Applications are invited for a 2-years post-doctoral position in computational cosmology and formation of galaxies at the Strasbourg Observatory, France, where the successful candidate will collaborate with Dr. Dominique Aubert.
The position is part of the starting EMMA project, led by D. Aubert and funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). It is focussed on the numerical simulation of the reionization and related topics: large-scale reionization, reionization of the Local Group, radiative transfer, primeval galaxies and first stars formation. The project also aims at developing numerical codes powered by hybrid computing on clusters of GPUs.
The candidates are expected to have an experience in at least one of the following fields: cosmological simulations, statistics and analysis of numerical results, large scale structures, galaxy formation. Past research experiences on the reionization, radiative transfer or GPUs/High Perfomance Computing are appreciated but not mandatory. The successful candidate will spend a small fraction (<=20%) of its time to maintain the web access to the simulated results and using VO-compliant tools developed in Strasbourg. Otherwise independent research in collaboration with local scientists will be encouraged. The appointment is for two years, starting on September 1st 2013 and requires the completion of a PhD.
Application should consist of two reference letters, a curriculum vitae, a publication list and a brief description of past and planned research. For full consideration, the applications should arrive by January 15, 2013 and will be reviewed until the position is fulfilled. All the materials should be directly emailed to D. Aubert (email@example.com).
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.