Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in cosmology at the Center for Theoretical Physics (CTP) PAS in Warsaw, Poland, within the project PACIS: Precision and Accuracy for Cosmological Imaging Surveys led by Dr. Maciej Bilicki, funded by the Polish National Science Center (NCN).
The successful applicant will contribute to the research program of the Computational Cosmology Group at CTP PAS, and in particular to designing and applying optimized catalogs of galaxies for cosmological studies with deep wide-field imaging surveys, such as KiDS and LSST. The PACIS project is conducted in collaboration with partners from the KiDS and LSST DESC teams and the postdoctoral researcher will have the possibility to join these international consortia.
We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. degree (awarded no earlier than in 2014*) in astronomy, physics or computational sciences, who has experience in handling astronomical data using machine learning and other computational techniques. Practical knowledge of methods to select galaxies and estimate their photometric redshifts from modern imaging surveys will be an additional asset.
The position is available initially for two years, with a possible extension for the third year, subject to satisfactory performance. The salary will amount to 138 000 PLN per year (before all taxes and social security contribution), higher than the usual Polish postdoc rate to account for the costs of living in Warsaw. There is also dedicated travel budget of 12 000 PLN yearly and 16 000 PLN for personal computing equipment.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a research statement (max. 4 pages), CV, and a publication list in a single pdf file to [email protected]. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the same email address.
The position is available from September 2021.
For further information please contact Dr. Maciej Bilicki ([email protected]).
The Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
* This can be extended in case of documented parental or sick leave; contact us for the details.