GCCL Fellowship Programme

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Ruhr-University Bochum
Department Name: 
Astronomical Institute
Street Line 1: 
Universitätsstr. 150
Job Announcement Text: 

The German Centre for Cosmological Lensing (GCCL; https://gccl-rub.github.io) welcomes applications for its postdoctoral fellowship programme. We anticipate hiring up to 2 fellows with appointments of up to 4 years. In addition to the main centre at the Ruhr-University Bochum, the GCCL includes nodes at Bonn, Heidelberg, Garching and Munich. We are seeking applicants with expertise in some of the varied and important skill sets required for the future cosmological lensing analysis of LSST and Euclid. These skills include image processing, image simulation, photometry, shear and redshift estimation, mock catalogue production, statistical data analysis, cosmological parameter inference and theoretical modelling of weak lensing observables. Senior fellows will have the freedom to fully direct their own research interests within the supportive environment of the GCCL. There will be the opportunity for fellows to join the KiDS Consortium, the Euclid Consortium and/or the Rubin Observatory LSST Dark Energy Science Consortium. The GCCL is committed to advancing equality and diversity, welcoming applications from everyone irrespective of gender, ethnic group or nationality. We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working. Most importantly we believe that having fun should be a key aspect of our work. The GCCL fellowships will nominally start in autumn 2021 with earlier/later start dates possible and welcomed. Informal enquiries may be made to the Directors of the GCCL, Catherine Heymans (heymans@astro.rub.de) and Hendrik Hildebrandt (hendrik@astro.rub.de). Candidates should submit a CV and research proposal of up to three pages to goeldner@astro.rub.de before Nov 27th 2020 as a single pdf-file. Letters of recommendation from three referees should be sent to the same e-address before the closing date. The first round of video-interviews will be scheduled in December 2020.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 27, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Bettina Göldner
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Catherine Heymans, Hendrik Hildebrandt
heymans@astro.rub.de, hendrik@astro.rub.de