The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work with Dr. Omer Bromberg on topics related to computational high-energy astrophysics. Topics of mutual interest may include the physics of relativistic jets, plasma instabilities and particle acceleration processes. Dr. Bromberg has active collaborations with Northwestern University (Sasha Tchekhovskoy) and with the CCA (Sasha Philippov), which the applicants are welcome to take part of. They will also be free to pursue their own topic of research or start collaborations with other members of the department. The researchers will have access to a high-performance computational system with 1800 cores owned by Dr. Bromberg, and to other advanced computational systems in the department and at the Hebrew University.
Tel Aviv University has a dynamic and collaborative astrophysical group with research activities that cover high energy astrophysics, cosmology, galaxy dynamics, transients and AGN astronomy and exoplanets. Members of the department include Amir Levinson, Ehud Nakar, Amiel Sternberg, Dan Maoz and Renan Barkana on the theoretical side, and Dovi Poznanski, Iair Arcavi, Benny Trakhtenbrot and Sara Beck on the observational side.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or in Astrophysics with a background in high energy astrophysics. Familiarity with plasma physics, MHD/PIC codes and with Python/C/C++ languages are advantageous. The starting date is Spring 2019, but it can be negotiated. All applications received by February 1st will be given full consideration and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment will be for two years with an option for a third year based on performance and funding. Please send CV, list of publications, research statement and arrange for three letters of recommendations by email to Mrs. Daniella Gabrielovitch, firstname.lastname@example.org