VICI project The Final Parsec
Supervisor: Simon Portegies Zwart
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The astrophysics group at the Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher in theoretical astrophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with computational experience, to make use of the superb facilities at RIT for gravitational dynamics simulations. These include a 32-node GRAPE cluster with a speed of 4 Tflops; three, GRAPE-6 computers; and a 110 node general-purpose cluster. Among the topics of current research interest at RIT are evolution of galactic nuclei, calculation of event rates for gravitational wave detectors, and interaction of supermassive black holes with their stellar and gaseous environments. Outstanding candidates in related fields will also be considered. The initial appointment will be for 2 years and may be renewable for a third year. To apply, please send a CV and statement of research interests and arrange for 2-3 letters of recommendation to be sent to David Merritt at firstname.lastname@example.org before January 15 2009.