The Physical Cosmology group at the University Observatory of the Department of Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians University announces the opportunity for a Postdoctoral position in the area of cosmology. Scientists with a PhD degree in Physics, Astrophysics or related fields are invited to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct original research in theoretical, phenomenological or observational cosmology. The post holder is expected to carry out a modest amount of teaching for the university's bachelor and master programs in physic and astrophysics. We aim to fill the position from as early as September 2019. For experienced scientist the offer for the position can be for up to 5 years. For the Postdoctoral position we are looking for a person with a background in either theoretical, phenomenological or observational cosmology including the areas of dark energy, large-scale structure, clusters of galaxies, cosmic microwave background and machine learning in astrophysics. But this is an open call, so all cosmologists are encouraged to apply. The research assistant is expected to play an active role in at least one of the following surveys: Dark Energy Survey (DES), eRosita and Euclid. The salary is paid according to the German public service pay agreement TV-L E13. The advancement of women in science is an integral part of the university‘s policy. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities will be given preference to other applicants with equal qualifications. Applicants should prepare a covering letter and the following documents as pdf files: CV, publication list, past research activities and research plan. Further, applicants are asked to arrange at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the address below (preferably electronically by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org). The closing date for receipt of applications is January 15th, 2019.
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