The Excellence Cluster ORIGINS invites applications for 2 to 4-year Full-Time Postdoctoral Research Assistant Positions (m/f/d)
Deadline: January 22nd, 2021
The Physical Cosmology group at the University Observatory of the Department of Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Universität München and the Excellence Cluster Origins ORIGINS announce the opportunity for two Postdoctoral positions in the area of cosmology. Scientists with a PhD degree in Physics, Astrophysics or related fields are invited to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct original research in the field of galaxy clusters in an active interdisciplinary environment. The post holders are expected to work 50% of their time, in the first two years of this position, towards software infrastructure contributions to the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) galaxy clusters working group.We aim to fill the both positions from as early as September 2021 but the latest until December 2021. The position is part of the research group under the lead of Professor Jochen Weller. For the Postdoctoral position we are looking for a person with a background in software development in either theoretical, phenomenological or observational cosmology including the areas of dark energy, large-scale structure, clusters of galaxies, cosmic microwave background or machine learning in astrophysics. Possible experience in collaborative software development would be beneficial. In addition to the work towards DESC, the research assistants can play an active role in at least one of the following surveys: Euclid, Dark Energy Survey (DES), eRosita and possibly SKA.
The salary is paid according to the German public service pay agreement TV-L E13. The advancement of women in science is an integral part of the university ‘s policy. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities will be given preference to other applicants with equal qualifications.
Applicants should prepare a covering letter and the following documents as pdf files: CV, publication list, past research activities and research plan. Further, applicants are asked to arrange at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the address below (preferably electronically by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org). The closing date for receipt of applications is January 22nd, 2021.
Prof. Dr. Jochen Weller