Applications are invited for a studentship position 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 PhD project will consist in analyzing new datasets on massive lensing clusters (including HST,Spitzer,Herschel,MUSE,ALMA,KMOS,...) and performing detailed reconstructions of their mass distribution.
The successful applicant 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 October 2014 , for three years, and come with an attractive salary and money for travel and computing equipment.
The applicant should hold a Master degree in physics or astrophysics at the time of appointment. Applications need to be submitted electronically to Dr Johan Richard email@example.com by April 1st 2013, as a single PDF including a brief CV, an abstract of their master thesis, a short statement of their research interests, and a recent transcript of academic records. Late applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The candidate should provide the names of two persons that could be contacted for recommendation.