LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cosmology

Location
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Salary
£33,199 - £39,610 per annum
Posted
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2018
Ref
2445
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours Full Time
Job Type Research
Salary £33,199 - £39,610 per annum
Vacancy Type Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date 02/12/2018
Ref No 2445
Documents 2445PostdocRACosmology.pdf
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Based in the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University, you will work on an ERC funded project. The aim of this project is to develop realistic large-scale cosmological hydrodynamical simulations, in the context of the standard model of cosmology and beyond, to prepare for the next generation of large-scale structure (LSS) surveys, such as LSST and Euclid. A major part of the effort will be to develop efficient and accurate emulators for a wide range of LSS observables, such as cosmic shear, the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect, CMB lensing, redshift space distortions, galaxy clustering etc

You should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or a closely related field by the starting date. We seek candidates from a wide variety of fields, including applicants with expertise in (but not limited to): cosmological simulations; theoretical cosmology; astroparticle physics; astrostatistics; gravitational lensing; and observational analysis of large cosmological datasets (e.g., clustering, shear, X-ray/SZ).

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Ian McCarthy (PI of the ERC project), email: i.g.mccarthy@ljmu.ac.uk

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.