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Postdoctoral Fellow Ozel/Liska Research Team

Employer
Georgia Institute of Technology
Location
Atlanta, Georgia

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Position Type
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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Ozel/Liska Research Team
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 265152
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Location

Atlanta, GA

Job Summary

Overview

The Georgia Tech Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) invites applications for a postdoctoral position at the CRA. The postdoc will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of topics related to black hole accretion with Dr. Matthew Liska. Applicants with expertise in compact objects, plasma physics, numerical simulations and/or radiative transfer are all encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

Job responsibilities include conducting research both independently and in collaboration with other CRA members, mentoring of graduate students, presenting results in peer-reviewed journals and during conferences, and contributing to computational proposals.

Required Qualifications

PhD in astronomy, physics or related disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with expertise in compact objects, plasma physics, GRMHD simulations and/or radiative transfer are all encouraged to apply.

Required Documents to Attach

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as .PDF files via https://hr.gatech.edu/careers.

Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2023, but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment.

Contact Information

Requests for information may be directed to Matthew Liska at mliska3@gatech.edu.

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