Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics Pre-Doctoral Program
The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Flatiron Institute is a vibrant research center in the heart of New York City with the mission of creating new computational frameworks that allow scientists to analyze big astronomical datasets and to understand complex, multi-scale physics in a cosmological context.
The CCA Pre-Doctoral Program will enable graduate student researchers from institutions around the world to participate in the CCA mission by collaborating with CCA scientists for a period of five months on site. With this opportunity, the selected group of researchers will be able to participate in the many events at the CCA and interact with CCA scientists working on a variety of topics in computational astrophysics (including both numerical simulations and sophisticated analyses of observational data), thereby deepening and broadening their skill sets.
CCA Pre-Doctoral Program participants will be employed for up to 5 months at the CCA as research analysts. More information about this paid position is available on the application page, which can be accessed by clicking Apply Now.
Research analysts will collaborate with one or more CCA scientists on a project of mutual interest. Potential applicants can find a list of projects proposed by possible CCA mentors by going to the mentors tab above. Alternatively, applicants may propose a project related to the interests of one or more of the CCA mentors listed. Before applying, applicants must contact one or more potential mentors to discuss the project of interest in detail and specify the selected mentor(s) in the research proposal. Applicants are encouraged to collaboratively develop their project proposals with their prospective mentor(s).
Applications for the research analyst position should be submitted here by April 15. Applicants will be notified about the status of their applications by May 15.