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Post Doctoral Fellow - Physics and Astronomy

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title: Post Doctoral Fellow - Physics and Astronomy

Department: College: College of Science

Location: Kinard 213

Open Date: Feb 14, 2024


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University, in conjunction with the School of Computing, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational and multi-messenger astrophysics.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Jonathan Zrake, and will work as part of a collaboration between Dr. Zrake, Dr. Jeffrey Fung, and a broader team of Clemson researchers. The objectives are to (a) carry out state-of-the art research in the physics of accretion disks, and (b) to explore novel applications of AI and Machine Learning (ML) in the design and deployment of high-performance astrophysics simulation codes.

We are seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in computational astrophysics, computer science, or applied math. The position is expected to begin in September 2024. The appointment will be for two years, with a possible extension up to four years based on performance and funding availability.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, or Applied Math. Strong skills in C, CUDA, and Python, are considered assets.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio

(1) Comprehensive CV

(2) Minimum of two confidential letters of reference

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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