PhD Position in Theoretical Cosmology

University of Zurich
September 23, 2023
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Institute for Computational Science

PhD Position in Theoretical Cosmology

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Applications are invited for a PhD position in Theoretical Cosmology at the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Your responsibilities

Working with Prof. Yoo, the successful candidate will work on modeling galaxy clustering and develop applications to measurements from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). The DESI is delivering unprecedented amount of precision measurements of the large-scale structure of the Universe. It is therefore timely to revisit our theoretical modeling of galaxy clustering in detail and ensure that the theoretical predictions for cosmological interpretation of data are as accurate as the measurement precision demands. Going beyond the standard modeling, we will look into the impacts of systematic errors in theoretical modeling such as a non-zero spatial curvature, relativistic effects, redshift-evolution, the integral constraint, wide angle effects and so on. The measurement precision at the BAO scale will reach 0.1 % in the DESI. The successful candidate is expected to havegood understanding of theoretical cosmology and working knowledge in numerical computation.

Your profile

Applicants are expected to have a master degree in physics, astronomy, or any other related area.

What we offer

We offer a diverse, open-minded, very international environment.

The city of Zurich offers a very dynamic and international living environment, and it consistently secures its position as one of the top-ranked cities worldwide in terms of quality of life.

Place of work

Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zürich, Switzerland

Start of employment

The successful candidate can start anytime between Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. The review of applications will start in 1st of October, and the applicants will be notified in no later than three weeks. The position will be available until filled.

Application material should include cv, a letter of intent, transcripts (undergraduate and master), and master thesis. The applicants should provide at least two names of academic personnel who agreed to write reference letters upon my request. All the application material should be sent electronically in one pdf file.

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