Postdoctoral Fellow in Observational Cosmology and Astrophysics with LSST

Updated: 20 days ago
Deadline: 15 Jan 2023

Ref. No. SU FV-3765-22


at the Department of Physics . Closing date: 15 January 2023.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct original research on large scale structure cosmology, time-domain cosmology and astrophysics, low surface brightness extragalactic science, and/or intersections between these areas. Funded by a Wallenberg Foundation research project grant to Hiranya Peiris, Jens Jasche, Ariel Goobar, Jesper Sollerman, and Matthew Hayes, the position is focussed on our involvement in the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration.

The successful candidate will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (OKC; www.okc.albanova.se ) in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology (KTH). The OKC hosts a vibrant research program on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, galaxy evolution, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral fellows are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.

Main responsibilities
The position involve original research in the fields of large scale structure and time-domain cosmology, multimessenger astrophysics, or low surface brightness science, broadly related to testing fundamental physics and cosmology with LSST. Opportunities will be available to develop and apply novel statistical and machine learning techniques, carry out and analyse numerical simulations, perform theoretical studies, and prepare for the coming LSST data by analysing precursor surveys.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cosmological and astronomical data analysis, computer simulations, statistics, programming, theoretical and numerical modelling. A suitable background is a PhD in Physics, Astronomy or related areas.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2023-09-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Hiranya Peiris, hiranya.peiris@fysik.su.se .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se , and seko@seko.su.se  (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-3765-22.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3765-22 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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