Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at the California Institute of Technology to work with Dr. P. Capak and Dr. H. Teplitz. The applicant will also work closely with other members of the Euclid team at IPAC, Caltech and JPL. The successful applicant will conduct original scientific research and contribute to developing photometry and photometric redshift techniques for the ESA Euclid mission.
The successful applicant will work with existing multi-wavelength data sets (COSMOS, GOODS, UDS, CANDELS) and develop new photometry and photometric redshift techniques that meet the stringent requirements for weak lensing cosmology, other dark energy probes, and a range of ancillary science objectives. Experience with weak lensing, multi-wavelength surveys, galaxy clustering studies, and fitting spectral-energy distribution models are particularly desirable.
The applicant will be a member of the Euclid Consortium for the duration of their Postdoctoral Scholar appointment, and have access to all proprietary COSMOS data. The applicant will be expected to work closely with other members of the US and European Euclid teams.
Candidates should have obtained, by the starting date, a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, in an area relevant to these projects.
To apply, please submit a CV, publication list, and a 1-page research proposal for these data to https://applications.caltech.edu/job/cosmology and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted per the instructions at the application site. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or March 31, 2013.
Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.