Applications are invited for two postdoc positions at the Observatoire de Lyon CRAL, Lyon, France, to join the group led by Prof. R. Bacon and funded by the Advanced ERC Grant Project MUSICOS. The project aims to enable major advances in our understanding of galaxy formation through the direct detection and spectroscopic mapping of gas outside of galaxies at high redshifts, using the innovative MUSE 2nd generation VLT instrument built by a consortium of 7 top-level research institutes under the leadership of R. Bacon.
The positions are available from 9/2014 (starting date negotiable), initially for 2 years, with a possible prolongation for two more years, depending on the performance, and come with a competitive salary and full benefits.
The successful applicants will work with the international MUSE science team and in the exciting environment of Lyon Observatory, one of the leading astrophysics Institute in France. The galaxy formation and cosmology group (GALPAC) is currently hiring 8 postdocs and 4 PhD students, to work on the analysis of MUSE GTO as well as numerical simulations.
The applicants should have a PhD in astrophysics, in a topic related to galaxy formation and evolution. Applications need to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.