postdoctoral position on galaxy truncations and diffuse light in Euclid and other ultradeep imaging


Dear colleages,

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
( 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.

Thank you very much for your attention,

Fernando Buitrago

ps. University links with all the conditions and details: