The School is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Radio Astronomy, in collaboration with the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA; reionization.org) and the University of California Berkeley. Applicants should have a strong research record within astronomy, astrophysics, or related fields, ideally in areas that involve the development and application of statistical analysis techniques, high-performance computing, cosmological or instrumental simulations, and/or radio astronomical data analysis. The successful applicant will play a major role in performing a power spectrum analysis of the HERA data, with the goal of contributing to a detection of the statistical 21cm signal from the Epoch of Reionisation and Cosmic Dawn. This will involve developing statistical data analysis and simulation tools for HERA, applying optimal power spectrum estimation techniques, and testing for and modelling the cosmological and foreground signals, and various systematic effects.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Phil Bull at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a CV, a statement of research (three pages or less) and a link to a code sample (e.g. on GitHub) with applications. We will only ask for references for shortlisted candidates.
General information about the School can be found at www.ph.qmul.ac.uk and about the Astronomy Unit at astro.qmul.ac.uk. Further details and an application form can be found at www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies
To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search by post reference number QMUL16987. Enquiries on the application procedures can be addressed to Ms. J. Vaca Ortiz email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 14th January 2019 at 11pm (UK time). Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.