Excellence Cluster ORIGINS: Postdoctoral position in large-scale structure
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), Garching, Germany
We are seeking to fill one postdoctoral researcher position in the area of
Large-scale structure (LSS)
This position is jointly funded by the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and the Excellence Cluster ORIGINS, which is an interdisciplinary research network that investigates the development of the Universe from the Big Bang to the emergence of life. Five Max-Planck Institutes, the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU), the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Leibniz Computing Centre (LRZ) are involved in ORIGINS.
The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Fabian Schmidt and his group at MPA to advance forward modeling approaches to galaxy clustering, with the goal of obtaining significantly improved constraints on Dark Energy and modified gravity.
All cosmologists with interest in galaxy clustering, who will or have completed their PhD within the last six years (after taking into account parental or medical leave) are encouraged to apply. The MPA is actively committed to equal opportunity in employment, and applications from female and nonbinary candidates are especially welcome.
The term of employment is for three years, with an anticipated starting date in the Fall of 2021, although an earlier starting date is possible as well. Salaries are paid at German public service rates (gross annual pre-tax income including health insurance contributions and Christmas gratification are currently in the range 55.000 EUR to 65.000 EUR, depending on post-doctoral experience), which includes health care and parental leave benefits. Generous computing resources as well as travel funding will be available to the successful candidate.
MPA is the major German institution dedicated to theoretical, computational, and interpretational research in astrophysics and cosmology. It is situated 15 kilometers north of Munich on a campus shared with the MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, the headquarters of the European Southern Observatory and several other research institutes and university departments. The campus is directly connected to central Munich by subway. The MPA has 14 long-term staff who work with about 40 postdoctoral researchers and a somewhat larger number of PhD students. Our members come from diverse cultural backgrounds, and the working language at the institute is English. The institute runs a vigorous visitor programme and is housed in an attractive, specially designed building with excellent library and computer facilities. It also has privileged access to supercomputer facilities at the neighboring Supercomputer centre of the Max Planck Society. Further information may be found on our web page http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de.
Interested candidates are invited to apply via <https://wwwmpa.mpa-garching.mpg.de/machform/view.php?id=46523>. Candidates should upload (1) a curriculum vitae, including names and email addresses of two or three references; (2) publication list; and (3) a summary of current research interests including how they anticipate their research to improve on the state of the art in cosmology inference from galaxy clustering, and submit their application by December 1, 2020. Neither reference letters nor hardcopies of the electronically submitted documents will be needed. Late applications will be accepted until the post is filled. Any enquiries should be directed to <mailto:email@example.com>.
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