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Position: Research Fellow on the ESA Euclid mission
Institution: University College London
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The applicant will become an integral part of a team working on Euclid, coordinated by staff members Joachimi and Lahav. Moreover, the applicant will collaborate regularly with other members of the Euclid Consortium across Europe and beyond. The applicant will also interact with the whole Astrophysics Group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The cosmology group at UCL is very active in observational cosmology, with leading roles in several international projects including: Euclid, LSST, DESI, the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS), and the Dark Energy Survey (DES)
Requirements: The successful applicant will have a PhD in areas related to cosmology, data analysis techniques, statistical methods, or scientific computing and will be able to analyse and present complex information effectively to a range of audiences. Finishing PhD students are encouraged to apply. Candidates should also demonstrate experience with research software development and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency of the Python language is desirable
   
Text: Research Fellow on the ESA Euclid mission, - Ref:1807830 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Physics and Astronomy Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Up to four Research Fellow positions are available to undertake research with emphasis in cosmology, contributing to the development and testing of algorithms and simulations required in preparation for the analysis of data from the forthcoming ESA Euclid space mission. The roles will have particular focus on the development and testing of algorithms for cosmological measurements of weak gravitational lensing and photometric redshifts. The applicant will become an integral part of a team working on Euclid, coordinated by staff members Joachimi and Lahav. Moreover, the applicant will collaborate regularly with other members of the Euclid Consortium across Europe and beyond. The applicant will also interact with the whole Astrophysics Group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The cosmology group at UCL is very active in observational cosmology, with leading roles in several international projects including: Euclid, LSST, DESI, the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS), and the Dark Energy Survey (DES). The positions are available starting 1 July 2019. The posts are funded by STFC and the UK Space Agency for up to 12 months in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful applicant will have a PhD in areas related to cosmology, data analysis techniques, statistical methods, or scientific computing and will be able to analyse and present complex information effectively to a range of audiences. Finishing PhD students are encouraged to apply. Candidates should also demonstrate experience with research software development and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency of the Python language is desirable. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary ?30,922-?32,607 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the "Apply Now" button below. Candidates will need to upload a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests (1 page maximum), and the contact information for two references. A cover letter can be included using the ?Statement in Support of your Application? section of the online form. Applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to Madina Rangrej (madina.rangrej@ucl.ac.uk) by the application deadline. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Kay Nakum, k.nakum@ucl.ac.uk ( 44 (0)20 7679 3458) Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Benjamin Joachimi, b.joachimi@ucl.ac.uk. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 30 Jun 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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