The Survey Simulation PipeLine (SSimPL) program is seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher with expertise in cosmological simulations and galaxy formation modelling. The aim of the SSimPL program is to provide the theoretical framework to support galaxy survey science on next generation telescopes, and the focus of this position will be upon the development of observational probes of non-standard cosmologies, including warm dark matter and evolving/decaying dark energy.
Based at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (University of Sydney), you will be working with Professor Geraint F. Lewis. You will play a key role in the development of a library of cosmological N-body simulations, the use of theoretical galaxy formation models to generate synthetic galaxy surveys, and the development of optimal survey strategies to exploit fully next generation telescopes. SSimPL is a national project linking ICRAR at the University of Western Australia, and the University of Melbourne; you will play an active role in this collaboration, with opportunities to visit the partner institutions. Expertise working in HPC is required, and there will be access to a substantial quantity of national supercomputing time to achieve the goals of the program.
The Sydney Institute for Astronomy is a large active group with wide-ranging expertise in many aspects of astronomy. Our researchers are engaged in answering fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe and undertaking the training and encouragement of students and early career researchers. The institute is the headquarters of the Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), adding to its diversity and expertise.
Remuneration package: $92K p.a. (consisting of a base salary up to level A, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation). Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.