Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Dr. Emma Tolley

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,500 people supporting the three main missions of the institution: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 17,000 people, including over 12,500 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Your mission :
An on-site, 2+1 year postdoc position is available at the Laboratory of Astrophysics ( LASTRO ) of EPFL (Switzerland) in the group of Dr. Emma Tolley.

The position is part of an SNSF starting grant project Deep Waves and is within the broad topics of computational astrophysics and extensions to the standard dark matter paradigm.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

We are looking for an enthusiastic and independent postdoctoral researcher who can lead next generation simulations of beyond Cold and Collisionless Dark Matter simulations. The position will be to leverage physics-informed neural networks to accelerate simulations of Fuzzy/Axion Dark Matter. However there will be plenty of scope for the researcher to follow their own research interests. Candidates will be expected to actively contribute to all departmental activities including public outreach and diversity, equality and inclusion events.

Your profile :

A formal requirement for the position is a PhD in physics/astrophysics.

A background in computational astrophysics, simulations and high performance computing would be extremely beneficial.

Working knowledge of English is required.

We offer :
The successful applicant will join LASTRO which is led by Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib and focuses on research in extragalactic astrophysics and observational cosmology. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Emma Toley.

Located on the shore of Lake Geneva between the Jura mountain range and the Alps, EPFL offers a unique and stimulating research environment. In 2020, EPFL became a member of the SKA Organization ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">­labs/lastro/­scientific-activities/ska/ ). Additionally, EPFL hosts world-leading research institutes for machine-learning, particle physics and cosmology and is in close vicinity to the University of Geneva and CERN.

The position comes with very competitive salary and benefits.

Applicants should submit

a motivation letter (pdf, up to 2 pages),

a curriculum vitae (pdf, up to 3 pages),

a list of publications (pdf), and

a research statement (pdf, up to 3 pages)
through the online application system and should arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to e

Start date :
01.09.2024 (flexible)

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
3 years

Remark : Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

Reference :
Job Nb 3268

CH-1015 Lausanne
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