Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in analysis of the Euclid weak lensing survey, focussing on the propagation of optical spectral energy distributions and testing for and mitigating systematic errors in the lensing data.
The post is fixed term until 30 March 2025 with a possible extension subject to funding.
This project is a key component for ensuring the accuracy of the Euclid weak lensing survey. The post holder will have the opportunity to work with Euclid data from its earliest availability, investigating and dealing with some of the most challenging aspects of the core weak lensing science.
The successful candidate will be responsible for working on and leading: (i) calibration of spectral energy distributions and their propagation through the lensing measurement process, for both stars and galaxies, building on existing work in the Euclid consortium; (ii) testing for and mitigating systematic errors in the weak lensing survey. These will be key contributions to a successful science outcome from the lensing survey.
Applicants should possess, or expect soon to be awarded, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in astrophysics or cosmology.
Previous experience in the analysis of weak lensing data and/or experience in photometric calibration and/or optical spectroscopy of stars or galaxies is required.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Lance Miller. [email protected]
Only applications received before midday 15 March 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application. You should also arrange for your two referees to submit your references to [email protected] before the deadline.