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AI for New Messengers Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbilt University The Data Science Institute (DSI) and the Physics & Astronomy Department of Vanderbilt University invite applications for the inaugural AI for New Messengers Postdoctoral Fellowship, with a targeted start date of 2023. This fellowship is focused on interfacing multi-messenger astrophysics with machine learning and artificial intelligence. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop greater expertise by taking classes and workshops at DSI.

Physics & Astronomy

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the groups of Jesse Spencer-Smith and Karan Jani starting in 2023.

Vanderbilt is part of major multi-messenger collaborations such as LIGO Scientific Collaboration, LISA, NANOGrav, the International Pulsar Timing Array, SDSS, and LSST. Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with interdisciplinary research centers such as at Deep Learning Initiative, Vanderbilt Initiative for Gravity, Waves, & Fluids (VandyGRAF), Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics (VIDA), and Vanderbilt Lunar Labs Initiative. 

The university houses the state-of-the-art Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE) cluster with ~10,000 cores and bleeding-edge GPU resources. Fellows will have access to computing infrastructure including two DGX A100s for model fitting and inference. 

Vanderbilt University engages in significant efforts to increase diversity and equity in STEM through the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program, as well as our new NSF Research Traineeship Programs, EMIT (Establishing Multi-messenger astronomy Inclusive Training) and NISE (Neurodiversity Inspired Science & Engineering).

Vanderbilt is ranked 13th top university in the United States in the 2023 US News & World Report Rankings. Nashville is ranked amongst the top 25 cities to live in the US, with thriving scenes in music, art, entertainment, education, and technology.

Fellowships will be renewable for up to three years, with an attractive salary including full benefits, relocation expenses, and a competitive research budget. Additionally, Vanderbilt will cover any expenses related to filing work visas for international scholars. 

Vanderbilt is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates that will diversify the workforce in physics, astronomy and data science are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, astrophysics or computer science, or similar before they begin their tenure as AIM fellows. Candidates should demonstrate interdisciplinary research in multi-messenger astrophysics.

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit the following materials online on this site:
A brief cover letter that states the overall goals and motivation for applying (1 page)
A curriculum vitae
A publication list
A single document containing a brief statement of past research accomplishments and future research interests (3 pages)
In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted. 

For more information on this opportunity, please reach out to:

Karan Jani
2022-11-09 22:22:01

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