The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for ONE post-doctoral position in Astrophysics to work within the framework of the project “Consolider Ingenio 2010: Exploring the physics of Inflation” (CSD2010-00064, http://www.epi-consolider.es), financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, and whose Principal Investigator at the IAC is Dr. José Alberto Rubiño-Martín.
The IAC is one of the leading research centres in Spain, covering theoretical and observational research and instrumentation across most areas of Astrophysics. It has been selected as a “Severo Ochoa Centers of Excellence” in research by the Spanish Government. The successful candidate will have access to all telescopic and supercomputing facilities in the Canary Islands, including the 10.4m GTC. Ample travel funding is available.
The candidate should be a doctor in astrophysics with solid background in cosmology, and with expertise in CMB data processing and data analysis. Experience in the analysis of Planck data is desirable.
The tasks for this position are related to the QUIJOTE-CMB experiment and the PLANCK satellite. For the first, the main responsibility will be the construction and characterization of the polarization maps; the extraction and characterization of the polarized astrophysical components (with emphasis in the anomalous microwave emission); and the cosmological implications. Concerning PLANCK, the candidate will work in any of the following topics: study of polarised foregrounds; impact of primordial magnetic fields; cosmology with galaxy clusters.
Remuneration: The gross annual salary is 34.405,18 €
Duration: Three years, renewable annually.
The application procedure is explained on the web site. All documents, including the recommendation letters, must be received before the application deadline: March 31st 2013.
Details of the selection process, including the list of applicants, will be published on the web; successful candidates will also be informed by e-mail.