Applications are invited for postdoctoral research positions in cosmology, to work with Dr. Ian McCarthy and other staff at the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University, UK. The goal of this ERC funded project is to develop realistic large-scale cosmological hydrodynamical simulations, in the context of the standard model of cosmology and beyond, to prepare for the next generation of large-scale structure (LSS) surveys, such as LSST and Euclid. A major part of the effort will be to develop efficient and accurate emulators for a wide range of LSS observables, such as cosmic shear, the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect, CMB lensing, redshift space distortions, galaxy clustering, and so on.
The applicant should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or a closely related field by the starting date. We seek candidates from a wide variety of fields, including applicants with expertise in (but not limited to): cosmological simulations; theoretical cosmology; astroparticle physics; astrostatistics; gravitational lensing; and observational analysis of large cosmological datasets (e.g., clustering, shear, X-ray/SZ).
We are looking to make multiple appointments. The positions are guaranteed for a period of three years in the first instance with a possibility of extensions for a further two years, subject to performance. The start date is 1st June 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. To apply please send a CV, publication list, contact information for two references, and a brief (2 pages max) statement of research interests (merged into a single PDF file) to Ian McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LJMU is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.