Post-doctoral Position in Strong Gravitational Lensing and Dark Matter

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Universitat de Barcelona
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position on strong and milli gravitational lensing to constrain Dark Matter substructures.

The position is joint between the University of Barcelona and MPA Garching, first with 2 years in Barcelona with F. Courbin followed by up to 2 years at MPA with S. Vegetti, depending on performances and funding. Although the contract is initially for Barcelona, the work will be done jointly with MPA from the beginning.

The successful candidate(s) will work on the nature of dark matter through its impact on the formation of structures in lens galaxies and along their line of sight. A background in gravitational lensing is highly desired. Skills in machine learning, inverse problems, data reduction will be seen as a plus. The candidate will work on HST, JWST and VLT-AO data and/or on lens modeling techniques and lens simulations.

Both F. Courbin and S. Vegetti are deeply involved in the ESA Euclid satellite mission, as will be the successful applicant.

Applicants should apply though this link before March 10, 2024. The ideal start of the contract is 1 June 2024 to allow for optimal use of funds.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 11
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 11