CALENDS - PhD fellowship in galaxy formation and evolution - JRID46189 - JRID46477

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
March 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
April 1, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution/Company Name: 
Université Lyon 1 - Lyon Observatory
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
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Attention To: 
Johan Richard
Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon
Street Address Line 1: 
Observatoire de Lyon
Street Address Line 2: 
9 avenue Charles André
Saint-Genis-Laval Cedex
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Job Announcement Text: 

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 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.

Included Benefits: 

All benefits applicable to french civil servants, including health care, sick leave, maternity leave, ...