Postdoctoral Position in the Observational Research of Transients

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Tel Aviv University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Tel Aviv
State/Province: 
Israel
Country: 
Israel
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Tel Aviv University Department of Astrophysics to work with Dr. Iair Arcavi. The position is for observational research of astronomical transients including supernovae, electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave sources, tidal disruption events and other transients in galaxy centers, and new and peculiar types of events. The successful applicant will be encouraged to pursue their independent research path and PI observing proposals at facilities around the world.

The group has access to the Las Cumbres Observatory global telescope network, the Wise Observatory telescopes, the new BlackGEM survey (with guaranteed preferred access to tidal disruption science), LSST, and the consortium developing the new SoXS instrument for the 3.6-meter New Technology Telescope in Chile. The group also fosters close connections with leading observing and theory groups at Israeli institutions and around the world through various European and US collaborations including ePESSTO and the Global Supernova Project.

Applicants should have a PhD in astrophysics and experience with observational astronomy. The appointment is for an initial period of two years, starting no later than Fall 2019, with a possible extension for a third year.

Applicants should email a CV, publication list, a brief (<~3 page) description of research accomplishments and interests, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent to Mrs. Daniella Gabrielovitch (daniella@astro.tau.ac.il).

Applications will be accepted until December 31st, 2018.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Daniella Gabrielovitch
Institution/Company: 
Tel Aviv University
City: 
Tel Aviv
Country: 
Israel
Email: 
daniella@astro.tau.ac.il
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Iair Arcavi
Subject: 
Inquery about Post-Doc Position
Email: 
arcavi@tauex.tau.ac.il