[Users] Long-term research appointment in computational astrophysics at Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

Bruno Giacomazzo bruno.giacomazzo at unimib.it
Thu Apr 21 08:10:35 CDT 2022

Sorry if you received this more than once, but I thought this could be
interesting for users and developers of the toolkit.

The University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy) invites expressions of interest for
a 3+2 year research position in HPC applications to astrophysics.

The astrophysics group at Milan-Bicocca provides a vibrant environment with
expertise covering all aspects of gravitational-wave astronomy,
relativistic astrophysics, galactic dynamics, and numerical relativity.
This is embedded in a wider astronomical context including both
observational and experimental activities. Our group has tight connections
with the LISA Consortium, the Virgo Collaboration, the Einstein Telescope
Science Board, the European Pulsar Timing Array, and the Italian National
Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) via the TEONGRAV national initiative.
Staff members with matching interests include Colpi, Dotti, Gerosa,
Giacomazzo, Lupi, and Sesana.

Milan is a beautiful, international city in the north of Italy. Mountains
and lakes are just around the corner. Art, culture, and food are
outstanding. The city hosts three international airports with worldwide

This recruitment campaign is part of a wider national initiative supporting
HPC-related computational activities throughout the country. This is a
major investment program directly supported by the European Union. It will
provide the most ideal context for ambitious candidates wishing to develop
and apply state-of-the-art computational and machine-learning tools to
current astrophysical and gravitational-wave modeling issues.

The researcher will be appointed at the so-called "RTDA" level for 3 years.
The contract can also be extended for 2 more years depending on funding
availability.  The starting date is negotiable, with the earliest and
latest dates on January 1st, 2023 and May 1st, 2023, respectively.

RTDA researchers are full time university employees (with full benefits,
such as health insurance and pension plan), have limited teaching duties,
and they are eligible to fully supervise research MSc student projects.
This is an ideal setup for early-career researchers wishing to transition
toward research independence and start developing their own group.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, Computer
Science, or related discipline, strong programming skills, and previous
experience in one or more of the following topics: HPC workflows, GPU
software development, computational astrophysics, gravitational-wave
astronomy, numerical relativity, statistical data analysis, machine

Applications should include a CV with a list of publications and a two-page
statement covering research interests and plans. These should be sent to
bruno.giacomazzo at unimib.it by June 15th, 2022 for full consideration.
Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters to be sent to
bruno.giacomazzo at unimib.it by June 15th, 2022.

We strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome
expressions of interest from traditionally underrepresented groups. Women
are especially encouraged to apply.

For inquiries please do not hesitate to contact Bruno Giacomazzo (
bruno.giacomazzo at unimib.it) or Davide Gerosa (davide.gerosa at unimib.it).
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