YU Research Fellow

3 months ago
Job ID
Beren- Lexington & 33rd St
Employee Classification
Research Fellows
Stern College for Women
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together. The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. 


The Position:

This position is in Prof. Emil Prodan’s research group, in the Physics Department at Yeshiva University in New York. The position is opened immediately and it ends in June 30th, 2019. The position requires no teaching.


**Deadline for Application: December 1, 2017. To initiate your application, please apply here and include your CV and list of publications. The applicants deemed qualified will be contacted and asked for letters of recommendation. Any questions about the position can be sent to prodan@yu.edu.


The Research Fellow will be responsible for implementing and testing the hypothesis and ideas contained in the research proposal: "Engineering New Materials Based on Topological Phonon Modes," supported by an award from the Keck Foundation. Specifically, the Research Fellow will be responsible for spectral and dynamical analysis of the proposed theoretical models and of their computer simulations.



The Research Fellow will be trained with the methods of spectral analysis, operator algebras, K-theory and non-commutative geometry, as applied to dynamical systems, both classical and quantum.



The Research Fellow is expected to present their progress in periodic reports, conferences, workshops and scientific publications. She/he is also expected to provide guidance to the experimental groups involved with the project.



The Research Fellow should hold a PhD in Physics or Mathematics and have good computer skills.



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