We seek applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of large-scale structure cosmology. The successful candidate will join a new research group led by Dr Alex Hall at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Edinburgh.
The research aims of this position are to tackle key challenges in cosmology relevant to the Euclid mission and to contribute to the scientific analysis of data from Euclid. The position will have a particular focus on developing new analysis techniques for weak gravitational lensing and galaxy clustering to enhance measurements of Dark Energy and other extensions to the standard cosmological model.
The Euclid space telescope launched successfully in July 2023. A first major internal data release is expected in 2025 and first cosmology papers are planned for 2026, aligning well with the timeline of this 3-year position. The successful applicant will be expected to become an active member of the Euclid Consortium (https://www.euclid-ec.org/).
The position is fixed term, 3 years.
Application is via a CV, cover letter, and (optionally) a research proposal of up to 3 pages, uploaded to the UoE job application portal.
Salary: £37,099 - £44,263 per annum
Start date: flexible; but not later than 1st Oct 2024.
Your skills and attributes for success:
- Possess, or about to be awarded, a PhD in astronomy or a related scientific discipline.
- Relevant research experience (3 years, including PhD) in cosmology or related fields, with excellent research-level understanding of the area.
- Record of high-quality lead-author and co-authored refereed journal publications (relative to career stage).
- Capable of working independently, exercising a high degree of initiative, and with the ability to think creatively.
- Able to communicate complex information clearly, orally and in writing.
Interviews will be held January 2024.