Applications are invited for a postdoctoral appointment in the Cosmology and Structure Formation group of the Faculty of Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU-Munich). The successful applicant will join the Euclid team at LMU, with focus on the external multi-band datasets that are needed to complement the deep Euclid NIR and VISible space-based imaging. These datasets enable precise photometric redshifts as well as SED-based PSF modelling within the broad VIS imaging band. Together, these two elements are the key to producing the exquisitely calibrated shear dataset that is needed for both cosmological and legacy science studies within the Euclid collaboration. Euclid is an ESA mission (https://sci.esa.int/web/euclid) scheduled to launch in July 2023. The position is funded for five years through the end of 2027. The appointment will initially be for two years with continuation expected, given a strong performance.
Members of our LMU-Munich research group are focused on multiwavelength and weak lensing studies of galaxy clusters, voids, large scale structure, galaxies and AGN using data from SPT, DES, eROSITA, and MeerKAT. Furthermore, we lead two international participant groups within Rubin, and we are active contributors to the new German National Research Data Infrastructure program PUNCH4NFDI. Therefore, the new team member will enjoy access to multiple, leading national and international collaborations. Munich offers a rich environment for astrophysics and cosmology, with groups pursuing a wide range of topics at the LMU and also at MPA, MPE and ESO in Garching.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and a track record in working with large datasets. Experience within a collaborative analysis or development project and programming experience (esp. in Python) will be a benefit. This new position is available starting 1. January 2023. This is a research position at the German E13 salary scale, and it is open to all qualified individuals, regardless of nationality. German language skills are not required. Please send a CV, a publication list, a statement of research interests, and a description of your software development experience. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Mohr. Selection will begin on 15. November 2022.