Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) in Pisa invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of 21cm astrophysical cosmology. The researcher will work in conjunction with Prof. Andrei Mesinger, as part of a research team studying Cosmic Dawn and Reionization, funded by the European Research Council Starting Grant Award “AIDA”. The position is for an initial period of two years, and is renewable upon satisfactory performance.
The successful candidate will work on quantifying what can be learned from the cosmological 21cm signal. Active participation in international 21cm collaborations is expected, including the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Arrays (HERA). Experience in 21cm theory, statistical analysis, and numerical simulations is particularly encouraged, but not required.
The successful candidate will have access to dedicated state-of-the-art computing facilities, as well as generous travel and research funds. Interested parties are invited to review the official announcement published on the SNS website https://en.sns.it/bando/research-contract-part-research-project-%E2%80%9... and to follow its instructions should they decide to apply.
All applications (including a completed application form, CV, publication list, and a ~2-4 page research statement) must be submitted via the online application system by Jan. 15, 2018. The candidates can also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the site by Jan. 19, 2018.