UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Weak Lensing Measurement with Euclid
(1 appointment, fixed term)
Grade 7: £29,541 - £36,298 per annum
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 jointly by the U.K. Space Agency and by a Beecroft Fellowship. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out research in the statistical analysis of data and algorithm development, working with Prof Lance Miller, and may also work on cosmological analysis of weak lensing surveys.
The appointment is for two years in the first instance, commencing in October 2013 or soon thereafter, with the possibility of further extension. 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 Grade 7: £29,541 - £36,298 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:
Only applications received by midday on Tuesday, 30 April 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. For further enquiries contact Prof Lance Miller L.Miller1@physics.ox.ac.uk
The University is an equal opportunity employer.