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Post Doc in Theoretical Particle / Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology

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PostDoc openings:
The Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology at the RWTH Aachen University regularly invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical particle physics or cosmology (at the salary scale E13 TVL). You will find further information at this site in October. Please check again later.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, three letters of recommendation, and a brief description of their research interests.




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PhD position in Theoretical/Observational Cosmology starting in fall 2018

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The Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TTK) at the RWTH Aachen University invites applications for a three-year PhD position in theoretical and observational cosmology (at 75% of the salary level E13 TVL).

The position is funded by an international grant, awarded to Julien Lesgourgues and Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille for their French-German (ANR-DFG) collaborative project: New Implications of Lyman-a Forest for Cosmology. The prime focus of the project is to build upon the group expertise on large scale structures to infer new constraints on neutrino masses, dark matter, inflation and dark energy, with a special focus on non-minimal dark matter models (warm dark matter, fuzzy dark matter, interacting dark matter, sterile neutrinos etc). The PhD student will start from a theoretical study of the cosmological models relevant to the project, and work on their implementation into Boltzmann, N-body and hydrodynamical simulation codes. In parallel, the Paris group will use its expertise to derive new Lyman-alpha data from BOSS/eBOSS and first DESI data. The two groups will collaborate on the developement of a full analysis pipeline. The PhD student will be supervised by Julien Lesgourgues, but will have intense interactions with the french partners. She/he will also benefit from strong complementary expertise in the Aachen group, on theoretical cosmology and theoretical/experimental astroparticle physics.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a summary of academic records and a letter of motivation (in a single pdf file). Applications should be send to the email address:

between March 15, 2018 and May 15, 2018. In the subject field, please include at least the words 'lyman-alpha 2018' and your family name (e.g.: 'application lyman-alpha 2018 Oort'). In addition, the applicant should arrange for letters of recommendation (between 1 and 3) to be sent to the same address.