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.
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.
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
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