Post-doctoral and PhD Positions in Cosmology - JRID41624

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
February 29, 2012
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
March 1, 2012
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Carol Maury
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique - EPFL
Street Address Line 1: 
Observatoire de Sauverny
Zip/Postal Code: 
+41 22 379 24
+41 22 379 22
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
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Job Announcement Text: 

 Two Post-doctoral and one PhD positions will be available from September 2012 at The Laboratory of Astrophysics (LASTRO) of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

These positions are funded as part of the "Light on the Dark" project funded by a 5-year ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Jean-Paul Kneib. The projects will address fundamental questions regarding the Dark sectors of the Universe (Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Dark ages). These questions will be tackeld based on: i) state-of the art multi-wavelength observations of massive clusters and ii) wide imaging and spectroscopic surveys.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of the proposed research program, via email to the secretary of the laboratory ( in the form of ONE SINGLE pdf file. The candidates should arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to the same email address before March 1, 2012. Post-doc positions are initially for 2 years, with possibility of extensions. The positions comes with very competitive salary, and benefits.

EPFL is recognized as one of the best Universities in Europe, addressing both engineering and fundamental sciences.The Astrophysicists from EPFL and from Geneva University share the same facilities at the Observatoire de Sauverny near Geneva. There are also natural connections with CERN and with the Integral Science Data Center, where the EUCLID Swiss Science Data Center will be hosted.

Applicants are invited to send an email at expressing their interest and visit

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.