Astronomy and Astrophysics: Research Assistant (Open until filled. Apply by 1/4/21)
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Research Assistant. Under the direction of Professor Brant Robertson, the Research Assistant will perform machine-learning-based analyses of astrophysical simulation datasets. The Research Assistant will design deep learning models to explore the properties of astrophysical simulations, and will be responsible for constructing any necessary training and testing datasets.
Applicants with expertise in deep learning and analysis of astrophysical simulations, as well as a familiarity with the Cholla astrophysical simulation code, and simulation dataset format, are strongly encouraged to apply.
ACADEMIC TITLE Junior Specialist
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree (or an equivalent foreign degree) in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics at the time of application.
POSITION AVAILABLE As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
DURATION OF POSITION Initial appointment will be 50% part-time for one year. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by January 4, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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