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July 19, 2017

    Position : Postdoctoral position in N-body simulations to prepare the Euclid mission
    Location : Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology, University of Zurich , Zurich, Switzerland
    Position status : Open until October 31, 2017
    Starting date : November 1, 2017
    Length of contract: 3 years
    Salary: 85,000-90,000 CHF
    Contacts: Romain Teyssier ( teyssier at ) or Joachim Stadel ( stadel at )


Euclid is a mission of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) – see the Euclid Consortium page – with the goal of understanding why the expansion of the Universe is accelerating and the properties of the dark universe (the nature of dark energy). It is planned for launch at the end of 2020.

The Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology (CTAC) at the University of Zurich invites applications for a postdoctoral position in N-body simulations for large scale structure surveys.

Experience in programming, high performance computing and large cosmological simulations analysis is preferred.

The successful candidate will collaborate on projects aiming at preparing the Euclid mission, within the context of the Swiss Sinergia project and the Cosmological Simulations Science Working Group of the Euclid Consortium.

The candidate will be also encouraged to pursue his/her independent research projects in connection with our various groups.

This 3-year position can start as early as November 1st 2017, with a possibility of further extension. Postdoctoral salaries are in the range 85,000-90,000 CHF.

Scientific computing infrastructure is very strong in our institute and includes access to the supercomputers of the Swiss supercomputing centre in Lugano. Zurich offers a very dynamic and international living environment and is consistently ranked as the world’s best city for quality of living by the Mercer survey.

The University of Zurich is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required

Submit the following items online at this website:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Research Statement
Publication List
Two Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site help popup)

And anything else requested in the position description.

Further details can be found at this Academic Job page