The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), led by David Spergel, aims to become a focal point for computational astrophysics around the world and plans to develop the computational methods and tools needed for calculations, simulations and analyses in astrophysics. In steady state, CCA will be comprised of up to 50–60 researchers.
The CCA is looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong background in one of the following fields: computer science, machine learning and statistics with an interest in astrophysics cosmology and/or large datasets.
Associate Research Scientists in ML/Stat will develop novel computational and inferential approaches for analysis of large datasets or generation of simulations including but not limited to the field of astrophysics. Associate Research Scientists are expected to develop their own research programs or work in collaboration with group leaders at the center. Reporting to David Spergel, these positions are based at the Simons Foundation in New York City.
CCA is advertising for joint positions with neighboring universities as well as full-time positions at the Flatiron Institute. Generally, these positions are three-year positions and may be renewed for another three years. In the sixth year, Associate Research Scientists may be reviewed with the possibility of promotion to a non-term-limited position as a Research Scientist.
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