Two post-doctoral positions are available in observational cosmology at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
The candidates should have a strong interest in cosmology to address fundamental questions regarding the Dark Sector of the Universe (Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Dark Ages) as well as galaxy formation and evolution.
These questions will be tackled with: i) wide-field imaging and spectroscopic surveys, ii) weak and strong gravitational lensing techniques, iii) galaxy clustering, iv) image processing and statistical techniques. The work will focus on the ESA Euclid space mission and on the eBOSS spectroscopic survey.
One postdoc will be based at the EPFL laboratory of astrophysics (LASTRO/EPFL), led by Prof. G. Meylan. The second postdoc will be hosted by the Biomedical Imaging Group (BIG/EPFL), led by Prof. M. Unser.
Both postdocs will work in observational cosmology, but the postdoc based at BIG will have the specific task to address signal/image processing problems related to weak and strong lensing. This position is meant to bring in biomedical imaging techniques into the field of astrophysics and to foster synergies between the two disciplines.
Applicants to any of the two positions should submit a CV, a list of publications, and a research statement, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in the form of ONE SINGLE pdf file before December 2, 2013. Three reference letters are to be sent directly to the same email address. The positions are initially for 2 years, with possibility of extensions and come with very competitive salary, and benefits.