A post-doctoral research position in CMB Cosmology is now opened for application at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. The successful applicant will work with the Planck group at IAP and with its collaborators, on the statistical characterization and interpretation of the CMB temperature and polarization anisotropies measured by the Planck satellite.
More specifically, the successful applicant will work on one or both of the following topics: i) deriving and using the Likelihood of theoretical CMB power spectra given Planck data ii) deriving and using indicators of non-Gaussian statistics on Planck data, in particular in order to detect or constrain the existence of strings or other defects, or FNL, lensing...
The Planck team at IAP is in charge of coordinating the data analysis for the HFI instrument of Planck, and François Bouchet leads Planck scientific projects in the two topics above. The Planck team at IAP includes K. Benabed, S. Colombi, E. Hivon, S. Prunet, A. Riazuelo, B. Wandelt, as well as about 10 software engineers, and several graduate students and postdoctorates. The position will naturally offer opportunities to collaborate with our partners within the Planck collaboration in France and abroad.
The position will begin as soon as possible, once a successful candidate has been selected. Screening of applications will begin on February 15th 2012 until the position is filled. Candidates should send their application by mail to Asja Prohic (firstname.lastname@example.org). The material should include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a list of publications, and 3 letters of recommendation.
The position is normally for two years and can possibly be extended for a third year.The total net annual income will be in the €23.000-38.000 range depending on experience.