The Cosmology group at UCL is actively involved in several large surveys, and this postdoctoral role concerns the international Dark Energy Survey (DES). An STFC Consolidated Grant has been awarded to Professor Ofer Lahav for a project entitled “Exploiting the Full Dark Energy Survey”. Lahav chairs both the DES:UK consortium and the DES Advisory Board.
The main goals of the project are to ultimately test the Dark Energy paradigm with DES and other surveys, and to measure other cosmological parameters such as the neutrino mass and deviations from Einstein’s GR. The project includes a multi-probe approach to derive cosmological parameters, mass mapping from weak lensing and comparison of mass maps to the distribution of galaxies, clusters and their stellar mass. The project would include collaboration with others in DES:UCL and with the international DES.
We wish to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate, who will actively participate in the core research of DES by combining numerical and observational techniques. A 2-year position is available in the first instance, with the possibility of extension to a 3rd year, to start around October 2018.
Key Requirements: The successful applicant will have a PhD in cosmology with expertise in data analysis techniques of large galaxy surveys and will be able to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences. Experience working in the Dark Energy Survey would be desirable. Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Appointment will be at Grade 7, from £34,635 to £41,864 per annum.
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