The Benoziyo Center for Astrophysics invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the 3-year Benoziyo Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Benoziyo Fellows conduct independent research as part of the Astrophysics group within the Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Fellows can pursue research in theoretical, numerical, observational or experimental astrophysics, and have full access to all the resources available to the astrophysics group, including full membership of the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) collaboration, the Xenon 100 dark matter experiment, and the UltraSat UV space mission, active involvement in the IceCube collaboration and its follow-up network, as well as extensive computational facilities including a dedicated high-performance computing facility. Fellows are encouraged to collaborate with faculty members, working on theoretical high-energy astrophysics (Waxman), supermassive black holes, the Galactic center and gravitational waves (Alexander), alternative gravity theories (Milgrom), planetary dynamics and high-energy astrophysics (Katz), observations of cosmic explosions (Gal-Yam), as well as transients, gravitational lensing, and small solar-system bodies (Ofek). The group works in close collaboration with the experimental astro-particle and dark matter groups (Gross, Duchovni, Breskin, Landsman) and theoretical astro-particle group (Nir, Perez).
The Weizmann Institute Campus is located in Rehovot, a short distance from Tel Aviv, and offers excellent conditions for research in an international setting, a strong focus on research excellence, and on-campus lodging. The Benoziyo center provides an annual research allowence of $15,000 for fellows to finance travel, computing and other scientific activities.
Candidates should email application material, including a summary of previous achievements (2 pages), a CV, and a research statement (2 pages), and have at least three reference letters sent to Ms Hadar Alper, attention of the head of the center. Prof. Eli Waxman.
Applications submitted by Jan. 1, 2014, will receive full consideration.