The Astrophysics Department at Tel Aviv University invites applications for postdoctoral researchers to work on one or several of the following topics: tidal disruption events and other flares around supermassive black holes, supernovae, compact binary mergers, as well as other high-energy transients, their associated jets, the binary progenitor populations of such events, and the chemical evolution that they drive.
The postdoctoral researchers will work together with Prof. Udi Nakar, Dr. Omer Bromberg (theory oriented), Prof. Dan Maoz, Dr. Benny Trakhtenbrot, and/or Dr. Iair Arcavi (observations and data analysis). The research will be supported by three new ERC grants and multiple Israel Science Foundation and US-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation grants. Successful applicants will be encouraged to also initiate and pursue their independent research program.
The starting date can be between now and the Fall of 2020, and the positions can be extended, based on performance, for up to 4 years. The positions include funds for research support (travel, computing, publication fees, etc), access to a dedicated high performance computing facility (1500 cpu), access to the Las Cumbres Observatory global network of robotic telescopes, to the robotic telescopes at Tel Aviv University's Wise Observatory, to the upcoming high-cadence BlackGEM transient survey, to the upcoming transient classification machine SoXS, and to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V (SDSS-V). Funds for joining additional projects and collaborations are also available.
Tel Aviv University is located in the northern part of Tel Aviv - a vibrant, liberal, cultural city on the shore of the Mediterranean. The Astrophysics Department has close ties to other astrophysics departments in Israel (e.g. at the Weizmann Institute, the Technion, the Hebrew University) and around the world (UC Santa Barbara, Caltech, the University of Arizona, the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, and Yale, among others).
Applicants should email a CV, publication list, and a brief (~3-page) description of research interests, and arrange for at least three reference letters to be sent to Ms. Daniella Gabrielovitch (firstname.lastname@example.org). Complete applications received by December 31, 2019 will receive full consideration.