Leiden Observatory invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on problems related to the formation and evolution of galaxies and large-scale structure using hydrodynamical simulations.
The successful applicant will join the Dutch 'Dark Universe Science Collaboration' that aims to exploit data from the upcoming Euclid space telescope, which is designed to study dark matter, dark energy, and galaxy evolution.
The work will be carried out in the cosmological simulations group of Matthieu Schaller and Joop Schaye, in collaboration with the observational cosmology and/or galaxy evolution groups at Leiden and/or other Dutch astronomy departments working on Euclid science.
We particularly aim to take advantage of the upcoming COLIBRE cosmological, hydrodynamical simulations, which are our next generation simulations following our EAGLE simulation project. Compared with EAGLE, COLIBRE models more physical processes, uses more particles and larger volumes, and spans a wider range of resolutions.
The appointment will be for two years initially, but it will be renewed for a third year in case of satisfactory performance. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits. A starting date no later than September 2023 is preferred. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the starting date.
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Please submit applications electronically by December 19, 2022. You will be asked to fill in a web form, to provide contact information for three referees, and to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list and a brief statement of research experience and interests. Referees can only submit their letters after receipt of an email by the submission system. This is initiated by the applicant. The applicant should register early and start this process.