Applications are invited for up to two postdoctoral research positions to work with Professor Jonathan Granot at the Open University of Israel (OUI). The research will focus on Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) physics with particular attention to polarization and spectral properties of the prompt GRB emission, X-ray flares and early afterglow. Through detailed comparison to observations this may lead to new insights into GRB physics – help identify the illusive gamma-ray emission mechanism and find the origin of GRB X-ray flares, teach us about the GRB jet's angular structure and magnetic field structure, and provide vital information on the outflow composition, as well as on the dissipation and particle acceleration mechanisms. The work may include both numerical and analytic studies, as well as detailed comparisons between theory and observations and some data analysis. Relevant experience in such types of work is an advantage.
The positions are for two years, possibly renewable for a third year contingent on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. Starting dates can be between now and the Fall of 2020. Some funds are available for research support (travel, computing, publication fees, etc).
The OUI main campus is in Ra’anana – a lively city in central Israel, close to the Mediterranean Sea and to other universities.
The OUI is committed to diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief statement of research interests and experience, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Jonathan Granot: firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete applications received by January 15, 2020 will receive full consideration.