The Astroparticle and Cosmology (APC; http://apc.u-paris.fr/) laboratory of the University of Paris seeks applications for one postdoctoral position in the area of galaxy formation and evolution, with specific emphasis on the participation in the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Euclid Mission and the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Planned for launch in 2024, the Euclid mission will survey the extragalactic sky with the aim of constraining the evolution of dark energy using weak gravitational lensing, galaxy clustering, galaxy cluster evolution and cross-correlations with the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Rubin will begin operations in 2024, applying the same set of observational probes across the Southern sky over the course of its ten-year survey.
The cosmology group at APC is actively engaged in several forefront experimental efforts, including teams working on the Euclid mission, and the Rubin LSST survey. The cosmology group benefits from the dynamic scientific context at APC that hosts research groups dedicated to theory, neutrino physics, high-energy astrophysics and gravitational waves, including the Virgo consortium and the LISA space mission. The laboratory is situated on the campus of the University of Paris (https://u-paris.fr/en/) bordering the Seine.
The Euclid and Rubin groups at APC are involved in both the science analysis of the surveys and in the development of the Euclid science ground segment. We are particularly active in galaxy cluster science, cross-correlation with the CMB and weak gravitational lensing, and we are developing novel techniques applying machine learning and artificial intelligence in these areas. There is a strong synergy between the Euclid, and Rubin efforts. We seek candidates eager to work with us in the area of galaxy formation and evolution and cosmology, with the aim of contributing to the Euclid and/or Rubin survey preparation, and the synergy between Euclid and Rubin.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics and experience in studies of galaxy formation and evolution with optical imaging and/or spectroscopy, and in data analysis in the context of cosmology and/or astrophysics. Experience in other wavelength observations will be appreciated but is not necessary.
In particular, we are looking for expertise in (not all is necessary):
- galaxy photometric redshift estimation
- the study of galaxy clusters and proto-clusters at z>1.5
- deep machine learning, convolutional networks
The postdoctoral position will be offered for 2 years with a nominal start date before December 31st 2022.
Candidates should send their application with the following elements to Simona Mei ([email protected]):
- Statement of research interests
- Three recommendation letters sent directly to S. Mei