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.