Postdoctoral position in the Weizmann Institute

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
The upcoming date less then 1 day.
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Weizmann Institute of Science
Department Name: 
Particle Physics and Astrophysics
City: 
Rehovot
State/Province: 
NA
Country: 
Israel
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astrophysics at The Weizmann Institute of Science has three opening for a Postdoctoral Scholars to work with Prof. Eran Ofek and/or Dr. Barak Zackay on one of the following topics related to time domain astrophysics and algorithms:

(i) Fast transients and gravitational events followup using the Large Array Survey Telescope (LAST).

(ii) A search for km-sized Trans Neptonian Objects via occultations, and a search for second-time-scale transients using the W-FAST system.

(iii) A search for lensed quasars and measuring their time delays using seeing-limited synoptic observations.

(iv) Development of algorithms for a synergic search for binary neutron star mergers in both gravitational wave and gamma-ray data. 

(v) Developing novel methods to detect gamma-ray pulsars in the Fermi-LAT data.

(VI) Development of algorithms for speckle imaging and high contrast imaging

A PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required. 
Applications must be submitted electronically and include a single PDF file containing a CV (2pp), publications list (unlimited), and statement of research interests (2pp). In addition, please request three reference letters be sent to eran.ofek@weizmann.ac.il. Applications will be reviewed beginning Aug 1, 2021 and will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Start date: as soon as possible. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of renewal up to three years.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Eran Ofek
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Weizmann Institute of Science
Department Name: 
Particle Physics and Astrophysics
City: 
Rehovot
Country: 
Israel
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Weizmann Institute
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Eran Ofek
Subject: 
postdoc position
Email: 
eran.ofek@weizmann.ac.il