Job Category: Fulltime Term Exempt Overtime Eligible: Overtime Eligible Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based
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Job Summary Develop extragalactic sky models to assess efficacy of various line intensity mapping observation strategies. The models will include galaxies and other emission components placed on an underlying dark matter distribution covering a wide redshift range. Galaxies placed in the simulation will have full spectral energy distributions with spectral features tied to experimental data on known galaxy populations. From the models the applicant will extract simulated observations, assess the effects of foreground confusion, and estimate how extracted astrophysical parameters compare with known input parameters. HThe applicant will then include the effect of instrumental effects related to different experiments.
Job Duties Coding of the extragalactic sky models. Literature-based research on similar simulations to incorporate state-of-the-art methods. Literature-based research on galaxy spectral properties and other extragalactic emission components to incorporate in simulations. Literature-based research on experimental parameters to simulate astronomical observations.
Basic Qualifications - Undergraduate degree in physics or astronomy, with exposure to extragalactic simulation methods
Preferred Qualifications - Proficiency with coding and software tools appropriate to constructing extragalactic sky models
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