The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, Spain), invites applications for ONE PhD student to work on topics within the "Illuminating the dark sector of the Universe" ATCAM project (2019-T1/TIC-12702), led by Dr. Violeta Gonzalez-Perez.
The PhD will be developed within the Department of Theoretical Physics at UAM. This department provides a highly vibrant research environment.
We offer a Ph.D. project to study theoretically how galaxies trace the dark sector within the standard cosmology. This project will involve the development of galaxy models and the analysis of very large data sets. During the second half of the Ph.D., the candidate is expected to explore the usage of machine learning techniques to produce fast model catalogues of galaxies used as cosmological probes.
The appointment will be for a period of 3 years and 7 months with a fixed starting date of 1st February 2021.
The gross annual salary is 16147Euros, subject to up to 20% tax and Social Security deductions (depending on the personal situation of the candidate).
Applicants should submit to the attention of Dr. Violeta Gonzalez-Perez (violetagp_at_protonmail.com) a single pdf document with a cover letter, a CV, the names of two people that could provide references when requested and a full transcript and completion certificates including grading scale of your undergraduate (Bachelor or equivalent degree) and graduated (Master) studies. Your cover letter should briefly describe your past and current research interests and why you are interested in joining our group. Your CV should include the experience and skills relevant to this position and the overall marks of your studies.
We are committed to increasing the number of women and other underrepresented groups in our workforce and therefore we encourage applications from such qualified individuals.