Postdoctoral position in computational galaxy dynamics

Application deadline:

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in computational galaxy dynamics within the new research group of Dr. Chervin Laporte. Candidates with experience/interests in non-equilibrium dynamics are encouraged to apply. Experience in code-development, using high performance computing to run and analyse simulations (N-body and/or basis field expansion) and statistical modelling would be desirable. The fellow will develop an independent research line as well as participate in the group’s larger projects.

They will also have the opportunity to be involved in the scientific exploitation of the Gaia mission, WEAVE as well as participating in international collaborative networks and supervising students (if they wish). The ICCUB offers a stimulating environment with scientific staff working on a variety of topics from cosmology, extragalactic and Galactic astronomy to star formation and gravitational wave detection. The term of employment is for 3 years. The position is funded by an ERC starting grant and comes with access to supercomputing and travel support. Candidates should have completed their PhD within last six years.

The position is expected to begin around the fall of 2021, although exceptions can be made in cases of maternity/paternity or other special circumstances. ICCUB offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation (for additional information please see the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission). Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should email with their request.

The ICCUB is an interdisciplinary centre with more than 60 long term scientists, 20 engineers and 80 postdoctoral researchers (55% international) and PhD students (30%international) offering an international and multicultural environment. The ICCUB also hosts a vibrant fundamental research program in cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics, with a strong technology unit supporting our participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental particle physics. The Institute is situated in Barcelona, which offers an outstanding scientific and cultural environment, entertainment and sports as well as outstanding food and music.

Applicants should send a single PDF including a CV, a publication list and statement of research interests/plans (3 pages max.) and cover letter (optional) via the ICCUB application system. They should also provide 3 referees to be asked for a letter of reference. Applications received by January 8th 2021 will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

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