LMU-Munich DESC/Rubin Postdoctoral Position

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU-Munich)
Department Name: 
Cosmology and Structure Formation Group
Street Line 1: 
LMU Faculty of Physics
Street Line 2: 
University Observatory
Street Line 3: 
Scheinerstrasse 1
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Cosmology and Structure Formation group of the Faculty of Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU-Munich). The successful applicant will be expected to split their time between (1) pursuing their own studies in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology and (2) preparing for science with the upcoming Rubin Observatory LSST survey through the development and testing of algorithms and software needed to pursue cosmological studies using galaxy clusters and weak lensing within the context of the Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC). The new team members will work closely with Prof. Mohr and Dr. Bocquet and their research group at LMU as well as with collaborators within other DESC clusters and weak lensing teams around the world.

Members of our LMU-Munich research group are focused on multiwavelength and weak lensing studies of galaxy clusters, voids, large scale structure, galaxies and AGN using data from SPT, DES, eROSITA, and MeerKAT. Furthermore, we lead a Euclid team preparing for launch in July 2023, and we are active contributors to the new German National Research Data Infrastructure program PUNCH4NFDI. Therefore, the new team member will enjoy access to multiple, leading national and international collaborations. Munich offers a rich environment for astrophysics and cosmology, with groups pursuing a wide range of topics at the LMU and also at MPA, MPE and ESO in Garching.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics. Demonstrated skill in algorithm and tool development, and experience with collaborative software development will be a benefit. The two year position is available as soon as 1. January 2023. This is a research position at the German E13 salary scale, and it is open to all qualified individuals, regardless of nationality. German language skills are not required. The initial appointment will have the possibility of an extension, pending good progress and the availability of funding. Please send a CV, a publication list, a statement of research interests, and a description of your development experience. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Mohr. Applications should be received by December 1, 2022.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$57000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$73000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

German public service positions (E13 TVL) offer excellent benefits, including 30 days vacation, health care, retirement and parental leave, among others.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Joseph Mohr
+49 89 2180 5967
+49 89 2180 6003
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Joseph Mohr and Sebastian Bocquet
LMU-Munich DESC/Rubin Postdoctoral Position