postdoc en truncaciones de galaxias y luz difusa para datos Euclid y ultraprofundos
we are offering a two-year postdoc position at the University of Valladolid (UVa, Spain) funded by the “Galactic Edges and Euclid in the Low Surface Brightness Era (GEELSBE)" project (ref. no. PID2020-116188GA-I00) by the Spanish Ministry of Science & Innovation (PI: F. Buitrago). The selected candidate's work will consist in the development of Machine Learning algorithms to detect Low Surface Brightness distant galaxy features, paying special attention to the truncations/galaxy edges in Euclid data (and its simulations) and other ultradeep data (HST, JWST). He/she will also have 30% of his/her time free to conduct any previous research projects. Due to the scientific objectives to be achieved, a strong profile on Machine Learning will be preferred --see conditions in the provided links, where also the necessary documentation is detailed: passport copy, CV, publication list, etc.-- and thus not only people with an Astrophysics background are encouraged to apply but also more technical profiles. The University of Valladolid actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
The successful candidate will undertake his/her work on F. Buitrago's group and will benefit from all his national/international collaborations (Euclid's Local Universe --where the PI leads the Diffuse Light Working Package-- and Galaxy Evolution working packages, Low Surface Brightness team at the IAC/CEFCA, Galaxies Thematic Line in the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal). A strong interaction with the UVa Computer Science department (B. Sahelices' group) and the UVa Mathematical Physics group are also expected. Both departments have a very nice working atmosphere and conduct regular seminars, giving also the opportunity to supervise BSc and MSc students. Valladolid is a large and lively city at an hour's distance from Madrid located at the center of the Castille region, and thus with plenty of monumental places and astounding nature nearby.
The salary will be 2.098,68 euros/month before taxes (12 pays per year) and the contract duration is two years (2022 and 2023). In addition to the salary, the successful person appointed as postdoctoral research associate will also receive full Spanish Healthcare social benefits (e.g. medical insurance and parental leave) and will make use of the UVa machine-learning computer facilities (and a dedicated server with a NVIDIA A5000 graphic card). Do not hesitate to put in contact (email@example.com) in case you have any questions (or problems with the documentation in Spanish). Please also provide two reference letters --sent directly by the reference researchers-- to the aforementioned email address. The deadline for sending the documentation via the UVa system is 21st December 2021, after which a selection of applicants will be made followed by interviews to those in the short list.
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