Applications are invited for two postdoc positions at Observatoire de Lyon, France, to join the group led by Prof. Bacon and funded by the Advanced ERC Grant Project MUSICOS. The project aims to enable major advances in our understanding of galaxy formation using the innovative MUSE/VLT instrument built by a consortium of 7 research institutes under the leadership of R. Bacon.
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.
Successful applicants will work with the international MUSE science team and external experts in signal processing, 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.
PhD holders in any field of Physics/Engineering with a strong background in signal processing and/or numerical software may apply. Successful applicant will be expected to work on the development of advanced data analysis methods for MUSE hyperspectral imaging data. 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.