We are seeking a highly motivated researcher for a two-year position commencing as soon as possible. This position will be based within the Blackett Laboratory Astrophysics Research Group to work with Professor Andrew Jaffe. The aim of the project is twofold: to perform data analysis and science analysis for suborbital CMB experiments, and to place limits on the anisotropy of the Universe using data from the Planck Satellite. Depending on the expertise of the successful candidate, there may also be opportunities to work on other facets of Planck data analysis, specifically regarding the focal-plane geometry and beams. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the Department’s teaching activities up to approximately half a day per week during the academic year, as appropriate.
A PhD or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience in physics, together with a strong background in astrophysics and cosmology are essential. Experience in cosmological data analysis is essential; specific experience working with Cosmic Microwave Background data, e.g., from the Planck Satellite, would be valuable. Experience with coding, either astronomical data processing or astrophysical simulations, is essential. Experience working in large teams would be valuable.
Our preferred method of application is online via our website, where more details are also available: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/employment (Please select “Job Search”, then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2012265SC into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV, list of publications, and the names of three referees.
Applications will be considered from 14 January.
Should you have any queries about the application process please contact the Astrophysics Group Administration office via email@example.com