Applications are invited for a two Post Doctoral Fellows to work at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Royal Observatory Edinburgh in the effective combination of the deepest space and ground-based data, and the analysis of the resulting data products in the study of the high-redshift Universe. The successful applicants would work with Prof Jim Dunlop and collaborators within the framework of the ASTRODEEP project. This project is financed by the European Commission (FP7 Space) and is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh (J. Dunlop), the Rome Astronomical Observatory (A. Fontana), CEA-Saclay (D. Elbaz) and CDS Strasbourg (S. Derriere).
The focus of ASTRODEEP is on pooling the expertise of the team to most effectively combine the deepest multi-frequency space and ground-based data from space in five key extragalactic fields, with the technical goal of delivering homogenized data products, and the scientific goal of understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies and super-massive black holes. At Edinburgh the successful applicants would join a strong research team within the IfA with access to the deepest HST and ground-based data (Dunlop is PI of UltraVISTA, co-PI of the SCUBA2 Cosmology Legacy Survey, and co-I on the HST CANDELS and HUDF12 surveys).
We are looking for international-quality applicants with a strong background in extra-galactic astronomy, ideally combined with interest/expertise in the analysis of deep multi-frequency datasets. A particular challenge this project aims to address is the effective combination of imaging data with widely differing angular resolution, and the disentangling of confused datasets (including grism spectroscopy). The posts are available from 1st Jan 2013 (with some flexibility in start dates) and are for 2 years in the first instance, with possible extension.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to Professor Jim Dunlop (email@example.com). Applications must be made online at www.ed.ac.uk/jobs quoting reference 005383. Please attach your CV including a summary of recent research, intended future research, and a full list of publications. Letters of reference from 3 referees should be sent directly to Professor Jim Dunlop (firstname.lastname@example.org).