Postdoctoral Scholar in Astronomy
University of California Berkeley Department of Astronomy
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar - Department of Astronomy

Job #JPF02919
  • Astronomy / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical & Physical Sciences / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position title:Postdoctoral Scholar
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Summer/Fall 2021
Position duration: One year

Application Window

Open date: April 6th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) seek applications for (2) postdoctoral associates in the area of computational astrophysics, in support of a collaboration developing state-of-the-art techniques to study supernovae and related phenomena.

This position is at full time (100%) for 1 year and is renewable for up to two further years based on performance and available funding. The expected start date is no later than August 1, 2021, which is flexible. Substantially earlier start dates would be welcomed. The positions will be open until filled.

The incumbent will be appointed as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCB, with an expectation that their time be split between UCB and LANL, for which travel funds are available.

Scientists at Berkeley and Los Alamos are exploring opportunities to make revolutionary advances in computational science through co-design involving hardware tailoring and advanced computational methods. As part of this effort, the collaboration is targeting unique capabilities to address large-scale challenges in the study of supernovae.

The incumbent will be a core contributor to one or more efforts developing advanced methods for radiation hydrodynamics, non-LTE radiation transport, and/or large in-situ nuclear reaction networks. In addition, the incumbent would be expected to support software/hardware co-design activities by engaging with scientists at Berkeley and Los Alamos as an expert in computational methods.

Basic/Minimum qualifications (at time of application): A PhD or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.
Additional qualifications (by start date): A PhD or equivalent international degree is required by the start date.

Preferred qualifications:
A PhD degree or equivalent international degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field.
Expertise in one or more programming languages, including C++, C, and Fortran
Experience developing codes for advanced architectures.
Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals involving code or methods development.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualification. This position is in a represented bargaining unit.

Application procedures:
To apply please submit applications electronically at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02919
Contacts: For inquiries, please contact Emily Martinez at emartinez24@berkeley.edu

About the University of California, Berkeley:
UC Berkeley offers excellent health and welfare packages. It also has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. Information on available plans and eligibility can be found at: https://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdoc-health-insurance-and-benefits

As part of the College of Letters and Science, the Department of Astronomy offers undergraduate and graduate instruction in a wide variety of fields, including theoretical and observational astrophysics; infrared, optical, and radio astronomy; galactic structure and dynamics of stellar systems; high-energy astrophysics and cosmology; and spectroscopy.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Job location
  • Berkeley, CA
 


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