We are interested in exceptional students, postdoctoral associates, and technical assistants who are interested in working at the cutting-edge of galaxy formation and cosmology.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Galaxy formation and Cosmology:

The Mandelker group in the Hebrew University is looking for talented researchers for fellowships positions of up to three years. 


The cosmology group is looking especially for researchers working on the theory of the formation, evolution and dynamics of galaxies and large-scale

structure, the circumgalactic and intergalactic medium, and the dynamics of multiphase gas, including hydro-gravitational simulations, semi-analytic  modeling and analytic work, inclose contact with observations (e.g. by machine learning).

The cosmology group, led by Avishai Dekel and Nir Mandelker, involves Yuval Birnboim, Orly Gnat and Yehuda Hoffman. It is part of the Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science within the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University, 

whose faculty members also include, Asaf Horesh, Tsvi Piran, Re'em Sari, Nir Shaviv and Nick Stone.  

Current postdocs working on galaxy formation at HU are Han Aung Zhaozhou Li, Karamveer Kaur and Kartick Sarkar. Recent postdocs still associated with the group include Daniel Ceverino,  Nicolas Cornuault, Colin DeGraf, Yakov Faerman, Jonathan Freundlich, Fangzhou Jiang, Sandro Tacchella, and Santi Roca-Fabrega. 


Overall we have 12 astrophysics postdocs this year, working mainly in cosmology and galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, and planetary systems.  There are currently 18 astrophysics graduate students at our Center. 


We pursue extensive collaborations with other leading groups in Israel, in Europe, and in the US, and can consider joint arrangements.


Basic funding is available from research grants. Selected applicants may be asked to also apply to specific competitive prize fellowships to be hosted at HU.


Interested candidates are invited to send their application material by email to Mrs. Christina Khoury christinak - at -savion.huji.ac.il.


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 to be sent directly by the referees.

Applicants are also asked to make an e-mail contact with Nir Mandelker at nir.mandelker - at- mail.huji.ac.il and Avishai Dekel at dekel - at - huji.ac.il.