Position : Ph.D. position in observational cosmology with Euclid
Location : University of Geneva, Department of Astronomy, Geneva, Switzerland
Position status : Open
Starting date : –
Length of contract: PhD contract
Contact: Prof. Stéphane Paltani, Stephane.Paltani@unige.ch
Reference: Euclid PhD
Euclid is a mission of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) , see the Euclid Consortium page ) with the goal of understanding the properties of the dark universe. It is planned for launch at the end of 2020. The Department of Astronomy has been involved in ground segment activities for space missions since 1995 with the creation of the INTEGRAL Science Data Centre; it is now involved in several other scientific missions. The Department of Astronomy is in particular an important member of the Euclid collaboration; it is hosting the Swiss Euclid Science Data Center and holds the responsibility of producing the photometric redshifts for the Euclid mission. The Ph.D. is proposed in the framework of this collaboration.
The successful candidate must hold a Masters in physics or astrophysics; he or she will be enrolled in the astrophysics Ph.D. cursus of the University of Geneva. The successful candidate will perform research activities within the Euclid group. He or she will in particular be involved in the development, testing and application of methods to compute photometric redshifts. He or she will become a member of the Euclid Consortium, and participate in meetings dedicated to this mission.
Candidates should send a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and a description of their cursus with grades to the email address below. In addition one reference letter must be sent separately to the same email address.
All correspondence should be sent by email, with the subject line containing ‘Euclid PhD’.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For applications or for further information, please contact: Prof. Stéphane Paltani, Stephane.Paltani@unige.ch .