The Center of Research in Astrophysics of Lyon [CRAL] invites applications for a postdoc position in extragalactic research.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astronomy/astrophysics. Applicants with interests in extragalactic observational or computational astrophysics are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in simulations of observational data, use of state-of-the-art simulations, or with integral field data is desirable.
The candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the extragalactic science cases for Harmoni, the near-infrared IFS for the ELT. CRAL leads the construction of the Harmoni Integral Field Unit (IFU), the development of the data-reduction pipeline, and a Fourier-based numerical model (INM) which reproduces the light path throughout the telescope and the instrument up to the detectors. The candidate is expected to use the INM to simulate mock HARMONI exposures using astrophysical scenes extracted from numerical simulations. These mock exposures can then be used to validate the algorithms of the pipeline developed by Aurelien Jarnot and Laure Piqueras.
The candidate will be able to perform at least 50% independent research and is expected to interact with researchers from the Galpac and AstroENS groups, which include experts on lensing, galaxy kinematics, and numerical simulations. (J. Fensch, J. Richard, J. Blaizot, J. Rosdahl)
The appointment is a fixed-term two years position, supported by the Institute of origins of Lyon, and may start as early as September 2022.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a publication list, a brief statement of research interests (max 3 pages), past experiences (max 2 pages) to Nicolas Bouché, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Inquiries about the position can be made to Johan Richard.
Applications received by January 15th will receive full consideration, but late applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
The university of Lyon1 is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from minorities.