The Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher in Cosmology funded by the French National Space Agency (CNES) to work on the primary science of the Euclid mission. Candidates with strong experience on galaxy clustering analyses for cosmology, non-linear modelling of galaxy clustering, cosmological simulations are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will collaborate with Sylvain de la Torre, Matthieu Béthermin, and Olivier Le Fèvre and have the opportunity to join the Euclid consortium to work at the development of the observational methods and theoretical models for the galaxy clustering cosmological probe. The LAM is also a member of several large redshift surveys, including SDSS/eBOSS, DESI, PFS/SuMIRe, with which the successful candidate can develop his/her own research.
LAM is a leading European institute with 200 members including a faculty of ~50. It has the responsibility to deliver the Euclid NISP instrument to ESA, which will perform NIR slitless spectroscopy over 15000 deg² for the wide survey and 40 deg² for the deep survey. LAM is delivering software for the measurement of NISP spectra and contributes to the science analysis pipeline on galaxy clustering.
This position offers a unique opportunity for visible responsibilities in a highly collaborative environment set to deliver the best measurements of the cosmology world model in the next decade.
The salary follows the scale of CNES, the national space agency, which is above the average in France, and competitive within Europe. It includes comprehensive health care benefits, and pension contribution.
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