The Laboratoire Lagrange, located at the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA) in Nice, France, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in computational astrophysics and cosmology. The successful candidate will carry out research together with Prof. Oliver Hahn in the context of the project “Astrophysics for the Dark Universe: Cosmological simulations in the context of dark matter and dark energy research” financed by the European Research Council. Applicants with experience in N-body/hydrodynamic simulations, the modeling of astrophysical processes in cosmological simulations, or the application of simulations to study cosmological observables are particularly encouraged to apply.
OCA is one of the leading astronomical research institutions in France. Researchers cover many areas related to astronomy (cosmology, gravitational waves, planetary science, stellar astrophysics, turbulence and plasmas, instrumentation and signal processing) and geophysics. The galactic/extragalactic astronomy group has important roles in Euclid, SKA, GAIA and various cluster surveys. The young and dynamic computational cosmology group in which the successful candidate would carry out his/her research is expected to grow to a total of 5 junior researchers over the next years with access to excellent supercomputing resources.
The position will be available from September 2018 for up to three years. An earlier/later start date may be negotiated. A PhD is required by the date of employment. The salary will depend on skills and experience. No teaching duties are associated with this position. The position will include generous travel funds.
To apply for this position, please send your application, consisting of a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a publication list, as well as a statement of both past research achievements and future research interests (not exceeding 3 pages) to email@example.com . Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to this address. Applications and reference letters must be submitted by Dec 15, 2017. Later submissions may be considered until the position is filled. Informal inquiries regarding this position can be addressed to Oliver Hahn (firstname.lastname@example.org).