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Job Offer: Postdoctoral fellowship for Euclid cosmological simulations
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The Observational Cosmology and Extragalactic astrophysics group at the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC/IEEC) seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral fellow. Priority will be given to candidates with a good background on computational astrophysics/cosmology.

The candidate is expected to be mainly involved in the the development of cosmological simulations and galaxy mock catalogs for the ESA Euclid mission ( in which the group is actively involved leading the development of simulations for this international project. Related to this activity, the fellow will have the opportunity to actively participate in the MICE project (, working on the development and scientific exploitation of large numerical simulations of structure formation (see also the local CosmoHub website for mock data distribution,

The group has wide access to local supercomputing facilities: the 10,000 core Marenostrum supercomputer (, the 200 core ICE computing cluster, the Port d’Informacio Cientifica (, and other high-performance computing facilities. Senior members of the group include: F.Castander, M.Crocce, P.Fosalba and E.Gaztanaga.

The eligible candidate will also have the possibility to develop independent research on different aspects of observational cosmology (galaxy clustering, galaxy formation, lensing, CMB) with a focus on large astronomical surveys in which the group is involved (DES, PAU, Euclid, Planck). The appointment is for 1 year, renewable for up to 2 more years depending on performance and funding, with a starting date as early as January 2015.

To apply:
Please send CV, publication list, no more than three pages of research proposal, and 2 recommendation letters to Pablo Fosalba (

There is no hard deadline for submission of applications, but priority will be given to early applications.
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