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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 620343
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Physics-Astronomy 10032666
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (postdoctoral) position in theoretical and computational astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. The successful candidate will collaborate with Prof. Sean Couch. The successful candidate will lead an effort to understand the core-collapse supernova mechanism, including predictions of observables such as multimessenger signals and nucleosynthesis. Experience in high-performance computing a must and experience using the FLASH simulation framework preferred.

MSU boasts excellent resources for research in computational nuclear astrophysics, including the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory/Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics-Center for the Evolution of the Elements. The successful candidate will also have access to Leadership-class computational resources at national facilities.

The appointment is initially for one year, renewed annually for up to three years, based on performance and the availability of funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate -related discipline

Minimum Requirements

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline by the start of the appointment.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in high-performance computing a must and experience using the FLASH simulation framework preferred.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of research interests to (posting number 620343). In addition, applicants should supply the names and contact information for three (3) letters of recommendation.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020, and will continue until the position has been filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Sean Couch,

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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