NOVEMBER 2011 - Postdoctoral Position in Observational Cosmology in IFAE Barcelona

The High Energy Physics Institute in Barcelona, Spain, (IFAE, is looking for candidates for a postdoctoral position to work on observational cosmology with large galaxy surveys.

The institute is a full member of the Dark Energy Survey (DES, and the new PAU ( and Euclid ( surveys, and it closely collaborates with the Space Science Institute (ICE-IEEC/CSIC), located in the same campus, in all three projects.


After holding major responsibilities in the construction of the DES and PAU cameras, IFAE is now getting ready to exploit the science opportunities that the DES and PAU surveys, due to start in the second half of 2012, will open. The successful candidate will have the oportunity to participate in one or more of these surveys, and will be encouraged to pursue his/her research interests in cosmology.

Initially, the position is for one year, renovable for up to two more years, subject to the candidate's performance and the availability of funding. Appointments can start as early as February 2012, and preferably no later than October 2012. Although the position will remain open until filled, only applications received by January 1st, 2012 will be given full consideration.

Applicants are asked to submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. their CV, a brief summary of their past research and a one-page statement of their research interests, together with the name and email addresses of three possible references who could write letters of recommendations on request.

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