PhD position on Dwarf Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, EPFL, Swizerland
Department Name: 
Street Line 1: 
Observatoire de Sauverny
Street Line 2: 
51, Ch. des Maillettes
Job Announcement Text: 

Dr. Yves Revaz and Dr. Pascale Jablonka (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, EPFL) in collaboration with
Profs. Anne Verhamme and Daniel Schaerer (University of Geneva), announce the availability of a PhD
position, open to applicants of all  nationalities.

The successful candidate will work on the development of a radiative transfer implementation for the
task-based cosmological code SWIFT  ( The ultimate goal is to run high
resolution simulations of dwarf  galaxies during the Epoch of Reionization (EoR), understand their
properties and evaluate their impact during this period.  Combined with state-of-the-art observations
diagnostics of the ionizing photons leakage, this project will provide decisive predictions for the
future surveys designed to probe the EoR.

The candidate will benefit from the supervision of experts in  chemo-dynamical modeling of galaxies, as
well as experts in ionizing radiation, both from a numerical and observational viewpoints.

The Laboratory of Astrophysics of EPFL and the associated Astronomy Department   of the University of
Geneva carry out observational and theoretical research in the  fields of  galaxy formation and
evolution, observational cosmology, extra-solar planets, stellar physics, and high energy astrophysics.

More information can be gathered at the following links:

Qualified candidates with a strong background in computational science are encouraged to apply.
Experience in astrophysics will be appreciated but is not mandatory. The applications should be sent at, should include a letter of motivation, a CV, a summary of research  experience, and two
letters of recommendation. via email to the above address.

The appointment will be for four years starting in the Fall 2018 or as soon as possible.  The position
comes with competitive salary and includes benefits:  Standard Swiss Social Security, Accident
Insurance and Pension contributions.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$80000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Standard Swiss Social Security, Accident Insurance and Pension contributions.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Yves Revaz
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, EPFL, Swizerland
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