Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Relativity and Gravitation
at Rochester Institute of Technology
The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) anticipates filling several postdoctoral positions in the coming year. We are looking for postdoctoral candidates interested in working in a broad range of areas of computational astrophysical relativity and gravitational wave physics.
The Center currently includes seven faculty members: Hans-Peter Bischof, Manuela Campanelli (CCRG Director), Joshua Faber, Carlos Lousto, David Merritt, John Whelan and Yosef Zlochower; three postdoctoral researchers: Alessia Gualandris, Hiroyuki Nakano and Bruno Mundim; and several graduate and undergraduate students.
Candidates are sought in both source modeling and gravitational wave data analysis, in areas associated with the activities of the CCRG. These include simulation of coalescing astrophysical compact objects such as black-hole and/or neutron star binaries and their interactions with gaseous environments, as well as development, refinement and application of methods for detecting gravitational wave signals from astrophysical sources. The positions are renewable for up to three years depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.
CCRG researchers have access to several cluster facilities which are hosted in the Center. These facilities include an 84-node cluster with 4 processor cores per node for numerical relativity simulations, and a new cluster of 20 nodes each with 2 quad core intel 3.0GHz CPUs and 16 GB of RAM connected with a high speed IB network. RIT is also a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), and CCRG members participate in the analysis of data from the LIGO, GEO-600 and Virgo gravitational wave detectors, using computing resources at RIT and other LSC institutions.
Information about the CCRG is available at http://ccrg.rit.edu/
Review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2008 and continue until all positions are filled. Applications should consist of a cover letter, statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation. Applicants should send all materials as soon as possible to:
Manuela Campanelli <email@example.com>
Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation
School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS)
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
85 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
Electronic submissions are encouraged. Applications should also be uploaded on RIT's iRecruiment web site (Position # IRC27759).