In the framework of the UnivEarthsS LabEx program, the astrophysics division of CEA Saclay is offering one postdoctoral position for an initial period of 2 years to work with Stephane Corbel and Jean-Luc Starck on radio transients detection.
Over the next decade, a combination of increased sensitivity, larger field of view, and algorithmic developments will open up the time domain to a wide range of astronomical fields. Radio astronomy is leading this effort and transient science is identified as a key goal for LOFAR (Europe), ASKAP (Autralia) and MeerKAT (South Africa), the precursor instruments of the major international SKA facility to be developed for 2016+.
The applicant will work in one of these related topics:
-Transient search in one of the affiliated key projects: TKP (LOFAR), ThunderKAT (MeerKAT), VAST (ASKAP),
- Optimization of current methods and development of near real-time detection pipelines,
- Image reconstruction from undersampled Fourier measurements using compressed sensing/sparse recovery methods.
Minimum qualifications include an undergraduate degree or higher in astronomy, physics, computer science, statistics or related field. The candidate must have a strong motivation in developing statistical methods and applying them in large international projects. CEA Saclay is located 25km south of Paris, near Universities and other research centers. The astrophysics division gathers more than 150 faculty and staff members, studying a large range of astrophysical problems.
The position is initially for two years and the starting date could be between Spring and Fall 2013. Ample funding for conferences, collaborations, personal equipment and publication is available. Applicants should submit by email resume, bibliography and a brief research plans to Stephane Corbel (email@example.com) and Jean-Luc Starck (firstname.lastname@example.org) and arrange for three reference letters to be sent as well.
Review of applications will begin on March 31st and continue until the position is filled.
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