benefits: Benefit information can be reviewed at: Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PhD in Astrophysics, Astronomy, or a related field Recent related research publications with a strong publication record Proven verbal and written communication skills Successful research experience in field

PREFERRED SKILLS Prior research experience in numerical relativity or computational physics.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
106 Space Science Building
Cornell University
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Ithaca, New York 14853

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