Research Analyst, Center for Computational Astrophysics (Pre-Doctoral Program) in New York, NY for the Simons Foundation


Job : 04-mar-22

Location: New York, New York

Preferred education: 4 year diploma


Physics: Astrophysics



Work function:


Internal number: 168086034


The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Flatiron Institute is seeking temporary full-time research analysts as part of its undergraduate program.

The objective of this program is to provide graduate students from institutions around the world with the opportunity to be employed at CCA for 5 months to work on a research project with one or more CCA staff mentors as well as expand collaborative networks. The project must be distinct but complementary to the student’s thesis. The program is open to individuals who are currently pursuing a PhD in a relevant field. Students who currently have limited access to computational astrophysics resources and mentorship are especially encouraged to apply.

Prior to applying, candidates for this position must contact one or more potential mentors, and the potential mentor(s) must endorse the candidate’s potential participation in the program and commit to serving as a mentor in order for the candidate’s application to be considered. . Applicants are encouraged to work with Flatiron Research Fellows, but at least one co-mentor must be at the Associate Researcher level or above. Mentors who are full-time CCL staff (and therefore have limited access to students) will be given priority. For more program details and a full list of potential mentor projects and descriptions of major research interests, please visit:



  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in a field relevant to the proposed research


  • At least 1-2 years of advanced coursework in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic research skills. Please note that extensive research experience is not required for this position.

Related skills and other requirements

  • Some basic technical skills (e.g. basic Linux, some experience with Python or similar)
  • Technical and scientific curiosity
  • Professional communication skills


  • CV and list of publications
  • Description of previous research experience (not to exceed two pages, including figures and references)
  • Research proposal of no more than 2 pages (including figures and references) outlining planned work at Flatiron
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation submitted confidentially by the authors of the letter to A letter must come from the candidate’s thesis director and must explicitly approve the candidate’s possible participation in the pre-doctoral program


  • All applications must be submitted no later than April 15, 2022

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse candidate pool and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic predisposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, and local law.

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