Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Royal Observatory Edinburgh. This position will be funded by a Royal Society Research Fellows Enhancement Award with the focus of studying Cosmology with combined cosmological probes led by Dr Yan-Chuan Cai.
We aim to develop a pipeline to extract cosmological information from cosmic-web structures by combining galaxy redshift surveys and lensing surveys over the same area. We intend to use the synergy between redshift-space distortions and weak gravitational lensing to break degeneracies among cosmological parameters. The goal is to delivery independent and orthogonal constraints for cosmology using information from the small-scale non-linear regime. Analytical modelling and simulations will be employed to test the pipeline, with the goal to apply it to observational data from existing galaxy surveys.
We are seeking applicants with a strong background in theoretical cosmology, the manipulation of large datasets, including cosmological simulations and galaxy surveys. Expertise in redshift-space distortions, gravitational lensing and/or cosmic web would be a particular advantage.
We expect to make the appointment for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension for a third year. The start date is nominally May 2019, but with significant flexibility. The position is open to applicants of all nationalities; applications from minorities are strongly encouraged.
Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research proposal of up to three pages and names and contact details of three referees. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Yan-Chuan Cai (firstname.lastname@example.org). All applicants should apply online at https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk under vacancy reference number 045856. The deadline for applications will be 14th December 2018. The first round of interviews will be scheduled between the 21st and 22nd of January 2019.
Salary Scale: Grade 7 £33,199 to £39,609.
Closing date: 14 December 2018.