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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cosmology (2 posts)

Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
32,548 - 38,833 per annum
Vacancy Type
Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date
Ref No

Applications are invited for postdoctoral research positions in cosmology, to work with Dr. Ian McCarthy and other staff at the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University, UK. The goal of this ERC funded 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, and so on.

Applicants 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:

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