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Position: Research Associate in Cosmology
Institution: University College London
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The main purpose of the role is 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 role will have particular focus on the development and testing of algorithms for cosmological measurements of weak gravitational lensing and the development and implementation of validation tests for Euclid weak gravitational lensing data products
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
   
Text: Research Associate in Cosmology, - Ref:1718736 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) ?34,635 - ?41,864 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The main purpose of the role is 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 role will have particular focus on the development and testing of algorithms for cosmological measurements of weak gravitational lensing and the development and implementation of validation tests for Euclid weak gravitational lensing data products. The applicant will become an integral part of a team working on Euclid, coordinated by staff members Joachimi, Abdalla, and Lahav. Moreover, the applicant will collaborate regularly with other members of the Euclid Consortium across Europe. 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 position is available starting 1 June 2018. This project is funded by STFC and the UK Space Agency for 18 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. Candidates should also demonstrate experience with research software development and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 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 ?30,316-?31,967 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. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Mrs Kay Nakum (k.nakum@ucl.ac.uk). Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Dr Benjamin Joachimi (b.joachimi@ucl.ac.uk). UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 13 May 2018 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 success in addressing 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 the UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job, employee benefits that we offer and further information about UCL . Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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