The Lancaster University Physics Department seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on Type Ia supernovae and their use in cosmology. The position is funded for three years and comes with funding for travel and computing.
You will work with Prof. Isobel Hook on surveys for transients using upcoming facilities, specifically the 4MOST instrument, the Rubin Observatory that will carry out the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), and the ESA Euclid mission. The period of appointment is expected to cover the preparation and early data phases of these surveys. You will work primarily on the Time Domain Extragalactic Survey (TiDES), a planned 4MOST survey that will obtain spectroscopic follow-up of transients and their host galaxies.
Applications are encouraged from those experienced with large astronomical surveys, spectroscopic observations and analysis, statistical techniques, source classification, astronomical transient detection and follow-up and/or other astronomical data reduction and analysis.
For full consideration, application materials should be received by 27th April, 2021. Applications must be submitted through Lancaster university's online system. For further information about the position and the group, and for details of the application materials required, please see the advertistement here. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Isobel Hook (email@example.com) for further information before submitting their application.
Lancaster University Physics is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our department.
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