Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions in observational cosmology / physics of galaxies, to be part of the CALENDS research group led by J. Richard at Lyon Observatory. CALENDS (Cluster And LENsing Distant Sources) is an ERC-funded project for the analysis of observational data on lensing cluster fields. The applicants will be encouraged to analyze large multiwavelength datasets obtained(or scheduled) on low-luminosity lensed galaxies at 1<z<7 (including HST,Spitzer,Herschel,MUSE,ALMA,KMOS,...) and study their physical properties (both resolved and unresolved) against more massive samples selected in blank fields.
The successful applicants will work in the exciting environment of Lyon Observatory, one of the leading astrophysics Institute in France and the head of the consortium who built the MUSE instrument on VLT. The galaxy formation and cosmology group (GALPAC) is currently hiring 8 postdocs and 4 PhD students, to work on the analysis of MUSE Guaranteed Time Observations as well as numerical simulations.
The positions are available from September 2014 (starting date highly negotiable), initially for 2 years, renewable for a third year, and come with a competitive salary and full benefits.
The applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or astrophysics, in a topic related to galaxy formation and evolution. Applications need to be submitted electronically to email@example.com by Dec 15th 2013, as a single PDF including a brief CV, a list of publications as well as a short (3 pages max) statement of research interests. Late applications will be accepted until the posts are filled. The candidates should arrange for three reference letters to be sent by the same date.