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Rochester Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Postdoctoral Associate


Center for Computational Relativity & Gravitation

Job Responsibilities:

The position is to be supported entirely by an external research grant that requires a strong commitment to top competitive research in the areas of numerical relativity with applications to gravitational wave detection and parameter estimation as well as astrophysics under the supervision of its Principal Investigator. In particular the supercomputer simulations of binary black hole mergers in connection with LIGO and LISA observatories. An important component of the distribution of this research is the maintenance of the numerical waveforms catalog at CCRG and the publication of the results in the most relevant journals in the field. It is also important to provide specific help to PhD and MS students in the Mathematical Modeling and AST programs at COS/RIT during their thesis research work. A small fraction of the time maybe required to organize presentations or sessions of research at CCRG or provide support to its director.

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College of Science

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

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Additional Details:

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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How To Apply:

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Required Qualifications:

Ph.D in Physics/Astronomy (primary) / Computational/Mathematic (secondary)

What do we believe at RIT?:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Work Location:

Henrietta Campus — 100%

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