PDRA in photometric redshift estimation and weak lensing measurement for Euclid and LSST

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Oxford
Department Name: 
Physics (Astrophysics)
Street Line 1: 
Denys Wilkinson Building
Street Line 2: 
Keble Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal: 
OX1 3RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in photometric redshift, spectral energy distribution and weak lensing estimation for ESA’s Euclid mission and LSST.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension.

This project will develop and test the estimation of photometric redshifts and spectral energy distributions, their effect on the point spread function, and the propagation of errors and biases in the weak lensing experiments on ESA’s Euclid mission and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.                     

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing algorithms and testing their effect on the cosmology goals of Euclid and LSST.       

Applicants should possess, or should have completed the requirements for, a doctorate in astrophysics or a related field.   

Previous experience in the field of photometric redshift estimation and/or weak lensing measurement and analysis will be an advantage.     

The post holder will investigate approaches to estimating spectral energy distributions and photometric redshifts from the photometric data available to the Euclid mission, accounting for photometric redshift and SED uncertainties, and the propagation of uncertainties and biases on both photometric redshifts and PSF models into weak lensing analysis with Euclid and LSST. He/she will work as part of a team at Oxford and within the Euclid Consortium and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

               

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
HR Team
Institution/Company: 
University of Oxford
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
Clarendon Laboratory
Street Line 2: 
Parks Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
OX1 3PU
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Email: 
personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
132220
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Matthew Jarvis or Professor Lance MIller
Subject: 
PDRA
Email: 
Matt.Jarvis@physics.ox.ac.uk or Lance.miller@physics.ox.ac.uk