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EDECS-Postdoc in Cosmology at LUTH (Paris)

The cosmology group at the “Laboratoire Univers et Theorie (LUTH) of the Astronomical Observatory of Paris invites applications for one postdoctoral position in the framework of the ERC-Starting Grant “EDECS: Exploring Dark Energy through Cosmic Structures”, coordinated by P.S. Corasaniti. Candidates with a background in numerical cosmological simulations, theoretical modeling of non-linear structure formation and/or expertise in comparison between observations and simulations are strongly encouraged to apply. The cosmology group has an active research program on several topics in cosmology. A common effort is devoted to the realization of large volume very high-resolution numerical simulations of dark energy dominated scenarios. The group has access to several super-computing facilities (IDRIS, CCRT and TGCC) and benefits from national and international collaborations. Group members are also involved in a number of observational programs such as the XMM-XXL cluster survey and the preparation to the EUCLID mission.

The appointment is for two years beginning Fall 2012. Candidates should have a PhD in Physics/Astronomy by the starting date. The deadline for applications is 1 February 2012. Candidates should send a CV including list of publications, a statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Pier Stefano Corasaniti via e-mail to EDECS.POSTDOC2012[AT] For further information contact EDECS.ERC[AT]

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