Position: Post-doctoral position, Research Associate in cosmology to prepare the analysis of data from the ESA Euclid mission.
Location:UCL, Departement of Physics and Astronomy, London , UK
Position Status: Open
Closing date: May 13,, 2018
Length of contract: 18 months, in the first instqnce
Contact: Dr Benjamin Joachimi (b.joachimi at ucl.ac.uk)
The main purpose of the role is to undertake research with emphasis in cosmology, contributing to the development and testing of algorithms and simulations required in preparation for the analysis of data from the forthcoming ESA Euclid space mission. The role will have particular focus on the development and testing of algorithms for cosmological measurements of weak gravitational lensing and the development and implementation of validation tests for Euclid weak gravitational lensing data products.
The applicant will become an integral part of a team working on Euclid, coordinated by staff members Joachimi, Abdalla, and Lahav. Moreover, the applicant will collaborate regularly with other members of the Euclid Consortium across Europe. The applicant will also interact with the whole Astrophysics Group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The cosmology group at UCL is very active in observational cosmology, with leading roles in several international projects including: Euclid, LSST, DESI, the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS), and the Dark Energy Survey (DES).
The successful applicant will have a PhD in areas related to cosmology, data analysis techniques, statistical methods, or scientific computing and will be able to analyse and present complex information effectively to a range of audiences.
Candidates should also demonstrate experience with research software development and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316-£31,967 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
More details and the job description and person specification can be accessed on the UCLpage.
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