Postdoc in data analysis of Gravitational waves or pulsar/FRB astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Weizmann Institute of Science
Street Line 1: 
234 Herzl street
Street Line 3: 
96100
City: 
Rehovot
State/Province: 
Israel
Zip/Postal: 
96100
Country: 
Israel
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 


I am seeking applicants interested in developing (and inventing!) state of the art statistical and algorithmic methods, in the fields of gravitational waves and/or pulsar/FRB astrophysics.
Fellowships will be for two to four years.
My newly forming group aims to solve the most important algorithmic and statistical challenges in various fields of astrophysics (gravitational waves, exoplanets, pulsars and FRBs), and would provide one of the most thought provoking and original thinking environments to work in astrophysics.

Possible projects:
1) Gravitational wave data analysis - the development of techniques to detect precessing and/or eccentric compact binary coalescence signals.
2) Pulsar data analysis - the development of detection algorithms for detecting binary pulsars in radio data (in collaboration with Prof. Tom Prince from Caltech). 
3) FRB data analysis - Searching for periodicity in FRB arrival times and/or detecting periodicity in gamma-ray data of Femi-LAT unassociated point sources.
4) Developing algorithms and searching for sub-microsecond FRBs

The suitable applicant should have strong math and programming skills, as well as practical experience in the field. 
Please send a cover letter, a brief description of research interests, which of the projects above you are interested in, and your skills and knowledge that can make it a success. 
If possible, please include a short description of an original idea of yours and how it came to fruition.
Please also include a CV (including bibliography), and three reference letters to be sent directly by the referees to Barak Zackay.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$38000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$50000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Not subject to tax in Israel.
Included Benefits: 

Medical insurance and relocation costs benefits are granted for all postdocs.
Housing in Weizmann institute can be arranged for one year (and sometimes more).
For full details, see https://www.weizmann.ac.il/feinberg/fellowship-aid/postdoctoral-fellows

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Barak Zackay
Title: 
Senior Researcher
Institution/Company: 
Weizmann Institute of Science
Street Line 1: 
234 Herzl street
City: 
Rehovot
State/Province: 
Israel
Country: 
Israel