The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow in cosmology and astrophysics. The researcher will primarily work on the ESA Euclid mission, focusing on helping to develop the data analysis pipeline. The successful applicant will manage and undertake work to complete the level-3 (final data products, e.g. 2-point statistics) work-package on “galaxy clustering” within the Euclid Consortium. Possibilities exist to utilize and test these algorithms on current and near-term galaxy surveys, including the Dark Energy Survey and the extended-Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey. The researcher will be part of the team of researchers working on large-scale structure at the University of Portsmouth.
A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. This full-time post is for three years (Salary: £32,590 to £35,597) has an anticipated start date of 1 December 2014, or earlier if necessary.
The ICG consists of 12 academic staff, 12 postdoctoral researchers and 20 PhD students, and is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys (SDSS-III and SDSS-IV), the Dark Energy Survey, the UK Low Frequency Array (LOFAR:UK) and the Euclid Consortium. The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet)2 and hosts the 1000-core SEPnet-ASTRO supercomputer (SCIAMA), which is currently being upgraded with the addition of a further 1500 cores. For further information, please visit the ICG website at www.icg.port.ac.uk.
For informal enquiries about this position please contact Will Percival (email firstname.lastname@example.org), or by calling +44 (0)23 9284 3107.
Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) should be submitted via the online application system at https://port.engageats.co.uk (job ref: 10012289) by the closing date of 19th September 2014. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters and application materials to be sent by email to email@example.com, to arrive by the same date.
Late applications may be considered; please contact the HR Recruitment team via firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to apply.
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth is member of the Athena SWAN charter and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.