We invite applications for a postdoctoral research assistant to work on the measurement of weak gravitational lensing with the European Space Agency’s Euclid mission. The position is funded by the U.K. Space Agency. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out research in the statistical analysis of data and in algorithm development, working with Professor Lance Miller.
The appointment is for two years in the first instance, commencing on 1 March 2013 or soon thereafter, with the possibility of a further extension subject to performance and funding. The post is based in Oxford Astrophysics.
The successful candidate will have, or be about to receive, a Ph.D., and should either have experience in weak lensing shear measurement, or have more general experience in statistical methods applied to data, preferably astronomical images. An interest in cosmological analysis using weak lensing surveys would be an advantage. The work will be carried out as a collaboration with members of the Euclid consortium across the U.K. and Europe. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a lively group.
Salary will be within the range £29,249 - £35,938 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.
Only applications received by midday on Friday, 18 January 2013 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and list of publications, and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition, candidates should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not referee letters.
The University is an equal opportunity employer.