Summary Description: The Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory invites applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist position to work with Professors Greg Bryan and Mary Putman on research related to simulations and observations of the Circumgalactic Medium in the Milky Way and other galaxies. Experience with cosmological and/or local grid simulations is desirable. The successful applicant will have access to computing clusters at Columbia and elsewhere, as well as opportunities to work with new observational data from the Galactic Arecibo L-band Feed Array HI Survey (if desired). Benefits, including travel and research funds, will be provided. The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible, but it should be before September 1, 2015. The initial appointment is for two years, with the opportunity to extend it for an additional year, contingent on funding.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD. in Astronomy, Physics, or Astrophysics; a proven research ability; evidence of future research potential; and the ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated written and oral communication skills are highly desirable.
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