An international consortium is inviting applications for three post-doctoral positions in cosmology and astrophysics (in Paris, Marseille and Sao Paulo), to work on the exploitation and analysis of quasars at z>2. This position will be hosted in Sao Paulo. Successful applicants will join this consortium spanning France, Brazil, Italy and Spain. The consortium is supported by ANR and FAPESP and aims at exploiting the complementarity between two large astrophysical surveys of unprecedented quality to make breakthroughs in cosmology and galaxy formation. These surveys are J-PAS and WEAVE-QSO, both of which are starting survey operations now and lasting for 5 years or more. Successful applicants will join an active wider community within these two surveys.
This position will be hosted at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and is available immediately, for an initial appointment of 2+1 years. The starting date is negotiable, with a preference for the first half of 2023. The fellowship also includes the possibility of extended periods at the European nodes of the surveys. The salaries are R$ 8.479,20 in Brazil, and EUR 2,850 in Europe (both tax-free).
At USP, the researcher will work on multi-band target selection and machine learning methods, cosmological analysis of large-scale structure, and the halo-galaxy connection. The researcher will work in close collaboration with Raul Abramo (USP), as well as with other members of J-PAS and WEAVE-QSO. In addition, the researcher will also be a member of the S-PLUS collaboration, which is conducting a large-area narrow-band survey in the South.
USP is the top research university in Latin America, and is the main center for astrophysics and cosmology in Brazil. The Physics and the Astronomy Departments host groups working on a range of topics such as cosmology, large-scale structure, advanced statistical methods and galaxy evolution. There will be extensive opportunities for independent research and collaboration, including the option to supervise undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.
We are looking for applicants with experience in cosmology and/or extragalactic astrophysics. Applications are invited by electronic form: https://forms.gle/pcbjmFnYNrAxt4n39 . Applicants should include a summary of previous research, a statement of research interests, as well as a CV with a list of publications. In addition, up to three letters of recommendation should be sent to [email protected] . Applications will be reviewed starting on 5th of December, and the position will remain open until filled.