Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science

Racah Institute of Physics

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


We expect to offer postdoctoral fellowships to start in the fall of 2014, potentially for three years. The cosmology group led by Prof. Avishai Dekel is looking especially for researchers working on the theory of the formation, evolution and dynamics of galaxies and large-scale structure, including hydro-gravitational simulations, semi-analytic modeling and analytic work, in close contact with observations.

Our Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science is part of the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Astrophysics faculty include, among others, Jacob Bekenstein, Yuval Birnboim, Avishai Dekel, Yehuda Hoffman, Tsvi Piran, Re'em Sari, and Nir Shaviv. Current postdocs working on galaxy formation are Adi Zolotov, Colin Degraf, and Shigeki Inoue. Recent postdocs associated with the group are Daniel Ceverino, Tobias Goerdt, Marcello Cacciato, and Dylan Tweed. Overall we have 10 astrophysics postdocs this year, working mainly in cosmology and galaxy formation, high-energy astrophysics, planetary systems and gravity. There are currently 18 astrophysics graduate students at the Racah Institute. We pursue extensive collaborations with other leading groups in Europe and in the US, and can consider joint arrangements.

Tali Dadon Interested candidates are invited to send their application material by email to Mrs. Tali Dadon by December 31, 2013. The material should include a curriculum vita, a list of publications, a brief summary of past, current and planned research, and three letters of recommendation.

Applicants are also asked to make an e-mail contact with Prof. Avishai Dekel

More details about postdocs in astrophysics at the Hebrew University can be found here