Postdoctoral Position on Software Development for Euclid

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 15 Dec 2022

The astronomical departments of Leiden University and the University of Groningen invite applications for a postdoctoral position under the supervision of Dr. Rychard Bouwens and Prof. Karina Caputi. This position is mainly focused on software development and maintenance of the Euclid Consortium NIR data reduction pipeline, with an increasing fraction of time allowed for the scientific exploitation of Euclid data, preferably in the area of high-z galaxy evolution.

The successful candidate will be hired for two years, with the possibility of renewal for up to two more years based on performance. They should hold a PhD in Astronomy at the moment of taking the position. High-level programming skills and possibly previous experience on Euclid preparatory work will be important criteria for selection. The candidate can be based either in Leiden or Groningen, but should make frequent academic visits to the institution where they are not based. Both astronomical departments (Leiden Observatory and the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute in Groningen) are part of the Dutch top-research school NOVA.

The application package should be uploaded at

https://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2022/BouwensCaputiPD/

and should include: a brief CV (2-3 pages), complete list of publications, and a short statement of programming and research experience as well as future research interests (2-3 pages) — please send all documents in .pdf format. The applicant should also provide the name of three referees, who will then be contacted to provide reference letters.

The deadline for applications is 15th December 2022. The review process will start immediately, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The successful candidate should start between March and June 2023, with the exact date being negotiable.


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