Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions in galaxy physics / deep extragalactic surveys, to join the MUSE team that will process and interpret the first datasets produced by Guaranteed Time Observations. MUSE is a 2nd generation integral field spectrograph for the VLT, with multiplex capabilities and unprecedented sensitivity and spatial/spectral resolution for this type of instrument.
The candidates should have an excellent record of observations and interpretations of deep extragalactic surveys. They will lead studies on high-redshift galaxies, in collaboration with the MUSE Consortium.
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 MUSE consortium, and in the context of the Lyon Institute of Origins. The galaxy formation and cosmology group is currently hiring 8 postdocs and 4 PhD students, to work on MUSE.
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.