Three positions will be available for outstanding individuals to conduct original research on large scale structure cosmology, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, or low surface brightness extragalactic science. Funded by a Wallenberg Foundation research project grant to Hiranya Peiris, Jens Jasche, Ariel Goobar, Jesper Sollerman, and Matthew Hayes, the positions are focussed on our involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration.
The successful candidates will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology (KTH). The OKC hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral fellows are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.
The positions involve original research in the fields of large scale structure and time-domain cosmology, multimessenger astrophysics, or low surface brightness science, broadly related to testing fundamental physics and cosmology with LSST. Opportunities will be available to develop and apply novel statistical and machine learning techniques, carry out and analyse numerical simulations, perform theoretical studies, and prepare for the coming LSST data by analysing precursor surveys.
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cosmological and astronomical data analysis, computer simulations, statistics, programming, theoretical and numerical modelling. A suitable background is a PhD in Physics, Astronomy or related areas.